A guide to holiday events across the Myrtle Beach area

November 26, 2012 

  • Holiday happenings in Horry, Georgetown counties ‘Winter Wonderland at Thompson Farm’ When | 6-9 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 23, and Dec. 19-20 Where | Thompson Farm and Nursery, 1625 Bucksville Road, off U.S. 701, eight miles south of Conway How much | $10 ages 13 and older, $7 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger Includes | A Christmas village in Bucksville Hall, animal feeding, children’s play area, and arts and crafts. (Photos with Santa cost extra.) Information | 236-1400 or www.thompsonfarmandnursery.com ‘Breakfast with Santa’ When | 9-11 a.m. Saturday Where | Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17 N., Little River How much | $5 ages 12 and older, otherwise $3 Information | 249-2329. ‘Holiday in the Park’ Benefiting | St. Michael Catholic School in Garden City Beach When | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Rescheduled from | Rained-out 13th annual “Harvest Fest” Oct. 20 Where | Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, at The Market Common on Farrow Parkway How much | Free admission; wristband for children’s inflatables, games and activities: $12, for ages 4 and older Information | 651-6795 or www.saintmichaelsc.org/school Myrtle Beach Holiday Parade When | 11 a.m. Saturday, with fireworks at 8 p.m. Where | Broadway at the Beach Information | 444-3200, 800-386-4662 or www.broadwayatthebeach.com ‘Holidays on the Boardwalk’ By | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Oceanfront Merchants Association When | Saturdays through Dec. 29 How much | Free admission Information | 704-604-7868 or www.boardwalkchristmas.com Schedule | Saturday: Christmas Arts & Crafts Show – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. “Santa’s Adventures” -- noon-5 p.m. with him riding Adrenaline Adventures Zipline, on Ninth Avenue North; Entertainment, on Ninth Avenue stage -- “Carolina Vocals” by Miss Kathleen’s Voice Studio, 4-5 p.m., and Silver Lining Dance Academy 5-6 p.m. Third annual ‘Atalaya Holiday Celebration’ Benefiting | Friends of Huntington Beach State Park and its park improvement projects, such as renovation of the park’s north restrooms and the boardwalk this past year, and plans to install new shower towers. When | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (Park open daily: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. through Friday, and 6 a.m.-6 p.m. December-February ) Includes | Thirty rooms decorated, train display by Grand Strand Model Railroaders, a children’s holiday craft booth, and roving actors playing Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. Scheduled entertainment | Pawleys Island Concert Band at 11 a.m.; Cantorium, a local women’s chorus, noon and 2:30 p.m.; Cornbread & Biscuits band 12:30 p.m.; Serendipity Singers 1 p.m.; Jill Trika 2 p.m.; and The Resurrection Ringers hand-bell choir 3 p.m. Where | Huntington Beach State Park’s Atalaya home, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens How much | $2 in addition to park admission, which is $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15 Also | Oyster roast, chicken bog and clam chowder meals also available for a nominal charge Information | 650-6666 or www.huntingtonbeachstatepark.com for the Friends group, for the park: 237-4440, and www.southcarolinaparks.com Third annual ‘We Found Santa on Vacation at the Beach!’ When | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (On this day only: No fishing from pier. Also, park open daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m. through Friday, then 6 a.m.-8 p.m. December-February) Includes | Bingo, story times with a park twist, reindeer relay races and games, and from noon-3 p.m. on pier: Bring your own camera for photos of families, including leashed pets, with Santa, noon-3 p.m. on pier Where | Myrtle Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 Business, along south city line of Myrtle Beach How much | Free with park admission: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15 Information | 238-0874 or www.myrtlebeachsp.com Georgetown Christmas parade and tree lighting What and when | Saturday: Parade 11:30 a.m. from East Bay Park west on Front Street to city hall Tree lighting 7 p.m. at Francis Marion Park, on Front Street. Information | 545-4000 or www.cogsc.com ‘Holiday Spirits Fest’ When | noon-5 p.m. Saturday Where | La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School How much | $10 ages 18-79, otherwise free; also, bring two canned/dry food items for relay to area food banks for $3 discount. Includes | Entertainment noon-4 p.m. by The Andrew Thielen Big Band and tour at 2:30 p.m. Also | Winter Blues Festival on Dec. 8 Information | 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com Christmas Open House When | 1-3 p.m. Saturday Where | Kaminski House Museum, 1003 Front St., Georgetown How much | Free Also | Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with guided tours available (call for times) for $7 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 6-12, and free ages 5 and younger. Information | 546-7706 or www.kaminskihousemuseum.org ‘All-City Choir Christmas Cantata’ When | 4 p.m. Saturday, and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday Where | Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, at Sixth Avenue South and Hillside Drive in North Myrtle Beach How much | Free with ticket from North Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1521 U.S. 17 S. Information | 281-2662 or www.nmbevents.com 17th annual ‘Christmas Cantata: And On Earth Peace’ Who | Larry Elliott Memorial South Strand Community Choir When | 4 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday Where | Surfside Presbyterian Church, 8732 U.S. 17 Bypass, west of Surfside Beach How much | $8 Information | 450-7546 Aynor Christmas Parade By | Aynor Chamber of Commerce When | 5:30 p.m. Saturday Where | Downtown Aynor Information | 241-0314 Loris Garden Club Christmas Tour of Homes Benefiting | Loris Garden Club local beautification projects When | 6-9 p.m. Saturday Where | Across Loris, including a live nativity at Loris Presbyterian Church and refreshments at Loris Public Safety building How much | $15 Information | 716-7161 ‘Deck the Dolls 2: Winter Invitational’ Who | Palmetto State Rollergirls and other area, flat-track roller derby teams Benefiting | Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, 409 Bay St.; 249-4948 or www.humanesocietynmb.org When | 6 p.m. Saturday Where | Dream Land Skating Arena, 4475 Privetts Road, east of U.S. 701, north of Conway How much | $10 adults ($8 in advance, online), $6 children/seniors Information | www.palmettostaterollergirls.com or email psrg@mail.com ‘Bach and Handel for the Advent Season’ What | Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio, Part I” and selections from Handel’s “Messiah” Who | Long Bay Symphony Chamber Orchestra with Carolina Master Chorale When | 7 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach 4 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. How much | $20 adults, $5 students Also | “A Holly Day Tea & Symphony” by the Long Bay Symphony Guild, 1:30-4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, with music by a Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra ensemble. $35. Information | 448-8379 or www.longbaysymphony.com ‘Pet Photos with Santa Paws’ Benefiting | Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, 409 Bay St.; 249-4948 or www.humanesocietynmb.org. When | By appointment only: Saturday Where | Wags & Whiskers, 710 Fifth Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach How much | Packages $7-$25 Information | 280-7686 Third annual Christmas Party Car Cruise-in By | Hot Rod Promotions For | All vehicles Benefiting | U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots and community food banks When | 9-11 a.m. Sunday Where | Big Apple Bagels, 116 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach, near Piggly Wiggly How much | Donation of a new, unwrapped toy, a nonperishable food item, or both Also | Cruise-in, 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Joey Doggs, 1818 U.S. 17 Business N., near Surfside Beach and by Old Time Pottery, for free. Information | 503-8245 Fifth annual Holiday Boutique By | Tidewater Artisans Benefiting | Hurricane Sandy relief When | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday Where | Tidewater Plantation Grille, 1400 Tidewater Drive, North Myrtle Beach How much | Free admission Information | 280-0150 or email pammulcahy3248@gmail.com Annual ‘Conway Christmas Tour of Homes’ By | The Pilot Club of Conway Benefiting | Three charities: Autism Advocate Foundation, Churches Assisting People, and Fostering Hope When | 2-6 p.m. Sunday What | Self-guided tour, with maps and driving directions provided, for eight sites across Conway: Kingston Presbyterian Church, the Conway Visitor’s Center, and six homes How much | $15 from Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, 203 Main St., and Conway Visitor’s Center, 903 Third Ave. Information | Leslie Johnson-Quick, tour coordinator, at 446-6347, or Ara Heinz, club president, 465-1588, and www.facebook.com/pilot.club.of.conway Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade By | Murrells Inlet 2020 Benefiting | U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots – bring donations on unwrapped toys When | 3 p.m. Sunday Where | 2.5 miles south on U.S. 17 Business from Willcox Avenue to Pendergrass Avenue, then west to Frontage Road at U.S. 17 Bypass Also | Girl Scout Troop 734 in Murrells Inlet will walk the parade route to collect food items for the Murrells Inlet Church of God Food Bank Information | 357-2007 or www.murrellsinletsc.com Christmas concert By | Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach When | 3 p.m. Sunday Where | Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach How much | Free Information | 293-6162 or festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org ‘An Elvis Christmas’ Who | Eddie Miles When | 7 p.m. Sunday Where | Alabama Theatre, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach How much | $22.95, $25.95 or $29.95 Information | 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com, and www.eddiemiles.com Christmas tree lighting By | Garden City Beach Community Association With | Choir from Seaside Elementary School in Garden City Beach When | 5:30 p.m. Monday Where | In parking lot, on west side of South Waccamaw Boulevard, across from Garden City Pier Information | 215-0651 ‘Holiday Memories’ Who | Atlantic Stage When | Opening Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 Where | 79th Avenue Theatre, at Coastal Carolina University’s Myrtle Beach Education Center, at U.S. 17 Bypass How much | $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students. Information | 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com ‘The Gift’ What | Christmas story, including a live nativity By | Langston Baptist Church Choir and Drama Team, with 78 cast members, 50 singers, and stage and costume crews When | 7 p.m. Thursday-Dec 9 Where | Langston Baptist Church, 763 S.C. 905, Conway How much | Free, but everyone is asked to bring one canned food item for relay to local needy. Information | 365-5141 or www.langstonbaptist.com 36th annual Holiday Concert Who | Sea Notes Choral Society When | 7:30 p.m. next Thursday-Dec. 7 and 3 p.m. Dec. 9 Where | Hatch Auditorium N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell 100 Caswell Beach Road, Caswell Beach How much | Free Information | 910-253-1643 Brunswick County holiday happenings Rummage and Holiday Bake Sale Benefiting | Local church programs, philanthropic outreach and student scholarship When | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday Where | St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 33rd Ave. N. Extension, Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass How much | Free Also | Learn how to make Greek baklava 2-3 p.m. Friday and galatoboureko (custard-filled filo pastry) 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Information | 399-8955, 448-3773 or www.stjohn-mb.org Charles Dickens Christmas Festival When | 1-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday Where | Various sites across downtown Southport, N.C. How much | $10 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 7-12, and free ages 6 and younger Information | 910-371-2641 or www.brunswickartscouncil.org, and Southport/Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road S.E., Southport, at 910-457-6964, 800-457-6964 or www.southport-oakisland.com. Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Golf Cart Parade By | Town of Calabash When | 6 p.m. Friday (Lineup at 5:15 p.m. on Carter Drive) Where | Callahan’s parking lot, 9973 Beach Drive S.W. Information | 910-579-6747, ext. 5; or email tccalabash@atmc.net “Santa’s Fire Engine Ride When | 6-8 p.m. Tuesday through downtown Southport. Christmas concerts What, who and when | The Swing Sisters “America’s 1940’s USO Christmas Show, 7:30 p.m. Friday, for $27 adults, $25 ages 65 and older, and $10 children. “A Holiday Concert,” by the 2d Marine Division Band, from the Marine Corps’ Camp Lejuene, N.C., 3 p.m. Saturday, free, but limit of six tickets per individual. Where | Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium, 50 College Road, Supply, N.C., south of U.S. 17 Information | 910-755-7416, or 800-754-1050, ext. 7416, and www.bccowa.com; also www.2ndmardiv.marines.mil/Units/HeadquartersBN/Band.aspx More Brunswick tree lightings, parades When and where | • Town of Oak Island tree lighting, 5:30 p.m. Friday, including Sea Notes Choral Society leading Christmas carols, in Middleton Park, 4601 E. Oak Island Drive. 910-278-5518. • Town of Shallotte parade, 10 a.m. Saturday. Details at 910-754-4032 or www.townofshallotte.org. • “Christmas by the Sea” parade, 2 p.m. Saturday from Oak Island Town Hall on 46th Street to McGlamery Street. Details from Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce at 910-457-6964 or www.southport-oakisland.com. Information | www.southport-oakisland.com/calendar/calendar.asp

Compiled by STEVE PALISIN, 444-1764.

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