Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Dec. 22s

12/21/2012 5:00 PM

12/15/2012 4:23 PM

Locals’ day at park

Residents of Brunswick County, N.C., and Horry, Georgetown, Florence and Williamsburg counties who show a photo ID receive a three-hour unlimited ride wristband for $9.99 plus tax, along with family activities such as face painting, character appearances and a prize wheel. Details at 918-8725 or

Details | noon-3 p.m. at Pavilion Nostalgia Park, at Broadway at the Beach, near Grissom Parkway and 29th Avenue North.

Santa’s final diving days

Santa Claus will dive two more days through Sunday with Ripley’s Mermaids, during the aquarium’s Festival of Trees through Dec. 31. Details at 916-0888, 800-734-8888 or

Details | Noon, 2 and 4 p.m. at Ripley’s Aquarium, at Broadway at the Beach, off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach (open 9 a.m. daily); free with admission: $21.99 ages 12 and older, $10.99 ages 6-11, $3.99 ages 3-5, free ages 2 and younger.

Ranch marks holiday

“Christmas at TilluRide” will include visits with Santa, horse riding and mingling with other local families who have a family member with special health-care needs. Register at 556-5010. Details at 485-1871 or

Details | 1-4 p.m. (rain date Sunday at TilluRide Ranch, 242 Stephanie Loop, Hemingway.

‘Holidays on Boardwalk’

“Holidays on the Boardwalk” continues for two more Saturdays through Dec. 29 on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, all for free. Details at 704-604-7868 or

Details | Events include Santa sharing cookies and milk noon-5 p.m. at Boardwalk Coffee House, 104 Ninth Ave. N. “A Blue Christmas with Elvis” by David Chaney 6-8 p.m. on Ninth Avenue North stage, and “Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest” party 7 p.m. at Ocean Front Bar and Grill.

Theater show concludes

Theatre of the Republic concludes its run of “Holiday on Main Street: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Details at 488-0821 or

Details | 3 and 8 p.m. at Main Street Theatre, 337 Main. St., Conway, for $18 each.

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

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