Category - Holidays

Have a Grand Strand Fourth of July!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Myrtle Beach offers family-friendly events for the holiday weekend! Although a pandemic has put a damper on some Fourth of July fun this year, there are still a few events* to enjoy in the Myrtle Beach area during the upcoming holiday. In addition to our 60-miles of beautiful beaches, many attractions, and amazing restaurants, you are invited to participate in the following events in the Grand Strand. There are a few things to keep in mind if you come to Myrtle Beach for the holiday weekend. First, the City of Myrtle Beach code prohibits the…

As more areas begin to re-open, we’re expecting a lot of visitors in the Myrtle Beach area for Memorial Day weekend. The City of Myrtle Beach has implemented some new rules and plans to ensure that everyone keeps moving and has a safe and fun weekend. City of Myrtle Beach Traffic Management Plan The City of Myrtle Beach has developed a Traffic Congestion Management Plan for the Memorial Day Weekend with the goal of ensuring safety for drivers and pedestrians, enhanced emergency response times and prevent gridlock. This plan has three parts:…

A Mama’s Love Letter to the Beach

Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:00 PM by Nora Battle

As we near a very unique Mother’s Day—one most families will celebrate at home—I’ve been thinking a lot about my personal journey as a mother during this scary season of coronavirus. Like many around the world, I’ve found life in quarantine to be a roller coaster… a strange recipe of memorable family moments, anxious nights, afternoons of boredom, creativity, frustration, exhaustion, and more. There have been some truly magical days—my oldest learning to ride a bike, mornings cooking with my youngest son or sitting in the sunshine while the…

Ring in 2020 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and you’ll have tons of events and activities to choose from come New Year’s Eve. From special adult-only celebrations to kid-friendly parties, there is enough happening along the Grand Strand to ensure it’s one of the busiest (and best!) nights of the year. Here are a few of our favorites: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Extravaganza at Broadway at the Beach Tuesday, December 31 Kick-off your New Year’s Eve celebrations with a free Fireworks Extravaganza over Lake Broadway at Broadway at the Beach. The…

Holiday Fun At The Great Christmas Light Show

Friday, December 6, 2019 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

One of the holiday events our family looks forward to most each year has to The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Great Christmas Light Show is a lighted celebration featuring over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5-mile drive through the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. The drive-through light show is open nightly now through December 30, 2019, except for Christmas Day, so there are plenty of opportunities to check it out! While the light show is magical at any age, it seems…

Plan now to participate in fun-filled Penguin experiences in early 2020! Plan to interact with penguins at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach in just a few short months! Pre-sales are already live for Penguin Encounters and VIP Penguin Experiences at the Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse and make a great holiday gift idea. A Penguin Encounter is an upgraded 30-minute learning experience where you get to interact and even pet a penguin while learning about this species from our Aquarium staff experts. Go to the next level and try a VIP Penguin…

With outlet malls, local speciality boutiques, national retailers and more, the Myrtle Beach area is home to endless opportunities for great shopping year round. However, spending the Thanksgiving holiday along the Grand Strand has extra perks because it means visitors get to take advantage of some of the awesome Black Friday deals our stores have to offer. Many places even open on Thanksgiving Day, providing the steepest discounts to those wiling to brave crowds and early hours. We’ve rounded up a look at just some of the places to shop come…

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…

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…