Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Dec. 7

December 6, 2013 

Events list long today

The list of special events appears endless, many for free:

• “Breakfast with Santa” benefit, 7:30 a.m. at Fatz Cafe, 2494 Church St. (U.S. 501), Conway. $7 adult, $5 ages 5-15, and free ages 4 and younger. 365-3062

• “Rivertown Reindeer Race” benefit, 8 a.m. from Conway Marina Park, on Second Avenue. $25. www.grandstrandrunner.com.

• “Mary & Joseph Breakfast,” 9-11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church, 180 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island. 237-2294.

• Bazaar by Christ the King, Waccamaw Church, of Pawleys Island, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Live Oaks Center, 9630 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, beside True Blue Nursery. 237-7475.

• Holiday Winter Arts & Crafts Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Springmaid Beach Resort, 3200 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 477-5603.

• Christmas parade in Shallotte, N.C., 10 a.m. 910-754-4032.

• Customer Appreciation Day, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at The Hammock Shops Village, on U.S. 17 in Pawleys Island. 237-8448 or www.thehammockshops.com.

• “Snow Globe” festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. www.marketcommonmb.com.

• Christmas parade, 11 a.m. and tree lighting, 6 p.m., at Broadway at the Beach, in Myrtle Beach. www.broadwayatthebeach.com.

• Low Country Warbirds meeting, for military aviators, 11 a.m. at The Fish House, 13060 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach. 546-1221.

• Georgetown city Christmas parade at 11 a.m. and tree lighting 3 p.m., downtown. www.cogsc.com.

• “Atalaya Holiday Celebration,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Huntington Beach State Park’s Atalaya home, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach.$2 plus park admission: 5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15. 237-4440.

• “We Found Santa on Vacation at the Beach!” 11 a.m.-4:15 p.m. at Myrtle Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 Business. Park admission: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15. www.myrtlebeachsp.com.

• “ ‘Post” Mark – Santa’s Misfit Postman” story time, 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. www.northpolepostman.com.

• Meet children’s authors 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with magic show at 3 p.m., at Harborwalk Books, 105 Screven St., Georgetown. 546-8212.

• “Holidays on the Boardwalk” in Myrtle Beach, including Santa and Mrs. Claus on hand noon-4 p.m., charity benefit noon-5 p.m. at Shark Attack Adventure Golf, 700 N. Ocean Blvd. (839-0276), for $1 donation, and “Blue Christmas” Elvis tribute 5 p.m. 602-4813.

• “La Traviata” opera by Teatro alla Scala, 1 p.m. at Carmike 12 at Myrtle Beach Mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. $15. 272-6598.

• “A Victorian Holiday,” 1-3 p.m. at N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport, 204 E. Moore St. $3. 910-457-0003.

• “Art from the Heart’ benefit, 2-5 p.m. at at Art & Soul gallery, 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach. 903-8953. Reach the gallery at 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com.

• Coastal Honor Band and Scholarship Festival concert, by students in grades 8-12, 2 p.m. in Coastal Carolina University Wheelwright Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. Free with ticket; 349-2787.

• “Christmas By the Sea” parade, 2 p.m. in Oak Island, N.C. 910-457-6964.

• “Coats for Kids” drive, 2-8 p.m. at Big Beaver Bar, on U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, at Horry/Georgetown county line. 359-3014.

• “Come Messiah King” cantata, by Larry Elliott Memorial South Strand Community Choir, 4 p.m. at Surfside Presbyterian Church, 8732 U.S. 17 Bypass, west of Surfside Beach. $8. 450-7546.

• “The Nutcracker,” by Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, 4 p.m. at Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach. $20 ages 13-64, $15 ages 3-12. www.cybt.org.

• “Christmas Cantata, by North Myrtle Beach-area choirs, 4 p.m. at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, at Sixth Avenue South and Hillside Drive in North Myrtle Beach. Free with ticket; 281-2662.

• North Myrtle Beach Christmas parade, 5:30-8 p.m. on Main Street. www.nmbevents.com.

• “Holiday Service of Remembrance,” 5:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, 1000 S.C. 544. 347-4909.

• “Christmas Dinner Cruise,” 5:45-8 p.m. on Barefoot Princess Riverboat, from Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $45 ages 12 and older, $25 ages 2-11. 272-6796.

• “Island of Lights” Christmas Flotilla, 6 p.m., round trip on Intracoastal Waterway from Snows Cut to Carolina Beach Boat Basin. 910-458-0211.

• “Musical Classics for the Holiday Season,” by Long Bay Symphony Chamber Orchestra, 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. $20 adults, and $10 for ages 22 and younger (students with ID). www.longbaysymphony.com.

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