Myrtle Beach: Winter Wonderland at the Beach
As night falls, Myrtle Beach’s downtown oceanfront boardwalk transforms into a twinkling dreamscape. The Winter Wonderland Lights Display includes 100,000 lights on the beach and boardwalk. One mile of gorgeous oceanfront walkway, from Plyler Park to Second Avenue Pier, is all decked out for the self-guided walking tour. Nightly from 5-9pm, and it’s free…
For a dose of heritage-style Europe in South Carolina, head to the German Christmas market just outside of Charleston, in Awendaw, from December 1-9. The glimmering market offers handmade, unique goodies straight from Germany, as well as mouthwatering German-inspired delights.
Dive into the Christmas Spirit at the Aquarium
Charleston takes Christmas under the sea with Aquarium Aglow at the South Carolina Aquarium. All ages will marvel at the enchanting light displays, and you can even catch a glimpse of Scuba Claus.
Further afield, in Benson, North Carolina, Meadow Lights bedazzles all who attend, illuminating 30 acres of ground with 8,000 lights. It’s a glittering affair, and the oldest and largest Christmas attraction in Eastern North Carolina. Don’t miss their candy store, which has an impressive array of more than 300 varieties of sweets.
Savannah's Enchanting Glow: A Christmas Wonderland
Savannah transforms into a twinkling paradise during Christmas. Majestic oak trees adorned with sparkling lights line historic squares, and historic homes showcase festive displays. Stroll River Street’s boutiques or take a carriage ride under the dazzling lights—the city’s yuletide charm is simply magical.
These holiday destinations go beyond the ordinary, offering unique and magical experiences that make them well worth the visit. From the historic charm of Savannah to the European-inspired market near Charleston and the underwater wonders in Charleston, each destination promises festive delights and unforgettable memories. Embark on a holiday adventure that transcends the typical, creating cherished moments with your loved ones.