Myrtle Beach Holiday Season Launches November 22 With Christmas Tree Lighting, Entertainment And Fireworks

A Christmas tree that’s 52 feet tall, decorated with 141,000 lights. Singing, dancing, fireworks and holiday spirit that fills the air!

It’s an event anticipated all year long — Broadway at the Beach’s  annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and Christmas Special. Now in its 20th year, it’s known throughout the Grand Strand as Myrtle Beach’s biggest and best Christmas extravaganza.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 22. The festivities will take place in Broadway Commons, near Guest Services, in front of Pavilion Park Central, beginning at 6 p.m.

Popular WPDE meteorologist Ed Piotrowski will serve as host for an evening of free entertainment sponsored by the Palace Theatre. Professional performers from the Palace Theatre and Legends In Concert will headline, while students from the Carolina Forest Performing Arts Academy and Socastee High School bring their own special kind of magic to the stage. You won’t want to miss the amazing Carolina Freestyle Cloggers, and there will even be an appearance by a special  visitor from the North Pole.

After the entertainment, the amazing Broadway Christmas tree will be lit, then the skies will sparkle with fireworks over Lake Broadway at 8 p.m.

Join us at our 20th annual Christmas Special and get your holiday season off to an exciting and fun-filled start!


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Make Your Holidays Special. Celebrate With The Jersey Nights And The Rat Pack

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Our thoughts are turning to mistletoe, holly, baking cookies and buying gifts. Why not get in the holiday spirit this year with a live Christmas show. Myrtle Beach theaters are known for putting on wonderful Christmas variety shows and this year is no exception.

Two theaters at Broadway at the Beach have developed tribute shows that will transport you to simpler times when holidays weren’t filled with online shopping and party invitations weren’t conveyed through texts.

Wouldn’t it be fun to step back in time to the early 1960s when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. led a band of rowdy, charming and talented rogues known as “The Rat Pack?” They seemed to be everywhere — on stage, TV and in movies. And most Americans couldn’t get enough of them.

Legends In Concert has assembled a stellar group of tribute artists to present the first musical Christmas tribute to The Rat Pack ever to appear on stage. Christmas With the Rat Pack (with special guest Marilyn Monroe) takes the audience back to those “ring-a-ding-ding” times when the actors and singers in the pack were the coolest, man. Get in the spirit of the season with holiday classics such as The Christmas Song and Boogie Woogie Santa Claus. Rat Pack standards are also on the playlist, and audiences can get in on the act with sing-a-longs, ad libs, cut ups, and quips. And, you won’t want to miss a special appearance by a Rat Pack mascot, Marilyn Monroe.

The show runs through December 20, takes a break from December 22 through December 25, then runs from December 26 through December 31 with a special New Year’s Eve version of the show on the 31.

While audiences are swooning to smooth and classy classics at Legends In Concert, The Palace Theatre will be rocking out with the Jersey Nights Christmas Special. Jersey Nights features the hit songs of the Four Seasons, taking everyone on a nostalgic tour of rock’n'roll during a decade of big changes in popular music.

This Christmas spectacular melds rock classics like “Sherry” and “Walk Like A Man”  together with holiday classics like “Jingle Bells” and “White Christmas.”  Sensational dance numbers, first class musical arrangements, perfect harmonies, and authentic costumes combine with decorations and falling snow to put you in a holiday mood.

The Jersey Nights Christmas Special runs through December 20.

There’s no better way to launch your holiday season that by taking in a musical show!


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Searching For Myrtle Beach’s Best Nachos On National Nachos Day

Do you love nachos? This versatile food is one of the most popular in Myrtle Beach — and  throughout the entire U.S.

For nacho purists, there’s no better way to experience this comfort food than to snack on tasty corn tortilla sections topped with jalapeño peppers that are cradled in a blanket of melted cheese. After all, that’s the way nachos first emerged some 70 years ago from a Mexican restaurant kitchen just over the Texas border.

Over the years, it’s become popular to pile nachos high with favorite foods, transforming the snack food into a full meal. Toppings like ground beef, lettuce and guacamole are popular just about everywhere, while chefs in some sections of the country have put  regional foods atop the chips. From crispy bacon to tater tots, pulled pork to pineapple, alligator chili to duck confit, and lime-infused crème fraiche to brie sauce, regional versions of nachos have become a staple at restaurants ranging from brew pubs to those serving upscale Continental cuisine.

At Broadway at the Beach, nacho dishes are served at almost every eatery. While many of our visitors enjoy traditional nachos featuring basics like queso and jalapeños, others seek out bolder versions like Volcano Nachos (at Margaritaville) and the Mayan Pyramid (at Carlos’n Charlie’s).

National Nachos Day is Thursday, November 6 this year. What kind of nachos will you be diving into?


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Runner Or Not, You Won’t Want To Miss This Colorful Event

The “Happiest 5k on the Planet”  will be held November 1 at Broadway at the Beach. The Color Run™ is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Runners and spectators are armed with 100% colored cornstarch that’s enthusiastically showered upon runners at several points during the event. Most participants start out dressed in white and hope to finish the 5k with all the colors of the rainbow decorating their bodies.

Unlike other 5ks, no one keeps time during The Color Run, so if you’re looking for a place to reach your personal best, you’ll have to bring your own stopwatch.

Registered participants receive a custom “The Color Run” race shirt and over-the-shoulder bag, tattoo, bag of color, race bib, Color Runner finisher sweat band, and sponsor goodies.

Since 2011, The Color Run has been circling the globe, bringing colorful fun and fitness to cityscapes.  In 2013, there were 170 events in 30-plus countries.

But there’s only one Color Run in Myrtle Beach, and it’s this Saturday  at 8:00 a.m. at Broadway at the Beach. Come join the fun!

Check out the sign-up information and more.


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Love Halloween? Broadway Is Halloween Central!

Looking forward to Halloween? Do you enjoy coming up with a bewitching costume each year and seeing if you can top your friends? Or do you just like  the fun of seeing others reveling in the hocus pocus of make-believe garb?

If so, you won’t want to miss the spooktacular festivities at Broadway at the Beach.

We’ll be lighting up the skies with bewitching Fireworks Extravaganzas on both October 25 and October 31 at 8pm. But those magical displays are just part of our enchanting celebration!

Make a reservation soon if you want to take your littlest masqueraders to the coolest kid’s Halloween party in Myrtle Beach. On October 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe is hosting the “Meet The ROXTARS Costume Parade & Party” for kids 10 and younger — and parents can also get in on the fun. The kiddie parade starts sharply at 11 a.m., and winners will be chosen for Scariest Costume, Funniest Costume, Prettiest Costume and Overall Best Costume. Each winning child will receive a prize package valued at $100. Parents who come as sharp-dressed men or rock divas can compete for an additional prize in the Best Parent/Child Rock Star Duo category. Free stuff includes ROXTAR activity books and up to 2 kid’s meals free with the purchase of an adult entree. Best of all, your little rock stars will get to hang with the coolest crew around — the Hard Rock ROXTARS.

If junior needs a nap, it will have to be between 1 and 3 p.m. because you won’t want to vanish before heading to the Ripley’s Aquarium Boo-quarium Bash. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., families will be dressing to impress and enjoying trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow building, crafts, a scavenger hunt and more. Don’t miss special guests “Live Birds of Prey from Cape Fear Raptor Center,” or the parade and costume contest. It’s all beguilingly free with regular aquarium admission.

When the sun sets that night, disguised adults will be spiriting their way to the largest costume contest in South Carolina. It’s the annual Nightmare in the Square Costume Contest & Party in Celebrity Square starting at 8 p.m. There will be hauntingly live music from DJ Barry and a wicked costume contest later in the night. Cash prizes range from $500 to $2,000, and everyone in costume gets free admission to Revolutions, Crocodile Rocks, Malibu’s Surf Bar, Rodeo Bar, Club Boca, Froggy Bottomz & Broadway Louie’s.

Fast forward to October 30 at 8 p.m., and head to Malibu’s Surf Bar Costume Contest. Admission is free if you’re in costume and  there will be a monstrous  $1,500 in cash and prizes. Sign up in advance in person or by phone at 843-444-3500 by October 24th.

On Halloween night (October 31) from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Broadway will belong to little ghosts and goblins when we hold our annual Halloween Trick Or Treat. Our fun and safe location is the perfect environment for little mermaids, Ninja Turtles and superheroes to cruise for goodies. Participating merchants are looking forward to hosting and will have little surprises for all those in costume.

Rounding out the Halloween festivities, costumed adults can wrap up their week at Wet Willie’s where the Wicked Willie’s Halloween Bash will be held October 31st. There’s a fangtastic costume contest from 10 p.m. to midnight with a $250 cash prize, plus 2nd place receives a $50 gift card and 3rd place a $25 gift card. Special drink prices and the “Candy Apple Willie’s Brew” Halloween daiquiris are sure to keep this  party going.

Come join the spell-binding, boonanza of fun. There’s something for everyone at Broadway at the Beach this Halloween!


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Celebrate National Pasta Day With This Tasty Recipe

One quarter of all the pasta consumed around the world is eaten by Americans. We’re passionate about pasta, enjoying more than 6 billion pounds of the versatile dough every year. In fact, the United States is the biggest consumer of pasta in the world.

Spaghetti is just one of more than 600 types of pasta— each named for its shape. Whether your passion is for Conchiglie (shells), Capellini (fine hairs), Rigatoni (fluted tubes), Tortellini (little cakes), or just regular spaghetti (cords), you’ll get a chance to celebrate its versatility on October 17, National Pasta Day.

Capriz at Broadway at the Beach is a restaurant built on the broad shoulders of this favored food. In honor of the day, chef Corey Schoenig of Capriz has agreed to share his “from scratch” recipe for an arugula pesto dish.

Buon Appetito!

Capriz House-Made Pasta Recipe

1 2/3 cups durum flour
2 tablespoons semolina
2 medium or large eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
A pinch of sea salt

Make the basic pasta dough:
1. Sift the flour onto a clean work surface and make a well in the center with your fist.
2. Break the eggs into the well and add the oil and a pinch of salt to the well.
3. Gradually mix the egg mixture into the flour using the fingers of one hand, bringing the ingredients together into a firm dough. If the dough feels too dry, add a few drops of water; if it’s too wet, add a little more flour
4. Knead the pasta until smooth, 2 to 5 minutes. Rub with light oil and pop the dough into a plastic food bag. Allow it to rest at room temperature.
Then form desired pasta
Cook in boiling water to desired tenderness

Capriz Arugula Pesto Recipe

2 lbs basil shocked and cooled (ring out well) stems discarded
2 cups arugula
1.5 qts blended oil
salt and pepper
½ cup parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp chopped garlic

Method: Add rough chopped basil and arugula to robo wand (hand emersion blender), salt and pepper. While on, add a small amount of oil to form a paste and mince basil well. Start to drizzle in rest of oil. Add the pesto sauce to your desired pasta, garnish with fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, fresh diced Roma tomatoes, and some grated parmesan.


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Going The Distance: How Far Is A Walk Around Broadway?

The Grand Strand famously brags that it has 60 miles of beach, but few of us ever dream of walking its entire length. A brisk mile and most of us are good to go.

Have you ever wondered how far you walk when you stroll around  Broadway at the  Beach? It’s an easy 1.3 miles.

Most folks don’t notice the distance they’re walking because they’re so busy taking in the sites.

It’s easy to be entranced by people zipping back and forth across Lake Broadway on the Soar & Explore zipline. And, periodically, the roar of the dragon at Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf course grabs everyone’s attention.

Happy music and the laughter of small children enjoying kiddie rides seems to always be in the air, while the excited screams of bigger kids and adults delighting in thrill rides inspire many more to take on those challenges.

Even looking to the sky from Broadway showcases the fun and excitement of Helicopter Adventures giving guests on short flights  a bird’s eye view of Myrtle Beach.

While the sites are engaging, the smells are enticing. The aromas that  drift out of the many different restaurants inform the  senses that there are a lot of good food choices to be had. It’s also easy to be charmed into snacking by the sweet scents of taffy or fudge being freshly made in shop windows.

Even sitting down for a break fills the senses. Celebrity Square is a good place to pause, listen to music coming out of the clubs, and do some people watching.

Up and walking again, there’s  temptation to recharge your internal engine with something sweet from It’Sugar where just about every kind of candy — from old favorites to new confections  — is  available.

A walk around Broadway is about more than just going the distance. It’s a positively awesome way to enjoy the largest entertainment venue in South Carolina, and to understand why millions of visitors come to Broadway every year.


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How Scarves Can Help You Update Your Fall Wardrobe

Are you ready to change out your wardrobe for fall, but feeling a little strapped for cash? Consider investing in a few nice scarves or shawls. These simple accessories can update your fall line-up dramatically — and cost-efficiently.

Scarves have been adding color and panache to wardrobes since ancient times. But it took until the mid-20th century for scarves to become a fashion essential. Today’s 21st century scarves are literally wonders of style, comfort and versatility.

For a crisp, finished look, a soft woven scarf in a lovely pattern can be draped loosely around the neck and anchored by large knots tied at its ends. Want to look casual but neat?  Loop one end of a scarf through the other and smooth down each side.  Tie a bow in a scarf and place it jauntily to one side for a bit of feminine mystique. When you’re feeling a little chill in the air, casually drape a scarf over your shoulders and enjoy the added warmth.

The simple infinity scarf is a great example of easy versatility. A soft-knit continuous loop, it can be draped around the neck and then styled in any number of ways.

The multi-talented shawl is also a member of the scarf family, although it is more free-flowing and somewhat all-encompassing. On cool nights, a woman’s best friend may be that ultimate cozy scarf, the poncho.

Just about any fabric or pattern can be turned into a scarf. From silk to wool to paisley and stripes, it all depends on your taste, desired texture, and planned use.

If you’re curious about how you can make scarves a supporting player in your fall wardrobe, why not get some input from the experts? Bijuju at Broadway at the Beach is an accessory boutique whose staff is just waiting to brief you on the latest ways to wear scarves.

The right scarf can be that fashion essential that brings a look together, defines an outfit, contributes the right dash of color, or helps you to make a new fashion statement.

With the right scarf, you can be ready for anything.


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How To Make Your Little Girl’s Dreams Come True

How much would it mean to your little girl to be transformed into a princess, mermaid, or her favorite pop star? To receive a diva-style makeover complete with a glamorous hairstyle? To be clothed in a fabulous outfit complimented by her own personalized jewelry? To see her dreamy games of pretend taken to another level of delight and fun?

What would it mean to you to be able to give your daughter, grand-daughter or niece these kinds of unforgettable experiences right here in Myrtle Beach?

It’s possible and affordable at Sparkles inside Broadway at the Beach. This shop is filled with just the sort of girlie stuff that makes dreams of being a princess or little mermaid come true. Imagination and reality merge here as beautiful boutique clothing, glitter and “Star Makeover Stations” are combined to change little girls into mirror images of their favorite superstars or heroines.

A Sparkles dream session starts with a makeover that includes a new hair style. There’s a makeup session featuring eye shadow, lip gloss, sparkly nail painting, and even a souvenir makeup compact.

Special Sparkles drawstring backpacks are on hand to be filled with your little girl’s choice of necklaces, bracelets, rings, or accessories like a crown, boa, sunglasses, or even a hair extension. And,  if your diva fancies herself a future rock star, she can select a microphone, take to the Sparkles stage, and break into song!

For a special girl’s day out, Sparkles has affordable party packages so that your little hostess can bring along her best friends. Birthday party packages even include something special for the girl of honor.

Discover a magical realm where girls rule. Sparkles is  a special wonderland dedicated to making little girls’ dreams come true.


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20 Tastes, One Place

20 Tastes, One Place

With over 20 Restaurants open daily at Broadway at the Beach, you will always find the perfect taste. We’ve got family friendly restaurants, places to catch the game, great burger joints, wineries and a few places where diner becomes a true experience. Find your taste at Broadway at the Beach!

Burgers Rule:

Americans love their burgers. The ultimate comfort food, a really good burger can be one of the greatest culinary experiences known to man, woman or child. At Broadway at the Beach, hamburgers and cheeseburgers are among our visitors’ favorite foods. Our restaurants have been serving up great burgers since they opened their doors in the mid-1990s. Find your perfect burger.

Kids’ Favorites:

Broadway’s restaurants put the welcome mat out for you and your kids. Menus featuring great food and ample servings are supplemented by kid’s menus and special pricing for youngster’s portions. Some even let kids eat free. Special favorites like burgers and chicken tenders are always on the kid’s menus at Landry’s Seafood, Liberty Brewery & Grill, and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. Find your place to bring the whole family to dinner.

Restaurants that deliver a dining experience:

There are plenty of restaurants around Myrtle Beach where you can get a good meal. But only a handful of them deliver the kind of atmosphere that transforms a meal into an experience. Happily, several of those are clustered here at Broadway at the Beach. Find your complete dining experience.

Game Central:

Three of the area’s top sports bars are right in the middle of the action at Broadway at the Beach. Suit up in your favorite team’s jersey – you won’t be the only one at the bar wearing team colors. And you’ll never get hungry, because as the game action plays on giant screens, and the food keeps flowing. Find your sports bar.

Wineries:

Savoring an enjoyable glass of wine can be one of the high points of any day. Selecting a new wine to try or serve to guests can be challenging. A guided wine tasting can introduce you to new favorites in categories you enjoy or surprise you as you discover a new taste that delights you. Find a favorite new wine.

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