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Events will brighten city

Posted on Dec 1, 2016

The North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting is Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow.
This is a new location; It use to be held at McLean Park but has been moved to the Park and Sports Complex so more people can attend and more fun can be had by all.
Lots of fun and activities for all ages.
North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade
Dec. 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Main Street.
Lighted floats and much more.
North Myrtle Beach Christmas Cantata
Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church at 6th Avenue South and Hillside Drive
Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 4, 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Must obtain free tickets in advance from the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce at 1521 Hwy. 17 South.
Breakfast with Santa
Ages 5-12
Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., J. Bryan Floyd Community Center
$5 per person.
Themed games, arts and crafts, breakfast, photo with Santa, goody bag.
To register, call Horry County Parks & Recreation at 843- 249-4157.
The Great Christmas Light Show
Nov. 25 - Dec. 30
North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex
Drive-through light show features over 1.7 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive throughout the Park & Sports Complex. Over 400 magical light displays, some up to 70 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors will experience 14 enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights will come to life. After the journey through the light show, everyone is invited to park their cars and visit Santa’s Village where you can enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, get an up close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride, ice skate, experience the Go Ape lighted tree top adventure, and, of course, meet Santa.
Hours and Admission
Gates are open from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Nov. 25 – Dec. 10: Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Dec. 15-30: Every night (Closed on Christmas Day, Dec. 25).
1-15 guests: $15 per vehicle
16-30 guests: $30 per vehicle
31 plus guests: $60 per vehicle (call 843-280-5570 to schedule buses)
Santa’s Village
Park your car and walk over to Santa’s Village where you’ll find:
Visits with Santa – free. Don’t forget your camera.
Petting Zoo
Ice Skating – $5 for 30 minutes (includes skates.)
Village Treats – Hot chocolate and s’mores
Santa Express Train Ride – Hop aboard and get an up close look at the lights. Tickets $2 per person. Children two and under ride for free if sitting in the lap of an adult.
Go Ape Lighted Adventure – A 10-15 minute mini treetop experience with a zip line overlooking Santa’s Village. $10 for 1 loop and zip line or $15 for 2 loops and 2 zip lines.

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