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Myrtle Beach Events


Upcoming city-related activities and programs


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A printable .pdf of the Events listing also is available.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

City Offices and Solid Waste Services


City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, for Thanksgiving.  Solid waste and recycling collections take place Wednesday, November 25, in both Zone 3 and Zone 4.  No service will be offered Thursday or Friday, November 26 or 27.  Happy Thanksgiving!


Reindeer Games

6:30 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, December 5

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center


Children, ages six to 12 years old, are invited to attend Reindeer Games from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, December 5.  Parents, enjoy a night out while the kids enjoy and participate in Pepper Geddings Recreation Center’s Reindeer Games.  The kids will have a blast playing games, doing crafts, watching a movie and eating pizza, while parents can enjoy an evening off to shop or have a night on the town.  Pre-register by Wednesday, November 25, and pay a discounted fee of $14 per child for city residents and $25 per child for non-city residents.  After November 25, the fee is $17 per child for city residents and $30 per child for non-city residents.  Call 843-918-2280.


Myrtle Beach Shopping Days

Friday through Sunday, November 27 through 29

Various merchants’ locations throughout the city


Myrtle Beach Shopping Days have been designated for the Thanksgiving weekend, from Friday through Sunday, November 27 through 29.  Local residents and out-of-town visitors are encouraged to visit our merchants, big and small, during these special shopping days.  During this 72-hour period, outdoor displays and sidewalk sales will be allowed at retail locations, subject to certain limitations. An extra 32 square feet of signage also will be allowed, and customers may camp on-site (with the property owner’s permission) for up to 24 hours prior to the first shopping day.  No permit is needed for these designated shopping days.  However, businesses that plan to participate are invited to tell Amanda Blomquist of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce at


Holidays on the Boardwalk

Weekends, November 28 through January 3

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Plyler Park


Myrtle Beach’s “Holidays on the Boardwalk” celebration takes place every weekend from November 28 through January 3.  Join in the holiday celebration in Plyler Park, on the Boardwalk and along Ocean Boulevard!  Events are available for all ages and include live music, camel rides, polar express train rides, Santa visits and the festival of lights.  For more information, visit


Myrtle’s Market Holiday Schedule

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., November 25 and December 12, 19 and 23

Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street


Enjoy the holiday spirit at Myrtle’s Market...  Myrtle’s Market closes for the season at the end of October, but many vendors will be back for the holidays!  Some 20 specialty vendors will be on hand, offering a variety of fruits, local honey, desserts, flowers, sweet treats, holiday decorations, candles and handmade arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing. Come take pictures with Santa between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on December 12 and 19.  Here’s the Myrtle’s Market Holiday Schedule…


9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 12 (Pictures with Santa – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 19 (Pictures with Santa – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23


The list of expected holiday vendors includes:  Angel's Centsational Candles, Cedars Edge Crafting, Chef's Homemade, Flowers and Crafts by Wanda, Gentleman's Cult, Handmade By Monika, Handmade Jewelry By Darlene, Indigo Farms, It Makes Scents, JJ Farms, Mountain Man Honey, One Stop Hippie Shop, Origami Owl, Pallet Art By Tammy, Sunny Skies Alpaca, Sweet Generations Baked Goods and Trudi's Needle.


Arbor Day Ceremonies

3:00 p.m., Monday, December 7

Myrtle Beach Sports Center


Myrtle Beach will celebrate Arbor Day at 3:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center, behind the Convention CenterA tree will be planted in memory of the late Sandra Rutenberg, former Community Appearance Board member.  Also during the ceremony, outstanding tree protection and landscaping projects during the past year will be honored with the Community Appearance Board awards.  And the city will receive its 19th annual Tree City USA recognition.  The public is invited to attend.   For more information, call 843-918-1069.


Coats for Kids Campaign – Coast RTA

Drop-off Boxes at Five City of Myrtle Beach locations

Through Monday, December 7


The City of Myrtle Beach is again participating in Coast RTA’s “Coats for Kids” Campaign, with five drop-off locations at city buildings for your convenience.  Collection boxes are available now at City Hall, the City Services Building, Chapin Memorial Library, the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center and the Law Enforcement Center Annex.  Donations of new and gently worn coats, jackets, sweaters, gloves, hats and blankets are accepted through Monday, December 7.  Locations are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Chapin Memorial Library, which opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00 p.m., depending on the day.  Distribution of the collected coats will occur 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12.


Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015

1:00 to 3:00 p.m., First Monday of the Month

Second Floor Meeting Room, Chapin Memorial Library


Attention, veterans, family members and friends of veterans!  Chapin Memorial Library and Peer Support Specialist Mr. Bernard McLeroy from the Myrtle Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic will host the Veterans Awareness Series (VAS) 2015.  Topics include counseling, re-entry, housing, mental health, education, compensation and employment.  Veterans can also sign-up for a library card and receive a free one-year Friends of Chapin Memorial Library Membership.  RSVPs are appreciated.  For more information, call Kim at 843-918-1295 or e-mail at   


December 7


Family Dance Party

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 11

Chapin Memorial Library


For the little ones, Chapin Memorial Library hosts Family Dance Party from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11.  The party consists of a story, fingerplays, movement and music.  This fun event is geared towards toddlers through pre-school children, but all families are welcome.


Christmas Towne 2015 Tree Lighting Celebration

2:00 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, December 13

Myrtle Beach Convention Center


The Myrtle Beach Christmas Towne Tree Lighting Celebration is a free, family event featuring live entertainment, games and activities for the kids, along with photos with Santa.  Christmas Towne features the official tree lighting ceremony shortly after 6:00 p.m. on the plaza.  The festival itself offers children’s games and activities.  Parking will be free for those attending.  For more information, contact the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce at 843-916-7276 or visit


Community Garden Committee

5:30 p.m., Monday, December 21

Chapin Memorial Library


Interested in learning about gardening, sharing garden tips or having a garden plot at the Garden of Hope?  Join us at Garden Committee meetings at Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North. These monthly meetings are open to the public,.  The last meeting in 2015 will be held at 5:30 p.m., Monday, December 21.  The Garden of Hope on Carver Street offers available plots for planting vegetables, fruits and flowers.  Beginning in 2016, meetings will take place at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.


Free Legal Clinics

Chapin Memorial Library


Chapin Memorial Library hosts free legal clinics on various topics.  Topics include fraud, family law, criminal records, divorce, custody, aging and more.  The clinics consist of a 30 to 45 minute presentation by an attorney, with a question-and-answer session following.  For more information, call the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program at 803-799-4015, extension 158, or visit


6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2016 – Planning for Incapacity (note date change)


Senior Bingo at Canty Recreation Center

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Tuesday through April 26

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center


Come have fun and win a prize during Senior Bingo at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every Tuesday.  Participants are asked to bring a $1 gift for the prize table.  The Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, formerly Canal Street Recreation Center, is located at 971 Canal Street.  Call 843-918-1465 for more information.


Senior Movie Schedule

Call 843-918-2380 for information

Base Recreation Center


Enjoy a free movie for adults and seniors every Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Base Recreation Center.  Soft drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each.


November 27 – Base Recreation Center Closed

December 4 – Big Game (PG-13), Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila

December 11 – Little Boy (PG-13), Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson

December 18 – Love and Mercy (PG-13), Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack

December 25 – Base Recreation Center Closed

January 1 – Base Recreation Center Closed

January 8 – Aloha (PG-13), Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams

January 15 – I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13), Blythe Danner, Martin Starr

January 22 – The Age of Adaline (PG-13), Blake Lively, Harrison Ford

January 29 – Hot Pursuit (PG-13), Reese Witherspoon, Sophia Vergara


Senior Dances at Base Recreation Center

Various Dates and Times

Call 843-918-2380 for information


The Base Recreation Center offers numerous dance opportunities throughout the year for the “over 50” crowd to meet new people, socialize with old friends and dance the night away.  The popular senior dance events feature both couple dancing and line dancing.  Base Recreation Center welcomes and encourages senior single dancers to attend.  Call 843-918-2380 for more information.


Senior Dances with Rosalie…  This popular dance series at the Base Recreation Center Ballroom has become a year-round event.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are just $7 per person and may be purchased at the door.  All dances are from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Please contact Rosalie at 570-881-0244 or for information or to reserve a table.


Saturday, December 5 (Christmas Party)


Grand Strand USA Dance Chapter’s monthly dances…  Base Recreation Center hosts monthly dances on various dates for the Grand Strand USA Dance Chapter.


Saturday, December 12

Saturday, January 9

Saturday, February 13

Saturday, March 5

Saturday, April 9

Saturday, May 14

Saturday, June 11

Saturday, July 16

Saturday, August 13

Saturday, September 10

Saturday, October 8

Saturday, November 12

Saturday, December 10


Topics Trivia

4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Fourth Tuesday of the Month

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North


Chapin Memorial Library hosts Topics Trivia, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., every fourth Tuesday of the month, through December.  Players must “show what they know” in this fun and fast-paced competition.  A team consists of one to six players, who answer questions from different topics, such as literature, geography, sports, television, history and movies.  The team with the most points is the winner!  Contact Laura at or call 843-918-1295 for more information.


4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22


Fall Storytimes

Through December 17

Chapin Memorial Library


Chapin Memorial Library offers free storytimes that provide age-appropriate activities, such as songs, fingerplays, flannelboards, crafts, stories and more.  Fall Storytimes continue through December 17.  For more information, please call 843-918-1275.


Baby Storytime:  For ages four months to 18 months old.  Children enjoy rhymes, fingerplays, music, bubbles and age appropriate toys with your child.  Limited to 12 babies and their caregivers.  Pre-registration is required.


10:30 a.m., every Tuesday, through December 15


Toddler Storytime:  For toddlers who enjoy listening to stories.  Activities include stories, flannelboards, fingerplays, songs, an age appropriate craft and more.  Early learning toys are available for parent/child use after storytime.


11:00 a.m., every Wednesday, through December 16


Preschool Storytime:  For ages 3 through 5 years old.  Children enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and a craft.  Literacy toys are available for after storytime.


11:00 a.m., every Thursday, through December 17


School Age Storytime:  For kindergarteners and older children.  Children enjoy longer stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and a craft.  Literacy toys are available for after storytime.


2:45 p.m., every Wednesday, through December 16


Knitting and Crochet Group

2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Fridays

Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North


Chapin Memorial Library offers knitting and crochet classes in the first floor meeting room every Friday afternoon.  Learn basic knitting and crochet skills or get help with an existing project.  Please bring your own supplies.  Volunteers are needed to teach and assist with programs, creating displays, and other library activities.  Please call Briget at 843-918-1275 for more information.


FIRST Robotics Regional Competition – Volunteers welcome!

Thursday through Saturday, February 24 through 27, 2016

Myrtle Beach Convention Center


The Myrtle Beach Convention Center again will be the site of the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, Thursday through Saturday, February 24 through 27, 2016.  More than 60 teams of high school students from South Carolina and the East Coast will build their own robots to compete in this fast-paced event.  Teams warm up Thursday, February 24, with robot inspections and practice rounds, followed by the high-energy tournament on Friday and Saturday.  Admission is free!  The public is invited to watch talented students put their math, science and engineering skills to work.  All 12 Horry County high schools are expected to field a team.  Past and prospective vvolunteers need to register at


Contemporary Conversations II

Through December 27

F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum


Contemporary Conversations II is half of a two-part exhibit showcasing a collection of art by 95 contemporary South Carolina artists.  The exhibition shows the diverse voices and concerns of South Carolina artists with various inspirations, including social issues, fond memories, local and national history, imagination, aesthetic theory and more.  Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday.  For more information, call 843-238-2510. 


Art Exhibits – “South Carolina’s Agricultural History:  Indigo and Rice”

Through January 7

F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum


“Rice:  Paintings by Jonathan Green” and “Indigo: Works in Denim by Jim Arendt,” two coordinating exhibits open September 29 at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum.  Both explore the effects of two lucrative South Carolina agricultural products.  At the time of the American Revolution, South Carolina was one of the richest colonies thanks to rice, a highly valued food crop, and indigo, prized by Europeans as a dye for fabrics.  Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.  The art museum is located at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard.  For more information, call 843-238-2510.


“David Shriver Soliday:  Remnants of the Rice Culture...”  Representing the legacy of rice, this exhibition features aerial photography of old Lowcountry rice fields by David Shriver Soliday of Charleston, SC.  Eighteen works from Green’s “Rice” series, inspired by the artist’s Gullah ancestry and relation to rice cultivation, join Soliday’s exhibit.  A small collection of Lowcountry rice culture historical artifacts also will be onsite for viewing.


“Works in Denim by Jim Arendt…” Representing the legacy of indigo, this exhibition features works by Jim Arendt, Coastal Carolina University's Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery director and recipient of the 2013 ArtFields inaugural Grand Prize.  His denim pieces are life-sized portrayals of close friends and family members.  Moreover, his use of denim as a primary medium celebrates the resilience and thriftiness of rural people and their values. 


19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon

March 3 through 5, 2016

Registration is underway…


Registration is underway for the 19th annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and accompanying events, to be held March 3-5, 2016!  The marathon itself is Saturday, March 5, 2016.  For more information about this popular race weekend, which includes a full marathon, a half marathon, a marathon team relay, a 5K and a one-mile fun run, visit


Fireworks! Various Locations in Myrtle Beach


Thursday, December 31, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach


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