Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Jan. 1

December 31, 2012 

‘First-Day Hike’ in MB

Join a S.C. State Parks ranger for guided “First-Day Hikes: Advice from a Park Dweller,” for families with children, 10-11:30 a.m., a short walk to learn about park plants and animals; and a 1.5-mile hike for adults, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Details at 238-0874; both free with admission, and no registration necessary.

Details | At Myrtle Beach State Park, on South Kings Highway, one mile south of Myrtle Beach International Airport, across from Seagate Village; free with admission: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15. (Park open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.)

Tour Freewoods Farm

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a tour at 11 a.m., a book signing at noon with Bertie Bowman and a conversation with him at 2 p.m., music by Bill Nelson at 3:30, speaker James Felder at 3:30, and dinner at 4:30. Details at 650-9139 or

Details | At Freewoods Farm, on Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community; meals $10 adults, $7 children.

‘Silent Cities’ resume

“Silent Cities” two-hour cemetery tours on a Trekker resume for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays through February. Reservations suggested at 235-6042. Gardens details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or

Details | noon and 2:30 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park, for $15 in addition to admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. (Gardens open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.)

Shadrack’s in final week

“Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland” is open nightly through Sunday, with a drive-through parking lot light display and a Santa’s Village on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ stadium third-base concourse and beach and inflatable area, with a petting zoo and activities, some for an extra fee. Details at 888-321-7547 or

Details | 6-10 p.m. at 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.

Comedy fills evening

Jim Dailakis, who has performed at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival in Scotland and on Norwegian Cruise Lines, will perform a final night. with George Gallo and Cooter Douglas opening. Details at 449-4242 or

Details | 8 p.m. at Comedy Cabana, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach, for $15.

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