Ring in the New Year

December 2014
Written By: 
Julie Flanagan
Photographs by: 
Courtesy of Shadrack Productions

Say hello to 2015 with these festive Grand Strand events

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Open nightly from dusk until 10 p.m., Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland will not rest even on holidays. If you missed your chance to see these lights before Christmas, they can be the perfect way to welcome the New Year from the comfort of your car. It runs through January 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Ballpark, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Nightly from dusk until 10 p.m. $25.50/car. (888) 321-7547, www.shadrackchristmas.com


New Year’s Eve Garden by Candlelight Party

Start your New Year’s Eve off right with a celebration at Brookgreen Gardens. For the evening, the sculpture garden will be open and will feature strolling musicians, holiday lights and hand-lit candles. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Space is limited for this special evening in the gardens and advanced tickets are required.

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive. Murrells Inlet. Wednesday, 6–10 p.m. $15 members/$20 non-members. (843) 235-6000, www.brookgreen.org


New Year’s Eve Gala at Marina Inn

Take a little staycation and treat yourself at the New Year’s Eve Gala at the Marina Inn. Starting with a lavish one-hour reception, guests will then move into the Nautilus Ballroom to savor a four-course meal. Live music will be provided by NT’ranze so you can dance the old year away.

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Visit website for prices and packages. (843) 913-1334, www.marinainnatgranddunes.com


Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach

Enjoy a dazzling display of fireworks over Lake Broadway before catching a great dinner or bar-hopping at some of the Grand Strand’s favorite haunts.

Broadway at the Beach, 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Free. (843) 444-3200, www.broadwayatthebeach.com


Southern Times Square

Celebrate the New Year in style at Market Common! With lots of options for dinner or drinks, the night will cap off with a ball drop that will send you happily into 2015.

The Market Common, 4017 Deville St., Myrtle Beach. Wednesday, visit website for times. Free. (843) 839-3500, www.marketcommonmb.com