Don’t Miss a Very Broadway Christmas at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach

With the holidays right around the corner, Broadway at the Beach is getting ready to celebrate in a big way. Whether you’re a local or a visitor – you won’t want to miss all that will be happening for the holidays on Broadway!

Broadway at the Beach will host its fourth annual “A Very Broadway Christmas” on December 1. The all-day holiday event will feature a variety of holiday-themed entertainment and activities, including the 24th annual tree lighting celebration.

“A Very Broadway Christmas” Parade will begin at 11 a.m. and will be the start of the all-day celebration. The parade route will begin on the 21st Avenue North side of Broadway at the Beach, near Pavilion Park West, and will follow the fire lane around the property, ending near Dave & Buster’s.

After the parade, guests are invited to enjoy the holiday entertainment and children’s activities on The Avenue, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include face painting, a balloon artist, holiday stilt walkers, mail for the military, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more.

In addition, the Broadway Blizzard will commence at 2 p.m., where over 500 ping pong balls, each featuring a Broadway merchant, will be dropped. Recipients of the ping pong balls will then be able to take the ball to the listed merchant location and redeem for their special offer, coupon or other promotion.

The 24th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration begins at 6 p.m. and will take place in the Center Court area of the property, between Build-A-Bear Workshop, It’Sugar, Tsunami Surf Shop and The Mole Hole. This year’s celebration will be hosted by WBTW’s Chief Meteorologist Frank Johnson and News Anchor Meghan Miller, and will include performances by Legends In Concert, Over The Moon Fire Dancers, Carolina Freestyle Cloggers, Socastee United Methodist Church Choir as well as other entertainers. Plus there will be a special visit from Santa Claus.

To round out the day, a fireworks extravaganza, sponsored by Helicopter Adventures, will light up the sky over Lake Broadway at 8 p.m.

For more information about Broadway at the Beach and the fourth annual “A Very Broadway Christmas,” visit, call 843-444-3200 or follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

“A Very Broadway Christmas,” Featuring the 24th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

TIMES: “A Very Broadway Christmas” Parade – 11 a.m.; Entertainment & Children’s Activities On The Avenue – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 24th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration – 6 p.m. (lighting to follow show); Fireworks Extravaganza – 8 p.m.

About Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is the area’s most visited attraction.  Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Broadway offers activities for visitors of all ages. You can experience everything from shopping and dining to amusements, entertainment and nightlife. There is always something new and exciting to do, including special events throughout the year.

Prepare to discover a world of wonder and make magical memories of your own as you enjoy the best that Myrtle Beach has to offer all in one place, Broadway at the Beach! Where Myrtle Beach Comes to Life!

Why not spend the day at Broadway at the Beach to get you in the holiday spirit!

It’s Time for the 4th Annual SeptemberFest at Barefoot Landing!

Are you a Myrtle Beach local or visiting on a Fall getaway? Don’t miss Barefoot Landing’s 4th Annual SeptemberFest! Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is one of the most unique and popular shopping, dining and entertainment destinations that you will ever experience. Set along the Intracoastal Waterway and featuring a 27 acre lake, Barefoot Landing offers enjoyment both day and night, all in an atmosphere of a quaint Southern shopping village.

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Barefoot Landing Presents The Fourth Annual SeptemberFest! Featuring

The Duplin Winery Grape Stomp

Barefoot Landing is set to host its fourth annual SeptemberFest! on Saturday, September 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s event will take place in the newest area of Barefoot Landing, Dockside Village. It features restaurants LuLu’s, Greg Norman Australian Grille and Taco Mundo; a children’s playground; amphitheater and an expansive lawn area all located between the Intracoastal Waterway and Barefoot Landing lake.
A new element has been added to the mix with the addition of Duplin Winery’s Grape Stomp. Tickets for the grape stomp are $25 each and will be sold the day of the event. Included as part of the grape stomp ticket are the stomp experience, commemorative wine tumbler and a bottle of Duplin wine.
In addition to the grape stomp, SeptemberFest! will showcase a variety of Barefoot Landing restaurants and eateries offering food tastings for sale, as well as fine retailers all set up along the Dockside Village lawn across from LuLu’s.
Live music from Wet Nose Dogs, Jason Jackson Band and The Grassabillies will take place in the amphitheater throughout the day and attendees are invited to bring a chair, blanket or beach towel and enjoy music from the lawn.
For the fourth year in a row, Barefoot Landing has partnered with Lowcountry Food Bank, a nonprofit organization that provides food to shelters and food banks on the Grand Strand. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or items for donation to the event and a portion of the proceeds from the food tasting will be donated.
For more information about the fourth annual SeptemberFest! at Barefoot Landing, visit or call 1-843-272-8349. You can also follow Barefoot Landing on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
DATE: Saturday, September 15, 2018
TIME: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
EVENT: 4th Annual SeptemberFest!
LOCATION: Barefoot Landing, Dockside Village, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Want an Oceanfront Escape? Head to the Holiday Inn Oceanfront in Surfside Beach, SC

Surfside Beach, SC is a hidden gem along the ocean. Just south of Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach offers beautiful sand, great food choices and is just a few minutes drive away from all the activities of Myrtle Beach without staying in the middle of the beach crowds. It’s the perfect spot for a fall getaway and this Oceanfront Escape Package makes it perfectly affordable too!

The Holiday Inn Oceanfront in Surfside Beach, SC Offering a Very Appealing “Oceanfront Escape Package” Following the Completion of an Impressive $4 Million Renovation

Surfside Beach Holiday Inn

Looking for a fun fall getaway?  You should consider taking advantage of the enticing “Oceanfront Escape Package” that is being offered by the Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Making it even more appealing, the beachside hotel completed an extensive $4 million renovation in April, which included the remodeling of the 133 guest rooms, an updated lobby, the remodeling of the outdoor pool & patio area, and enhanced landscaping. The fresh new look and enhanced outdoor areas make this full-service oceanfront property even more appealing to leisure and business travelers alike.

Located just steps from the sparkling shoreline, the hotel now features completely updated, well-appointed guest rooms with all-new furniture, crisp white bedding, and new carpet. The balconies in each room each feature new sliding doors and updated furniture, perfect for lounging with a stunning ocean view. 

Bright, beachy colors and sleek modern furnishings greet guests when they arrive in the newly enhanced lobby. Additionally, the hotel’s expansive oceanfront pool area features a beautiful new cobblestone pool deck, as well as new lounge furniture, complimentary cabanas for guests, a fire pit & bocce ball area, hot tub, and attractive new privacy fencing and exterior landscaping. The hotel’s popular Shoreline Restaurant, which offers delicious food and drinks, now features a new outdoor dining area for guests, which is perfect for taking in the incredible oceanfront views.   

In addition to accommodations in a newly renovated guest room, the “Oceanfront Escape Package” includes a $20 food & beverage credit for use at the hotel, breakfast-for-two, and a welcome amenity. Available through December 31, 2018, the package starts at $99 per room, per night, plus tax, based on double occupancy. Note that the package price varies based on the dates of the stay and the room type selected.

Additional offerings at the hotel include the popular poolside Shoreline Lounge, a complimentary 24-hour fitness center, an on-site 24-hour business center, live entertainment, and 6,500 square feet of indoor meeting space. Plus, an array of water sports are within walking distance of the hotel, which includes jet skis, banana boats, parasailing, deep sea fishing, and pier fishing.

Other nearby area offerings include Wild Water & Wheels water park, Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade, Ripley’s Aquarium, Broadway at the Beach, The Market Common, and Children’s Museum. 

For reservations for the “Oceanfront Escape Package,” or for additional information on the Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach, call 1-877-666-3243 or (843) 238-5601, or visit , specifically .

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About Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach

Managed by Hostmark Hospitality Group, the Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach is a full-service beachside hotel offering leisure, business and group travelers the perfect place to relax and enjoy their trip. The hotel features 133 well-appointed, newly renovated guest rooms and 6,500 sq. ft. of indoor meeting space as well as an expansive oceanfront deck with an outdoor pool, complimentary cabanas and the Shoreline Lounge. Additionally, the hotel also shines as a wedding venue. Whether lovebirds want to tie the knot on the oceanfront deck at the hotel or right on the beach itself – a luxury not permitted in many neighboring beach towns – the team at the Holiday Inn Surfside is ready to help plan the perfect event. The property has won Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice award for three consecutive years and was recently nominated for the South Carolina Women’s Magazine Gold Medal Awards. For more information on the hotel, visit .

The Best Campgrounds in Myrtle Beach

When I was a kid, camping meant tents, bugs and an open camp fire. Camping has evolved dramatically even when you camp in a tent. Tents have become fabulous little sanctuaries that don’t mean sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag. Camping today is much more luxurious with fancy tents, RV’s and cabins at the campgrounds. Camping equipment can be high-tech. Campgrounds are full of water-parks, general stores, movie screens, beautiful bathrooms and more. Camping has been turned into glamping.

Campgrounds Myrtle Beach

Last year I “camped” at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and admit that I prefer glamping over camping. I like my amenities and clean bathrooms and the amenities of a large RV.

Whether you are a fancy glamper with a big RV looking for all the amenities of home or a plain ordinary tent camper, these Myrtle Beach campgrounds are the place to be! 

Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Ocean Lakes features 859 campsites and 2,566 annual lease sites on 310 oceanfront acres. The campground offers almost a full mile of beachfront and five bathhouses. During the busy camping season there are more than 500 employees. Ocean Lakes is the largest campground on the east coast and one of the largest campgrounds in the United States.

The campground features large playgrounds, workout stations and outdoor recreation games like volleyball in the sand, shuffleboard, basketball and bicycle rental. Sandy Harbor Family Fun Center includes the pool area with sun decks, water park, tube slide, lazy river, kiddie pool, splash zone for kids, a Game Center, Mini-Golf Course and an indoor/outdoor Cafe. 

The Camptown Center is in the heart of Ocean Lakes where you will find the store for necessities, Sandy Mart, laundromat Sandy’s Soapy Suds and Fluff n’ Fold, Center Stage and Sandy’s Meet n’ Eat. As you’re digging your toes into the sand you may discover an interesting shell, but you’re not sure what it is…bring it into the Ocean Lakes Nature Center Discovery Lab, where there are more than 10,000 shells and fossils! The Recreation Building along the ocean and features many activities, including Worship Services every Sunday at 9 AM.

Pirateland Family Camping Resort

Pirateland Family Camping Resort has hundreds of RV sites to rent, as well as rental homes on the property. Pirateland  is located along the oceanfront just outside of the Myrtle Beach city limit and offers full hook up RV campsites, shaded campsites for tents, and fully furnished vacation rentals, The on-site water park, Pirate’s Oasis, includes a lazy river, Olympic size pool, and  a Pirate Ship Splash Pool. The campground has a fully stocked Camp Store to provide with all the essentials you may need during your stay. The store also offers many gift and souvenir items, beach supplies, all fishing necessities, groceries, camping supplies, toys, and more. 

Other Amenities:

  • Indoor Pool – The heated Indoor pool is open year-round. There is also an indoor Jacuzzi.
  • Blackbeard’s Mini-Golf – Located near the outdoor pool area the course features Pirate and animal figurines nestled among palms and banana trees. 
  • Paddle Boat & Kayak Rentals – PirateLand boats may cruise around certain areas of Long Bay Lake.
  • Captain’s Galley Arcade/ Snack Bar – Located right off PirateLand Trail is a snack bar and arcade. The menu includes pizza, burgers, ice cream and more. 
  • Basketball Courts & Playgrounds – There are four half-courts, two play areas for children; one playground across from the Camp Store and another play area near the indoor pool.
  • Recreation Room – This climate controlled room is located between the Laundromat and Camp Store and will accommodate up to about 40 to 50 people. Many activities like Pot-Luck Dinner, BINGO, crafts, and other games take place in the Recreation Room.
  • Pirate’s Cove – an outdoor covered Pavilion Picnic Area will hold up to about 130 people and is located next to the Indoor Pool. It features a fireplace and picnic tables. 

Lakewood Camping Resort

Lakewood Camping Resort is an award winning, pet friendly coastal resort with over 200 acres of oceanfront. The park includes hundreds of RV sites and 1-4 bedroom rental villas. Family friendly amenities include pools, mini-golf, a trading post, delicious pizzeria, and a coffee house.

Lakewood offers a full-featured Water Park, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball courts, a Mini Golf course, beach volleyball courts, live shows in a beachfront amphitheater, organized activities for kids and teens and more. You’ll never go hungry or thirsty with oceanside food truck options, the Sand Castle Creamery ice cream parlor, a Sub Shop, Coffee House, and Trading Post restaurant.

Resort amenities include things like a Play & Pay Wristband system, a MyLakewood guest portal, and Loyalty Program, as well as resort-wide Wi-Fi access, golf cart rentals, a Trading Post, RV storage, and the beachfront amphitheater all help make camping at Lakewood more of a glamping experience!

From the basic tent to the most modern, large and luxurious RV, Lakewood Camping Resort has a site to fit your needs. The various sites include oceanfront sites, lakefront sites, open sunny sites, or nice shady sites. All sites offer full hook-up (20, 30, and 50 amp service), with free Wi-Fi service, free cable television service, a picnic table, water, sewer, and daily on-site trash removal.

Get Back to Basics

Do you love to camp but just want a serene, quiet camp site? If all you need is somewhere to pitch your tent or hook-up your camper Myrtle Beach also offers some great spots for the simple campers.

Both Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park offer camp sites for tent camping, as well as camper hook-ups. They both offer cozy sites tucked away under the towering trees while giving you beach access and simple general merchandise stores just in case you need something.

Whether you’re looking for a campsite to set up your tent underneath the stars, a site hook up for your camper or prefer a more comfortable stay in a cabin, South Carolina’s state parks have you covered. The state parks offer more than 3,000 campsites and 220 cabins and lodging facilities from the mountains to the sea and you’ll be comfortable wherever you decide to venture.

6 Family Friendly Free Things to Do in Myrtle Beach Before Summer Ends

If you would still like to get in one last weekend of fun or a few days of relaxation before school starts, you can head into Myrtle Beach for some free fun!

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Live Music, Fire Dancers and Fireworks Are A Few Of The Affordable Entertainment Options For Families.

Families still have time to enjoy free family-friendly entertainment at Myrtle Beach’s  epicenter of fun and North Myrtle Beach’s only waterway shopping, dining and entertainment destination before the fall events begin.

Here are six ongoing entertainment options that are free at Broadway at the Beach in the heart of Myrtle Beach and Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach:


Broadway at the Beach

Fire Dancers – The Avenue at Broadway at the Beach lights up every night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with fire dancers performing along The Avenue.

Mr. Nigel – If your young ones are in the mood to move, leave it up to Mr. Nigel to get their toes tapping. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Mr. Nigel gets the crowd dancing in the Center Court at Broadway at the Beach.

Barefoot Landing

Live Music – SummerFest! continues every night at 7 p.m. with free live concerts by regional bands. Barefoot Landing is quickly emerging as a go to music venue on the North Strand. For a list of nightly performers, log on to

Nick Pike, the fire-juggling uni-cyclist as seen on America’s Got Talent. For 10 years, Nick Pike has fascinated crowds with his amazing, interactive juggling show along the Grand Strand, and this year the fun continues at Barefoot Landing with free shows at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Steel Drummers – Father and son steel drum duo John and Tony Mastroberti, known as the Tropical Jammers, bring their musical talents to Barefoot Landing beginning at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

Both Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach


  • Broadway at the Beach All shows begin at 10 p.m., and are displayed every Tuesday night through Aug. 28 and Friday night through Aug. 17 at Broadway at the Beach, with a special show slated for Sunday, Sept. 2.
  • Barefoot Landing Fireworks are on display every Monday night through Aug. 27, with a special show Saturday, Sept. 1st.

About Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is South Carolina’s number one tourist, shopping, dining, and entertainment destination attracting millions of visitors annually. Broadway is set on 350 acres in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in a series of magical, interconnected villages, surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway. Broadway’s distinguished tenant mix has something for the whole family: popular attractions; outstanding restaurants and eateries; extraordinary specialty shops with national and local brands; and first-rate hotels. A past recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup, it was deemed the state’s best travel destination by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

About Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing, located at 4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, is owned and managed by Burroughs & Chapin, headquartered in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It combines the traditional retail functions of a shopping venue with attractions and other leisure amenities to deliver an outdoor-centric recreational experience. Its unique seaport-style architecture, proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway, and lake combine to create a charming coastal village atmosphere ideal for shopping, dining, and social interaction. Boardwalks and bridges weave through the 100-acre nature-friendly complex and its wide variety of specialty and retail shops, waterfront restaurants, and entertainment venues.