Thanksgiving has come and gone and the holiday season is here again. Decorations are starting to be hung, the lights are aglow and Christmas shows are being performed nightly. When you vacation with Brittain Resorts & Hotels during December, there are plenty of festive happenings to get you in the holiday spirit!
If you love the magic of twinkling lights during the holidays – there are plenty to be found around Myrtle Beach. Heading down south you’ll find the MarshWalk with strings of light decorating the waterfront boardwalk. If you venture a little further south, you’ll wind up at Brookgreen Gardens. During this time of year, you’ll find the gardens have been transformed into a glistening wonderland as you explore along paths lit with over 5,000 hand lit candles during their annual Nights of a Thousand Candles. Up on the north end in North Myrtle Beach, they have a Sports Complex that has been turned into a drive-thru light show. There are over 500 festive light displays and even a custom magical light show – with one section coming alive and synchronized to music! After driving through the display, you’ll find Santa’s Village where you can enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores and visiting with Santa himself. Also in the complex is a giant inflatable slide to venture down as well as the ropes course, Go Ape, which has been transformed into a treetop adventure filled with lights.
While you’re in town you’ll want to make sure to purchase tickets to a spectacular holiday show at one of the many theatres. Life-size toy soldiers will tickle the ivories with their boots during the South’s Grandest Christmas Show at Alabama Theatre. Along with breath-taking dance sequences, you’ll catch the Grinch himself at The Carolina Opry’s “Christmas Show of the South”. And both Alabama Theatre and The Carolina Opry will feature classic Christmas carols along with other holiday favorites. Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show performs their interpretation of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” – with a “pirate” twist, ending with a special Christmas message alongside the nativity. Legends in Concert showcases timeless holiday classics being performed by some of the greats including Nat King Cole, Dolly Parton and Elvis. These holiday shows are are must see!
If there’s one thing visitors have on their Myrtle Beach vacation to-do lists is shopping. There are plenty of shops and outlets for you to get a jumpstart on your holiday gift list while you’re in town. Broadway at the Beach has a collection of boutique stores where you can find unique gifts and trinkets. They also have a Build-A-Bear Workshop and Ridemakerz where you can build and customize a stuffed animal or toy race car to give the young ones on your list. Tanger Outlets has a collection of name brand stores with discounted prices on their apparel. And of course there are a few local malls to explore as well.
The Grand Strand is a wonderful place to visit any time of year, but is especially fun during the winter months, when you can find plenty of holiday entertainment. So before you throw that next log on the fire, book your winter getaway with Brittain Resorts and Hotels and enjoy getting into the holiday spirit on the warm beaches of Myrtle Beach!