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Best Myrtle Beach Attractions and Events in late December, January and February


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While winter may not be a season you usually head to Myrtle Beach, you may want to consider coming this winter. There are a variety of fun events that are going on this December, January and February in Myrtle Beach and many attractions are still open and our Myrtle Beach accommodations are a short distance from all the action. Here is a list of the top post-Christmas events to check out and top activities to do in Myrtle Beach during the off-season.

Top activities to do in Myrtle Beach during the off-season 

Do you think Myrtle Beach shuts down during the winter? Well, think again! There’s so much to do during the off-season in Myrtle Beach. Plus, with less crowds, you will likely experience shorter lines at attractions, little to no wait at restaurants and plenty of elbow room on the beach. Check out these Myrtle Beach attractions during your next off-season visit!

Enjoy our seemingly endless amenities

hotel BLUE resort amenities - lazy river

  • Where: hotel BLUE and Captain’s Quarters

  • Distance from hotel BLUE: Right here!

  • Tip: Be sure to check out the Captain’s Quarters building for even more amenities! 

When you stay at hotel BLUE in December, January or February there are plenty of Myrtle Beach resort amenities that you can enjoy, despite the milder weather outside. Our indoor lazy river is a great place to float away the day. Or, you can head outside to our large oceanfront hot tub. Don’t forget, we also have the beach right outside our resort so you can relax with a good book while watching the waves or take morning walks along the beach. A bonus to staying at hotel BLUE is that you can take advantage of the amenities at the Captain’s Quarters building, just a couple blocks over. There you can take a dip in the indoor pool or purchase an oceanfront breakfast. The off-season opportunities are endless!

Ride on the SkyWheel 

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel - Off Season Activity

  • Where: Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

  • Distance from hotel BLUE: 1.5 miles

  • Tip: Visit around sunset for an amazing view!

Since the Myrtle Beach 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 sights! 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!

Visit the Aquarium 

Myrtle Beach Aqaurium

  • Where: Broadway at the Beach

  • Distance from hotel BLUE: 4 miles

  • Tip: Plan your visit around school breaks to avoid crowds and check with us to see if we have any current ticket offers or discounts available to this attraction.

The fish and sharks of Myrtle Beach's 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.

Walk the Boardwalk 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

  • Where: Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

  • Distance from hotel BLUE: 0.6 miles (to south end)

  • Tip: Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Just a short ways south of our hotel is the popular Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Busy during the summer, it is a great respite during the off-season. Get great photos and enjoy a leisurely stroll without the crowds.

Search for Shells 

Shell Collecting in Myrtle Beach

  • Where: Outside the resort!

  • Distance from hotel BLUE: 0 miles

  • Tip: Head out right before or after high tide for some of the best chances at finding great shells.

The beach is right outside our door, so why not take advantage of it?! Grab a bag and head out to the beach to search for 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. If you are looking for them, you may even locate some shark's teeth during your stay!

Stroll through Brookgreen Gardens 

Brookgreen Gardens Area Attraction

  • Where: Murrells Inlet off Hwy. 17

  • Distance from hotel BLUE: 18 miles

  • Tip: Plan to spend an entire day here.

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 head on down to Murrells Inlet, just a short drive south. After visiting the gardens, plan to head to the nearby Murrells Inlet MarshWalk for a delicious dinner with a view. 

Practice your swing 

Golf in Myrtle Beach

  • Where: Various locations

  • Distance from hotel BLUE: Various

  • Tip: Contact our resort prior to heading to the beach for assistance in booking tee times.

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.

Meet celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum 

Myrtle Beach Wax Museum

  • Where: Near Broadway at the Beach

  • Distance from hotel BLUE: 4 miles

  • Tip: Bring your phone or camera for endless selfie options!

This popular Myrtle Beach attraction is open throughout the year. Here you can get your photo taken with some of Hollywood’s most famed actors and musicians like George Clooney, Taylor Swift and Marilyn Monroe.


Top Myrtle Beach Winter Events 

The off-season is filled with unique events, ringing in the New Year and so much more! Check out these events during your next off-season Myrtle Beach vacation.

Annual Beach Ball Classic | December

  • When: December 27 – 30, 2022

  • Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center

  • How Much: $15/day reserved admission; $75 per book

  • Distance from hotel BLUE: 2.6 miles

If you are a fan of basketball you’ll want to check out the Beach Ball Classic at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from December 26 to 31, 2019. Here you will have the chance to see some of the best high school basketball players from all over the country! To order tickets, call 843.231.7913. 

Legends in Concert | December 

When: November 2 through December 31, 2022
Where: Legends in Concert
How Much: $58.70/person *Prices can vary based on seating*
Distance from hotel BLUE: 3.7 miles

See your favorite legends in concert this holiday season, including Elvis Presley, Blues Brothers, George Strait, Whitney Houston, and more!

New Year's Eve CelebrationNew Year’s Eve | December 

  • When: December 31, 2022 – January 1, 2022

  • Where: Various Locations

There are plenty of New Year’s Eve events going on in Myrtle Beach including right here. Whether you are a local looking to book a staycation or a visitor looking to experience New Year's Eve in Myrtle Beach, this is a great, affordable option. Check out our Myrtle Beach New Year's Eve Blog to learn more about our on-site options for guests and put this on your list of things to do in Myrtle Beach in December!

Grand Strand Boat & Sportsman Expo | January 

  • When: January 6 - 8, 2023

  • Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center

  • How Much: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors (65 snd Over), $5 for children under 12, children under 3 are free

  • Distance from hotel BLUE: 2.6 miles

Taking place January 6 - 8, 2022, this boat and sportsman show will be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This show is great to attend if you own a boat, are looking to buy a boat, if you love to fish and if you just enjoy participating in outdoor activities. Browse an array of vendors from biking and camping gear to fishing tackle to ATVs and beyond. The expo is rounded out with seminars and special events.  

Conway Chocolate Walk | February 

  • When: February 4, 2023

  • Where: Downtown Conway

  • How Much: $20

  • Distance from hotel BLUE: 15 miles

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 February 4, 2023, enjoy chocolate from a variety of businesses as you stroll through downtown Conway. Your sweet tooth will thank you!


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