While New York is famed for its televised Times Square ball drop and Las Vegas is known for shutting down the Strip so crowds can watch the fireworks from the streets, few places nationwide can offer the subtropical climate, the fun, coastal atmosphere, and the family-friendly environment found right here on the Carolina coast when 2017 rolls into the new year.
If you’re looking to welcome 2018 in a place where the entire family is welcome and the need to bundle up is greatly reduced, look no further than the Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach’s Compass Cove Resort. While you’re enjoying your oceanfront stay on the Carolina coast, consider these exciting ways to welcome the new year on the Grand Strand:
A Southern Times Square – Head to The Market Common for a down-South version of the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square. A midnight mirror-ball drop, a live stream of the festivities in Times Square, and a fireworks show to usher in the new year are just a few of the highlights to be found at the Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment destination. Live music from two stages is sure to ignite some dancing in the streets, and multiple Market Common food and drink vendors will be on hand to keep the festive crowds well-fed and the drinks flowing. The kids are also welcome, and inflatables, mimes, face painters, human statues and more will be on hand to keep them entertained. For more information, visit marketcommonmb.com.
Brookgreen Gardens – Begin your big night by soaking in the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens with a candlelit stroll. From 6 to 9 p.m. on December 31, thousands of hand-lit candles and holiday lights will illuminate the famed sculpture gardens in Murrells Inlet, all while holiday music sets the perfect mood. Learn more at brookgreen.org.
Barefoot Landing – At North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing, live-music venue the House of Blues will offer a pair of ways to celebrate the big night. Fans of Corey Smith can ring in 2018 at a full concert by the Georgia-born and country-tinged singer/songwriter. Doors open at 8 p.m., and Smith takes the stage at 9 p.m. Guests seeking a more inclusive package can opt for the New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance Package, which will feature a four-course dinner, music from the Chocolate Chip & Company Band, a champagne toast at midnight and even complimentary tickets to a 2018 HoB concert.
Broadway at the Beach – Send 2017 out with a bang as the skies over Lake Broadway light up at 8 p.m. when Helicopter Adventures presents a Fireworks Extravaganza to celebrate the arrival of the new year. At the Hard Rock Cafe, which is located right in the middle of the action at Broadway, the New Year’s party will come complete with entertainment by Diversity, confetti cannons and a balloon drop at midnight, party favors, a complimentary hors d’oeuvre buffet at 11 p.m., and a live simulcast from Times Square. VIP-treatment seekers can buy upgraded packages that provide dinner, private seating and more.
This is just a sampling of the fun-filled ways to spend your New Year’s Eve on the Grand Strand – the list of ways to ring in the new year goes on and on. And guests at Compass Cove Resort can enjoy comfortable accommodations and easy access to all of the end-of-year action. Make your New Year’s plans with Compass Cove today – and start your 2018 off right!