While enjoying your Grand Strand vacation make sure the area tree lighting ceremonies are on your list of things to do and places to go. The holiday season is underway and it’s a good time of year to take a Grand Strand vacation. Following are some events you won’t want to miss.
Christmas Tree Lighting at Surfside Beach
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Christmas Tree Lighting in Surfside Beach on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Surfside Beach Town Hall.
Annual North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 2, 2011, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree will be officially lit on Friday, December 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at McLean Park. The park will be transformed into a brilliant holiday scene with luminaries, decorations and the spirit of Christmas. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. and include holiday songs and entertainment by local dance groups. Mayor Marilyn Hatley will welcome attendees and begin the countdown to light the glorious 36-foot Christmas tree. The tree will be decorated with over 2,780 lights. Once the tree has been lit, the children are invited to visit with Santa and receive a free bag of candy while the entertainment continues! The North Strand Optimist Club will serve complimentary hot chocolate and refreshments. Bring the entire family for a fun Christmas celebration in North Myrtle Beach.
2011 Christmas Towne
Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
The Myrtle Beach tree lighting celebration will take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center with appearances by Santa, live entertainment, and other fun and festive holiday activities.
Ripley's Aquarium Festival of Trees
Now through December 31, 2011
Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is hosting its Annual Festival of Trees from November 1st until December 31. More than 50 trees will be on display throughout the aquarium and adorned in unique ornaments, representing the great diversity of the United States.