2021 Myrtle Beach Holiday Guide

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MYRTLE BEACH

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7 Myrtle Beach Attractions 10 Special Holiday Events 6 Holiday Shows

May your days in Myrtle Beach be merry and bright! With the sparkling lights and holiday spirit galore, your friends and family will make jolly memories to last a lifetime. There is an abundance of shopping, shows, and restaurants across the Grand Strand that will help you check everything off your list. Here at The Beach, we swap the snow for sand and icicles for seashells – and we couldn’t be merrier about it!

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BEYOND The Beach

‘Tis the season for these great attractions By Molly Phillips There’s much more than sea and sand to enjoy on a trip to Myrtle Beach. This perennially popular vacation destination has some of the most inventive and intriguing attractions and cultural institutions in the South. Groups visiting the beach can find an aquarium, a science museum, a historic plantation, a sculpture garden and more. During the holidays, many of Myrtle Beach’s best attractions plan special programming and events to help groups enjoy the season.

RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM Ripley’s Aquarium prides itself on providing animal experiences unlike any other. Featuring live shows, interactive activities and a thriving collection of marine animals, this 85,000-square-foot aquarium is South Carolina’s most visited attraction. During the holiday season, instead of a sleigh ride, guests can take a side-by-side swim with stingrays; the species joining them will include the spotted eagle ray and the cownose ray. In the Dangerous Reef Tunnel, families can have a sleepover with the sharks after a night full of dive shows and other after-hours activities. There’s even an option to spend the night on New Year’s Eve and have a midnight toast with newfound shark friends. Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach wants you to “sea” things differently! Located in Broadway at the Beach—the city’s premiere entertainment, dining, and shopping complex—the Aquarium offers hours of family fun 365 days a year!

We are excited to announce the opening of two all-new exhibits: Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse, featuring adorable South African penguins, and the Ocean Wonders gallery, filled with breathtaking species from around the world! The largest expansion in Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach history, this 5,500-square-foot addition includes eight brand-new tanks, a 50-foot-long floor-to-ceiling viewing glass, and a 360-degree crawl tunnel for guests to waddle through! For a limited time only, you can sail the high seas of adventure in our latest traveling gallery: Savage Seas! Sea monsters, shipwrecks, pirates, and more await only the bravest explorers in this interactive exhibit. Visit before it’s gone! Of course, our permanent galleries are always here for your enjoyment. Like the Dangerous Reef shark tank, which houses more than 750,000 gallons of water and 14,000 fish! Ride the winding glidepath through the tunnel and come face-to-face with massive sharks, graceful stingrays,


Gabby the green sea turtle, and more! Through the end of the year, experience the magical sights and sounds of the holidays at the Aquarium’s famous Festival of Trees—South Carolina’s largest collection of Christmas trees, now bigger and brighter than ever with more than 50 decorated trees! Gather your loved ones and create a new tradition by visiting now through December 31. We also invite children to bring their stamped letters to Santa to drop in our new Christmas mailbox at the Aquarium entrance. During the holidays, the aquarium’s annual Festival of Trees showcases more than 50 decorated Christmas trees. Ripley’s has several other attractions in Myrtle Beach. For a mind-bending activity, guests can get lost in Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze filled with illusory reflections, LED lights and tricky twists and turns. And at Ripley’s 5-D Moving Theater, guests can “ride the movie,” with interactive motion features and other special effects. ripleyaquariums.com/myrtlebeach

WONDERWORKS WonderWorks is a 50,000-square-foot amusement park with an imaginative self-proclaimed backstory. According to the myth, the park was once a top-secret laboratory that, because of a scientific experiment gone wrong, was whisked away to Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach all the way from the Bermuda Triangle. This tale is supported by the park’s physical structure, which resembles an upsidedown building with dangling palm trees clinging to the previously grounded foundation. With over 100 hands-on activities, WonderWorks specializes in “edu-tainment,” blending education with entertainment and exploring subjects such as space, art, light, sound, physics and weather. Some of the stimulating exhibits include natural disasters where visitors can play with 100,000 volts of electricity through a mesh, steel armor glove, and physical challenges where guests can lie on a bed of 3,500 nails and test the application of force. Future artists

can let their creativity run wild in the Imagination Lab with the Wonder Brite activities and digital artistic stations. WonderWorks offers additional thrilling physical activities, such as a glow-in-the-dark indoor ropes challenge course that features three stories, 28 obstacles and 36-foot-high bridges, swinging beams and lily pads. More of a team-based challenge, the laser tag combat zone encourages players to out-game their opponents using the black-lit maze as their interactive arena. Outdoors, visitors can soar through the air above water on the 50-foot-high zip line. wonderworksonline.com DUPLIN WINERY At the Duplin Winery, guests can enjoy a sweeter holiday season by tasting wine from one of the oldest and largest wineries in the South. The Duplin Winery began making wine back in the early 1970s. At first, the winemakers used mainly muscadine grapes, which were considered a “wonder crop” at the time. Today, the winery sells over 500,000 cases of wine a year and has won several

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awards. Among their awardwinning wines are Hatteras Red, Scuppernong and Magnolia, which was recently highlighted in Martha Stewart Living. For the holiday season, the Duplin Winery offers special wine accessories and seasonal wines that make excellent gifts for friends and family. The store is also outfitted with festive decorations. duplinwinery.com

SIMPSONS IN 4D Travelers are invited to spend some time in Springfield during their holiday trip to Myrtle Beach, thanks to the Simpsons in 4D. This attraction features real-life buildouts of the show’s famous Aztec Theater and Kwik-E-Mart! In the Aztec Theater, visitors see “The Simpsons” like never before with special effects, motion seats and exclusive episodes made just for the theater. This cutting-edge motion ride, created by SimExIwerks Entertainment, FoxNext Destinations and Gracie Films, is great for visitors of all ages! Lined up outside the theater are

some of the show’s beloved characters welcoming guests inside. Behind the doors, there are episodes of the show being played on screens, and visitors can take a fun photo with Marge and Homer on the red carpet. All tickets include a Hollywoodinspired digital photo with “The Simpsons” family characters. After the Aztec Theater experience, the KwikE-Mart offers visitors the opportunity to purchase products inspired by popular brands seen on the show, such as Duff, Lard Lad Donuts, Squishee Slushies and Buzz Cola, as well as exclusive Simpsons’ merchandise. The unique items found in the Kwik-E-Mart make perfect gifts for the holiday season! The Simpsons in 4D’s authentic detail, advanced technology and immersive quality makes this attraction a one-of-a-kind adventure travelers won’t want to miss. Tickets to the attraction are available for purchase online (www. si4D.com) or at the Kwik-E-Mart, are good for a full year, and make for a truly special holiday treat. Gift your loved ones with a visit to Springfield and a memorable experience with the Simpsons in 4D! si4d.com BROOKGREEN GARDENS Founded in 1931 by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, Brookgreen Gardens is a cultural hub for locals. This lush retreat offers a harmonious blend of art, nature and history. Visitors can

discover wildlife and sculptures, native plants and botanical displays during their visit to Brookgreen. In the botanical garden, guests will find 250-year-old oak trees and thriving flora and fauna, as well as a garden room, a kitchen garden and a terrace garden full of perennials, roses and more. Brookgreen Gardens also has the largest and most comprehensive collection of American figurative sculptures in the country, with more than 2,000 works, and indoor galleries displaying paintings, etchings, and other types of artwork. Animal lovers won’t want to miss out on the garden’s Lowcountry Zoo, which features native animals living in the swamps, woods and waters of the area. One of the few establishments in South Carolina accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Brookgreen Gardens takes pride in helping animals that would not have survived in the wild. Guests can explore the zoo, with the opportunity to watch the animals’ natural behaviors and learn about them during a 50-minute tour. During the holidays, Brookgreen Gardens hosts Nights of 1,000 Candles, where guests can


experience the garden coming to life with over 2,700 hand-lit candles and myriad dazzling lights. Visitors enjoy the festive sounds of holiday music and singing carolers while sipping warm drinks such as cocoa, cider and wine. Named “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, this event would be sure to make anyone’s holiday season sparkle even brighter. brookgreen.org

BROADWAY AT THE BEACH

Experience holiday cheer and more during the holiday season at Myrtle Beach’s epicenter of fun, Broadway at the Beach! In addition to shopping at the unique shops and retail stores; savoring the great tastes at more than twenty restaurants and lite bite eateries; and enjoying time with family and friends at the spectacular attractions, Broadway at the Beach features whimsical holiday décor and several holiday events and activities that are fun for the entire family! The holiday season kicks off with the annual tree lighting celebration on Saturday, November 13th at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at 8 p.m. The Broadway at the Beach tree is 46’ tall and features a merry and musical light show every 30-minutes throughout the season!

BAREFOOT QUEEN We are North Myrtle Beach’s premier boat venue for sightseeing, scenic and dinner cruises. Barefoot Queen is located at Barefoot Marina and is a 70 ft. authentic wooden riverboat featuring two heated/cooled interior decks and three outdoor deck spaces to enjoy fresh air. On board entertainment and narration are also included on each cruise. Tours range from 1.5 – 2 hours in length with beautiful views along the Intracoastal Waterway. barefootqueen.com

On Saturday, December 4th, it’s a day filled with fun and excitement during A Very Broadway Christmas, featuring the annual Broadway at the Beach Christmas Parade at 11 a.m., followed by activities for the kids during the afternoon and fireworks over the lake at 8 p.m. Then we round out the season with a fireworks extravaganza over the lake at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. All this, plus visits with Santa on select dates and a variety of holiday themed events at various Broadway at the Beach venues! Shop local, shop Broadway all while enjoying a memorable experience filled with fun, lights and holiday sights this season at Broadway at the Beach! broadwayatthebeach.com

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HOLIDAYS ARE EVENTFUL IN

Myrtle Beach By Molly Phillips With craft bazaars, period reenactments, decor competitions and even a maritime Christmas parade, there is no shortage of entertaining diversions during a winter trip to the Grand Strand’s shores. Several events are so unique and memorable that they deserve a spot in any group’s Christmastime trip to Myrtle Beach. These festivities will enchant, delight and make visitors fall even more in love with the South’s favorite beach town.

ORIGINAL BENJAMIN’S CALABASH SEAFOOD GINGERBREAD LANE COMPETITION The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood has been an icon in Myrtle Beach for more than 30 years, serving fresh-caught seafood from the Atlantic Ocean and the brackish inland waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. The restaurant features lighthouseinspired architecture and nautical decor and serves lightly battered, deep-fried seafood known regionally as “Calabash.” The Original Benjamin’s takes its art forms seriously. At the restaurant, one can find dozens of model ships on display that have been handcrafted or meticulously restored by the restaurant’s master shipwright, Jimmy Frost. The collection includes sailboats, famous ocean liners and naval war ships. During the holiday season, however, it’s a different art form that draws crowds: gingerbread homes. The Original Benjamin’s Gingerbread Lane competition is

a spectacle not to be missed, and participants have come from states away to enter their creations in the lineup. Over the years, the contest has seen everything from houseboats to lighthouses to White House replicas and beyond. Some participants have been entering the competition year after year for over a decade. Groups that want to see the gingerbread houses can visit anytime from the Saturday before Thanksgiving to January 1st. originalbenjamins.com INTRACOASTAL CHRISTMAS REGATTA On the Saturday following Thanksgiving, a colorful parade of holiday-decorated vessels ushers the season into the Carolinas’ Grand Strand of beaches. Known as the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta, the spectacle begins parading at dusk from Tilghman’s point to Dock Holiday’s Marina and is best viewed from the deck of one of the area’s riverside restaurants. Many have regatta-themed holiday specials available during the parade. Boat owners take great pride in


decking out their vessels yearafter-year for the maritime march, often selecting themes to guide the decorations. Boats have appeared as tropical islands, Vegas show stages, Santa’s sleighs and much more. Typically, the event also features a charitable component, and attendees help raise support for a designated yearly cause, such as the local Humane Society or Christmas toys for underprivileged children. littleriverchamber.org DICKENS SHOW AND FESTIVALS Part farmers market, part craft fair, part festival, the Dickens Christmas Show and festivals draw crowds of more than 20,000 from across the Southeast every year. Visitors come to shop, dine, take in the sights and catch a good whiff of Christmas spirit. This award-winning event takes over the Myrtle Beach Convention Center the second weekend in November every year, filling the 100,000-square-foot space with vendors clad in Victorian-era costumes and selling everything from gourmet popcorn to handcrafted jewelry and art. Adding to the Victorian ambiance are musicians who stroll

throughout the crowds, a historical Santa Claus, tea leaf readers and more. Punctuating the bazaar of goods and goodies are various “festivals” that showcase the creativity of local artisans to benefit nonprofit groups. In 2021, expect the Festival of Trees, Tables, Wreaths, Worlds and — new since 2019 — Stockings. Each festival is a designated area of the market where elaborately decorated holiday items, such as trees, are displayed. Often decorated in themes, the items are available for purchase via silent auction. All proceeds go to the designated nonprofit sponsor of that festival. Tiny Tim, from the festival’s namesake inspiration, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” would certainly approve. dickenschristmasshow.com HOLIDAY FANTASEA Presented annually by the Coastal Network Cooperative in partnership with the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Holiday FantaSea is a complimentary production available for group tours that book trips to Myrtle Beach during the beginning of the holiday season. This two-hour show, with awardwinning singers and dancers from the local area, happens on the first two Tuesdays of November in order to inspire groups to get a head start on the winter travel season and book their tours to the area early. In addition to enjoying a riveting onstage performance, guests can get in on the fun through dozens of giveaways that happen live at the event, including gift cards to Tanger Outlets and local

restaurants. It’s also a chance for guests to preview other attractions in the Myrtle Beach area, as representatives from Ripley’s Aquarium, Medieval Times and others are present to offer groups more information on current happenings at these venues. The show takes place at Beach Church, and tickets can be purchased through the hotel managers that book groups’ tours. Though Holiday FantaSea was started as a way to give back to tour operators and groups, it has become an all-around win not only for the groups and the convention and visitors bureau, but also for local businesses. visitmyrtlebeach.com

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Adams Bluegrass Festivals, founded nearly 50 years ago by Norman Adams, brings a talented lineup of artists and family-friendly celebrations of the historic genre to cities across the South. Every winter, Myrtle Beach steps into the spotlight on this rotation for the Carolina State Bluegrass Festival.

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In 2021, the Myrtle Beach Convention Center will host the 51st annual festival, which kicks off on Thanksgiving Day and continues on through the weekend. Featuring top talent from around the world within the bluegrass category, the festival is enjoyed by fans of all ages, and children under 7 years of age receive free admission. Dancing to fiddles, banjos and guitars is a great way to burn off energy from all that Thanksgiving pie. Notable talent of years past includes the Lonesome River Band, the Crowe Brothers, the Little Ray and Lizzy Show, Jeff Parker and Co., and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Keep an eye on evansmediasource. com for what’s sure to be a star-studded 2021 lineup. evansmediasource.com

music performed inside and outside local boutiques and art galleries, and try to spot one of the famed “living window displays” on the second Thursday of the month, when shop owners compete to see who can produce the most magnificently staged live window scene. conwayalive.com

ARTS FESTIVALS Myrtle Beach is filled with artistic expression. The Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild has been providing a platform for local artisans to sell their work for more than half a century. Guests that visit during the first half of November may be able to catch the 49th annual arts festival put on by the guild, called Art in the Park, held in the Valor Park area of Market Common. While the art fair showcases dozens RIVERTOWN CHRISTMAS of talented local artisans and CELEBRATION makers, it also draws vendors from The Rivertown Christmas across the country that come to Celebration is like stepping through showcase their myriad talent and time into the scene of a classic wares. Christmas movie. In the quaint town Find traditional oil-on-canvas of Conway, local shop owners, city paintings, wire sculptures, officials, musicians and restaurateurs homemade jewelry, wood carvings come together to transform their and more. It’s a good way to support downtown into a magical Christmas the arts and small businesses while village during the first two weeks of finding one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. December. Kicking off with a treewacg.org lighting ceremony that culminates with Santa’s arrival at City Hall, the WINTER ARTS AND event runs every night through the CRAFTS SHOW middle of December from 6:00pm Slightly later in the season, typically to 8:00pm. the first weekend of December, Visitors can take a horseyou can find similar artisan offerings drawn carriage ride through the against a more upscale backdrop. picturesque downtown, enjoy live The Winter Arts and Craft Show

is coming up on its 34th year in Myrtle Beach and is now hosted at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, a hotel well known by Myrtle Beach summer vacationers. Visitors can browse through artisan goods and discover sweet treats and delicious eats, all just a few yards from the beach. Depending on the weather, a crisp walk outside on the shore after an afternoon of shopping and snacking might be the perfect end to a cheery holiday outing. The DoubleTree Resort will announce dates and times on its website.


BAREFOOT LANDING

At Barefoot Landing, guests can unwind from the stress of the holiday season in a beautiful waterfront setting. Stretched along the Intracoastal Waterway, this complex features 50-plus shops, 10 restaurants and eight exciting attractions, not to mention stunning views of a 27acre lake. Shoppers can browse brands such as Chico’s and Sand and Sun, or try local Southern cuisine from Blueberry’s Grill or the River City Cafe. Starting at the end of November, Barefoot Landing hosts the annual Lighting of the Landing, with a tree-lighting ceremony, live music, a Santa visit and a spectacular fireworks display. bflanding.com

MARKET COMMON

Also known as Myrtle Beach’s Uptown Downtown, Market Common is where travelers come to shop, eat and play. Featuring over 30 niche stores and boutiques, including Orvis, Francesca’s, Centro Shoes, Pottery Barn and Tommy Bahama, Market Common offers shopping options for everyone. Visitors can enjoy diverse cuisine, from American and Italian to Chinese and Tex-Mex. For a fun night out, discover 810 Billiards and Bowling, the Seacoast Artists Gallery and Grand 14 Cinema, dubbed “the most comfortable movie theater in Myrtle Beach.” Regardless of visitors’ preferred activities, there’s something for everyone to love at Market Common, from exciting entertainment venues to one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. marketcommonmb.com

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Myrtle Beach venues celebrate the season By Molly Phillips The holidays are a time when worn imaginations often find new life, whether through watching a Christmas pageant, reading a favorite childhood storybook, huddling up with hot chocolate to take in a classic holiday movie or just pausing to listen to carolers in a snow-covered street. It’s that sliver of time at the end of a long year we look forward to, to be inspired, to be uplifted and, maybe just for a moment, to believe in magic again. Myrtle Beach offers holiday travelers myriad opportunities to experience that moment of transcendence and wonder and to enter into the joy of Christmas through the art of music and theater. The winter holiday season has become one of the cultural pinnacles of Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area. Performances from world-renowned actors, musicians, athletes and dancers, all set against elaborate holiday backdrops unrivaled by most other stages in the country, can be found

CAROLINA OPRY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, often called “The Christmas Show of the South,” will open its 36th season of enchanting holiday performances on November 1st. Gilmore works for months to create an unforgettable holiday experience, with his usual signature flair for production. Each year, the 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 in Myrtle Beach to be touted as “the real thing,” real talent, real production With accessible pricing, group rates values, real entertainment—the and kid-approved shows, there’s no “Top attraction in Myrtle Beach” according to CNBC, and a holiday reason not to infuse a winter trip tradition for over thirty years. The to the shore with culture, cheer, Carolina Opry Christmas Special glitter and sparkle — and just maybe, a little magic. brings the warm, wonderful, and fun spirit of Christmas to life with music, comedy and dance. Among the award-winning cast you'll see Delvin Choice, seen on at theaters across the region every night of the week. Groups visiting Myrtle Beach during the holiday season can see Motown classics performed in a historic setting at the GTS Theatre. Travelers can catch their favorite tunes from the 60s & 70s in Hot Jersey Nights Christmas Special at Broadway Theatre. Enjoy the Grand Strand’s longest running show at The Carolina Opry’s Christmas Special and don’t forget to visit Legends in Concert or Alabama Theatre’s, The South’s Grandest Christmas Show. Additionally, Legends in Concert and Pirate’s Voyage Christmas shows are filled with holiday cheer and the true meaning of Christmas.


NBC’s The Voice, the renowned All That! clogging group, seen on NBC's American's Got Talent, Tangena Church, Christie Templeton, Chas Croft Sorrells, Nashville recording artist Brad Long, a bonus seasonal brass section, and 35 of the nation’s most talented vocalists and musicians—all accompanied by the Calvin Gilmore orchestra, led by Kevin Hughes with the Margaret Rice dancers in the holiday-embellished Carolina Opry Theater. Kids love real horse-drawn sleigh and snow! Seats begin selling a year in advance, early reservations are strongly recommended. Christmas decor at The Carolina Opry Theater has been raised to a high art form—an attraction in and of itself. In a dramatic one-week shut-down, the transformation into a winter wonderland begins as the crew spends all night and the entire following week preparing over 35 Christmas trees, 75 wreaths, 5 miles of tree lighting wire, countless tree ornaments, and mounds of Christmas snow, all presided over by the stunning 30foot tree with more than 25,000 lights. House photographers are available for family photos in front of the splendid tree—many of them ending up on family Christmas cards. The Carolina Opry Christmas Special runs November 1st, 2021 through January 5th, 2022, with regular evening performances and selectively scheduled matinees. thecarolinaopry.com

LEGENDS IN CONCERT Born at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino in 1983, Legends in Concert has become the global leader in tribute performances to iconic pop legends. The Myrtle Beach location, nestled among the fine dining and shopping of the Broadway at the Beach entertainment district, has become a staple in the city’s theatrical scene over the years. Talented performers pay homage to everyone from Aretha Franklin to Brittany Spears, Johnny Cash and dozens of other American musical heroes. Each show features five different acts, showcasing a mix of musical performances for all generations. During the holidays, Legends in Concert pulls out all the stops, putting a festive spin on each performance and showcasing holiday tunes made famous by the likes of Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and Dolly Parton, among others. There is nothing like hearing your favorite holiday hits live in concert. What better way to introduce younger family members to talented giants gone by while still letting them rock out to today’s anthems, all in one memorable evening. Discover why guests consistently give the performances five-star reviews. legendsinconcert.com

ALABAMA THEATRE Some of the best singers and dancers in the country, clad in dazzling costumes, perform in this montage of Christmas classics while live musicians provide a vivid score from the stage. Also featured in this year’s show will be new Comedic Juggler “Slim Chance” who will put a new twist on the Christmas season. Be on the edge of your seats while he juggles a bowling ball, ping pong ball, rubber chicken or even saw blades! The special effects, ambiance and music will transport you beyond your seat and into a Christmas wonderland of color and excitement. alabama-theatre.com

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TANGER OUTLETS

Calling all fashion lovers! At Tanger Outlets, the mission has always been to provide shoppers with the latest in fashion trends for the best prices. Visitors can find savings on popular brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Wilson’s Leather, Ann Taylor, Carter’s and Calvin Klein. Visitors can take advantage of the lifetime TangerClub memberships for a small one-time fee to receive exclusive discounts, complimentary items, gift cards and other benefits. Groups can even get coupon books with additional deals and discounts. tangeroutlet.com/myrtlebeach17


GTS THEATRE Billed as an “intimate cabaret theater,” the GTS Theatre is known for first-class entertainment in a family-style setting, allowing for audience interaction with the onstage performers. During the holiday season, the theater’s regular programming of tributes to Southern greats such as Elvis, Whitney Houston, Motown bands and more gets a festive face-lift and extra dose of Christmas charm. The marquee productions of the holiday season include a Motown Christmas tribute. The Motown Christmas tribute brings guests on a musical journey through the legendary music created in Detroit in the ’60s and ’70s. A recounting of the bringing down of racial and social barriers in the post-segregation era, the Motown music story is one of hope, unity and inspiration, perfectly suited for the holiday season. Singing along while classic holiday hits made famous by the likes of Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and the Jackson 5 are performed onstage is highly encouraged. The twohour performance is suitable for families, and tickets for students and children are well under $20, making it a fun outing for school groups, multigenerational families and anyone else who appreciates classic hits and holiday cheer. gtstheatre.com

BROADWAY THEATRE – HOT JERSEY NIGHTS Come see the Grand Strand’s newest Holiday show, Hot Jersey Nights Christmas Special! Experience the very best and most loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Songs of all time with a mixture of all the Holiday Classics you could ever wish for. Take a walk down memory lane with four of the very best Male Vocalists in America as they join together in a Christmas Wonderland onstage to sing all their Hit Songs including, “Walk Like a Man,” “Candy Girl,” “Jingle Bells,” “White Christmas,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “My Eyes Adored You” and of course “Oh What a Night,” which is exactly what you will have! broadwaytheatermb.com/hotjersey-nights

PIRATES VOYAGE – Pirates may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Christmas, but anyone who has been to Myrtle Beach during the holidays knows that Pirates Voyage is a can’t-miss attraction to fit into any November or December getaway to the Grand Strand. This dinner-and-a-show venue hosts year-round productions of “swashbuckling” excitement, complete with real pirate ships, sea lions, tropical birds and a 15-foot-deep aquatic stage. During Christmastime, the tropical set transforms into a holiday wonderland, and audience members join Captain Scrooge on an adventure as he takes a Dickens-inspired journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Every show is accompanied by a four-course meal that showcases Southern cuisine — complete with roasted chicken, barbecued pork and apple pie. Dinner is served throughout the course of the show by a cast of pirate characters that add to the feeling of immersion in the magical world of parrots and peg legs. Vegetarian and gluten-free meal options are available upon request. Group rates are also available for “crews” of 20 or more people, and the venue can accommodate groups of as many as 940, making it a great option for church groups, school trips, corporate meetings and even family reunions. piratesvoyage.com

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