North Myrtle Beach Holiday Events for Your Family to Enjoy

North Myrtle Beach Holiday Events for Your Family to Enjoy

Is your family coming to North Myrtle Beach for the holidays? There are plenty of festive events that your family can take advantage of this year to celebrate the holiday season. And if you happen to be staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach Condos, you will be close to many of the fun events in the area. With all of the festive things that are happening around North Myrtle Beach this year, your family will have an all-access pass to all the holiday events. 

The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach

Celebrate the Christmas season at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex for The Great Christmas Light Show. Open from now until December 30, 2018 you and your family can drive 1.5 miles to see the sparkling and dazzling lights on display. There will be around 20 different animated figures and different holiday scenes that come to life. And when you have finished driving through the light show, go visit Santa’s Village for some extra special fun. You can enjoy some village treats, ride on Santa’s Express Train, slip & slide down Santa’s Super Slide and Ice Skate the night away. And just to help make the night extra special bring your camera because Santa will be there for you to visit with!

Festive Christmas Shows

North Myrtle Beach Holiday Events for Your Family to Enjoy

Christmas shows during the month of December can be one of the best things to watch in Myrtle Beach during the holidays. If you are looking for a Dinner Show, then we suggest heading to Pirates Voyage for their wonderful Christmas show. We know of two best shows that pull out all the stops on their holiday productions. The two that are known as the best on the Grand Stand are Carolina Opry Christmas and The South’s Grandest Christmas Show at the Alabama Theater. These are shows you don’t want to miss during the holidays!

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

Even though Nights of a Thousand Candles is in Murrells Inlet, it’s a holiday highlight many locals on the Grand Stand love. Your family can go to Brookgreen Gardens and see it come to life among the soft glow of more than 5,000 candles and sparkling lights. Walk along the paths with a warm cup of cider, listen to the sounds of hand bells ringing and carolers singing. Come celebrate the Nights of a Thousand Candles with your friends and family to help celebrate the holiday season this year. The event is scheduled from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm on select nights from now until December 22, 2018. 

Last Minute Shopping

North Myrtle Beach Holiday Events for Your Family to Enjoy

In case you need to do some last minute shopping, then we know the perfect places you can go before the holidays are here. Your family can head over to Barefoot Landing to get in some shopping while enjoying some holiday cheer. You will be able to enjoy the festive decorations they have there all while you are shopping. If you’re looking for more shopping there are the malls, Tanger Outlets and Broadway at the Beach that you can shop at as well. So many different options to choose from when you visit Myrtle Beach. 

There are many other festive things that you and your family can enjoy while you vacation in North Myrtle Beach this Christmas season. With so many different events to choose from we thought these would be a good start. The holidays are almost here, so book your next getaway today in one of our North Myrtle Beach Condos. We at North Beach Vacations hope that your family enjoy the holidays this year!

Enjoy Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach this Year

Enjoy Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach this Year

Make a new tradition this year with family and enjoy Thanksgiving Day in North Myrtle Beach. The first of November marks the start of the holiday season, where everyone is making their holiday plans and finding out whose house Thanksgiving will be at. Instead of going to someone’s home for Thanksgiving this year, why not come and stay in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals. Soon after Thanksgiving, Christmas music will play on the radio as people go shopping on Black Friday. Let’s look how you can enjoy your Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach this year.

Quality Family Time

Enjoy Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach this Year

When you think of Thanksgiving, you think of spending as much quality time with your family. A lot of families have made coming to North Myrtle Beach a tradition each year for Thanksgiving because if you are staying in one of our vacation rentals, there will be plenty of space for the whole family. Staying home can be stressful because we all want out homes to be in perfect condition when the family comes over, but we tend to stress more. When you spend a holiday in North Myrtle Beach, it’s more relaxing and you will want to spend more time with the ones you love. Get the whole family involved in cooking Thanksgiving dinner or go eat dinner at a local restaurant instead.

Beautiful Weather

While many other states may be experiencing winter-like temperatures during the month of November, the weather around Myrtle Beach is quite pleasant. With the highs normally in the high 60’s, who wouldn’t want to spend the holidays there? While the weather isn’t as warm as the summer time, it sure makes for a wonderful day to spend it on the beach with the family. Let the kids build sandcastles during the day, spend the evening collecting seashells together or fly a kite as a family. Make it a Thanksgiving vacation for everyone to remember for years to come.

Black Friday Shopping

Enjoy Thanksgiving in North Myrtle Beach this Year

After Thanksgiving, while the Christmas music fills the air, go show until you drop at one of the two Outlet Malls in Myrtle Beach. We know that most everyone likes to make sure they get the best deals for Christmas shopping. While you can find some pretty amazing deals at the outlets and mall, you can also find some great deals at some of the local shops too. Purchasing something from one of the local shops can make the best gifts to give. Don’t miss out on any of the deals this year while you shop for those Christmas lists.

Holiday Shows

While spending the day at the beach can be just as fun for everyone, how about take advantage of the holiday shows that begin in the month of November. If you are looking for some great shows to go see while you are in town, we know of some that you must go see. Go to Pirates Voyage to take part in their Christmas Dinner Show or how about Medieval Times where you can see their new show. If you want to go, see a show and sit and enjoy then we suggest heading over to Alabama Theatre or The Carolina Opry. Both have amazing Christmas shows that you won’t want to miss. Many of the shows are award-winning holiday shows that happen to be in the Grand Strand area.

There are many other reasons why you should spend your Thanksgiving here in North Myrtle Beach, but these are a few we thought you’d enjoy. If you and your family want to spend Thanksgiving at the beach rather than at home, please look at our Oceanfront vacation rentals. We hope to see you in North Myrtle Beach spending the holiday with your family!

Don’t Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Are you coming to North Myrtle Beach this month and are looking for some fun and exciting things to do? Have no fear because there are plenty of things for you to do. October is a fun month to come to the North Myrtle Beach area as there are so many things for you and your family to do. And when staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, you will be near it all. Let’s look at what events are happening this month in the area.

Flashlight Fridays

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Are you looking to have a little fun on Fridays with the family? If so, then look no further as you can come to Thompson Farm every Friday night. Here you will be able to see if you can make it through the largest corn maze in the state which can be a little challenging. And when you have completed the maze, then why not join in for a fun Halloween movie each Friday night in October from 6 pm to 11 pm. Admission is $10 per person but there will be refreshments for you to enjoy like coffee, hot cider & s’mores.

Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Weekend Festival

On Saturday, October 6th come with your family for a fun weekend at Brookgreen Gardens’ Harvest Home Festival. Here you will be able to take part in building a scarecrow, take a wagon hay ride, learn to spin wool, live entertainment and so much more! This festival is including with your garden admission and runs from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on October 6th & October 7th, 2018. Think of all the fun memories that you and your family will make while attending this festival.

Barefoot Landing Pumpkin Patch

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Barefoot Landing will have their very own Pumpkin Patch this year for you and your family to come gather your pumpkins for your vacation. Pumpkins are in several different sizes this year and will only accept cash this year. They will be donating $1 from each pumpkin sold to go help with the hurricane and flood relief efforts in our community. The pumpkins available are small for $3, medium for $8, large for $10, extra-large for $12 and Specialty for $15. And there will be live music every Friday & Saturday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. Don’t miss this great and fun activity with your family this year!

Candy in the Corn Trick or Treat Trail

Every Saturday beginning on October 13th through the 27th, your kids will want to enjoy the fun at Thompson Farms. Dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes and they will have a chance to wind through a special kid-sized corn maze to find their own treats. And if you think that is all the fun, your kids will get to meet Pippa the Pumpkin Princess, Will the Witch, the Chick-Fil-A Cow and many other fun characters. This will run from 1pm – 2 pm and is included in the general admission price of $13.50 for the kids and $15.50 for the adults!

 

Halloween Trick or Treating

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

If you are vacationing during the week of Halloween, then you are coming for the fun. On Wednesday, October 31st you can go trick or treating at several locations. If you’d like to stay close to North Myrtle Beach, then heading to Barefoot Landing is going to be where you want to be. Beginning at 5 pm you and your family are invited to visit shops and restaurants to go trick or treating ending at 7 pm. If you’d like to try another great location we suggest Broadway at the Beach to go get treats for the kids.

These are just a few of the events happening in the Myrtle Beach area for the month of October, but there are plenty for you and your family to enjoy. If you are still searching for a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental, then check out our availability. We hope to see you this month and take part of the activities happening during your vacation.

Fall Fishing in North Myrtle Beach

Fall Fishing in North Myrtle Beach

Enjoy some endless family-friendly fun when you come visit North Myrtle Beach. From swimming to golf, you will find countless ways to enjoy your fall vacation. One of the most popular activities around here happens to be fishing. And of course, while staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, you will be close to 2 different fishing piers. We know that some of the most relaxing fishing can be done on one of the local piers. Below are our picks for the 2 North Myrtle Beach fishing piers.

Cherry Grove Pier

Fall Fishing in North Myrtle Beach

Cherry Grove Pier is a wonderful pier to start fishing at if you have never done so before. Many visitors come to the quaint town of Cherry Grove, SC and was built in the 1950’s. This pier has been family owned since 1965 and many have considered this as an iconic landmark. If you are coming to try out fishing but don’t have any fishing gear, have no fear. Cherry Grove Pier will allow you to rent fishing rods and you can get your fishing license here too. It costs $24 all day to rent a rod with a $30 deposit on it. It will cost you $16 for after 3 pm. And if you don’t feel the need to fish, you can walk the pier for $3. If you bring your own rod then it will be $3 for admission and $7.50 for each rod. They also carry fishing bait and a full line tackle shop as well.

14th Avenue Pier

The 14th Avenue Pier has been around since the 1920’s. It is known to many locals as the historic pier and has the famous Pier 14 restaurant there. The restaurant has been known to many visitors as one of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach. You can come and rent fishing poles again where it costs $8 plus a $20 refundable deposit. If you are looking to fish with your own gear, then it costs $7 for the fishing pass and $2 for an additional pole. Please note that they do have a pole limit per person so you can only use 2 poles per person. 14th Avenue Pier also has bait in their shop so you are able to grab squid, shrimp, mullet and finger mullet for your fishing trip. They are open from 7 am to 11 pm so don’t miss out on the fun!

Other Fishing Adventures

Fall Fishing in North Myrtle Beach

If fishing off a pier just isn’t for you and your family, then we have a few other fishing adventures you may enjoy. Surf fishing is a big thing for a lot of people to do. It allows you to go down onto the beach, find the perfect spot to put your things down and fish from the surf. You will have to purchase a fishing license from a local bait store or you can purchase it online if you surf fish. If you don’t want to try your hand at surf fishing, then we suggest you give deep-sea fishing a try. This can be a fun day to spend with the family and make memories for a lifetime.

While there are other fishing piers that you can visit in the North Myrtle Beach area, we just thought these three were a good option for you.And if you are still searching for an Oceanfront vacation rental, we have several for you to choose from this fall. We hope to see you this fall while the weather is turning a bit cooler but you can still enjoy the sunshine and beach.

Come Stay in North Myrtle Beach Labor Day Weekend

Come Stay in North Myrtle Beach Labor Day Weekend

School is beginning shortly for many students and what a better way to end the summer than to spend Labor Day weekend in North Myrtle Beach! With endless activities to do in the area, there is no way that you will hear your kids are bored. From fireworks to live entertainment there is something for everyone in the family to do. Staying in one of our beach house rentals can keep you close to the fun and excitement of staying at the beach for a 3-day weekend. Make new memories with your kids or even grandkids this Labor Day weekend!

Firework Displays

Head over to Barefoot Landing on Saturday, September 1st at 10:00 pm for some lights in the sky. There are other places around Myrtle Beach that will have other fireworks displays for you and your family to enjoy. At Plyler Park you can enjoy fireworks on September 1st at 10:00 pm. So head there and grab a quick bite to eat and enjoy the show while munching on some snacks. On Sunday, September 2nd there will be a firework display at 10:00 pm at Broadway at the Beach. There is no better way to celebrate the holiday than with fireworks and family!

Live Music & Entertainment

Come Stay in North Myrtle Beach Labor Day Weekend

If you are looking for live music or entertainment, then we know where you can head to. Head over to the Boathouse in Myrtle Beach and enjoy a free show for the adults to see Josh Phillips on August 31st at 9:00 pm to 12:00 am. Want something that the whole family can enjoy then head to Broadway at the Beach on Sunday, September 2nd from 7 pm to 10 pm. You will get to enjoy face painters, fire dancers and more. SummerFest at Barefoot Landing will allow you to enjoy live music, entertainers, balloon making and so much more. And finally head to Plyler Park for their final Hot Summer Nights which includes family-friendly entertainment and live music. Don’t miss these free events for you and family to enjoy while on vacation!

Head to the Beach

One of the best things about coming to Myrtle Beach is spending a day or two on the beach. Kick back, relax and listen to the kids playing in the waves or sand. Read a book, pack a lunch to eat on the beach under an umbrella and enjoy the last bits of summer. Take a walk along the beach in the evening to see the sunset or collect seashells with the kids. If you’d like to remember your trip, bring a small Ziplock and collect some sand to take home. Once you are at home, add to a clear jar or vase and label it. What a great memory of staying in North Myrtle Beach this year.

Come Stay in North Myrtle Beach Labor Day Weekend

While there are many other events and things you could be enjoying while on vacation, heading down before school is what every family need. If you are still looking for a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for that weekend, we do still have availability. We can’t wait for you to come and help us celebrate Labor Day this year!

 

There is Still Time to Visit North Myrtle Beach this Summer

Family Beach Vacation

Are you still looking for a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for the summer this year? We have numerous properties that you will be interested in to help finish the summer off. Don’t let school begin this year without a family vacation to the beach. Depending on where you’d like to be located, we at North Beach Vacations, can help you find the perfect location for your next trip. Look at a few of our featured properties we have available for you and your family to stay in on your trip to the area.

Featured Properties

Ashworth 104 is an oceanfront condo has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 10 people. This unit was upgraded with all new flooring, furniture, paint, cabinets and even granite to help make this feel more like home in 2015. Ashworth Resort is an 18-story building and has an oceanfront balcony for you to sit in the morning enjoying a cup of coffee with your loved one. This resort is family-friendly that has a pool with a lazy river, an oceanfront pool, kiddie pool and a nice relaxing hot tub.

Crescent Keys 707 is an oceanfront condo with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps  up to 4 people. To help you feel more at home with a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer in the unit . You will have access to 2 lazy rivers, an oceanfront pool, a kiddie pool and a hot tub to relax. Enjoy the breeze on the balcony in the evenings as you listen to the ocean.

Margate Tower 608 is an Oceanview condo in Kingston Plantation with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps up to 8 people. This condo comes with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony for you to enjoy. If it happens to rain during your stay enjoy free Netflix and Wi-Fi while you stay at Kingston Plantation.

There are many things happening in the North Myrtle Beach area such as restaurants, shopping, mini golf and more. Don’t let your summer end without having one last fling to the beach. We can’t wait to see you and help you make new memories!

Music on Main Concert Series 2018

For those who enjoy listening to live music outdoors be sure to mark your calendars now for the 2018 Music on Main Concert Series in North Myrtle Beach. The concert series are underway every Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. at the following locations:

Main Street: 202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Horseshoe: 11 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach

Come out and enjoy an evening spent with family and friends listening and dancing to live music under the stars. Weekly through Sept. 27 a different band will be performing family-friendly music.
Music On Main Concert Series

The 2018 Music on Main Concert Schedule:

June 7 –  JB’s Jam n Jazz Band (Motown/Dance/Variety)\
June 14 – Envision (Beach/Motown)
June 21 – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot (Beach/Variety)
June 28 – Entertainers (Beach)
July 5 –  Black Glass (70s-80s Arena Rock)
July 12 – Hip Pocket (Variety)
July 19 –  Tru Sol (Dance/Party/Variety)
July 26 – Too Much Sylvia (Variety)
August 2 – Band on Fire (Dance/ Rock/Retro)
August 9 – Silk Groove (Motown/Beach)
August 16 – Painted Man (R & B / Variety)
August 23 –  Blackwater Rhythm & Blues (Beach/Blues)
August 30 – Tim Clark Band (Variety)
September 6 – Holiday Band (Beach/Variety)
September 13 – Chocolate Chip & Company (Motown/Top 40)
September 20 – The Embers (Beach)
September 27 – Brickhouse Band (Retro/Disco/Dance)

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring a beach chair or a blanket to sit on. And don’t forget your dancing shoes! Tobacco products, coolers, outside food and beverages are not permitted at the concerts. Events are free and open to the public.

For day of event weather information call the “Rec Check” hotline at (843) 280-5594 ext.3.
 

Local Events Taking Place During Spring Rally Bike Week

Local Events Taking Place During Bike Week
The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Festival brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the Grand Strand of South Carolina each year. This Spring Rally marks the 79th anniversary of the annual event being held from May 11-20, 2018 this year. It’s 10 days full of rides, tours, special events, racing, lots of entertainment and plenty of special deals at local businesses.

The 13th annual Mayfest on Main Festival will be held on May 12 on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The festival, which lasts from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m, offers live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, a children’s area, street entertainment and much more. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes to enjoy the free concerts.

You just can’t come to the area and not attend the 37th annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 19 and 20 at the waterfront in Little River. This is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast with more than 50,000 people in attendance. It features approximately 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, tremendous entertainment and a phenomenal children’s area.

 

 

Fun-Filled Events Are Happening in April 2018

If you’ve chosen Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as your spring break destination this year you’ll have plenty of fun-filled events to take part in. Book your stay with North Beach Realty and you’ll be in close proximity to the following events from our Myrtle Beach oceanfront accommodations.
 
3rd annual horry county fair

3rd Annual Horry County Fair

The Horry County Fair will be held at the Myrtle Beach Speedway from April 20-29, 2018 this year. The 10-day event features rides, great food & drinks, live entertainment, a Battle of the Bands and tons of family fun. Come see the Robinson’s Racing Pigs, pet the animals at the Petting Zoo, exhibits, eat tons of fair food, play the games and of course ride amazing carnival rides. Kiddie rides are there for the little ones to enjoy along with Character meet and greets, Kids Dance Party and Little Big Shop. Daily admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children ages 5-11, seniors and military (ID required). Kids ages 4 and younger get in free. Parking is free. Check out the Schedule of Events here.
 
Myrtle Beach Food truck Festival

Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival

The Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival will return to downtown Myrtle Beach and will be located on the Oceanfront Boardwalk District between 8th and 9th avenues North. This year’s events include three days of food and fun running from April 20-22. Food truck vendors will serve a variety of fare, and there will also be a beer garden, children’s activities, craft vendors and more.
 
Myrtle Beach Air Show

Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show

The Blue Angels will return to Myrtle Beach in April after a 10-year hiatus for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Air show events will be held over two days — April 28 and 29 — with performances by the Blue Angel Flight Demonstration Squadron, ASAF F-16 Viper Demo Team, and the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team.

Tickets for each day are adults, $25 in advance or $30 at the gate; youth 6-17, $20 in advance or $25 at the gate; military, EMS, police and firefighters, $20 in advance or $25 at the gate; children, 5 and under, free. Two-day and family tickets are also available.

Where to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day in North Myrtle

The 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street, Saturday, March 17, 2018 starting at 9 a.m. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 30,000 people to celebrate being Irish and welcomes the arrival of Spring.
 
Where to celebrate St. Patricks Day in NMB
The parade begins on Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by live music on three stages and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will also be approximately 150 vendors set up along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach displaying their crafts, services, information, products, and a variety of treats.

Admission and parking at this event is free. Grab some beach chairs and the family and come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us!

Parade & Festival Contests

Do you enjoy competitions? Show off your love of all things Irish by competing in the 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest. Entries are judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy.

Register at the Main Stage @ Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2 p.m. Contest begins at 2:15 p.m.

Enter into the Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest at this year’s festival. The first person to clear their plate without using their hands wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque designed by Coastal Engravers.

Register at the Main Stage at Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2:15 p.m. Contest begins at 2:30 p.m.
 
Entertainment for St. Pattys day in NMB

Festival Entertainment Schedule

Flynn’s Irish Tavern Stage (Near Flynn’s Irish Tavern)
11:00 AM: Brendan O’Connor
11:45 AM: Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes & Drums
12:00 PM: Brendan O’Connor
12:45 PM: Wake District Pipes & Drums
1:00 PM: Emish
2:15 PM: Leprechaun Contest
2:30 PM: Shepard’s Pie Eating Contest
2:45 PM: Emish

Freedom Boat Club Stage (Oak Drive)
11:15 AM: Triple Toe Cloggers
11:45 AM: Parade Awards
12:15 PM: Conway Celtic Pipers
12:30 PM: NMB School of Performing Arts
1:00 PM: Coastal Carolina Shields Pipe & Drums
1:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Tan & Sober Gentleman

Sticky Fingers Stage (Near Duffy’s Seafood Shack)
11:00 AM: Bantum Rooster
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Hip Pocket

Parade & Festival Parking


Spectators gathering to watch the parade should be in place by 8:20 a.m. Main Street will close to traffic promptly at 8:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 8:50 a.m.
 Ocean Boulevard will be open to vehicular traffic until 8:30 a.m. and is expected to reopen around 11:30 a.m., immediately following the parade. Main Street from Ash Street to Ocean Blvd. will remain closed after the parade and become the festival area. For more information on festival parking check out the NMB Park & Rec website.