Tis the Season for holiday fun and Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach has decked the halls with Christmas Trees for all guests to enjoy! For the entire month of November and December, all guests to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach get to see the Festival of Trees that includes more than 55 Christmas Trees decorated for every state in the United States plus trees that are themed for the venue! The entire Aquarium transforms into a Winter Wonderland with lights, bows, and beautifully decorated trees all set surrounding the awesome aquatic…

Myrtle Beach Area Christmas Tree Lightings in 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:00 AM by Nora Battle

As the Grand Strand covers over 60 miles of coastline, we have our fair share of Christmas tree lightings and celebrations as we head into the holidays! The first one of the season is this coming Saturday, November 16. The Christmas tree lightings will continue for around a month, and most of them feature visits with Santa and kids activities. Having attended every single one of them at some point, I’d have to say it’s too hard to pick a favorite—all Christmas tree lightings are fun and beautiful events! We just keep switching it up and trying…

This coming weekend will be full of fun pre-Thanksgiving activities and even a Christmas tree lighting here and there! There are lots of great deals to be found around the Myrtle Beach area on hotels and at restaurants and attractions, and it’s really beginning to feel like the holidays. But before we get to Christmas, one of the events we’re most looking forward to this coming weekend is the South by Southeast Music Feast at the historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot at 851 Broadway. This intimate music festival (the Train Depot holds a max…

Growing up in the Myrtle Beach area, one of the big kick-offs for the holiday season (besides the fantastic live Christmas shows) was always The Dickens Christmas Show and Festival, and it still is today! This year marks the 38th year for the ever-popular Victorian Christmas show and festival, and as usual, it will be held in the 100,800 square-foot exhibit hall at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Dickens Christmas Show and Festival begins on Thursday, November 14, and runs through Sunday, November 17. Thousands of holiday shoppers and…

The weekend of Friday, November 15, through Sunday, November 17, is sure to be a fun one along the Grand Strand as the Champion Autism Network (CAN) has organized a Sensory-Friendly Family Fun Weekend for families near and far. For those coming from out of town, Bluegreen Vacations is providing discounted rates as low as $69/night, and there is a fun sensory-friendly activity planned from start to finish. Here is a look at the schedule: Friday, November 15: Join CAN families for a pool party at Harbour Lights to play, splash, eat and mingle.…

Shopping Abounds in Grand Strand Towns

Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Combine Shopping and Holiday Fun in Myrtle Beach Shopping is a breeze in the Grand Strand area! While you’re here enjoying the beach, holiday shows, attractions, and amazing restaurants, don’t forget about your holiday shopping! It’s a good thing there are extraordinary shopping opportunities all along our 60-mile coastline and in our 14 communities. You’ll easily find everything on your list! From unique boutique shops to the Coastal Grand Mall (the second-largest mall in the state), to beachwear stores and more, you’ll find great gifts for…

If you’re lucky enough to have visited the Myrtle Beach area in the midst of the holiday season, you know just how much our popular beach destination loves Christmas. Each of our area theaters host outstanding holiday productions that range from ice shows to light shows to traditional Christmas variety shows—and every single one excels at igniting the Christmas spirit inside audience members. If you’re headed to see us as the weather cools down, be sure to check out one (or more!) of these fantastic holiday extravaganzas. ‘The South’s Grandest…

African Penguins Coming as Part of the Largest Expansion in Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach’s 20-year History Myrtle Beach, SC (October 29, 2019) – Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is excited to announce Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse will open in early 2020. The 5,500-square-foot expansion is the largest in Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach’s 20-year history. The African penguin habitat will have floor-to-ceiling viewing glass and a 360-degree crawl tunnel for guests to waddle through. This addition also includes a brand-new Oceans of the World…

34 Years of World-Class Entertainment from The Carolina Opry On June 2, 1986, when Calvin Gilmore opened his doors to the first paying customers of The Carolina Opry, few locals or vacationers knew what to expect. Another country bar? Maybe Hee Haw at the beach? What they got was a breath of fresh air, a sensational show in a cool theater. The kind of show you could take your kids or your grandmother to—but it also blew back the hair of your hard-to-please brother-in-law from New York. By late summer the word had gotten around that something…

Myrtle Beach, SC - On Saturday, October 26, Visit Myrtle Beach, in partnership with Tin Roof Myrtle Beach and Cocktail Artist®, a line of premium mixes and bar ingredients, will host an exciting night of bartending challenges. Myrtle Beach bartenders will compete in a bartending challenge where each contestant will be paired up with one of Cocktail Artists’ award-winning mixologists as they compete for a grand prize. Also, that night, Cocktail Artist will crown their National Champion in the brand’s 1st Annual Mix Off Competition. Finalists for…