Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Dec. 25

December 24, 2012 

State parks open daily

Both area state parks are open every day of the year, including holidays, for walks, bicycling and nature and bird watching. Details at www.southcarolinaparks.com:

• Huntington Beach State Park, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens. Also, Atalaya historic home open for self-guided tours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and nature center 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 237-4440.

• Myrtle Beach State Park, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. on U.S. 17 Business, one mile south of Farrow Parkway/South Ocean Boulevard, across from Seagate Village; 238-5325.

Details | Same admission for each: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15.

Stroll a pier to relax

Pick any of four piers for a holiday stroll:

• Apache Family Campground and Pier, 9700 Kings Road, open 7 or 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Free. 497-6486 or www.apachefamilycampground.com/pier.php.

• Myrtle Beach State Park Fishing Pier, at Myrtle Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 Business, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; free with park admission: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15. 238-5325 or www.myrtlebeachsp.com.

• Springmaid Beach Pier, at Springmaid Beach Resort, 3200 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, 6 a.m.-midnight. $1. 315-7100, 866-764-8501 or www.springmaidbeach.com/amenities/springmaidpier/.

• Surfside Pier, 11 N. Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach, at east end of Surfside Drive, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 238-0121 or www.surfsidepier.com.

Visit aquarium, WonderWorks

Two attractions at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach are open:

• Ripley’s Aquarium, with its Festival of Trees through Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with regular admission: $21.99 ages 12 and older, $10.99 ages 6-11, $3.99 ages 3-5, free ages 2 and younger. 916-0888, 800-734-8888 or www.ripleysaquarium.com.

• WonderWorks, noon-8 p.m. $22.99 ages 13-54, $14.99 ages 4-12 and 55 and older, and free ages 3 and younger. 626-9962 or www.wonderworksonline.com/myrtle-beach/.

Take a swing on greens

Take a swing at some golf, including these sites open for Christmas.

• Cane Patch Par 3 & Driving Range, at 72nd Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 315-0301 or www.myrtlebeachfamilygolf.com/canepatch.aspx.

• Harbour View Par 3 & Driving Range, 901 U.S. 17, between Little River and Myrtle Beach, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 249-9117

• Midway Par 3 Golf, 3101 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 913-5335 or www.myrtlebeachfamilygolf.com/midway.aspx.

• Tupelo Bay Golf Center, 1800 U.S. 17 Business S., Garden City Beach, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 215-7888 or www.tupelobay.com.

Roll some bowling balls

Four alleys have holiday bowling:

• Frank Theatres’ Revolutions Entertainment, at Inlet Square, at U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet., 10 a.m.-1:30 a.m. 651-9400 or www.revolutionsentertainment.com.

• Little River Lanes, 300 Bowling Lane, Little River, off River Hills Drive, north of U.S. 17, 4-11 p.m. 249-0055.

• Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. 238-2695 or www.surfsidebowlingcenter.com.

• Waccamaw Bowling Center, 101 Gray Drive, west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, just west of River Oaks Drive and the Intracoastal Waterway, 4 p.m.-midnight. 236-1020 or www.waccamawbowling.com.

Two shows on tap

Two shows will light up this night:

• Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 2904 Fantasy Way, close to U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, 6 p.m. $50.95 ages 13 and older, $30.95 ages 12 and younger (Also, special through Dec. 31: Receive one free child admission with purchase of one adult admission – mention code KFDec12.). 236-8080, 800-436-4386 or www.medievaltimes.com/myrtlebeach.aspx.

• Shadrack’s “Christmas Wonderland,” 6-10 p.m. at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, on Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, just south of 21st Avenue North/ $25.50 car or family van, $40 activity of mini-/half-bus, $50 limousine, and $5 person in a tour/school bus. 888-321-7547 or www.shadrackchristmas.com.

For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows visit MyrtleBeach

Online.com/kicks-online.

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