Fall has finally arrived. The hot summer days have officially been replaced with “sweater weather” and all things pumpkin spice. Although the days of splashing in the ocean may have come to an end, the time has come for some of South Carolina’s most exciting events and festivals.

Myrtle Beach comes alive during the holiday season and there are upcoming activities that you won’t want to miss. Such as:

1- Howl-O-Scream

When: October 29th, 2016
Time: 5:00 – 8:00
Where: North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex

Witches, goblins, ghosts, and ghouls will gather on this night for a safe and fun night of hayrides, trick-or-treating, marshmallow roasting, and more. This is an amazing event that has something that the whole family will love. There are “scare” and “scare free” zones, so you can enjoy all levels of spookiness, which will fit anyone’s Halloween needs.


2- Trivia Thursdays

When: Every Thursday
Time: 7:30 – 11:00
Where: 710 North Myrtle Beach

Put on your thinking cap (or your useless and random knowledge hat) and join the Thursday crowd at 710 Myrtle beach for some brain-rocking trivia. Gather your troops, grab a drink, bowl your heart out, and earn bragging rights when you destroy the competition with some of the most exciting trivia in Myrtle beach.

You’ll definitely need some brain food for this activity, so don’t hold back on the Loaded 710 Fries, Fried Pickles, and Boneless Chicken Tenders. 710’s menu will not disappoint. Share a pitcher of beer and share the fun every Thursday. This is an event you won’t want to miss.

3- Festa Italiana

When: November 12 – 13, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Broadway at The Beach

Myrtle Beach has a wide array of delicious, scrumptious, and taste-bud tantalizing cuisine, but nothing will wake up the “mamma mia” in you like the food at the “Festa Italiana.” This year will be the 24th anniversary of this food extravaganza and the homemade Italian dishes will transport you to a land of class, culture, and the finest cheeses.

Drop in for some yummy cannoli, fresh ravioli, Neapolitan style pizza, or authentic-Italian beer and wine. You’ll also find live entertainment, activities for kids, eating contests, prizes, and more.

4- Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot

When: Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Where: Surfside Beach Pier parking lot

It’s time to make some room for the Thanksgiving feast that is sure to give your waistband a run for its money. Join over 1,300 runners for an ocean side race that is fun for the whole family. The Surfside Turkey Trot is an opportunity to lace up your running shoes, enjoy the ocean air, and give thanks by jogging with the community of Myrtle Beach.

5- Nights of a Thousand Candles

When: December 1st-3rd, 8th-10th, and 15th-18th, 2016
Time: 3:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Brookgreen Gardens.

Come and visit Brookgreen Gardens for a night of unmatched glow and wonder. They will have more than 5,000 hand-lit candles and oodles of twinkling lights along the garden paths. You can grab a cup of hot cider and celebrate the season with your nearest and dearest. You will enjoy classic holiday songs from talented carolers while you watch the ceremonial lighting of the 80-foot-tall tree each night at 5:45. A must-see sight indeed.



Don’t miss out on these incredible, fun, and brain teasing activities. Try your hand at trivia, take a Thanksgiving jog along the beach, or stroll in the garden amongst the beauty of candles and twinkling lights. Myrtle Beach’s holiday events, activities, and festivals are sure to fill your holiday season with joyful memories and cheer.