Last Minute Holiday Shopping in Myrtle Beach!

Holiday  Shopping in Myrtle Beach!

The holiday season can be an incredibly stressful time of year, especially when it comes to holiday shopping and finding the perfect gifts for family and friends. Although we’re known for our beautiful beaches, Myrtle Beach has plenty of shopping options as well! Whether you’re searching for an outlet mall, a few boutiques, or some locally owned businesses, you can find it all along the Grand Strand. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes  is conveniently located near all the best shopping.

And, the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is going to give you a head start on your shopping with our popular Holiday Shopping Package that includes your guest room and a $50 Visa credit card. So, it’s not too late to start that last minute Christmas shopping! Available through December 28, 2017.

Shop Local! Hippest Clothing and Accessories

Courtesy of The Gallery Boutique

For those  looking for the latest fashions, The Gallery Boutique is locally owned and operated in Myrtle Beach and has a collection of clothing and accessories for ladies. This is the perfect shopping experience for the woman in your life that has everything. Choose from the latest styles of holiday party dresses, jewelry, casual wear and more. Cant make it to the physical store? Shop Online for your favorite looks of the season!

More Than Just Shopping at Broadway at the Beach!

If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, head over to Broadway at the Beach. This network of stores, entertainment and restaurants has it all! With plenty of restaurants to help you refuel, you can make an entire day out of shopping. You can find big name stores such as Victoria’s Secret, Yankee Candle, and Rack Room Shoes. Or, if you’re looking for smaller retailers, make sure to stop by boutiques such as Bijuju, Gemini Boutique, and Vintage House. Want to give a unique gift this year? Head over to Build-A-Bear Workshop and build a stuffed animal or check out RideMakerz where you can build a customized race car. If you need a break during all that shopping, Broadway has more than enough to keep you entertained. You can give your mind a workout at WonderWorks, let the kids burn off some energy at the Play Park, find sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium or work your way through a maze at Mirror Maze.

Best Prices on Designer Brands at Tanger Outlets

Courtesy of Tanger Outlets

You can find great gifts at even better prices at the Tanger Outlets. Luckily, here in Myrtle Beach there is a Tanger Outlets in Conway on Highway 501 as well as in Myrtle Beach on Highway 17 which is closest in distance to the Marina Inn. There are plenty of stores to shop and find a deal, and you can find the perfect gift for that special someone at popular stores such as Fossil, American Eagle, Lululemon, and Vineyard Vines. Whether you’re searching for a sweater, a diamond ring, shoes, or random household items, you can find them all and more at the Tanger Outlets.

Best Boutique, Upscale Holiday Shopping & Dining

For a more upscale outdoor shopping experience, enjoy the beauty of wandering around The Market Common. They have a wide variety of options, ranging from clothing, accessories, home decor, sporting goods and more. Pick out the perfect piece of decor at Pottery Barn, the newest best seller at Barnes and Noble or the cutest shoes at Centro Shoes or a unique style at Anthropologie.  If you’re searching for a truly unique gift, make sure you check out the Holiday Bazaar on Howard Avenue on December 9th and 16th for seasonal craft vendors and fresh homemade treats. If you happen to be doing some last minute shopping on a Saturday from December 9th through December 23rd, you can enjoy the complimentary carriage rides around Market Common, that begin in front of Dolce Lusso Salon. And after a day of shopping or for a midday pick me up, check out any of the on-site restaurants include Co Sushi, Gordon Biersch, Tupelo Honey, King Street Cafe, and Brass Tap to name a few.

Nostalgic Myrtle Beach Shopping Experience

As you’re checking things off your holiday list, make sure to stop by the locally owned and operated Gay Dolphin Gift Cove! Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach along the Boardwalk, the Gay Dolphin has been a Myrtle Beach landmark since 1946 and is among the top three “Must-see Attractions” in Myrtle Beach. With over 70,000 items ranging from shark teeth to seashells, you’ll enjoy scouring the aisles as you uncover unique treasures and trinkets.

Most Relaxed Holiday Shopping and Dining 

Courtesy of Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is known for its beautiful waterfront dining as well as the casual shopping experience. After grabbing lunch at River City Cafe or Bully’s Pub and Grill, you can meander around and browse the stores or window shop. With both big name retailers and boutiques, Barefoot Landing has unique shopping options that you’re guaranteed to love. For a one of a kind gift, check out the mineral specimens, gemstone jewelry, and Bali handicrafts at Black Market Minerals. Check out Francesca’s for an abundance of cute clothes, accessories, gifts, and home decor. If you’re looking for a present to fit in a little black box, check out the largest selection of silver jewelry at the Silver Shack. Take a moment to stop in the Wine Boutique for some wine tasting while you search for the ultimate wine-lover’s gift or check out the Olive Shoppe for olive oil tastings and the perfect gift for that chef on your list.

Take some of the hassle out of your holiday shopping by visiting Myrtle Beach where there are countless outlet malls and shopping options and book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and start making your holiday shopping list today!

Best Holiday Light Shows in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Holiday Light Shows

Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time to get in the holiday spirit! Come spend some time this holiday season at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. There are plenty of spectacular Christmas shows to watch such as tree lightings, holiday shopping and of course plenty of twinkling Christmas lights to see. Marina Inn is in close proximity to all the holiday happenings, so you can simply throw on your favorite Christmas sweater and grab a mug of hot chocolate as you venture out to enjoy all these holiday festivities in Myrtle Beach.


Most Drivable Holiday Light Show

From now –  December 31st, you can take part in the “Great Christmas Light Show” in North Myrtle Beach. Over 2 million lights will be displayed throughout a 1.5 mile stretch in the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Over 500 festive light displays, with some measuring up to 55 feet tall, have been custom made for this magical light show. Guests can enjoy a new feature of the show this year as a section of lights come alive to synchronized music. Once you’re done driving through the display, you can visit Santa’s Village and see Santa himself and enjoy roasting a S’more or two. Be sure to check out Go Ape, where the normal ropes course has been transformed into a magical world of christmas lights or you can even go tubing down Santa’s giant inflatable slide!

Hours & Admission

  • The Great Christmas Light Show – Drive Through Experience will be open November 24 – December 31 (Closed on Christmas Day December 25)
  • Gates open 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Santa’s Village will be open Friday and Saturday only from November 24 – December 9.
  • Admission is priced per vehicle: 1-15 guests: $15 per vehicle; 16-30 guests: $30 per vehicle; 31+ guests: $60 per vehicle

Most Highly Sought After Holiday Light Event

Courtesy of Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens will transform under 5,000 handlit candles and countless lights for the annual Nights of a Thousand Candles event. You can enjoy exploring the gardens with friends and family along the lit path while sipping a cup of cider and singing along to holiday music. At 5:45 pm, the 85-foot-tall fir tree, decorated with over 100 thousand lights, will be lit in a ceremonial fashion. Nights of a Thousand Candles will be running from December 1-2, 7-9, and 14-17.  Due to the popularity of this event; admission must be purchased in advance online.  Pricing: Adults=$20.00; Child=$12; Children under 3: Free. Click Here to purchase tickets.


Most Unique Music &  Light Show

Courtesy of Calvin Gilmore Productions

The Carolina Opry Theatre in Myrtle Beach is well known for their annual Christmas Show but a little known, but just as engaging is LIGHT – Holiday Show.  This unique presentation includes stunning lasers coreographed to holiday tunes. Its hard to explain how they achieve this but lets just say the combination of color & movement from the lasers combined with holiday music is a one of a kind holiday experience!  All seats are general admisson and is it affordably priced at $15.02 for adults; $12.00 for children ages 3-16. Beer & wine is available for purchase at this event.  Check Here for days and times as they vary throughout December.


Dining & Drinking Under Holiday Lights

If you love visiting the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, there are several holiday event happenings to attend.  You’ll be amazed as it lights up under the glow of thousands of twinkling lights for the Marshwalk Wonderland of Lights. Watch the magical holiday display, featuring holiday music synced to  lights. The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk has transformed into a winter wonderland for the upcoming holidays. This event is taking place Monday – Saturday nights from 7:00-11:00pm. Check their Facebook page for more details. If you can make it on December 9 or December 16 – partake in the Merry Marshwalk Christmas! From 10am to 5pm, with local businesses and artists will line the MarshWalk. Don’t forget to to meet Santa from 12:00-2:00pm.

And then finally, the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk Santa Crawl happening on December 16 from 5:00-10:00pm is for adults only where you will enjoy Tito’s Vodka holiday drinks from each participating restaurant and a variety of dining from seafood to pizza! Win cash and prizes in the  “The Best Santa Attire “Contest. Winners of the contest will be announced at 10:00pm. So don’t be a Grinch and make sure to stop by and enjoy dining along the many restaurants along the walk or endulge in some holiday cheer!


Holiday Lights on the Ocean

A visit to Myrtle Beach would not be complete without a visit to, well, the beach! Visit “Holidays on the Boardwalk” and take a stroll  boardwalk will be lit with 10,000 holiday lights. There’s also activities for the kids such as holiday train rides, live entertainment, face painting, pictures with Santa and more!


There are plenty of festive happenings around Myrtle Beach during the holiday season. Make plans to reserve your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and enjoy the magic of the holidays with family and friends with one of our Holiday Packages like our Holiday Shopping Package now – December 28 that includes

  • Accommodations in a grande guest room
  • $50 Visa gift card
  • Rates start at $154++ per night