EVENTS


Greetings from Santa and the the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk!  



This year Santa is saying “Good Bye” to his typical every day job of sitting in a chair at the mall, and will begin training for his big trip around the world.  This year Santa will bring his rosy red cheeks downtown to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to try his hat at all kinds of adventurous fun things like: trading in the reindeer to soar down the new Zip Line at Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures, taking a spin on the Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel, being shot like a bullet through the air on the Sling Shot, or maybe just taking a casual train ride on the new Boardwalk Polar Express!  Santa also promised us that he will be doing the normal Santa duties like meeting with the children, taking pictures, handing out holiday candy, and taking all those special gift requests… “Ponies are in short supply this year,” says Santa’s Elves.  So make sure and check the calendar and bring the children and grand-children out to see Santa's new Fun Adventures!!!

SANTA  TRACKER
Every Saturday
12pm - 5pm
Along the Boardwalk  
Santa strolling down the Boardwalk
Every Saturday
6pm - 8pm
Sites will be announced
Photo time with Santa
November 24th
2:00 pm
9th Ave. North -by Stage            
Santa arrives in style on his Harley
December 1st
12pm - 5pm
9th Ave. North -by Zipline          
Santa rides the Zipline
December 8th
12pm - 5pm
End of Mr. Joe White Avenue    
Santa rides the Skywheel
December 15th
12pm - 5pm
9th Ave. North - Train Depot  
Santa rides the Polar Express
December 22nd
12pm - 5pm
Boardwalk Coffee House
Cookies and Milk with Santa


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The Polar Express


Every Saturday from December 15th through December 29th

All Aboard!!! The Polar Express is a new trackless train that will take you down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk along the beach and oceanfront.

TIMES AND LOCATION

12 noon to 5pm ... Departs from the Train Depot at 9th Avenue North


PRICING:
$3.00 cash and credit cards accepted.
Tickets maybe purchased at the Boardwalk Coffee House located at 104  9th Ave North



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Arts and Crafts

The boardwalk Holiday Arts and Crafts event and our local retail shops are delighted to present an enjoyable event showcasing quality craft and designs by local artists. It's is an opportunity to buy art directly from the best local and national artists.  You may find a unique gift for that special someone. 


TIMES AND LOCATION

Saturday December 1st, 2012
10 AM to 6PM ... Downtown Myrtle Beach Boardwalk from 9th Ave. North to Plyler Park

Sidewalk Sale on December 29th from 10 AM to 5 PM



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Holiday Music and Performers



Sing along with nationally acclaimed David Chaney as he delights us with his flawless impersonation of Elvis Presley, experience the sounds of a rich and varied music for string orchestra offered by the Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra, and enjoy all the other exceptional performers we have lined up this holiday season.  Share memorable moments with family and friends as you stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, listening to the ocean waves, holiday music and gazing at the thousands of lights strung along the Boardwalk and storefronts.


TIMES AND LOCATIONS



Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra Brass Quintet
“The Youth Orchestra and various educational programming remain top priorities as we strive to enhance the quality of cultural life for all area residents and invest in the region’s artistic future.”
                                                       
Time:          November 24th ... from 7:30pm - 8:00pm
                                                       Location:   Plyler Park



           "A Blue Christmas with Elvis" featuring David Chaney
           Time:          November 24th ... 5:00pm
           Location:   9th Avenue North stage

DATE
24-Nov
8-Dec
15-Dec
22-Dec
TIME
5:00 PM
6:00 – 8 pm
6:00 – 8 pm
6:00 – 8 pm



Socastee Singers from Socastee High School 
You'll be singing the praises of the award-winning Socastee Singers of Socasstee High School.  Their entertainment will be sure to cause you to smile as you enjoy their colorful costumes, delighful choreography and stellar vocals.

Time:          December 8th ... 12:00 Noon
Location:   9th Ave. North Stage


Carolina Vocals 
Holiday Solo and Duet Vocal Performances - "Celebrate the holiday season with vocal performances from members of Miss Kathleen's Voice Studio. National, State and Local Award-Winning Vocalists perform pop, country and standard versions of the holiday music guaranteed to make your season bright!"

Time         Each of the 3 Performances will be held at 4:00 PM on (Nov. 24th) (Dec. 1st & 15th) 
Location:   9th Ave. North Stage


Silver Lining Dance Academy

Silver Lining Dance Academy is a conservative, classical dance studio located on Forestbrook Rd.We offer instruction in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hiphop, Ballroom and Shag.  Our Senior Team will be performing Silent Night and selections from Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker.”  The Junior team will perform "Christmas with a Capital C" by Go Fish.  SLDA's youngest dance team will.perform "365" by Nicole C. Mullen.  Visit us online at www.silverliningdanceacademy.com

                                                      Time         November 24th @ 3 PM  and  December 1st @ 5 PM
                                                      Location:   9th Ave. North Stage



Myrtle Beach First United Methodist Church

The Music Ministry at First Church strives with every note to elevate the spirit of every person.  Music is a vital part of the worship experience, reaching the inner heart with tones as prayer with silent words.  To meet the needs of every member and visitor, many different styles and types of music are offered.


Time:          December 15th ... 2:00 PM
Location:   9th Ave. North Stage


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Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest



Saturday December 22nd , 2012

You heard it right!  From November 24th through December 22nd the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk businesses are hosting the First Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest.  Here’s how it will work… Each of the Businesses listed below will be voting on who they think had the ugliest sweater to come into their shop.  Stop in any Saturday Nov. 24th – Dec. 22nd and give them your name, phone number, and e-mail. If you win the ‘Ugly Sweater’ for that store location then you will be invited back for the grand finale ‘Ugliest of the Ugly Competition’ at Oceanfront Bar & Grill where we will crown an overall winner.  Good luck!





PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS
Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Ripley’s Moving Theatre, Ripley’s Mirror Maze, 2nd Ave Pier, Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures, Boardwalk Bills, The bowery, Duffy’s, Boardwalk Coffee House, Nacho Mama’s, 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill, Red Hot Shoppe, 5 Star Internet CafĂ©, Low Tide.

We encourage you to participate, who knows your sweater maybe the winner!

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Holiday Movie Classics


Saturday December 15th
Every generation has a favorite holiday movie to remember.  We invite you to gather your children, grandchildren, family and friends and join us for a memorable moment watching these classics displayed on a super large screen at the old Pavilion Site between 9th and 8th avenues north. So cozy up, bring a blanket, a lawn chair and enjoy a night of Holiday Movies.



MOVIE SCHEDULE AND TIMES


Dec 15th from 6pm to 8pm
2  Short Animated Holiday Films
Pavilion Site
Dec 15th from 8pm to 10pm
"The Polar Express"
Pavilion Site