The holidays in North Myrtle Beach (NMB) will make your trip even more memorable. The lights twinkling, the fireworks popping, and the Guinness pouring, what more could you need to celebrate our biggest holidays?
Kiss Us We’re Irish
You don’t need the luck of the Irish to have fun at The North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. Everyone is Irish for a day as we celebrate the culture and the arrival of spring. Usually, the party is held the Saturday before March 17. Thousands line Main Street for the parade of floats, dancers, and golf carts customized with Irish flare like rainbows, shamrocks, and leprechauns. After the parade, the party gets going. Stages feature musicians, dancers, and other entertainers bringing the Spirit of Dublin to NMB. Games, rides, and face painting are all set up in the children’s area for family-friendly fun.
Red, White, and Blue Fun
Fireworks may cap off a fun Fourth of July, but in NMB the celebration of independence is an all-day event. The day starts early with the annual Red White and Blue 5k at Barefoot Landing. Once you catch your breath and rehydrate you can head to the beach. In addition to getting some of the best sun of the year, you’ll also see Salute From the Shore, an annual military fly-over. Patriotic celebrations will be scheduled throughout the day so check the Calendar of Events. End the day at one of several jaw-dropping fireworks displays across the city.
Lights on parade! The Intracoastal Christmas Regatta is sure to float your holiday boat. Captains spend weeks decking out their boats with bright, memorable lighting designs. Each one that floats by seems even more imaginative than the rest. The Regatta happens the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and while it is free to pull up a chair and watch from the shore of the Intracoastal, everyone is encouraged to bring a toy to make sure each child in the area will have a Merry Christmas.
Millions of lights, hundreds of festive characters, and Santa’s Village at the end. The Great Christmas Light Show must be seen to be believed. Winding its way through the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex your camera will be in overdrive as you cruise past one magical moment after another. This is a 1.5-mile drive-through event. Afterward, you can park and check out Santa’s Village. View the lights from the Santa Express Train, get lost in the Chris-maze, and meet the big guy himself.