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Coastal Living Magazine recently named Myrtle Beach, South Carolina one of America’s Top 10 Best Beach Towns for Christmas!

“You may think you know this destination from its high-energy spring vibe, but there’s way more to Myrtle Beach, and Christmas is the perfect time to get to know it. Start with 5,500 hand-lit candles at Brookgreen Gardens’ resplendent Nights of a Thousand Candles and proceed to the town’s delightful Festival of Trees at Ripley’s Aquarium (don’t miss the holiday tree scavenger hunt). A whole new world, right?” (Coastal Living)

Thanks for the shout out, Coastal Living… we wholeheartedly agree! Here are four more reasons to celebrate the holiday season on the Grand Strand:

The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach: This spectacular holiday event features over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5-mile drive throughout the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. After the journey through the light show, visitors are invited to park and visit Santa’s Village!

Christmas at Pirate’s Voyage: Take a magical journey with surly Captain Scrooge and his faithful first mate Bob Crachit in this fun and festive show, while enjoying a four-course holiday feast! Packed with heart and comedy (plus astounding gymnastics, high-diving feats, amazing live animals, and a living nativity), this will easily become a favorite family tradition.

The South’s Grandest Christmas Show: This award-winning annual production at the Alabama Theatre is truly a Christmas extravaganza, complete with classic holiday carols and contemporary favorites that celebrate the season — southern style!

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special: This enchanting production is a time-honored tradition that brings the spirit of Christmas to life through music, comedy and dance. Also known as the “Christmas Show of the South,” it features talented guest artists performing alongside Opry favorites and Gospel legends.

Make this year the merriest yet, and give your family the gift of a beach vacation on the Grand Strand. Contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach today to get started, and take advantage of our special off-season rates!

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!

Everyone knows the Myrtle Beach area has some of the best live entertainment around. The Alabama Theatre, Palace Theatre, Pirates Voyage, Legends in Concert, and The Carolina Opry all call the Grand Strand their home. But there is more to discover if you dig a little deeper. The Myrtle Beach area has a thriving theatre scene with musicals and drama that continues to delight audiences each year. This season will bring some well know and loved shows like Oklahoma, Evita, Hello Dolly, Twelve Angry Men, and On The Razzle, plus innovative contemporary works like Two Rooms, Big Love, and Really Really. Check out these four amazing places to catch a fantastic live show and enjoy the cultural side of the Myrtle Beach area during your stay.

CCU Department of Theater

Coastal Carolina University made headlines this year when the Chanticleers won the College World Series. But did you know the University is also home to the most comprehensive undergraduate theatre program in South Carolina? CCU Department of Theatre trains exceptionally talented students in Theatre Performance, Musical Theater, and Design and Technical Theater. They offer a varied season to the public, including at least six productions, a dance concert, and a variety of other top-notch performances.

The upcoming 2016-2017 season starts with the acclaimed off-Broadway hit Really, Really, and concludes with Oklahoma, one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved musicals. Other performances include On The Razzle, Three Sisters, And The World Goes Round, and Big Love. Shows take place at the Edwards Theatre on campus, and at the 79th Avenue Theatre at the Myrtle Beach Higher Education Center. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office.

Atlantic Stage

Atlantic Stage currently occupies a temporary location inside Myrtle Beach Mall between Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Bodyworks, with a new, permanent location under construction on the other side of Bath and Bodyworks.  This interim space seats approximately 70 guests in a flexible, black box configuration. Seating arrangements vary from show to show in order to meet the demands of each production.

Atlantic Stage was formed in 2008 by a group of theatre artists working at Coastal Carolina University and regionally, and has an ensemble of professional resident artists who provide enlightening, entertaining productions that range from classical to contemporary. The 2016-2017 season will feature six shows, including Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, K2, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, and the world premiere of A Thing With Feathers, amongst others. Both individual tickets and season subscription packages are available.

Theatre of the Republic

Theatre of the Republic has been a part of the Myrtle Beach area theatre scene for the past 47 years. Located in historic Downtown Conway, they offer a traditional musical season and the new TORS’s Actors Playhouse with a non-musical season. It is considered one of the best community theatres in the region, with shows performed by local talent.

The 2016-2017 season includes five musicals, including Hello Dolly, Ghost, Pricilla Queen of the Desert, and Evita. Non-musicals include Ripcord, Twelve Angry Men, and three more selections. Ticket information and the complete schedule of dates can be found on their website. Theatre of the Republic also features the Coastal Youth Theatre.

Stage Left Theatre Company

Stage Left Theatre Company is the newest community theater company in Myrtle Beach, specializing in an intimate theater experience. Located at the Market Common, a 114-acre entertainment, shopping and dining center located on the southern end of Myrtle Beach, Stage Left’s 2016-2017 season features well known works such as Steel Magnolias, It’s a Wonderful Life, and The Odd Couple.

About UsThe sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!

 

 

If you’re looking for amazing live entertainment the whole family can enjoy, the Myrtle Beach area is the place to be! Read on to learn more about two of the grandest entertainment venues on the east coast, Alabama Theatre and The Calvin Gilmore Theater!

Alabama Theatre

The Country music stars of ALABAMA returned to their musical roots in Myrtle Beach to open Alabama Theatre in 1993. Gaylord Entertainment brought on a talented team from Las Vegas, Nashville and Los Angeles to write and design the theatre’s first shows, American Pride and Christmas in Dixie. Flash forward to 2015, and Gaylord Entertainment continues to provide top-quality original entertainment since the day the theatre first opened.

Located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, Alabama Theatre was voted the Best Live Entertainment Theatre in Myrtle Beach many times. They work hard to make sure both signature shows, ONE The Show and The South’s Grandest Christmas Show, leave you and your family dazzled and ready to return again for more! Each year’s show begins many months prior to the grand opening before a live audience. The creative direction ensures each performance is fresh and exciting for returning patrons. New songs are introduced, scenic elements are changed, as well as costumes and characters. Extensive rehearsals allow the singers, dancers and band to learn the show under the direction of the production team. The technical crew is also a strong part of the rehearsal, as the Alabama Theatre uses cutting edge entertainment technology.

In addition to ONE The Show and The South’s Grandest Christmas Show, the Guest Artist Concert Series at the theatre brings in top touring acts once a week, such as Alabama, Vince Gill, Josh Turner, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Platters, Loretta Lynn, and many other big names! Alabama Theatre was also recently nominated for the Country Music Association’s Venue of the Year award!

The Calvin Gilmore Theater / Carolina Opry

Come experience some of the best shows in the Myrtle Beach area, produced by the leader in live entertainment, Calvin Gilmore! The highly acclaimed performances at The Calvin Gilmore Theater set the standard for live entertainment, along with state-of-the-art lighting, sound and special effects!

The Carolina Opry (TCO) has consistently thrilled Myrtle Beach visitors for the past 30 years. With a blend of dance, comedy and music, this award-winning show is the only one to be named ‘Top Attraction in Myrtle Beach’ by CNBC. Featuring All That, stars of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Nashville recording artist Brad Long, and a cast of over 35 of the nation’s most talented performers, this show has a little bit of everything!

Highly acclaimed by The New York Times, USA Today, NBC Nightly News, and CNN, The Carolina Opry (TCO) has won every major South Carolina tourism award including Most Outstanding Attraction and the prestigious Governor’s Cup.

During November and December, The Carolina Opry Christmas Special celebrates America’s most beloved holiday with Christmas music favorites with a southern flair, deemed “The Christmas Show of the South.”

Another popular show to see at the theater is Time Warp, a new show in the Good Vibrations series. Come listen to the best music, comedy and dance of the 60s, 70s and 80s, blended with incredible visuals. This high-energy, fast-paced show is sure to be a good time for music fans of all ages!

For something completely different, The Thunder and Light show offers a unique combination of clogging by the nationally renowned clogging group All That, magical illusions by Brandon and Hannah Wagster, and the same multi-colored five-laser light show that toured with Pink Floyd and Madonna lighting up the stage! With a blaze of color and movement from the lasers, timed with the music of Led Zeppelin Pink Floyd and the Beatles, this family-oriented show is sure to give you an experience you won’t forget.

Not only is The Calvin Gilmore Theater a top choice for amazing entertainment, it also features special performances throughout the year. Visit the Theater’s calendar and stay tuned for special events coinciding with your Myrtle Beach area visit.

 

About UsThe sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!