Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Dec. 30

December 29, 2013 

The GSMRRC set up this train display in Myrtle Beach mall two doors down from Bass Pro Shops. It's free to viist and open Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Exhibits about to close

The exhibits “Batteries Not Included: Christmas Trees, Trains, and Toys” and “Signs of the Season in Flora and Fauna” continue three more days through Wednesday. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or

Details | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at gardens, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park; free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.

Play with toy trains

The Grand Strand Model Railroaders’ club site contains several working model trains the public is welcome to enjoy. Details at 297-7162, 293-4386 or

Details | 4-7 p.m. Mondays (and noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays) at the club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, for free.

Improv marks New Year’s

The Carolina Improv Company has fun in a New Year’s mode with “Whose Year Is It Anyway?” a show for adults. Details at 272-4242 or

Details | 7:30 p.m. at Uptown in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, for $14, or $11 advance online.

Shows in final week

Several shows have begun their final run on the runway to 2014, before going on winter break; prices vary by site:

• “Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner Attraction,” on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach, 6 p.m. daily through Tuesday. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or

• Legends in Concert, with tribute artists to the Blues Brothers, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley, at 2925 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, off 29th Avenue North, at U.S. 17 Bypass, across from Broadway at the Beach, 8 p.m. on this day, and 7 and 10 p.m. Tuesday. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or

• “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show,” at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, 7:30 p.m. on this day, and 3 and 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or

• “The Carolina Opry Christmas Special,” at Calvin Gilmore Theater, on U.S. 17 Business at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, 7 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, and Friday-Saturday. 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or

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