Annual holiday festival raises money for Myrtle Beach charities

The award-winning 31st Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals kicked off Thursday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center with displays, crafts, shows and even Santa, who appears in his Victorian castle.

The show continues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $4 for children 2-12 with younger than 2 begin admitted free. Multiday passes may be purchased for $13.00.

All proceeds from event programs go to local sponsoring charities. For more information, call 800-261-5991, or visit www.dickenschristmasshow.com.