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Great Christmas Light Show adds new figures, more scenes

The Great Christmas Light Show returns to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex Nov. 23 through Dec. 30. Gates are open from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

This park-wide lighted celebration captures the true spirit of the season.The S.C. Department of Commerce has approved this event and required COVID-19 safety protocols are in effect.

Opening to the public on Monday, Nov. 23, the drive-through light show features over two million lights festively displayed along a two-mile drive throughout the Park & Sports Complex. Over 400 magical light displays, some up to 70 feet long, are custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors will experience 30 new animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights come to life.

After journeying through the light show, you are invited to park your car and visit Santa’s Village where you can enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, get a close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride and of course meet Santa!

Santa’s Village guests will observe social distancing guidelines and wear masks or comparable face-coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Guests will be able to interact with Santa. Santa sits behind a clear protective barrier and guests sit in front of Santa for their picture.

Santa’s Village is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from Nov. 23 to Dec. 13. It opens nightly Dec. 18 – Dec. 30.

Admission fee for cars is: $15 per vehicle when Santa’s Village is closed; $20 per vehicle when Santa’s Village is open.

Admission fee for vans and buses:16-30 Guests: $30 per vehicle all nights; 31 plus guests, $60 per vehicle all nights.

For a complete list of the COVID-19 safety protocols that are part of the 2020 Great Christmas Light Show and overall event information, please visit www.GreatChristmasLightShow.com or call 843-281-3805.

Although the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is located within the North Myrtle Beach city limits, the U.S. Post Office address for the facility is 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC. 29566.

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