Best Myrtle Beach Attractions and Events in late December, January and February
While winter may not be a season you usually head to Myrtle Beach during, you may want to consider coming this winter. There are a variety of fun events both for families and adults that are going on this December, January and February in Myrtle Beach and many attractions are still open. Here is a list of the top post-Christmas events to check out this winter and top activities to do in Myrtle Beach during the off-season.
Top Myrtle Beach winter events:
1. 32nd Annual Beach Ball Classic: If you are a fan of basketball you’ll want to check out the Beach Ball Classic at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from Dec. 26 to 31. Here you will have the chance to see some of the best high school basketball players from all over the country!
2. Less than Jake Concert: Less than Jake was probably one of the punk bands that you rocked out to in high school and maybe even college. You may be surprised and excited to learn that they are still around and better than ever! Get your best punk rock outfit on and plan to go to the Less than Jake concert at the House of Blues on Dec. 29.
3. New Year’s Eve: There are plenty of New Year’s Eve events going on in Myrtle Beach including the 2001 Entertainment Complex’s New Year’s Eve Blowout. Check out the Myrtle Beach calendar to view more events and put this on your list of things to do in Myrtle Beach in December!
4. Conway Chocolate Walk: If you like chocolate you’ll want to make sure you come to Myrtle Beach for this fun (and tasty) event. It will take place in Conway, which is just a short drive from Myrtle Beach out on Hwy. 501. On Feb. 2 enjoy chocolate from a variety of businesses as you stroll through downtown Conway. Your sweet tooth will thank you!
5. Flogging Molly: Another band many enjoy will be coming to Myrtle Beach. Flogging Molly will be performing at the House of Blues on Feb. 8. The Celtic punk sounds of Flogging Molly will be filling the air this February. Don’t miss this great show!
6. Myrtle Beach Marathon: Get your running shoes and participate in one of the Myrtle Beach Marathon races from Feb. 14 to 16. Choose from the 5K, Family Fun run, Marathon or the Half Marathon.
Top activities to do in Myrtle Beach during the off-season:
1. Ride on the SkyWheel: Since the SkyWheel features enclosed gondolas you don’t have to worry about what the temperature may be outside. Take a ride on the SkyWheel and view amazing sites! Plus during the off season you won’t have to worry about waiting in long lines. Make sure you visit this Myrtle Beach attraction in December, January or February!
2. Visit the Aquarium: The fish and sharks of the Ripley’s Aquarium are there year round so why not pay them a visit? The aquarium is much less crowded during the winter months (except when children are off of school) providing visitors more time to enjoy the displays and learn more about the sea creatures.
3. Search for Shells: Head out to the beach after the tide starts to leave for your best chance to find shells. During the off season you will have a better chance at finding what you are looking for since a lot less people will be out shell hunting during the months of December, January and February.
4. Stroll through Brookgreen Gardens: Brookgreen Gardens is a popular Myrtle Beach area attraction that stays open year-round. It’s much easier to explore the gardens without having to worry about the hot sun boiling down on you. Just grab a light jacket and a scarf and head on out!
5. Waccatee Zoo: This year-round Myrtle Beach attraction is open daily, except when the weather may be bad. Here you can even buy peanuts to feed to the animals! Be sure to bring your camera so you can get pictures of the variety of animals like bears and monkeys that inhabit this natural-setting zoo. This is a fun year-round attraction for both children and adults.
6. Practice your swing: Golfing during the off-season is one of the best things you can do while on vacation in Myrtle Beach. Courses are less crowded so you’ll have your pick of tee-times. Try out the courses at Dunes Club, King’s North and Arrowhead Country Club. They’re open year round and are great Myrtle Beach golf courses.