Category - Holidays

The holiday season is a spectacular time of year to head to the beach or gift an upcoming trip to your family. To get a head-start on your wish list, the following itineraries provide lots of ideas for trips that will make everyone smile brighter and create lasting memories this holiday season. Myrtle Beach Holiday Fun Marvel at the 55+ Christmas trees at Ripley’s Aquarium Festival of Trees while you enjoy amazing exhibits-including their new Penguin Playhouse Shop till you drop at the area’s two Tanger Outlets, the Gay Dolphin, beach stores,…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to fantastic shopping opportunities year-round with our blend of outlet malls, specialty boutiques, national retail stores and more. But Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend shoppers will delight in the steep discounts and early shopping hours offered to holiday customers. Just remember to pack your mask and patience! Retail stores still have mask ordinances in effect, increased sanitation practices and limited capacities. While I don’t head out shopping on Black Friday every year, I always love the energy and…

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special often called “The Christmas Show of the South,” opened its 35th season of enchanting holiday performances on November 2. Gilmore and crew have worked for months to create an unforgettable holiday experience, with guest safety and comfort always top-of-mind. The 2020 Christmas special brings stunning changes, beautifully blended with time-honored tradition to create a family experience that is second to none as new talent mingles with acclaimed rotating artists and long-standing Opry favorites. The only show…

Thanksgiving is going to look very different for many people this year. But for those able to get together and get away for a long holiday weekend with family, the Myrtle Beach area is serving up creative ways to celebrate. Below is a list of events happening Thanksgiving week in Myrtle Beach, along with some of the many restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus and buffets. Curbside and takeout options abound for those wanting to skip the cooking and cleaning this year; and outdoor, socially-distanced events will be extra enjoyable in…

It’s ramping up to be a busy and sunshine-filled Labor Day weekend in the Myrtle Beach area. Travelocity recently announced that Myrtle Beach was among the most searched destinations for Labor Day trips, and Arrivalist expects more than 42.5 million people to road trip this weekend in the US. In preparation, the City of Myrtle Beach will be implementing some special traffic management measures and rules to keep everyone moving and safe. Here’s what you need to know and some tips for enjoying your Labor Day weekend in Myrtle Beach. One-Way South…

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…