November 25 – December 30

 The Great Christmas Light Show is a park-wide lighted celebration that is sure to capture the true spirit of the season! The drive through light show will feature over 1.7 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive throughout the North Myrtle Beach 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, we invite everyone to park their car and visit Santa’s Village where they 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 & Admission

Gates open 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

November 25 – December 10: Thursday, Friday and Saturday

December 15-30: Every Night (Closed on Christmas Day December 25)

1-15 guests: $15 per vehicle

16-30 guests: $30 per vehicle

31+ guests: $60 per vehicle (call 843-280-5570 to schedule buses)


Santa’s Village

Park you 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 – Oh what fun! A festive activity for all. $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 are $2 per person. Children 2 & under may 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.



North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle, North Myrtle Beach, SC  29582

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Dashing Through the Glow 5K / 1 Mile Fun Run – November 18th

Be one of the first to see the Great Christmas Light Show! Join us in a festive 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run throughout the beautifully decorated NMB Park & Sports Complex.   This will be your only opportunity to walk/run through this amazing holiday attraction!  Get in the spirit on race day and wear holiday themed attire.  Registration includes medal.

Start time: 7:00 pm for 5K and 1 Mile.

Open to all ages.

Location: NMB Park & Sports Complex

Packet Pickup: Friday, November 18th from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm at the start area (follow race signs).

Parking: Once you enter the park follow the RACE PARKING signs. You must be in the park by 6:45 pm. The roads into and out of the park will close at that time to allow the race to use the roads.

Start / Finish: The start, finish and entire race will be inside the Park & Sports Complex. Santa’s Village will not be open for The Dashing Through The Glow.

Early Registration Fee: (by November 16, 2016)

5K with shirt $25 / 5K without shirt $20

1 Mile with shirt $20 / 1 Mile without shirt $15

Registration Fee: (after November 16, 2016)

5K with shirt $30 / 5K without shirt $25

1 Mile with shirt $25 / 1 Mile without shirt $20

Registration OnlineClick here to register online.

Registration: Print application and drop off at J. Bryan Floyd Community Center.