Category - Holidays

We are proud to uphold and honor Myrtle Beach’s military history during Military Appreciation Day over Memorial Day Weekend. The Market Common sits on the site of what was the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, used during World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam Conflict and Desert Storm, as a training base for fighters and bombers. The streets are named for people who served at the base, and it is home to Warbird Park, an area with several fighter jets and a memorial to the Myrtle Beach service members. We salute all those who have served, are currently…

Hoppy Easter From The Beach

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

There is never a dull weekend at The Beach, and Easter week and weekend are no exception. We rounded up some of our favorite activities for your whole family to enjoy. Now, that’s what we call an “egg-cellent” time! Conway Virtual Egg Hunt – This egg hunt will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 1st virtually through Facebook. You will be able to submit your “found” eggs to win a $100 gift card to Downtown Conway. Find the Facebook page here. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Ripley’s Aquarium – Go to Ripley’s Aquarium to celebrate Easter…

The end of 2020 is around the corner and many of us are ready to celebrate the New Year more than ever before. However, parties and gatherings may look a little different this year for a few reasons—namely masking and social distancing requirements and a statewide ban on alcohol sales after 11 p.m. due to Covid-19. But Myrtle Beach area businesses have still managed to come up with some fun and creative events for those wanting to celebrate the arrival of 2021. Here are some of our favorites: New Year’s Eve at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk…

It’s hard to excuse not having your shopping done if you’re able to visit the Myrtle Beach area in December. From Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing to Tanger Outlets and Coastal Grand Mall, the Grand Strand is home to a wide variety of shopping opportunities packed with seasonal deals this time of year. Ensure you're on the ‘nice’ list by checking off any last-minute gift purchases at some of our favorite places to shop this Christmas season! If you’re looking for a sentimental souvenir, check out the downtown Myrtle Beach boardwalk…

It’s not Christmas at the beach without a visit to a live performance at one of our award-winning theaters! 2020 has been extra hard on live theaters everywhere, and the Myrtle Beach area was no exception. But thankfully, most live performance venues are open again with new safety measures in place. Wherever you go, you’ll experience reduced capacity, masking, extra sanitation and cleaning, social distancing and PLENTY of Christmas cheer. Here are a few of our favorite shows come the holiday season: The Christmas Show of the South The…

Visitors to Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach are in for a treat come the holidays. For the entire month of December, the aquarium’s ‘Festival of Trees’ is included along with regular general admission. Ripley’s Aquarium staff have decked the halls with over 55 decorated Christmas trees reprinting every state in the United States and more. The entire aquarium has been transformed into a winter wonderland with lights, bows, and trees that my family loves, especially when set against the backdrop of colorful aquatic galleries. The 85,000 square…

A seasonal souvenir to remind you of Christmas at the beach should be on everyone’s wish list! We locals love the holiday season in the Myrtle Beach area… so much so that visitors will find several stores dedicated to Christmas shopping and decorating year-round. From the north end of the Grand Strand inland to further south in Pawleys Island, here are a few of our favorite spots to pick up a Christmas ornament to remind you of your vacation: Christmas Mouse This year-round Christmas store has eight locations total and three of them are in the…

An annual holiday photo with Santa Claus is a tradition our family loves. And while photos with Santa are bound to look fairly different in 2020, local businesses have gotten creative to make it happen safely for visitors and the big man in red. You may see Santa behind plexiglass, in a mask, or positioned a little further from you than normal… but we’re looking at it as an opportunity to remember a different sort of year. Below is a round-up of just some of the places you’ll find Santa making the rounds: Grand 14 Theater at The Market Common…

If there is one bucket list holiday event not-to-be-missed, Brookgreen Garden’s Nights of a Thousand Candles is it. The Myrtle Beach area boasts so many great holiday activities, but this one shines extra bright. Attendees at Nights of a Thousand Candles have the rare opportunity to see the already spectacular sculpture gardens by the candlelight of more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 4 to 9 p.m. on designated evenings in December 2020. Attendees can walk the garden pathways with a warm cup of cider, cocoa, or…

I love heading down to the Myrtle Beach boardwalk this time of year. Not only because it’s less crowded, but because it’s home to one of my favorite area Christmas trees. The large, decorated tree makes for a great photo opp with the ocean in the background—a good reminder that Christmas is better at the beach! Another perk of heading downtown come December is the Oceanfront Merchants ‘Holidays on the Boardwalk’ event, happening every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m. Enjoy strolling carolers, costumed characters, caricature…