What most Americans call a "vacation," other cultures refer to as a "holiday." But no matter what you call it, we all agree that it's a good time. But maybe the holiday-takers are on to something. Taking a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, during the traditional American holidays only adds to the fun and excitement of celebrating the season with family and friends at The Breakers Resort.
Located on Myrtle Beach’s downtown oceanfront, The Breakers Resort is close and convenient to all the holiday celebrations on the Grand Strand, from the spookiest day of the year on Halloween to the last night of the year on New Year's Eve. Thanks to our low off-season rates and special offers, The Breakers provides the perfect opportunity to do something fun and different for the holidays while enjoying our oceanfront accommodations, indoor and outdoor heated pools, and on-site restaurants and bars. So get into the spirit of the season and book your "holiday/vacation" today:
* Halloween: Whether you are coming with children or celebrating with adults who magically turn into kids every Oct. 31, Myrtle Beach has you covered. Shops along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach cater to trick-or-treaters, and there are several haunted houses, corn mazes and ghost tours around the Grand Strand. For the grown-ups, the big party is at Broadway at the Beach's nightlife district, where live music, dancing and an amazing costume contest brings out a wild cast of characters to celebrate Halloween well past midnight.
* Thanksgiving: You will have plenty to be thankful for when spending the original American holiday on the Grand Strand, which has seen a string of warm and sunny Thanksgiving weekends ideal for hanging out on the beach. There's still plenty going on around town, despite the smaller crowds and lighter traffic, including the 48th Annual South Carolina Bluegrass Festival held Nov. 23-25 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, which is only a few short blocks away from The Breakers. Leave the cooking to our on-site dining facility Papa's, or enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at some of Myrtle Beach's best restaurants. Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping by hitting all the stores on Black Friday, and save enough money to pay for your trip.
* Christmas: The whole month of December is filled with Christmas cheer in Myrtle Beach, from hometown parades and light displays to concerts and holiday-themed plays. The Alabama Theatre, Carolina Opry and Legends in Concert put on their highly acclaimed Christmas shows, and there are Santa sightings at holiday parades all over the Grand Strand, including the unique Intracoastal Christmas Regatta boat parade. There are several displays of holiday lights on the Strand, but none more breathtaking than the Night of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens, where natural light illuminates the natural beauty of the botanical sculpture garden. Of course, holiday shopping and dining are also popular pastimes.
* New Year's Eve/Day: What better place to end the year — and start a new one — than Myrtle Beach? The buildup begins with the annual Beach Ball Classic, the top high school basketball tournament in the nation, held Dec. 26-30 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, which is just a double-dribble away from The Breakers. Ring in the new year in grand style in our grand ballroom high above the Atlantic Ocean, or hit the town for celebrations throughout the Grand Strand. Wake up (or go to bed) to the beautiful sight of the sun rising over the sea.
Spend your favorite holiday with us at The Breakers Resort in Myrtle Beach, and you will remember why it is your favorite.