Tag - Christmas - New Years

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…

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…

If you’re lucky enough to have visited the Myrtle Beach area in the midst of the holiday season, you know just how much our popular beach destination loves Christmas. Each of our area theaters host outstanding holiday productions that range from ice shows to light shows to traditional Christmas variety shows—and every single one excels at igniting the Christmas spirit inside audience members. If you’re headed to see us as the weather cools down, be sure to check out one (or more!) of these fantastic holiday extravaganzas. ‘The South’s Grandest…

Ring in 2019 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: Fireworks at Barefoot Landing Catch a fireworks show to remember after dinner or before a night out at Barefoot Landing. Fireworks show is free and begins at 7 p.m. over the lake on New Year’s Eve. To see a full…

I’ve been to several drive-through light shows over the years, but one of my favorites has to be North Myrtle Beach’s The Great Christmas Light Show. 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 November 23 - December 30, 2018, except for Christmas Day. This light show is spectacular for any age but seems exceptionally enchanting for little ones. Over 500 magical…

New Christmas Tree at Broadway at the Beach

Friday, December 14, 2018 7:00 AM by Nora Battle

Broadway at the Beach has taken their Christmas decor to a new (and sparkly!) level this year. In addition to some beautiful fixtures, ornaments, lights, and photo-ops throughout the 350-acre complex, they’ve added a 46-foot lit Sequoia tree to Center Court--between Build-A-Bear Workshop, The Mole Hole, It'Sugar and Tsunami Surf Shop--this year. The tree features 580 branches and glows with 14,500 RGB LED lights. A synchronized music and light show, lasting over six minutes can be seen every 30 minutes between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., with the last…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re quickly headed towards Christmas, and one of the things that makes this time of year so special along the Grand Strand is Brookgreen Gardens ‘Nights of a Thousand Candles.’ I make every effort to attend each year, and I know I’m not the only one. For three weekends in December, the already majestic sculpture gardens are transformed by the evening light of over 4,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights. Attendees can wander the paths from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a cup of hot chocolate…

It's that time of year again, Christmastime to be exact. That means that Santa has slipped on his boots, donned his hat, and started making the holiday rounds. He's a busy man, making appearances all over Myrtle Beach in December, to make sure you and your loved ones get some quality time in before the 25th. Have you heard rumors of where he may be next? Let us know! Photos & Activities Photos with Santa are the perfect way to capture holiday memories. There are so many holiday activities happening in Myrtle Beach that it's hard to keep up with…