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North Myrtle Beach Turns Into Christmas Wonderland in 2015

Celebrate the Holiday season as the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex turns into Christmas Wonderland! The City of North Myrtle Beach is partnering with Little Spider Creations to create a brand new must-see winter attraction. The event’s fun-for-all-ages activities include a Holiday hayride light show, interactive petting zoo, exciting Christmas paintball challenge, high wire circus acts, and so much more; all featuring hand-crafted scenery and props provided by Little Spider Creations.

Cozy up for a hayride under the stars and witness thousands of lights synchronized to your favorite Christmas tunes. Take a Walk to the North Pole that ends at Santa’s magic mailbox where you can send your very own personal message to Santa himself. Enjoy our “Under the Sea” puppet show with an original script and score.

There is also a petting zoo and the world-renowned Kindar-Martin Family Circus featuring high wire and trapeze acts that are sure to amaze. In addition, visitors can help Santa “save Christmas” in South Carolina’s first interactive holiday paintball attraction.

Christmas Wonderland also features pictures with Santa, a Community stage with local talent groups, a vendor village and much more. Join us in North Myrtle Beach and experience a Christmas Event unlike any other. There is so much to see and do, you made need to visit twice!

The North Myrtle Beach Christmas Wonderland event will be open most evenings, Thursday through Sunday, from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM beginning Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, 2015. Additional weeknight hours will be added further in the holiday season. Be sure to check the North Myrtle Beach Christmas Wonderland website for a full schedule and location details.

Oceana Resorts offers several great lodging options near the North Myrtle Beach Christmas Wonderland event including Bay Watch Resort, Atlantic Breeze Ocean Resort, Harbourgate Marina Club, and more. Bring the entire family to North Myrtle Beach for a fun-filled holiday getaway and take advantage of the many great vacation rental deals that Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals has available all throughout the season. Plus, Oceana Resorts guests can purchase Christmas Wonderland admission at an exclusive discounted price!

Oceana Resorts Guests Save $4 Off Admission

Save on all day wrist bands to the North Myrtle Beach Christmas Wonderland when you stay with Oceana Resorts. Discounted wristbands can be added to your online reservation or purchased at the front desk of any Oceana Resorts managed property. Adult wristbands (age 12+) are available for $16 and Childrens’ wristbands (age 5-12) are available for $6 – a $4 savings off the door price! All day wristbands include access to all attractions and 1 game of The Great Christmas Paintball Challenge. Additional paintball challenge tickets can be purchased at the event.

Plan your Myrtle Beach holiday getaway with Oceana Resorts and be sure to plan a visit to the North Myrtle Beach Christmas Wonderland. It is going to be unlike any other Holiday event the Grand Strand has ever seen!


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2015 Myrtle Beach Holiday Festivities

The holiday season is a special time in Myrtle Beach, thanks to the many area attractions and businesses that host are host to special events and shows that help us all get into the holiday spirit. Holiday events range from Christmas musicals to conventions to drive through light displays, and everything in between. Read on to learn more about some of the area’s most popular holiday attractions. When you are ready to plan your Myrtle Beach holiday vacation, be sure to take advantage of up to 35% off oceanfront vacation rentals through Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.


Carolina Opry Christmas Special – The Christmas Show of the South

Celebrating 30 years of holiday tradition, The Carolina Opry Christmas Special is brimming with music, comedy, and dance. This year’s show plans to blend new changes with time-honored traditions. Known as “The Holiday Show of the South,” it is at the top of every Myrtle Beach Holiday must-see list. The theatre is also decked out with 35 Christmas trees, 75 wreaths, and over five miles of light strands! The Carolina Opry Special runs November 2, 2015 – January 2, 2016 with regular evening performances and selective matinees. For tickets, call 800.843.6779 or visit www.thecarolinaopry.com.


Alabama Theatre – The South’s Grandest Christmas Show

Voted Myrtle Beach’s #1 Holiday Show, the Alabama Theatre presents The South’s Grandest Christmas Show. This year’s Christmas extravaganza combines talent, scenery and special effects to produce a spectacular holiday musical experience. The South’s Grandest Christmas Show is a southern family tradition on the Grand Strand for visitors and locals alike. The show plays six nights a week at 7:30 PM with select 2:00 PM matinees November 2, 2015 – January 2, 2016. For reservations, call 800.342.2262 or visit www.alabama-theatre.com.


Pirates Voyage Christmas Show

Christmas at Pirates Voyage takes guests on a voyage with Captain Scrooge and the mystical Spirit of Christmas as they travel to the past, through the present, and into the future of Buccaneer Bay. From November 5th, 2015 through January 2nd, 2016 families will watch in awe as Christmas toys come to life before their eyes, performing amazing acrobatics high overhead. The show is topped off with a four-course holiday feast, featuring Buccaneer bread, a roasted half chicken, barbecued pork, corn on the cob, mashed and flogged taters, and apple pie. A live Nativity with wise men and live animals put the final touches on an excellent holiday show. For more information, call 843.497.9700 or visit www.piratesvoyage.com.


Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals

For folks who love to get into the holiday spirit without being confined to their seats, The Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals is a unique event comprised of a multitude of shopping and entertainment options. The cornerstone of the event is a Victorian Holiday Marketplace held in the giant exhibition hall of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Here, against a Victorian Holiday background, explore amidst the hundreds of period-dressed vendors selling everything from jewelry, gifts, toys, arts and crafts, gourmet foods, holiday décor and much more. There is really is something here for everyone on your holiday shopping list. In addition to the many vendors, strolling Victorian Musicians, Tea Leaf Readers, Punch & Judy Shows, shadow box displays, a life-sized historic “Santa through the Ages” exhibit and a real live Santa, contribute to the incredible holiday spectacle – not to mention the elaborate displays of trees, Wreaths and other decorations to experience too! The Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals takes place November 12th – 15th, 2015 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Call 843.448.9483 for more information, or visit www.dickenschristmasshow.com.


Nights of a Thousand Candles

Each weekend in December, leading up to the Christmas holiday, head to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrell’s Inlet after dark and enjoy the Nights of a Thousand Candles. Stroll amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3:00-10:00 PM. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends. This annual event has become a holiday tradition when the gardens become a wonderland of lights and candles and outstanding entertainment. Dinner catered by Inlet Affairs is also available in addition to admission prices. Nights of a Thousand Candles takes place three weekends only: December 3-5, 10-12, and 17-19, 2015. For tickets and information, call 843.235.6000 or visit www.brookgreen.org.


Intracoastal Christmas Regatta

Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving Little River Inlet hosts the annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta Boat Parade. Bring the whole family and watch extravagantly decorated boats displaying the holiday spirit as they pass by several viewing between Little River Inlet and arriving at Dock Holidays Marina. This event is complete free to attend, but organizers encourage viewers to donate a new, unwrapped toy to support families in need during the holiday season. Toys and donations can be dropped off at Harbourgate Marina. This year’s regatta will be held on November 28th, 2015 from 5:00-7:00PM. For more information be sure to visit www.christmasregatta.com.


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Coastal Uncorked Returns in September

Labor Day Weekend, Myrtle Beach will be uncorked! The fifth annual Coastal Uncorked Festival launches on Friday, September 4th with Chocolate Under the Moon, a dessert and moonshine mixology event. Live music, delicious desserts, and a moonshine mixology challenge are sure to entertain all.

On Saturday, Brews ‘N the Beach takes place. Featuring the country’s finest craft beers, live music and a wide variety of food vendors, this event offers something for everyone.

The event concludes on Sunday with the popular Grand Tasting Tent. Here, patrons can sample wine from multiple vineyards as well as a selection of gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Live music will also be featured.

All events will take place in Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach. Tickets are on sale now ($20 per event or $50 for a three day pass) and can be purchased by visiting www.coastaluncorked.com.


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Myrtle Beach Thanksgiving and Black Friday Guide

Myrtle Beach is a great place for those planning on spending the Thanksgiving holiday away from home. The Grand Strand is host to great Thanksgiving meals, holiday shows, and tons of great shopping complexes. If you want to eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal with an oceanfront view, check out the South’s “Grandest Holiday Show”, or take advantage of tons of Black Friday Sales, Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals can provide exactly what you are looking for. Read on to learn more about oceanfront Thanksgiving Feasts and the area’s best shopping.

Thanksgiving Day Feasts on the Oceanfront

The Patricia Grand, located at 2710 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, is holding their annual Thanksgiving Feast on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The annual all-you-can-eat feast will again be held at Grand Central Station Restaurant, the oceanfront restaurant on the 2nd floor of the resort. The menu has all of the traditional favorites like roasted turkey with gravy, honey glazed pit ham, green bean casserole, candied yams and others. The oceanfront views and impressive presentation, including a giant baked bread cornucopia prepared by Chef Michael, make this event a must for any holiday travelers. Come early, as special early bird pricing is available from 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM. Additionally, one dollar from every adult buffet sold will be donated to a local food bank that will help families in need enjoy a holiday feast of their own. Call 843.448.8453 or visit their website for the full Grand Central Station Restaurant Thanksgiving Day menu and pricing.

Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center, located at 2701 South Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach, will be hosting their annual feast on Thanksgiving Day as well. Blue Room Café, located on the first floor of the center tower, will provide guests with southern Thanksgiving favorites and a great oceanfront view. This all-you-can-eat buffet menu includes all the holiday essentials including roasted turkey, ham, stuffing, and more. The holiday buffet will be available from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Thursday November 27th, 2014. Call 843.272.4600 or visit their website to view the full Blue Room Café Thanksgiving Day menu and pricing.

Popular Black Friday Shopping Locations

Folks who are looking forward to some holiday shopping can book Oceana Resorts Shop ‘Til You Drop Special. Available until December 23rd, guests who book this package will receive a discount on lodging at a choice of waterfront Myrtle Beach resorts, as well as a voucher at check-in for a Tanger Outlet Coupon Book, while supplies last, to get a head start on their holiday shopping. Tanger Outlets has two locations in the Myrtle Beach area – one on Highway 501 just several miles inland, and another on Highway 17 Bypass, just south of North Myrtle Beach. Click here for more information about this special, including information about participating resorts.

If shopping is your main focus during a holiday beach vacation, Tanger Outlets are just some of the many great options in Myrtle Beach. The Market Common, Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, and the Coastal Grand Mall are some of the larger shopping complexes, and offer a wide variety of shops to visit. Myrtle Beach has all of the well-known retailers and department stores like Best Buy, Kohl’s, Toys”R”Us, Bass Pro Shops, and so on. Check out the following listings below for location information for popular area shopping. Also, be sure to take a look at our Top Myrtle Beach Holiday Festivities Guide for information on some of the must-see entertainment and attractions this holiday season.

The Market Common | 4017 Deville St., Myrtle Beach
www.marketcommonmb.com
40 shops and restaurants – Visit the website for a full listing.

Broadway at the Beach | 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
www.broadwayatthebeach.com
100 specialty shops, 20 restaurants, nightclubs and dance clubs, and much more – Visit the website for a full listing.

Barefoot Landing | 4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach
www.bflanding.com
Over 100 specialty shops, 13 waterfront restaurants, and more – Visit the website for a full listing.

Coastal Grand Mall | 2000 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach
www.coastalgrand.com
Over a million square feet of enclosed shopping and more than 130 stores – Visit the website for the current store directory.

Myrtle Beach Mall | 10177 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
www.mymallmyrtlebeach.com
Home of BASS Pro Shops Outdoor World. Visit the website for the current store directory.

Tanger Outlet Centers | 10835 Kings Road, Myrtle Beach & 4635 Factory Stores Blvd, Myrtle Beach
www.tangeroutlet.com
Buy direct from more than 75 brand name manufacturers and designers – Visit the website for the current store directory.

Gator Hole Plaza | 550 Highway 17 N, North Myrtle Beach
Wal-Mart, Home Depot, several other shops and restaurants.

Hobby Lobby | 1430 Hwy. 17 N, North Myrtle Beach
www.hobbylobby.com

Best Buy | 1145 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach
www.bestbuy.com

H.H. Gregg | 550 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach
www.hhgregg.com

Kohl’s | 8646 Highway 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach
www.kohls.com

Target | 1150 Seaboard Street, Myrtle Beach & 140 Sayebrook Parkway, Myrtle Beach
www.target.com

Toys“R”Us | 1100 Seaboard Street, Myrtle Beach & 10125 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet
www.toysrus.com


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Top Myrtle Beach Holiday Festivities

The holiday season is a special time in Myrtle Beach, thanks to the many area attractions and businesses that host are host to special events and shows that help us all get into the holiday spirit. Holiday events range from Christmas musicals to conventions to drive through light displays, and everything in between. Read on to learn more about some of the area’s most popular holiday attractions.


Carolina Opry Christmas Special – The Christmas Show of the South

A holiday tradition for almost 30 years, The Carolina Opry Christmas Special is brimming with music, comedy, and dance, and this year’s show promises surprise cast members! Known as “The Holiday Show of the South,” it is at the top of every Myrtle Beach Holiday must-see list. The theatre is also decked out with 35 Christmas trees, 75 wreaths, and over five miles of light strands! The Carolina Opry Special runs November 1, 2014 – January 3, 2015 with regular evening performances and selective matinees. For tickets, call 800.843.6779 or visit www.thecarolinaopry.com.


Alabama Theatre – The South’s Grandest Christmas Show

Voted Myrtle Beach’s #1 Holiday Show, the Alabama Theatre presents The South’s Grandest Christmas Show. This year’s Christmas extravaganza combines talent, scenery and special effects to produce a spectacular holiday musical experience. The South’s Grandest Christmas Show is a southern family tradition on the Grand Strand for visitors and locals alike. The show plays six nights a week at 7:30 PM with select 2:00 PM matinees November 1st – December 31st, 2014. For reservations, call 800.342.2262 or visit www.alabama-theatre.com.


Pirates Voyage Christmas Show

Christmas at Pirates Voyage takes guests on a voyage with Captain Scrooge and the mystical Spirit of Christmas as they travel to the past, through the present, and into the future of Buccaneer Bay. From November 6th, 2014 through January 3rd, 2015 families will watch in awe as Christmas toys come to life before their eyes, performing amazing acrobatics high overhead. The show is topped off with a four-course holiday feast, featuring Buccaneer bread, a roasted half chicken, barbecued pork, corn on the cob, mashed and flogged taters, and apple pie. A live Nativity with wise men and live animals put the final touches on an excellent holiday show. For more information, call 843.497.9700 or visit www.piratesvoyage.com.


Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals

For folks who love to get into the holiday spirit without being confined to their seats, The Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals is a unique event comprised of a multitude of shopping and entertainment options. The cornerstone of the event is a Victorian Holiday Marketplace held in the giant. exhibit hall of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Here, against a Victorian Holiday background, explore amidst the hundreds of period-dressed vendors selling everything from jewelry, gifts, toys, arts and crafts, gourmet foods, holiday décor and much more. There is really is something here for everyone on your holiday shopping list. In addition to the many vendors, strolling Victorian Musicians, Tea Leaf Readers, Punch & Judy Shows, shadow box displays, a life-sized historic “Santa through the Ages” exhibit and a real live Santa, contribute to the incredible holiday spectacle – not to mention the elaborate displays of trees, Wreaths and other decorations to experience too! The Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals takes place November 13th – 16th at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Call 843.448.9483 for more information, or visit www.dickenschristmasshow.com.


Nights of a Thousand Candles

From December 4th-20th, head to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrell’s Inlet after dark and enjoy the Nights of 1000 Candles. Stroll amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3:00-10:00 PM. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends. This annual event has become a holiday tradition when the gardens become a wonderland of lights and candles and outstanding entertainment. Dinner catered by Inlet Affairs is also available in addition to admission prices. For tickets and information, call 843.235.6000 or visit www.brookgreen.org.


Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Want to enjoy some holiday sights during your beach vacation, but worried you don’t have time? Your family can enjoy Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, an amazing light display, without leaving your car (but there is plenty to explore if you do). Known as the “world’s largest drive-through, fully synchronized, LED Christmas light and music show”, this show is a highlight of the Christmas season. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is located at TicketReturn.com Field (home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball team) at 1251 21st Avenue N. The light display is open from November 7, 2014 – January 4, 2015 from dusk until 10:00 PM every night, and later on weekends. Outside of your vehicle, you can visit Santa’s Village where you can get photos taken with Santa, ride ponies or camels, and roast marshmallows. There is a petting zoo for the kids along with inflatables and concessions. Santa’s Village is included in the price of admission. For more information, visit www.shadrackchristmas.com.


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Myrtle Beach Area 2014 Halloween Events

Myrtle Beach can be a frightful place during the month of October, but you’ll love every minute of it! Top attractions like the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Barefoot Landing, and Broadway at the Beach are get into the Halloween Spirit with parties, fright nights, trick or treating, sleepovers and costume contests. Read on to decide which Myrtle Beach Halloween festivities are right for you and your family.

Myrtle Beach Halloween Events

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Halloween Fright Nights (Oct. 3 – Nov. 1) – The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Fright Nights take place every Friday and Saturday through November 1st. Zombies will roam the area, which will be decorated and lit with eerie lights and effects. Discounted admission to the haunted attractions, zip lines, the Skywheel, and other favorites will also be offered. This is a great time to check out Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, located at 9th Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard, which features live actors inside a giant haunted house. The sounds and special effects will chill you to the core this Halloween. Nearby, the Nightmare Haunted House is located at 10th Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard. This haunted house attraction features a crazy clown with an evil laugh that haunts you as you struggle to find your way through the dark, spooky corridors.

Broadway at the Beach Nightmare in the Square (Oct. 25) – Just a couple minutes away from the Boardwalk, Broadway at the Beach is home to several Halloween events this year and offers something for everyone from children to adults. The adult fun begins at the Nightmare in the Square costume contest and party starting at 7:30 PM on Saturday, October 25th. Party in the square with a DJ, and stay for the costume contest which will follow. Celebrations Nightclubs will also have a Halloween Night Bash and costume contest.

Broadway at the Beach Trick-or-Treat (Oct. 31) – The family friendly Broadway at the Beach event occurs the following Friday, on Halloween night. Bring the kids to the annual Broadway at the Beach Trick-or-Treat from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Friday night as participating merchants hand out goodies throughout the shopping and entertainment complex.

Ripley’s Aquarium Boo-Quarium Bash and Spook-Quarium Sleepover (Oct. 25) – Ripley’s Aquarium, also at Broadway at the Beach, will hold two events for Halloween this year. The first event, the “Boo-Quarium Bash“, will take place from 3:00 until 8:00 pm Saturday, October 25 and is free with paid admission to the aquarium. There will be a costume parade, a “build a scarecrow workshop”, and a scavenger hunt. Immediately following the bash, the “Spook-Quarium Sleepover” begins. Guests will spend the night in the aquarium with the sharks and other sea creatures, while making crafts and enjoying snacks, a scavenger hunt and a haunted aquarium walk. The sleepover goes from 8:00 pm Saturday until 8:00 am Sunday, October 26. The cost is $29.99 per person plus the cost of admission. Snacks, games, Sunday morning breakfast are included.

North Myrtle Beach Halloween Events

Barefoot Landing Kids’ Halloween Fun Day (Oct. 25) – Folks visiting the North Myrtle Beach area can choose from two nearby Halloween Celebrations on Saturday, October 25th. At Barefoot Landing, the fun begins at noon with kids and pets Halloween costume contests. There will be prizes for both, as well as carousel rides, kid’s karaoke, a petting zoo, face painting, and much more! Then, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, enjoy a safe evening of family friendly trick-or-treating around the complex.

North Myrtle Beach Howl-O-Scream (Oct. 25) – Also in North Myrtle Beach event is the annual Howl-O-Scream, which moves to a new venue this year – the new North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. This spooky event also offers scare-free zones for the faint of heart. Activities will include pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, hayrides, and trick-or-treating for the kids. Howl-O-Scream runs from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Additional Grand Strand Halloween Events

Murrells Inlet Marshwalk Trick-or-Treat and Costume Contest (Oct. 31) – South of Myrtle Beach, the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk will host trick or treating for kids from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Halloween night, where there will also be a costume contest, parade and more. Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, funniest and most creative costumes. This will be followed by some Halloween fun for the adults from 7:00 PM until 10:30 PM, with adult costume contest cash prizes ranging from $175 to $1500!

Thompson Farm Corn Maze (Sat. & Sun. in Oct.) – For those who aren’t into costumes and overindulging in candy, but enjoy spending time outdoors in our lovely fall weather, check out the Corn Maze at Thompson Farm and Nursery in the neighboring city of Conway, SC. This eight acre maze is the largest in the state, and is sure to keep you occupied for hours! The maze is open every Saturday and Sunday in October. Saturday hours are 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, and Sunday hours are 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. There are also hay rides, animal feeding, and a kid’s play area. There are also select Friday nights when you make your way through the maze in the dark, also known as flashlight nights. Visit ThompsonFarmAndNursery.com for more information.

If you plan to visit Myrtle Beach for a spooky Halloween adventure, be sure to check out the amazing Myrtle Beach vacation rental deals available through Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals®. Oceana Resorts offers several oceanfront downtown Myrtle Beach resort locations near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach, as well as oceanfront North Myrtle Beach resorts conveniently located to Barefoot Landing.


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Oktoberfest Events in Myrtle Beach for 2014

The original Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival that runs from late September into the first weekend of October on the fairgrounds in Munich, Germany. Over six million people visit Munich annually to enjoy the enormous “funfair” and the abundant amusement rides, games, traditional German food and over seven million liters of beer. For those who can’t make it to Germany to take part in this 200 year old tradition, the Grand Strand brings the celebration to you!

Most of the fun takes place Saturday, October 11, when both Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach host their Oktoberfest celebrations. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Oktoberfest will span three city blocks along Ocean Boulevard, while the Inaugural North Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest will be held at the brand new NMB Park and Sports Complex.

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

The Boardwalk Oktoberfest will run from noon until midnight, and has been deemed the “Beach’s Biggest Bavarian Boardwalk Block Party.” This giant event will feature a giant beer garden, food and retail vendors, a German car show, and sidewalk sales at local surrounding businesses. Expect the beer garden to feature some seasonal brews, including Oktoberfest specialties by national brands as well as local breweries.

Oktoberfest isn’t just for the adults though! There will be plenty of fun for the kids. The kid’s area will include a petting zoo (with camel and pony rides), inflatable bounce houses, carnival games and onstage entertainment.

Speaking of entertainment, there will be live music provided by six great regional acts: Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band, Joal Rush and the Wares, A Nickel Bag of Funk, Matt Mackelcan Band, C2 and the Brothers Reed, Dino Capone’s Collision Course, and Channelheimer Oompah Band.

Like all of the great events at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, admission is free. Oceana Resorts has five oceanfront resorts near the Oktoberfest action – Camelot by the Sea is within walking distance from the event, while The Patricia Grand, Anderson Ocean Club, Carolinian Beach Resort, and Ocean Park Resort are all conveniently located on Ocean Boulevard.

North Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

The Inaugural North Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest will take place at the recently completed NMB Park and Sports Complex, also on Saturday October 11th. This festival runs from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm, so Oktoberfest enthusiasts can make time to attend both!

Like the Boardwalk Oktoberfest, there will be plenty of live entertainment, food and drinks. This Oktoberfest features authentic German music as well! There will be more than twenty food vendors serving German food and the “largest” selection of Oktoberfest beer. Guests can also purchase Oktoberfest steins to take home. The kid’s area at this celebration will have inflatables and fun activities including face painting and pumpkin decorating.

Admission to this event is also free. The Park and Sports Complex is located at 150 Citizens Circle in North Myrtle Beach, just a short drive from Harbourgate Marina Club, Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center, and Atlantic Breeze Ocean Resort.


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Gaitherfest 2015 returns to Myrtle Beach, SC

Music Festival in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is pumped up for the return of Gaitherfest! The 9th installment of the event with Bill and Gloria Gaither and friends comes back to the beach October 17 – 18, 2014. Held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Gaitherfest is a 2-day, three-concert gospel music event.

The event features an impressive assortment of artists and speakers including the Gaither Vocal Band, consisting of Bill Gaither, David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, and Todd Suttles. Other acts include The Isaacs, The Martins, Russ Taff, Buddy Greene, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, Angie Primm, Allison Speer, guest speaker Nicole Johnson, and too many others to list!

Gaitherfest is split into three events: the Friday night concert, the Saturday morning concert (and guest speaker), and the Saturday night concert. Tickets are $100 for adults and $35 for children (with a handling fee of $5.00 per ticket) and allow admission into all three events. For more information about the event, visit www.gaither.com or call 800.406.4224.

This event is happening one mile from four of Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals’® most popular Myrtle Beach oceanfront hotels and vacation rentals. The Patricia Grand, Anderson Ocean Club and Spa, Carolinian Beach Resort, and Camelot by the Sea are all just minutes away from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.


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2014 SOS Fall Migration Shag Festival in North Myrtle Beach

As the weather cools and the crowds begin to dwindle, shaggers from all over flock to North Myrtle Beach for one last blowout of the season. The Fall Migration is a 10 day event that takes place at all of the famous SOS (Society of Stranders) lounges, like Fat Harold’s and the OD Arcade. This year’s Fall Migration runs from September 12-21, 2014. Dance classes, popular bands, and special parties are frequent during the migration, but the “capstone” events are Fun Sunday and Fun Monday (the first Sunday and only Monday of the migration). These events take place outdoors on Ocean Drive and Main Street and feature live bands as well as food, drink and merchandise vendors. Thousands of people come out for these two most popular days of the migration where they can practice or learn the shag and add new moves to their repertoire.

The SOS puts together other events throughout the year, including midwinter events in January and the ever popular Spring Safari. Like the Fall Migration, you will find popular bands playing shows along Main Street, shag instructors offering classes, lounges scheduling “tea parties” for SOS club members, and of course the biggest attraction – the nightlife. SOS events have been compared to giant, 10 day block parties; if that sounds like a good time to you, the SOS invites you to come and make some new friends!

The Shag is a partner dance, formally known as the Carolina Shag, done primarily to beach music. It is thought to have originated between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina. Friends come together to shag and celebrate the beach culture of the Carolinas at many annual events in North Myrtle Beach. To learn more about the SOS and the shag lifestyle, visit www.shagdance.com. Here you can find information on clubs, venues, lessons, and much more.

Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® offers a wide selection of North Myrtle Beach oceanfront accommodations that are just a short ride from Main Street and all the fun of this year’s Fall Migration. Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center and Atlantic Breeze Ocean Resort offer convenient locations right on South Ocean Boulevard, and Harbourgate Marina Club is located just a short drive north on the Intracoastal Waterway.


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Ninth Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ in Myrtle Beach, SC

The Annual Beach Boogie and BBQ will return to the Market Common on August 29th and 30th. The ninth installment of the festival, also known as the Official BBQ Championship of South Carolina, will benefit the Shriner’s Hospital of Greenville SC. This is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event, so you know there will be plenty of mouth-watering smoked meat for all to enjoy. Admission to the Beach Boogie and BBQ is free, and there will be a multitude of food, art and crafts, non-profit and other vendor exhibits to browse, as well as a “cornhole” tournament, several competitions, and more.

The festival kicks off Friday night at 6:00 PM with three simultaneous competitions. In “Burgers ‘N’ Brews” event, competitors will be cooking their best burger recipes in hopes of winning a $500 grand prize. These handmade burgers will be available for purchase, along with a wide variety of regionally brewed beers and other beverages. The other two events are Wing Competition and the ever-popular “Anything But” Competition. Similar to the burger competition, teams will be competing for prize money with their best recipes, and festival-goers can purchase the finished products. What exactly is the “Anything But” Competition? Anything but pork, of course!

In addition to these three cooking competitions (which take place until 8:00 PM), live entertainment on the main stage will be provided by Matt Parker & the Deacons and the Austin Mowery Band from 6:00-10:00 PM. The vendors, exhibits, beer garden, and kid’s activities (including a rock climbing wall and dunk tank) will also during those hours as well.

Saturday is packed full of festivities, kicking off at noon and going strong until 10:00 PM. The KCBS BBQ Championship starts at noon and includes four meat categories. Guests can purchase wristbands for $10.00 that will allow them to sample the delicious barbeque from the competing teams. Children under six can sample for free, and various sandwiches and platters can also be purchased. In addition to the championship, attendees can watch the Cornhole competition, admire the classic cars at the Myrtle Beach Car Club Cruise-In, watch the “Kids Q” competition, and enjoy live entertainment on the main stage. The vendors, exhibits, kids’ activities, and beer garden also return on Saturday. The evening will wrap up with a fantastic fireworks display beginning at 9:30 PM.

For more information, including registration, visit the official Beach, Boogie & BBQ website, call (843) 712-2145, or email info@PalmettoEventProductions.

Plan to attend this event but still need a place to stay? Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® offers great deals on oceanfront Myrtle Beach rentals right in the heart of downtown. Ocean Park Resort, Carolinian Beach Resort, and Camelot by the Sea are just a few great options conveniently located to The Market Common, as well as other great Myrtle Beach attractions including the boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach!


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