The Best Holiday Attractions In and Near Palweys Island

Visit the South Strand’s best holiday attractions to shop, dine, and marvel at light displays during your winter getaway to Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. The communities of Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, Georgetown, and Litchfield Beach offer a bounty of events and activities for families and couples to enjoy. Start planning your trip to Litchfield Beach Resort today using our convenient list of holiday markets and celebrations:

Holiday Shopping

The shops around the South Strand feature nautical-inspired home goods and handmade clothing and accessories that make inspired souvenirs and gifts. Here are two of our top spots for holiday shopping near Litchfield Resort:

The Pawleys Island Hammock Shops Village

When: Open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 10880 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 | 3.6 miles from Litchfield Resort

The Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island features a variety of stores purveying clothing, jewelry, wine, candy, and gourmet kitchen items. You can easily spend the day browsing coastal goodies and gifts in well over a dozen stores. Take a break for lunch or for a wine tasting, or watch a hammock weaving demonstration. 

Holiday Market at the Kaminski House Museum

When: Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 1003 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440 | 16 miles from Litchfield Resort

The holiday market at the Kaminski House Museum features baked goods, locally made jewelry and décor, and other gift items. A holiday village for children is open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. An orchestra concert and the lighting of the Kaminski House follow the market on December 2.

Holiday Events Near Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort

Experience the joy of the holiday season without venturing too far from your Myrtle Beach homebase as we bring the festivities right to your doorstep! Embrace the festive spirit and partake in a delightful holiday event that caters to everyone.  Dive into the details of these wonderful holiday happenings below and start planning an outing that will infuse your days with the warmth and cheer of the season. Get ready for an unforgettable celebration!

SantaCrawl at the MarshWalk

When: Dec. 9, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: 4025 Hwy. 17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 | 6 miles from Litchfield Resort

Get dressed up in any holiday-inspired costume to join in the SantaCrawl along the MarshWalk. Register when you arrive to officially enter the running for being the best Santa, elf, or Scrooge around. Stroll the boardwalk to enjoy food and drink specials at all of the area’s restaurants. Costume winners are announced at 9:30 p.m. 

Family Night & Holiday Trolley at the Kaminski House

When: Dec. 16, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 1003 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440 | 16 miles from Litchfield Resort

This festive event near Litchfield Beach features a Holiday Trolley tour of Georgetown to see the decorations adorning Front Street businesses and historic homes. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served, and a scavenger hunt in the Kaminski House with a viewing of the rooms follows. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members ($10 for those with children); kids under 12 are free.

Holiday Lights Near Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort

Nothing tops a good holiday light display, and you’ll find many options in the South Strand, not far from Litchfield Beach Resort. Spend an evening at any of these events to get into a festive mood—and take advantage of abundant photo opportunities:

Nights of a Thousand Candles

When: Thursdays – Sundays Nov. 25 to Dec. 31, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (closed December 18 to 26)

Where: 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 | 3 miles from Litchfield Resort

Get tickets to Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens to explore the decorated grounds during an evening of fun. See 2,700 hand-lit candles and loads of twinkling lights illuminating the garden paths, water features, and sculptures. A tree-lighting ceremony is held nightly at 6:45 p.m. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Strolling bagpipers and two stages featuring live musicians provide extra entertainment. 

MarshWalk Wonderland of Lights

When: Nov. 25 to Dec. 31, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: 4025 Hwy. 17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 | 6 miles from Litchfield Resort

Walk the boardwalk to admire the lights and visit the giant holiday tree at Veterans Pier. The MarshWalk’s Wonderland of Lights is free to explore and offers several photo op spots throughout plus loads of twinkling displays. The event features were updated in 2022 to make them bigger and brighter. Stay tuned to the MarshWalk Facebook page for more details on accompanying holiday markets and kids’ activities for this year.

Light Up the Lawn at the Kaminski House Museum

When: Dec. 2, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where:  1003 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440 | 16 miles from Litchfield Resort

Raise a glass of bubbly to toast the holiday season during this festive celebration, which follows the kids’ activities and Kaminski market. The Light Up the Lawn light show begins with a performance by the Saltwater Chamber Orchestra at 5 p.m. The evening concludes with an instrumental countdown to illuminating the lawn with festive twinkling lights.

Candlelight Tours at the Kaminski House Museum

When: Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:  1003 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440 | 16 miles from Litchfield Resort

Explore the Kaminski House by warm candlelight. The Candlelight Tour includes a walk through the Kathryn and David Kossove Terrace, which is set aglow with many candles lit in memory of loved ones. Nightly entertainment and refreshments will be provided. The tickets cost $12 for members and $15 for non-members.


Plan Your Vacation Today

Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort offers a convenient location and all the comforts of home. When events and markets are within easy reach, planning the perfect holiday getaway is a breeze. Find spacious, well-appointed accommodations for a duo or a dozen family members. Between enjoying holiday festivities, you can dine, golf, ride bikes, or sit back and watch the waves without leaving the resort.