Posts from November 2012

Festival of Trees

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

I have always enjoyed decorating for the holidays, any holiday, but especially the Christmas season. Ripley’s makes my house decorating seem amateur to say the least! Putting up 55 trees over the course of two nights takes a village! Over 100 volunteers from all departments, plus loved ones all come together after closing to transform the aquarium to a “Festival of Trees”. Each tree represents one of the 50 states with the ornaments, color schemes and accessories all representative. To give you a peak in - New York has Statue of…

Black Friday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Looking for Black Friday Shopping Deals? Practice the sport of shopping with us in Myrtle Beach, SC. Connect to Black Friday savings and rewards at the following Myrtle Beach area shopping centers. Our stores will certainly fill your stockings with a great variety of holiday savings, as well as places to quickly eat and refill your favorite cup of caffeine – you’re going to need it! Listed in order of Black Friday opening day/time: Toys “R” Us , 1100 Seaboard Street / 10125 Highway 17 Bypass www.toysrus.com Open: Thursday, 11/22 at…

The leaves have turned and holiday shoppers have appeared, both signaling the return of one of our favorite holidays in Myrtle Beach ... Thanksgiving! Hundreds of Myrtle Beach area restaurants are open on Thanksgiving this year and will be serving hungry patrons a multitude of traditional holiday dishes, including our southern favorite: pecan pie. But we'll be cooking at home this year and instead of the usual pie, we're going to take Chef Eric Masson's advice and try something a little different. Masson, the incredibly talented chef and owner…

The transformation to Winter Wonderland!

Monday, November 19, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special -- the Christmas Show of the South! When you think “Myrtle Beach,” do you think cozy oceanfront dining and incredible Christmas entertainment? Probably not—but this time of year you should! Since Calvin Gilmore premiered the first Christmas show on the Grand Strand in 1986 Myrtle Beach has become a much-heralded holiday getaway destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. And as if that weren’t enough, Myrtle Beach hotels have great rates this time of year, giving you a golden opportunity…

Nights of a Thousand Candles

Monday, November 12, 2012 2:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Brookgreen Gardens By Helen Benso This year marks the 14 th annual holiday lights festival, Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. On December 7-8, 14-15, and 20-22, see the gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles, thousands of sparking lights, and live entertainment. The best time to visit is at dusk when the fading sunset and the glow of the candles silhouette the sculpture and live oak trees to create a breathtaking display. “The first year I came to this event I was completely…

Christmas has officially come early to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as the world’s largest drive-through, fully computerized, LED light and music show opened Friday, Nov. 2 at the TicketReturn.com Field (Pelican's stadium) . What does that mean, you ask? It means hundreds of thousands of lights have been tediously programmed to create a dancing winter wonderland synchronized to the season’s favorite holiday music that you can drive through with the entire family for $25.50 per car. Last year marked Shadrack’s debut it the Myrtle Beach area and…