Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals 2009

Holiday Shopping and Festival Fun in Myrtle Beach

The 28th Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals are here! November 12th through the 15th you'll see some of the best holiday arts, crafts, gifts and more. Special festivals include:

Festival of Tables - with non-perishable centerpieces from traditional to nouveau noel styles. Centerpieces are available for silent auction with proceeds benefitting Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission.

Festival of Worlds - where you can relish the holiday traditions of select countries from around the world, with their foods and customs. Local non-profit organizations sponsor each booth and retain all proceeds.

Festival of Trees - with over fifty trees, each decorated and trimmed in glorious fashion. All purchases benefit CASA.

Festival of Wreaths - with selections that will compliment every holiday decor. Available for silent auction with proceeds going to the Myrtle Beach Kiwanis for local childrens' organizations.

Santa's Castle - where you can visit the jolly one in an old English castle setting and have a souvenir photo taken. Proceeds to benefit the local Community Kitchen

and the high point of the festivals...
Santas through the Ages
- where you can meander among life-size replicas of extravagantly dressed Santas from Father Christmas, Medieval times through today's St. Nick.

For show times and admission information, call 843-448-9483 or visit online.

Best Vacation Rates Available Now

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article by Sarah Nassauer...

For the past year or so, many travelers have become accustomed to seeing hotel and resort rates progressively plummet. Savvy consumers waited until the last minute to snatch the deepest discounts. But, now, industry watchers say hotels and resorts have unloaded their sweetest offers early and hotel prices are likely to stay relatively stable during the next few months. By the middle of next year, they may even start to inch up.
"I think we may have hit bottom," says Jan Freitag, vice president at Smith Travel Research. "There will still be deals permeating the general environment" in 2010, he says. "But they are not here to stay" throughout next year.

Halloween Fun in Myrtle Beach

Treats and tricks in Myrtle Beach

Looks like a fun weekend at the beach with highs around 80! There's lots of Halloween Happenings planned, too.

Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach
Trick or Treating...
Dress the kids up and bring them to Barefoot Landing for a safe, fun way to Trick or Treat. Bags will be available at Lakeview Courtyard. All the ghosts and goblins will be out so come join the fun. Saturday afternoon/evening from five o'clock to seven o'clock.


Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach
Holiday Harvest...
events all during the day including Pumpkin Pyramid, Hay Maze, Face Painting, Candy Apples and Hay Rides from 11am to 9pm. Pumpkin Decorating from noon to 5pm, Pumpkin Pie eating contest at 2pm, Wine Tasting from 4pm to 8pm, Ghost Stories from 7 to 730pm, Live Entertainment from 7:30 to 9pm.


Trick or Treating... 5pm to 7pm. Free trick or treat bags at the visitor's center while they last. Halloween music.

Adult Halloween Costume Contest... 8 to 9pm. In Celebrity Square.

Main Street in North Myrtle Beach
Endless Summer Festival
... Saturday from noon 'til the music stops. Live music by the Fantastic Shakers and more. See details in the Endless Festival blog.

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Myrtle Beach Area Fun (October 23rd - November 8th, 2009)

What a gorgeous day! It's 81 outside and I just had lunch in the park... now back to work. There's plenty of fun stuff going on at the beach over the next few days. If you're in town next week, be sure to take in the "Taste of the Town" on Tuesday the 27th. In its 26th year, this is the Grand Strand's largest social culinary event of the season. You'll have the opportunity to sample delicious specialty foods prepared by chefs from more than fifty of the area's best restaurants. Details can be found online at http://www.tasteofthetownmb.com/.

The whole family will have fun at Broadway at the Beach's Holiday Harvest October 24th - November 7th. There will be a Farmer's Market, a Hay Maze, Pumpkin Pyramid, arts & crafts, cooking contests, fireworks and more at this Kid-Friendly event. See details online at http://www.holidayharvest.com/. There will also be trick or treating at B at the B's "Boovillie" on Halloween as well as an adult Halloween costume contest!

There will be a Trick or Treat festivities in the Lakeview Courtyard of Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach on Halloween, too. Kids in costume can even ride the Carousel FREE from 5pm to 7pm.

Other upcoming events include:
Sea Cruz, The Catalinas, and the Fantastic Shakers at North Myrtle Beach's Endless Summer Concert & Festival October 31st.

The Youngers in concert at the historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot November 7th - a South by Southeast Music Feast. $25 admission includes a pot luck dinner, beverages, and an evening of great live music. Feasting begins at 6pm and music by the opening act, Hippy Dog Produce, begins at 7pm. The main show begins around 8:30. See details online at www.sxsemusic.com.

Celebrate the Holidays at the Beach

Enjoy Thanksgiving at the Beach

Each year more families and friends get together and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday at the beach. They have found that North Myrtle Beach is a convenient vacation destination where they can converge and enjoy a week or long weekend of fun and relaxation. Depending on the number in your party, our vacation specialists will be happy to suggest several homes, villas or condos from which you can choose. You can stay oceanfront or on one of the channels of the Cherry Grove Inlet or somewhere in between. Our low off-season rental rates are very affordable and we still have some excellent homes available.

For large extended families and friends, try one of our spacious six, seven or eight bedroom villas or homes. All have full kitchens and many have such features as wide-screen tvs for watching the big ball game or a favorite flick, a family game room with pool table or foosball, internet access and more. Prepare and enjoy your holiday feast and kick back and unwind on your oceanfront porch or take a healthy stroll on the beach. If you'd rather let someone else do the cooking, try one of the outstanding area restaurants where you can savor fresh local seafood or a traditional Thankgsgiving dinner or buffet.

Call us today and make your arrangements for a glorious beach holiday or book it online anytime.

Endless Summer Festival '09

Family Fun in North Myrtle Beach

The 2009 Endless Summer Festival will be held Saturday, October 31st, with most of the activities at the Horseshoe of North Myrtle Beach's Main Street. This year's theme is "Celebrating Beach Music Memories" and there will be excitement and fun from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

This year's festival is sure to draw a large crowd with live beach music at the "horseshoe" starting at Noon with Sea Cruz, 1:30 with The Catalinas, and wrapping up at 2:30 with The Fantastic Shakers with hit songs including "Myrtle Beach Days," and "Shaking the Shack." There will be festival treats, crafts, a children's fun area and a classic car show.


CENTURY 21 Thomas Beach Vacations has some excellent Fall Vacation Values to give you even more reasons to pack your bags and head to North Myrtle Beach. We're right in the middle of our FREE NIGHT special. That's right... Reserve two nights at our regular low off-season rates and we'll give you a 3rd NIGHT FREE! Stretch that weekend and have as much fun as possible with a Century 21 Thomas beach holiday.


Call 1-800-249-2100 and reserve your beach weekend today!