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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…

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…

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…

Holiday Shopping Abounds in Grand Strand Towns

Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:00 PM by Julie Ellis

Combine Shopping and Holiday Fun in Myrtle Beach Shopping is a breeze in the Grand Strand area! While you’re here enjoying the beach, holiday shows, attractions, and amazing restaurants, don’t forget about your holiday shopping! It’s a good thing there are extraordinary shopping opportunities all along our 60-mile coastline and in our 14 communities. You’ll easily find everything on your list! From unique boutique shops to the Coastal Grand Mall (the second-largest mall in the state), to beachwear stores and more, you’ll find great gifts for…