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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Canceled - But Great Christmas Light Show is a GO!


The 2020 North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade and the McLean Park Tree Lighting Ceremony are canceled but The Great Christmas Light Show is a go!

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW returns to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex from November 23 – December 30. Gates are open 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.

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, November 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, we invite you 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 November 23 to December 13. It opens nightly December 18 – December 30.


-- $15 per vehicle when Santa’s Village is closed.

-- $20 per vehicle when Santa’s Village is open.


-- 16-30 Guests: $30 per vehicle all nights.

-- 31+ 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 or call 843-281-3805. 

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