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The Ultimate Myrtle Beach SC New Year's Eve List

So you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve but you’re super lame at planning and have no idea where to begin.  That’s fine, we’ve all been there. Luckily we here at Go2MB have got you covered, as usual. We’ve even broken our master list into cutesy little subsections to make navigating the evening all the more easier. All we can say is, thank you Al Gore for the Internet.


New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Comedy Cabana

Who | “New Year’s Eve Extravaganza” with Basile, and Chris Lambreth and Cooter Douglas opening

When | 7:30 and 10 p.m. Wednesday

Where | 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach

How much | $30 or $35 for 7:30 show, $45 or $50 for 10 p.m.

Includes | Reserved seating, autographed photo of comic, gift certificate to return and, for latter show, balloon drop and champagne toast

Other shows | Each $15 or $17.50: Mike Burton, with Lambreth and Douglas, 8 p.m. Friday-Monday, also 10:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Basile, with Douglas, 8 p.m. Tuesday and Jan. 1-3, also 10:15 p.m. Jan. 2-3

Information | 449-4242 or

New Year’s Eve with Jamie Morgan and Cliff Cash at Carolina Comedy Club

CarolinaComedyClubWhere | Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square, off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach

Who | Jamie Morgan and Cliff Cash

When | 7 and 10 p.m. Wednesday

How much | Each $25 single or $40 pair

Includes | Party favors and toasts

Also | 8 p.m. Jan. 1, 9 p.m. Jan. 2 and 7 and 9 p.m.. Jan. 3, each $15

Information | 839-2565 or

New Year’s Eve with ‘Wild 4 Hypnosis’

Who | Married pair Rich and Elizabeth Wylde

When | 8 p.m. Wednesday, in “Fusion” (rated “PG”) show blend, ending about 9:30-10 p.m.

Where | Big Laughs Theatre, 2696 Beaver Run Blvd., Suite A, Millennium Run Plaza, by Wal-Mart in Surfside Commons, near Surfside Beach, off S.C. 544, east of U.S. 17 Bypass

How much | $25 ages 16 and older, and free for ages 15 and younger with each paid adult ticket; also, neither passes nor coupons apply for this show only

Information | 750-0514 or


Waccamaw Bowling Center

Where | 101 Gray Drive, northwest of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501 and River Oaks Drive

What, when and how much | Both Wednesday, with glow-n-bowl, shoe rental and party favors. Pre-registration encouraged.

“Noon Year’s Eve” Celebration, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10, including party favors and sparkling cider

“Retro New Year,” 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $25, including appetizers and midnight toast

Also | “Bowling Blast-Off ‘Frozen’ style,” 1-4 p.m. Sunday, with one hour of bowling and shoe rental for everyone, as space permits

Information | 236-1020 or

Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center

When | Wednesday: 6:30-9 p.m. and 10 p.m.-1 a.m.SurfsideBowlingCenter

Where | 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach

How much | Each $85 per lane for as many as six people

Includes | Shoes, party favors, snacks and, in latter time slot, ball drop at midnight, and champagne toast for adults and sparkling grape cider for children

Information | 238-2695 or

Little River Lanes

What and when | All-you-can bowl 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday

Where | 300 Bowling Lane, Little River, off River Hills Drive, north of U.S. 17

How much | $15, including shoe rental, music from disc jockey and prize giveaways

Information | 249-0055

Frank Theatres’ CineBowl & Grille

What | Two New Year’s Eve bowling packages, with champagne toasts for all

When | Wednesday

Where | Inlet Square, at U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet

How much | Call 651-9400, ext. 1102, for details

Also | Children welcome

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‘Ice at the Beach’

What | Seasonal indoor ice rink

When | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday

Other sessions | Rink open through January, including: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Jan. 2-3; noon-6 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 1

Where | Carmike 12 Cinema court, in Myrtle Beach Mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres

How much | $10 per two-hour session, including skate rental

Information | 315-8323; 272-4040, ext. 102; or

Fourth annual ‘Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland’

What | Drive-through light display synchronized to music on car radio

Benefiting | Impact Ministries

When | Daily through Jan. 4: 6-10 p.m., and possibly later on weekends

Where | Outside Pelicans Ballpark – home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, now the Advanced A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs – on Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, just south of 21st Avenue North

What | Drive-through light display synchronized to music on car radio

How much |$25.50 per car or family van; $40 activity or mini-/half-bus; $50 limousine; $5 person in a tour/school bus; Extra fees for other activities in Santa’s Village

Information | 888-321-7547 or

Second annual ‘A Southern Times Square’

Where | The Market Common, in Myrtle Beach

What and when | 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday

Including |Two bands – the Sugar Bees from Charleston, combining rock, blues and oldies; and Painted Man, from Wilmington, doing funk and rock; live telecast from New York’s Time Square, on jumbo outdoor screen and fireworks.

How much | Free admissionFireworks-Broadway

Information | 839-3500 or


“Noon” Year’s Eve

When | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday

Where | Children’s Museum of South Carolina, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, also accessible from Oak Street

How much | $5

Includes | Crafts and games, a sparkly juice toast and balloon drop at noon

Also |Regular hours remain 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (but not Dec. 31) and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, with admission of $8 ages 2 and older, otherwise free

New Year’s Eve Youth Sleepover

For | Ages 6-14

When | 8 p.m.-8 a.m. Wednesday

Where | Ripley’s Aquarium, at Broadway at the Beach, on 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach

Includes | Karaoke, crafts, pizza, movies, music, dancing, ball drop at midnight and nonalcoholic toast

How much | $49.99 plus tax, with reservations required, at 916-0888 or 800-734-8888, ext. 3234

Also |Aquarium open 9 a.m. daily, with admission: Prices, plus tax, until 11 a.m. are $22.99 ages 12 and older, $12.99 ages 6-11, and $4.99 ages 2-5; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: $23.99, $14.99, and $5.99, respectively; and 5 p.m. until closing: $21.99, $11.99 and $4.99 and younger; free at all times for ages 2 and younger


‘The South’s Grandest Christmas Show’

When | 3 and 9:15 p.m. Wednesday

Other shows | 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Sunday-Tuesday

Where | Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach

How much | $42.95, $47.95 or $49.95 ages 17 and older ($2 more for show at 9:15 p.m. Dec. 31), $19.95 ages 16 and younger

Also | In January, most at 7 p.m. and each priced separately: “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline,” starring Gail Bliss, Jan. 17-18; Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., in benefit for Pardue Family “Children in Need” Fund, 7:30 Jan. 21; Eddie Miles’ “A Salute to Elvis & Country Legends,” Jan. 24; “Ricky Mokel Comedy Show,” starring Grant Turner, Jan. 31

Information | 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or

“Thunder and Light” with All That!

Where | Calvin Gilmore Theater 

What and when | Wednesday: “Thunder and Light,” with All That! at 4 p.m., for $32.51 ages 17 and older, $20.43 ages 3-16 and students with ID

“The Carolina Opry Christmas Special”

Other shows | 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, and Jan. 1-3

Where | Calvin Gilmore Theatre, on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach

How much for “Opry Christmas” | Plus tax: $39.95, $49.95 or $54.95 ages 17 and older; $26 ages 3-16 and students with ID; Budget tickets, online only, and if available per show: $35.95 adults or $22.95 child/students

Also | In January: For Jan. 1 “Opry Christmas” show, $5 of every ticket sold will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; “Thunder and Light,” in first shows for 2015 at 7 p.m. Jan. 17-18 and 24, each at respective rates of $34.95 and $21.95; “An Evening With Garrison Keillor,” 6 p.m. Jan. 25, for $60, $65 or $70 adults, and $40 or $45 children

Information | 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Where | 2904 Fantasy Way, close to U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach and the Intracoastal WaterwayMedievalTimes

When | 5 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, with latter as “The Celebration of Centuries”

Other shows |6 p.m. Dec. 26-30, and Jan. 1-3, 9-10, 14-16, 23-24 and 30-31; 5 and 7:15 p.m. Jan. 17; 5 p.m. Jan. 18

How much | Special rate options for general admission, through the first performance on Dec. 31, all plus tax and processing fees: $36.95 for ages 13 and older, and $25.95 ages 3-12, by mentioning code “DEC14WEB”. Respective discounts of 40 percent and 20 percent off 2014 regular rates of $51.95 and $25.95, with donation of three nonperishables per admission, to go to Help 4 Kids’ Backpack Buddies (, with code “FOODWEB”. Free admission for children ages 2 and younger on a parent’s lap. As of Jan. 1, new regular rates are $53.95 ages 13 and older, and $26.95 ages 12 and younger.

Also | 9:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve show Dec. 31, which includes disc jockey and dancing, party favors, toast at midnight (nonalcoholic for ages 20 and younger) and continental breakfast, will be $60.95 ages 13 and older, and $25.95 ages 3-12

Information | 236-4635, 800-436-4386 or

Dolly Parton’s ‘Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show’

When | 6 p.m. Wednesday

Other shows | 6 p.m. Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Jan. 1-3; 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Where | Pirates Voyage, on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach

How much | $48.81 or $54.24 ages 12 and older, and $27.12 or $29.28 ages 4-11

Information | 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or

‘The Rat Pack & Special Guest Marilyn Monroe’

Where | Legends in Concert, 2925 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue North, next to Planet Hollywood, across from Broadway at the Beach

When | 7 and 10 p.m. Wednesday (tickets $10 more in all tiers for later show, including party favors)

Other shows | 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, and Jan. 1-3

How much | Plus tax: $37.95 or $42.95 for ages 17 and older, and $13.95 or $18.95 ages 3-16; booth $48.95 and $23.95, respectively per age group; and VIP $45.95 for all

Also | Through Jan. 3: $3 discount off adult premium seats, with code PSN; Free child’s ticket with paid adult in regular seat, with code PSK

“Elvis Lives” | Including two Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest winners, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6-8, for, plus tax: $43.95-$54.95 ages 17 and older and $18.95 or $23.95 ages 3-16

Information | 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance, with Tru Sol at House of Blues

house-of-bluesWhat, who and how much | Wednesday: New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance, with Tru Sol, 7 p.m.; call 272-3000 for ticket packages; 1980s Dance Party, with Rubix Cube, 9 p.m., for $20 advance or $25 day of show

Where | in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach

Also |“Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch,” 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, for $29 ages 13 and older, $14.50 ages 7-12, and free ages 6 and younger; reservations at 913-3746

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, for $42.

Free acoustic concerts, each 7-9 p.m. in restaurant, with Glenn “Houndog” Hanson on Friday-Saturday and Monday-Tuesday; Jeremiah Reyes on Sunday, and Jan. 1, 3, 17 and 31; Sneaky Jones Jan. 2 and 23; Stan Gregory Jan. 9 and 30; Jeff Thomas Jan. 10 and 16; and Brian Roessler Jan. 24. Also “JAM-uary,” on Fridays in January, where restaurant guests welcome to all-you-can-eat jambalaya for $10, and local musicians are invited to play on stage

Information | 272-3000 or

Party at Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach

Where | At the complex in Myrtle Beach, bordered by U.S. 17 Bypass, 21st and 29th avenues North, and Grissom Parkway

What and when | Wednesday: Party at Celebrity Square, 7 p.m. with multi-club party in Broadway Louie’s, Club Boca, Crocodile Rocks, Froggy Bottomz, Malibu’s Surf Bar, and Revolutions – $25 for entry into all six clubs, for nightlong celebrations; VIP booths also available; buy tickets by calling 444-3500 or 444-8032.

  • Party at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, 9 p.m. with concert by Paul Grimshaw, for $15 cover, or $5 with purchase of a select Margaritaville T-shirts from retail store
  • “Rockin’ the New Year,” for adults, 10 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe, with concert by Black Glass, for $25 plus tax advance, $30 on Dec. 31, or VIP – advance only – including three-course dinner at 8:30 p.m. and reserved table, for $75 per person plus tax. 946-0007 or

Information | 444-3200, 800-386-4662 or

Grand Strand Beach Social Dancers

What | New Year’s Eve Party and Dance

With | Music by Harlequin duo

When | 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Wednesday

Where | Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach

How much | $25 – advance only, with reservations due Sunday

Including | Snacks, beverages, party hats and champagne toast

Also | Other dances, with rotating cast of entertainers, 7-10 p.m.: Jan. 17, Feb. 21 , March 21 and April 18

Information | 903-3765

‘Stroll by Candlelight on New Year’s Eve’

When | 6-9 p.m. Wednesday

Where | Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, across, and just south, from entrance to Huntington Beach State Park

How much | Advance only: $20 ($15 members)

Also | Holiday exhibits, through Jan. 4: “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus,” with paintings by Tom Browning; “Into the Woods,” with use of natural materials and plants in a fantasy forest scene; An electric model train village, including Lionel and American Flyer, paying tribute to Georgetown’s historic Front Street and Hershey, Pa,, with Erector Set display and winter carnival

Gardens open | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

How much | Admission lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12

Information | 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or

Annual New Year’s Eve Bonfire

By | Town of Calabash

When | 8:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where | Parking lot of Hurricane Fleet, 9975 Nance St., on riverfront behind Dockside Restaurant

How much | Free

Includes | James Haas performing in tribute to Elvis Presley; Complimentary meal including ham with scallop potatoes, clam chowder, green beans, rolls or cornbread, and dessert; Hot beverages including hot cocoa, tea, coffee and apple cider

Also |50/50 cash raffle – tickets $1 each; Write a New Year’s wish for placement in a bottle that will be taken out to the Gulf Stream (a previous bottle was found in France); Anchor drop at midnight; Bring a lawn chair

Information | 910-579-6747, ext. 5, or


Annual ‘Emancipation Day Celebration’

For | Beginning of yearlong celebration of 150th anniversary of 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which freed slaves

What and when | Jan 1:Farm tour at 10 a.m.

Fireside chat in farmhouse at 11:30 a.m., covering passage of 13th Amendment and medical practice during the Civil War, with Edward Keith, MD, of Chapin

Where | Freewoods Farm, on Freewoods Road, in Burgess community, off Bay Road from S.C. 707

How much | Donations appreciated

Information | 650-2064, 650-9139 or

Annual ‘First-Day Hikes’

myrtle-beach-state-parkWhat | Guided walks with a S.C. State Parks ranger

When | Jan. 1

What and where |Myrtle Beach State Park, on South Kings Highway, at south city limits, across from Seagate Village. Two hikes from nature center: 1.5 miles, for adults, 10 a.m.-noon, and for families with children (don’t bring pets, though), 1:30-3 p.m., to learn about park plants and animals. Free with park admission – no registration necessary: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15; details at 238-0874 or

Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2.5 miles from north beach (jetty) parking lot, covering a maritime forest, sand dunes, wetlands and the beach, with rest stop midway at nature center. Free with park admission: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15. 235-8755

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, 1950 Rutledge Road, near McClellanville, off U.S. 17, about a 15-mile drive south of Georgetown: walk 1.25 miles, 9:30-10:30 a.m., for free. 546-9361, or email

Daily hours for winter | Myrtle Beach State Park, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. 238-5325

Huntington Beach State Park, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Also, nature center open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, including “Feeding Frenzy” program, daily feeding at 11 a.m. of stingrays and other creatures; free with admission; 237-4440

Hampton site, grounds open 9.a.m.-5 p.m., for free; house guided tours at noon and 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, for $7.50 ages 16 and older, $3.75 S.C. seniors, $3.50 ages 6-15, and free ages 5 and younger

More information |

Seventh annual New Year’s Day Zumbathon

When | 1-3 p.m. Jan. 1

Where | Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA, 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Drive, Myrtle Beach, opposite 62nd Avenue North

How much | Free, but donations welcome

Information | 449-9622 or

New Year’s Day dinner

When | 1-4 p.m. Jan. 1

Where | Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 S.C. 57 N., Little River

How much | $7

Includes | Ham meal with collard greens, black-eyed peas and baked beans; karaoke with Cheryl Z; and trivia

Reservations | 399-0877