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 our mild November weather.

Thanksgiving Weekend Events

51st Annual South Carolina Bluegrass Festival
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach
November 26 - 28, 2020
12 to 10 p.m., Daily
With a number of renowned artists performing, you’re sure to find a favorite at the South Carolina Bluegrass Festival. General admission tickets start at $40 per day for adults and $20 for children ages 7 to 15. For more information, visit AdamsBluegrass.com.

11th Annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot
Surfside Pier
Surfside Drive and Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach
November 26, 2020
8:30 a.m. start time for both 5k and 10k runners
The 11th Annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot is one of the area's largest annual races. The race benefits the Surfside Beach Rotary Club. Participants can register to run a 10K, 5K or 1-mile race. And kids run for free in the one-mile fun run! For more information on this race and current COVID-19 race protocols, visit NSpromos.com.

14th Annual Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot
Valor Park at The Market Common
1150 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach
November 26, 2020
8 a.m. start time for racers
This 5k race starts and finishes at the beautiful Valor Park at The Market Common, with a course winding through the historic Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. All participants receive a high-quality event t-shirt and post-race goodies. Strollers, runners/walkers are all welcome. For more information on this race and current COVID-19 race protocols, visit NSpromos.com.

2nd Annual North Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot
Barefoot Landing
4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach
November 26, 2020
8:30 a.m. start time for runners
North Myrtle Beach is now part of the Grand Strand’s Thanksgiving Day 5k tradition, with a race located at Barefoot Landing! All participants receive a high-quality event t-shirt and post-race goodies. Strollers, runners/walkers are all welcome. For more information on this race and current COVID-19 race protocols, visit NSpromos.com.

36th Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta
Intracoastal Waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina
November 28, 2020
5 to 7 p.m.
Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the curtain rises on this spectacular maritime Christmas boat parade, hosted by Yachts for Tots of NMB/Little River. Gather your family and watch the parade as it passes various viewing areas along the waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina. For more information, visit ChristmasRegatta.com.

The Great Christmas Light Show
North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex
November 23 – December 30, 2020
Gates open from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
This light show is a park-wide lighted celebration that will kick off the Christmas season for those who attend. Over 2 million lights are festively displayed along a 2-mile drive throughout the sports complex, and visitors can park and visit ‘Santa’s Village’ Fridays-Sundays. The cost is $15 per vehicle when Santa’s Village is closed and $20 per vehicle when Santa’s village is open. Santa’s Village guests will have to comply with social distancing guidelines and wear a mask. For more information, visit Facebook.com/GreatChristmasLightShow.

Thanksgiving Day Dining Specials

Hard Rock Cafe
Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach
1 to 9 p.m.
Thanksgiving Dinner: $26.95 pp / Pumpkin Pie: $7.95 / Espresso Martini: $8.95

Make your reservation by calling 843-946-0007 or at OpenTable.com.

Brentwood Wine Bistro
4269 Luck Avenue, Little River
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Adults: $31.95 / Under 10: $12.95 / Ages 3 & Under: Free. Plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling 843-249-2601. Features a family style traditional turkey dinner.

Thoroughbreds Chophouse & Seafood Grille
9706 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
12 to 7 p.m.
Adults: $45 / Ages 6-10: $22.50 / Ages 5 and under: Free. Plus tax and gratuity. Enjoy Thoroughbreds' annual Thanksgiving Day buffet, but servers will plate all food this year. Call (843) 497-2636 to reserve your family's table today.

Hook & Barrel
8014 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
11 a.m to 7 p.m.
$38 per person, $16 for children 12 and under. To make reservations, guests can call us at 843-839-5888 or reserve online here.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
1202 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Enjoy a special Thanksgiving menu at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. No reservations are required. For more information visit PaulaDeensFamilyKitchen.com.

Prince Resort at the Cherry Grove Pier
3500 North Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
1 to 4 p.m.
3500 Ocean Grill at Prince Resort will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving buffet. Adults - $25 plus tax and gratuity; Children 4-7 - $14 plus tax and gratuity; Children 3 and under are free. Reservations are required. Call (844) 496-6231 to reserve.

Just Off Main at Avista Resort
300 North Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Adults - $25 plus tax and gratuity; Children 6-9 - $12.50 plus tax and gratuity; Children under 5 are free. Call (844) 698-8093 to reserve.

Shoreline Cafe at Grande Shores Ocean Resort
201 77th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach
4 to 9 p.m.
Adults: $19, plus tax and gratuity; Children 6-11 - $10, plus tax and gratuity; Children 5 and under are free. To make reservations, call (844) 512-7082.

California Dreaming – Surfside and Myrtle Beach locations 
2657 Beaver Run Blvd., Surfside Beach
10429 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Prices are $21.95 for adults and children 10 and up, $9.95 for children under 10. Reservations can be made by calling (843) 215-5255 for Surfside and (843) 663-2050 for Myrtle Beach or visiting OpenTable.com.

Gulfstream Café
1536 Waccamaw Dr., Garden City
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$21.95 for adults and children 10 and up, $9.95 for children under 10. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (843) 651-8808.

Wild Wing Cafe
4706 Hwy 17 S. North Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$28.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 10 and under. Menu favorites also available until 11 p.m. Make reservations by calling (843) 361-9464.

The Caravelle Resort – The Santa Maria Restaurant
6900 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$24 for adults, $18 for seniors ages 50 and older, children under 3 are free. Open seating. Reservations can be made by calling (843) 918-7082.

Ocean Creek Resort – Four Seasons Restaurant
16000 North Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
Seatings: 11:30 a.m.., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Prices (tea, coffee, & soda included, tax and gratuity not included): $30.95 for adults, $15.95 for children 12 and under. Members of the military will receive a discount with military ID. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 843-272-7724 ext. 1010.

Sea Watch Resort - Captain's Cove Restaurant
161 Seawatch Dr., Myrtle Beach
Seatings: 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Prices (unlimited select beverages included, tax & tip not included): $27.99 for adults, $13.99 for children ages 4 to 12, free for children 3 and under. Seniors 10% discount included. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (843) 918-0000.

Remember: Our restaurants are still operating at limited capacity, so you’ll definitely want to make reservations if you plan on dining out. I love Thanksgiving weekend in the Myrtle Beach area for more than just the great food. The Black Friday shopping opportunities are everywhere! So after we eat… we shop! Check here for some great deals to be found in 2020.

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