Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Dec. 31

12/30/2012 5:00 PM

12/28/2012 6:55 PM

‘Noon Year’s Eve Bash’

A “Noon Year’s Eve Bash,” geared to children, will include a toast and balloon drop at noon. Details at 946-9469 or

Details | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Children’s Museum of South Carolina, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, also accessible from Oak Street, for $5.

Riverboat sails twice

The Barefoot Princess Riverboat has two cruises from Barefoot Landing Marina, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, next to Greg Norman Australian Grille. Details at 272-2140, 800-865-8600 or

• Sightseeing at 2 p.m., for $19 ages 12 and older, $17 seniors and local residents with ID, and one child younger than 12 fee with paying adult, otherwise $11.
• New Year’s Eve dinner party, 6:30 p.m., for adults only, with cash bar: $46 individual or $88 couple.

Night stroll at Brookgreen

A New Year’s Eve “Stroll by Candlelight” pre-party will include some illuminated gardens and strolling musicians.

Details | 6-9 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park; advance sales only: $10 members, otherwise $15. (Gardens also open regular hours, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with that tickets last seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.)

Triple bill of laughs

Load up on laughs as Jim Dailakis, with George Gallo and Cooter Douglas, master of ceremonies, take turns at Comedy Cabana, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach. Details at 449-4242 or

• 7:30 p.m. for $30 general admission and $35 preferred
• 10 p.m. for $45 and $50, respectively.

Fireworks in two spots

See a fireworks extravaganza over a lake to start the evening for New Year’s Eve, for free:

• 6 p.m. at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-8349 or
• 8 p.m at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. 444-3200, 800-386-4662 or

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