events

Dinosaurs!

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

This new exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens will feature animatronic dinosaurs in a multi-sensory experience for all ages. Return to the time when dinos roamed the Earth and uncover interesting facts. There will be 17 animatronic dinosaurs, as well as a lab complete with a items like a light box of x-rays, beakers and a microscope where kids can “dissect.” There will also be a paleontology area and more.

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive. $8 for adults; $4 for children. Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (843) 235-6000, brookgreen.org


Art, History and Horticulture Holiday Exhibits

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

These special holiday exhibits will be open daily, as well as during Nights of a Thousand Candles. Head inside to warm up from the chilly air and peruse this festive collection. You’ll explore things like traditional plantation Christmas decorations and flora of the holiday season. The exhibits are included in the price of admission. 

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive. Thursday, 9:30 a.m.­–5 p.m. Free with garden admission. (843) 235-6000, brookgreen.org


Grand Strand Collects

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

This exhibition is made up of art borrowed from private collections along the Grand Strand. Little is known about the collections gracing our own backyard, and the Art Museum plans to shed light on this with the help of friends and patrons. This treasured art isn’t the only focus of the exhibition. The museum is also interested in the rich stories associated with their acquisition.

Myrtle Beach Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Thursday, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Free. (843) 238-2510, myrtlebeachartmuseum.org 


Jocelyn Chateauvert: It Bloomed at Night

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Art Museum will highlight one of the SCAC’s fellow artists, Jocelyn Chateauvert. Chateauvert is known for her extraordinary site-specific projects and will transform one of the galleries into a wonderland of fantasy, beauty and light, inspiring hope, creativity and abstract thinking in all those who will interact with it.

Myrtle Beach Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Thursday, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Free. (843) 238-2510, myrtlebeachartmuseum.org 


Out of the Box

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The Sunset River Marketplace gallery is excited to welcome back the Out of the Box exhibit. The eclectic works included were created by the Art Matters painting group. Last year’s exhibit included painted tiles, pastels, watercolors, hand dyed fiber art, batik and more. This is the perfect chance to support local art by picking up a great piece as a holiday gift.

Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive SW. Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. (910) 575-5999, sunsetrivermarketplace.com 


A Very Fashionable Christmas

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Take a peek at Christmas style past, present and future. A Very Fashionable Christmas invites talented local interior designers to turn rooms and halls of the museum into holiday scenes with glitz and glamour. Enjoy special candlelight tours throughout the season (or view during regular museum hours), as well as a family night (Dec. 21) with a trolley, hot cocoa and more. Visit the website for a full list of dates.

The Kaminski House Museum, 1003 Front St. Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10 for members; $15 for non-members. (843) 546-7706, kaminskimuseum.org


Season of Light

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

This holiday favorite is a laser light show that truly celebrates the season. With favorite songs to get you in a cheery mood, you’ll learn why winter, although the darkest and coldest season, holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the entire year. Visit the website for a full list of times for this program and other festive favorites, like Laser Holidays.

Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market Street. Thursday, noon. Free for members; $9.50 for adults; $7.50 for children. (910) 575-0033, museumplanetarium.org


Nights of a Thousand Candles

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

See Brookgreen Gardens in a whole new light! Amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights, you can walk the paths and warm up with cider, listen to carolers singing and hand bells chiming and celebrate the season with family and friends. Don’t miss the 80-foot-tall fir tree that will be decked out or the outdoor glass sculpture exhibit with flowers and trees.

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive. Visit website for dates, 3 p.m.–10 p.m. $15 for members; $20 for non-members. (843) 235-6000, brookgreen.org


The Great Christmas Light Show

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

This park-wide event will transform the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex into a wonderland of lights and holiday cheer. A drive-through light show will feature over 2 million lights along a 1.5 mile drive, with some of the displays reaching up to 55 feet tall. After the journey, park and head to Santa’s Village where you can enjoy s’mores, hot chocolate, tube down Santa’s inflatable slide and more!

North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle. Thursday, 5:30–9:30 p.m. Santa’s Village open Fridays & Saturdays only until 12/15. $15–$60 depending on number of guests. (843) 280-5570, parks.nmb.org


Season of Light

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

This holiday favorite is a laser light show that truly celebrates the season. With favorite songs to get you in a cheery mood, you’ll learn why winter, although the darkest and coldest season, holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the entire year. Visit the website for a full list of times for this program and other festive favorites, like Laser Holidays.

Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market Street. Thursday, 6 p.m. Free for members; $9.50 for adults; $7.50 for children. (910) 575-0033, museumplanetarium.org