WonderWorks - Excitement and Fun in Myrtle Beach

2011... More Fun at the Beach than ever!

WonderWorks - Opening Spring 2011 in Broadway at the Beach, this 50,000 square foot "amusement park for the mind" has an eye-catching exterior. It appears that it's Upside Down!

Filled with over hundred hands-on exhibits, it will allow visitors to maneuver the controls to land a NASA space shuttle, pilot a fighter jet, ride a 360-degree virtual roller coaster, experience 74 mph hurricane-force winds, and much more.

Soar... at WonderWorks' adrenaline-pumping, outdoor adventures. Already open, the ZipLine will let you glide safely on a soaring flight 1,000 feet from tower to tower and 50 feet above Lake Broadway. This fun attraction's dual-line course uses an ultra-safe, constant tension system to give you a super smooth Zip loaded with thrills.

And Explore... on their tri-level Ropes Course. Designed with a fun pirate theme, it has over thirty exhilarating challenges to navigate. Stretching to a height forty feet, this family-friendly attraction was assembled using more than 3,000 various ropes and cables.

Be sure to check out WonderWorks with its indoor and outdoor adventures when you visit North Myrtle Beach this year!

Call Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations for the best deals on summer family vacation rental homes, villas and condos or for super savings on spring and fall weekend getaways.

SOS Mid-Winter Beach Fun & More This Weekend

Welcome Shaggers for Hot Weekend Fun at the Beach

And it’s already started with the SOS Mid-Winter Break as hundreds of shag enthusiasts arrive in North Myrtle Beach ready to party and dance to the sounds of their favorite beach music bands. If you don't have reservations yet, Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations has a super selection of vacation homes and condos at amazingly affordable prices. Visit us online or call for details and reservations.

Some of the events and entertainment planned for the weekend include:

  • Mid-Winter Fun at Fat Harold’s on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach with Sea Cruz on Saturday, the Castaways on Sunday, and DJ’s spinning your favorite beach music platters daily from noon ‘til closing.
  • Mid-Winter Band Festival at 2001 Entertainment Complex with multiple Carolina Beach Music Awards (Cammys) Acts featured this weekend. Dance to the sounds of the Craig Woolard Band tonight and Mark Roberts & Breeze tomorrow (Saturday) night in the Next Level club.
  • Rock & Roll and Blues at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, Saturday January 15, where power trio, Johnny Mac & the Booty Ranch, will heat it up for the first South by Southeast Music Feast of 2011. This intimate non-smoking, listening venue is limited to less than 200 music fans so come early. Admission includes concert, pot-luck dinner and beverages. See details online at www.southbysoutheast.org.
  • “Restaurant Week” in Myrtle Beach, January 14-22. From casual to fine dining, participating restaurants will feature special menu items, promotions and discounts. Sample new restaurants or enjoy old favorites with a variety of delectable dishes prepared by chefs – all at amazingly affordable prices. See participating restaurant menus and more info online at www.RestaurantWeekMyrtleBeach.com.
  • “Dyn-O-Mite” Laughs at the Comedy Cabana, January 14-16. Come out to the Cabana for this special appearance by Jimmie “JJ” “Walker. Time Magazine’s “Comedian of the Decade” in the 70s and star of popular television sitcom “Good Times”, Jimmie has been entertaining us for five decades. His clean humor makes him popular with audiences young & old.

Move over 2010... 2011 is coming fast!

December and January Fun in North Myrtle Beach!

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope you've had a wonderful 2010. Thank you for visiting North Myrtle Beach this past year and for choosing Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations to provide your vacation accommodations, golf packages, and more. We hope your beach vacations were wonderful & memorable and that we were able to help make them as much fun as possible. We look forward to seeing you all in the coming year.

It looks like lots of cold weather with an abundance of snow and ice for much of the country this winter. With our daytime highs averaging 59 now through February, it's no wonder more & more couples are spending their winters here at the beach. Forget the snow shovel... grab your golf clubs, pack your bags and come to North Myrtle Beach. Century 21 Thomas Beach Vacations still has several excellent oceanfront condos and homes available at amazingly affordable monthly rates now through March. Give us a call and we'll be happy to reserve the perfect place for your winter escape.

You'll find plenty to do while you're here this winter, too! Fantastic dining, non-stop shopping, inexpensive championship golf, and world-class entertainment... and MILD winter weather!

Some fun events suggested by our reservations team include:
  • The Chairmen of the Board - "Remembering General Johnson"... at the House of Blues, December 30th
  • New Year's Eve concert with Corey Smith and American Aquarium... at the House of Blues, December 31st
  • At the Place Theatre, now through December... The Magical Spirit of Ireland, Christmas on Ice, and "Nuncrackers" - a Nunsense Christmas Musical to make your holiday hilarious and bright
  • A South by Southeast Music Feast & Concert with the Reverend Doctor Johnny Mac and the Booty Ranch... at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, January 15th
  • Jimmy "JJ" Walker making everybody laugh... at the Comedy Cabana, January 14th - 16th
  • The SOS Mid-Winter Break, January 13th - 17th... time to get out your shaggin' shoes and head to North Myrtle Beach. All your favorite SOS clubs will be open and the DJs will be spinning the best beach music around.
See you at the Beach!

Christmas Magic in Myrtle Beach

Amazing Holiday Shows in Myrtle Beach

Yes, Thanksgiving is just days away and Christmas will be here before long, too... what a wonderful time of year!

Take a break and head to the beach for a hearty infusion of Christmas Spirit. The holiday shows at Calvin Gilmore's Carolina Opry, the Alabama Theatre, the Palace, and Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede are guaranteed to entertain and delight you. With performances now through December, it's easy make any winter weekend a memorable experience. Century 21 Thomas will help make it even better... book two nights and we'll give you a 3rd Night FREE.

The 2010 Christmas Shows are better than ever. Make your plans, reserve your seats, and call us today for a great deal on a beach getaway.

- Celebrate the holidays in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with Alabama Theatre's award-winning production, The South's Grandest Christmas Show. This year's Christmas extravaganza brings an incredible combination of talent, scenery and special effects for a spectacular new holiday musical experience sure to put you in the spirit.

A family tradition for 24 yhears, The Carolina Opry brings the spirit of Christmas to life with music, comedy and dance. This holiday season, Calvin Gilmore is pulling out all the stops with the Silver Anniversary Carolina Opry Christmas Special - color laser lights, fresh comedy, the Grinch, and all new choreography.

Start Christmas in style with Christmas On Ice, a new and exciting show featuring championship ice skaters, the best high-kicking dancers this side of New York, and all your favorite Christmas songs sung by the best of Broadway and London's West End. You'll love this two-hour holiday spectacular at Myrtle Beach's Palace Theatre.

Experience the fun and excitement of a Dixie Christmas at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede as snow falls softly and breathtaking scenes fill you with good cheer. The arena is magically transformed into a fantasy land complete with twinkling lights, evergreens and poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familar holiday music. The Live Nativity Scene is memorably dramatic as the true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before your eyes.

Best of Myrtle Beach (November 2010)

Change of Seasons at the Beach

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and the cool nights are wonderful. One of the best things about the cooler weather is that once again it's... SOUP SEASON!

Clam Chowder, Vegetable Soup, She-Crab Soup, Spicy Chili Con Carne, Shrimp Bisque, Oyster Stew - just to name a few of my favorites. Cook up a big pot full of healthy, hearty heaven in a bowl - enough for the whole week if you can. Guaranteed to warm you up and put a smile on your face. We'll be posting favorite recipes over the next few weeks so if you have one you'd like to share, send it along.

And we have the perfect place for your Thanksgiving Feast. Rent one of our spacious homes and condos at amazingly affordable rates and enjoy holidays at the beach. Call the uncles, aunts, grandmas & grandpas, cousins, brothers & sisters, and even the in-laws and tell them to meet you in North Myrtle Beach for a great time. We even have some great vacation specials with FREE NIGHTS available. Check them out on our specials page.

Now for the upcoming fun & entertainment at the beach:

11/14... The Cammys - Carolina Beach Music Awards show at the Alabama Theatre. See details online.

11/21... Larry the Cable Guy will have you rolling in the aisles at the Alabama Theatre. See details online.

11/21... Edwin McCain in concert at the House of Blues. See details online.

11/26 - 12/17... Old Blue Eyes is Back! At the Palace Theatre beginning Thanksgiving weekend, catch a marvelous tribute to the King of the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra. Don't miss out on an unforgettable evening listening to your favorite tunes and swingin' Christmas songs. See details online.

12/3... Christmas Tree Lighting - Help jump-start the Christmas Spirit with live entertainment and a visit from Santa as we light up the tree in North Myrtle Beach's McLean Park. A very family-friendly FREE event Friday from 6pm to 9pm.

12/4... Christmas Parade - Join us on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach Saturday for our annual holiday parade and festivities. There will be floats, marching bands, clowns, and lots & lots of laughter. Another FREE family-friendly event, 5:30 to 8:30pm.

12/4... Mike Farris in Concert - You've seen him on Austin City Limits, at Bonnaroo, SxSW, and more. Now catch him live at the historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot. This is the last show of the 2010 South by Southeast Annual Concert/Music Feast series and will be one of the best. $25 gets you a potluck dinner, beverages by New South Brewery, and a great concert in an intimate atmosphere. See details online.

Best of Myrtle Beach (October 2010)

Myrtle Beach Area Fun for October

Finally Fall... and we're loving it!

I miss summer already but the gorgeous autumn weather here in North Myrtle Beach keeps us all smiling. Pleasantly warm days and cool nights, fantastic golf weather, excellent fall fishing season, super sales for serious shoppers... what's not to like? And to make it all more affordable, we're extending our FREE SUNDAYS vacation special. Yessiree, reserve Friday and Saturday and we'll give you Sunday free. Can't stay the entire Sunday? Just sleep in and enjoy a late checkout anytime during the day.

Some of the wonderful fun stuff coming up at the beach includes:

Harvest Home Festival at Brookgreen Gardens the 16th & 17th with live performances, hayrides, face & pumpkin painting, Scarecrow Row, storytelling, wool spinning, and Tacky Horse demonstrations.

Howl-O-Scream Festival... a FREE, family-friendly event October 30th in North Myrtle Beach where the kids (and adults) can enjoy an evening of Halloween activities in the safe & fun environment of BOO-tiful McLeanPark. Hayrides, pumpkin painting, live music, marshmallow roasts, trick or treats, inflatable fun rides for the kids, and more. 5 to 8pm

Endless Summer Festival... a FREE, family-friendly event October 30th on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach "Celebrating Beach Music that Makes Memories." There will be arts & crafts, festival food vendors, a classic car show, a dynamite kids' play zone and Live Music by Sea Cruz and by The Extraordinaires.

Broadway at the Palace with the uproarious comedy "Nunsense" wrapping up its run the 17th and the musical "Blithe Spirit" beginning the 26th.

Alabama Theatre with the Oak Ridge Boys in concert the 23rd. You'll be rolling with laughter when you catch Tim Conway & Friends the 16th and comedian James Gregory on the 30th.

The House of Blues at Barefoot Landing with concerts by Sublime on the 21st and Blues Traveler the 23rd. For interactive dinner fun, try the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre.

Don't forget to vote November 2nd for the candidates of your choice! Exercise your rights.

Best of Myrtle Beach (September 2010)

Myrtle Beach Area Fun for September

Summer's Over? ...Not a chance!

We've taken a vote at the beach and decided to officially extend Summer through September. So, don't pack away your bikini, sandals and tee shirts just yet. The weather is still wonderful, the warm surf is still perfect for swimming, and there's plenty to do at the beach. Plus, we're making it easier for you to stretch your weekend fun with our Vacation Special... FREE SUNDAYS! That's right - reserve Friday & Saturday at our regular low off-season rates and get Sunday (or Thursday) FREE.

When you get here you'll find lots of fun events. Some staff suggestions for September include:

35th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival September 24th - 26th at Huntington Beach State Park... with fine art, quality crafts, low-country food specialties, and more.

Pawleys Island Wine Gala on the 24th - sampling wines from 80 renowned wineries and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Live entertainment, a silent auction and a complimentary dessert tasting are other highlights of this popular event.

and exciting concerts, too!

Fantastic Guest Performances & Concerts at the Alabama Theatre - featuring Ray Stevens on the 11th, Patty Loveless on the 18th and The Drifters, Coasters & Platters on the 25th.

An evening at the House of Blues with The Black Crowes the 14th.

A dynamite concert at the historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot on the 25th with The Last Waltz Ensemble performing the music of Bob Dylan and The Band. The intimate setting for this South by Southeast Music Feast accommodates only a few hundred so reservations are suggested.

"Pushing the Limits" with bassist extraordinaire Steve Bailey, jazz guitar virtuoso Mike Stern, and Aquarium Rescue Unit's drummer/percussionist Jeff Sipe... at CCU's Wheelwright Auditorium on the 28th.

The 20th Anniversary Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art - featuring jazz vocalist Steve March Torme on the 25th, bluesman Cool John Ferguson on the 26th, award-winning guitarist Marco Sartor on the 30th, swing music by stride pianist Judy Carmichael on October 1st, and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra the 2nd.