Welcome 2018 in Grand Strand Style

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While the New Year’s Eve celebrations held in cities like New York, Las Vegas and Chicago may draw more attention from the party crowds and the media, few places nationwide can boast the fun, coastal atmosphere, subtropical climate and wealth of family-friendly activities found right here on the Carolina coast when the calendar turns to 2018.

If you’d like to ring in the new year in a place where the weather is warmer and the whole family can join in the celebration, look no further than the Myrtle Beach area and Bay View on the Boardwalk. While you’re here, consider these great ways to send 2017 off in Grand Strand style:

A Southern Times Square – Enjoy a Southern take on of the famous New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City’s Times Square by heading over to The Market Common. The Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment destination will present a mirror-ball drop at midnight, a live-stream of the Times Square festivities on a jumbo screen starting at 9 p.m., and a fireworks show just after midnight to bring the new year in with a bang. Live music will be played on two stages so partygoers can dance in the streets, and a lengthy list of Market Common food and drink vendors will keep the drinks flowing and the festive crowds well-fed. The little ones are also welcome to join, and planned kid-friendly activities include bounce houses, face painters, mimes, human statues and more. For more information, visit marketcommonmb.com.

House of Blues – Barefoot Landing’s hottest live-music venue will feature a pair of live and loud offerings to welcome the new year in North Myrtle Beach. Guests who choose the New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance Package will be treated to a four-course meal, music from the Chocolate Chip & Company Band, a midnight champagne toast, complimentary tickets to a 2018 HoB concert, and more. And fans of country singer/songwriter Corey Smith can groove into 2018 at his full concert. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m.

Broadway at the Beach – Everyone in attendance at this Myrtle Beach retail and entertainment complex can watch the skies over Lake Broadway light up free of charge at 8 p.m. as Helicopter Adventures presents a Fireworks Extravaganza to celebrate 2017’s final evening. And the Hard Rock Cafe is throwing a bash complete with party favors, live music by Diversity, a live simulcast from Times Square, a complimentary hors d’oeuvre buffet at 11 p.m., and a balloon drop and confetti cannons at midnight. Upgrade to a VIP package to be treated to dinner, private seating and more.

Brookgreen Gardens – No matter where you’re headed for your late-night fun, you can get the evening rolling with a candlelit stroll through the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens. The famed Murrells Inlet sculpture gardens will be illuminated by thousands of hand-lit candles and holiday lights from 6 to 9 p.m., all while holiday music sets the mood. Learn more at brookgreen.org.

These are just a few of the many exciting ways to spend your New Year’s Eve on the Grand Strand, and visitors need look no further than Bay View on the Boardwalk for comfortable oceanfront accommodations and easy access to all of the festivities. Plan your end-of-year getaway with Bay View on the Boardwalk today – and get your new year started in grand style!

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