Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Dec. 20

12/19/2012 5:00 PM

12/15/2012 4:21 PM

‘Nights’ at Brookgreen

“Nights of a Thousand Candles” opens for its final weekend, through Saturday. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or

Details | 3-10 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park; $16 ages 13 and older ($11 for members) and $7 ages 4-12.

‘Rivertown Christmas’

The annual “Rivertown Christmas Celebration” finale includes the Conway Canine Christmas Costume Contest at 7 p.m. (entry fee applies) on Third Avenue. Details at 248-6260 or

Details | 6-8 p.m. in downtown Conway; free admission.

Blues Christmas benefit

Bring canned and nonperishable goods to donate for a “True Blues For Food” Christmas concert party with The Rev. Spider Webb and the Boogie Blues Revue, featuring such musicians as Chicago Bob Hess, Digger Tozzi, Vern Cygan, Oscar Valencia, Dollar Bill and J.W. Wells. Details at 215-4420 or

Details | 7-11 p.m. at Butters Pub, 3901 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), at Big Block Junction; free admission.

‘Holiday Prom’ finale

See the finale of “The Marvelous Wonderettes – Holiday Prom,” from the producers of the just-retired “Dino’s TV Variety Show.” Details at 808-9188, 800-252-5642 or

Details | 7 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m., at The Grand Theatre, 301 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach. Ages 13 and older: $29.95 show only, $41.95 dinner and show; and ages 3-12: $14.95 and $19.95, respectively.

Theaters light up season

Two theaters take their December shows into a final weekend:

• “Holiday Memories” by Atlantic Stage, at 79th Avenue Theatre, 7:30 p.m. at Coastal Carolina University’s Myrtle Beach Education Center, at U.S. 17 Bypass; $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students. 877-287-8587 or
• “Holiday on Main Street: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” by Theatre of the Republic, 8 p.m. at Main Street Theatre, 337 Main. St., Conway. $18 advance, $20 at door. 488-0821 or

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