Coastal Living News And Events – 12.13

PicMonkey Collage ny collageThe Holiday season is Joyful and Alive with Fun things to do …Both in North Carolina & South Carolina! We are so fortunate to have so much to see and do just minutes from Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort….The Two State Solution for Fun!  Coastal Living News and Events is designed to share the Wealth of activities with You! Celebrate in Style…Fun for All Ages!

Festival of Trees at Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripleys PicMonkey CollageVisit Ripley’s Aquarium…Displaying themed trees adorned in decorations & ornaments representing each of our 50 Great States. Enjoy “Oceans of Fun” Celebrating the Heritage & Diversity of the Great United States of America!

Ripley’s Aquarium (1110 Celebrity Circle…Broadway At The Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC)… Open Christmas Eve & Day Plus New Year’s Day! Hours are Sunday – Thursday 9am-7pm And Friday & Saturday 9am – 8pm. ( Open 365 Days a year!) More info At: Or Call: 800 – 734 – 8888

***Ripley’s Aquarium, Kids Only!  New Year’s Eve Glow Party! ***

Dec. 31st, 2013 @ 8pm Thru Jan. 2014 @ 8am! New year’s Eve Sleepover open to ages 6 – NYEGlowParty12…Featuring: Karaoke, music, dancing, crafts, movies, pizza and a non-alcoholic toast at Midnight.  Admission is $69.99 Per Child& Reservations are required. Call: 843 – 916 – 0888 Ext. 272


 Children’s Museum of South Carolina

Visit CMSC @ 2304 Oak St. in Myrtle Beach, SC…More @ Or Call (843) 946 – 9469

Winter Hours: Tues. – Sat. 9 am – 3 pm & Sundays Noon – 5pm

cmsc PicMonkey Collage***Breakfast With SANTA & FROSTY*** Join us at the Museum on Monday, Dec. 23rd from 9am – 11am…Sponsored By: Sea Captain’s House. Meet with Santa & Frosty , Fun activities, PLUS you will receive a Digital Photo card to send to your family & friends!  $12 Per Person & 1/2 Price for Museum Members.Advance registration required by calling: (843) 946 – 9469…Space is Limited, so call early!


CMSC will open its doors at 10 AM , Tuesday, December 31st until 1 PM! This is the place for Kids to Ring In The New Year! The Biggest Celebration of the Year with a Kid’s Sparkling Juice Toast & Balloon Drop at NOON! Reduced admission is $5 Per Person!

Hard Rock Cafe @ Broadway at the Beach

For the Kids!…Breakfast with Santa On Saturday, Dec. 21st …                                 Full Breakfast Buffet @ $9.95 Per Person with Kids 2 & under Free with Adult Breakfast!

  • Times: 8am – 9:30 am AND 10am – 11:30 am!
  • Fun Activities…Decorate your own mini-cupcake!
  • Complimentary Photo with Santa!

New Year’s Eve Bash!

NY Black GlassHard Rock Cafe …seating in the restaurant will stop at 8pm – so, if you want to enjoy a Pre-Party Dinner, just make reservations early!

The New Year’s Bash will officially begin with Live Entertainment from Black Glass, a local Rock Group! There will be Party Favors, a Balloon Drop, & a Simulcast from Time’s Square.  Tickets are $25 per Person in advance Or $30 per Person at the Door. – SPLURGE for a VIP Package which includes a reserved table & Dinner for only $75 Per Person!  Call (843) 946 – 0007 for Tickets.

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”

New Year’s Eve Bonfire In Calabash, NC

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Bonfire Hosted by the “Seafood Capital” of Calabash!

Festivities are scheduled to Launch at 8:30 PM on Saturday, December 31st, 2013 in the Hurricane Fishing Fleet Parking Lot… Next to the Calabash River!

Festive Events are designed where people can come together for Fellowship & Food!

happy_new_year_background_310537Calabash New Year’s Eve Events Include:

  • Delicious Pulled Pork Barbecue & Light Refreshments with Hot Cocoa & Coffee

  • message in a bottleCasting of “Messages-In-A-Bottle…Participants write Good Wishes for 2014 Messages & Place them in The Bottles, which will be taken out to the Gulf Stream by The Hurricane Fleet! It is hoped that the messages will bring Smiles to the people who find them! One was recently found by a woman in France!

    Peace on Earth; Good Will Toward Men & Women!

  • 50/50 Raffle Drawing …$1 each & Winner receives 1/2 of Ticket Sales!

  • Festivities will continue until Midnight when “Anchor is Dropped” to Ring In The New Year”!

  • Entertainment by Local DJ, North Shore Productions

    Special “Thanks” to the Calabash Fire Department for “Graciously Volunteering” it services for this event!

Fibbers On The Water

Fibbers Restaurant buildingNew Year’s Eve Dinner for Two…$70 Includes:

  • Appetizer
  • Dinner Salad
  • Choose Two Entree’s…14 oz. N Y Steak , Shrimp & Crab served over Pasta with Brandy Cream Sauce, Tuna or Salmon Grilled Or Blackened!
  • Choice Bottle of Wine… Choose from 4 Fine Wines!
  • Serving 4 pm- 9 pm on December 31st, 2013!  Reservations & More@ Or Call (843) 280 – 2271

Fibber’s is also Open New Year’s Day for Lunch & Dinner!

House of Blues

At Barefoot Landing, 4640 Hwy. 17 S, N. Myrtle Beach, SC Is Hosting… TWO New Year’s Eve Events this year!

  • Delicious four-Course Dinner and Dancing with TRU SOL.  Tickets for this event are tru sol evening$84.95 & also include Party Favors & a Gift Certificate for a 2014 Concert of your choice!  Door open at 7 p.m. for dinner .
  • PicMonkey Collage Cory smith & The raidersConcert Only Event: Tickets are on sale now to see a live show featuring national artist, Corey Smith!
  • The Railers will also perform during the Concert event. Tickets start at $22 for general Admission.  Doors open at 8 p.m. & Show starts at 9 p.m

More @ Or Call: (843) 272 – 3000

 Alabama Theatre Christmas Show 


Alabama Theatre  Christmas show dancersThe spectacular Alabama Theatre Christmas Show will have TWO Stage performances on Tuesday , December 31st at the Alabama Theatre on Barefoot Landing in N. Myrtle Beach. Performance times are 3 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.  More @

The 1st Show of the New Year at the Alabama Theatre will be on January 17 & 18, 2014…Presenting “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” starring Gail Bliss. Gail blends theatre & Music for 20 of Patsy’s best known songs!gail bliss

Castano’s Italian Steakhouse

castanos fireworkdCastano’s Italian Steakhouse at Barefoot Landing in N. Myrtle Beach…Invites You to a Fun evening out on New Year’s Eve! You will have a complimentary glass of champagne Plus several entertainers lined up from 6 p.m. To 12 a.m.!  DJ Curtis will “Keep the Party Going” until 2 a.m.on Jan. 1st 2014!New Year’s menu includes selections like crabtini, sesami seared bluefish tuna, veal ricotta stuffed shells, shrimp and crabmeat, Lemoncello ricotta cheescake, and More!  Or  Call: (843) 361 – 2000 for reservations!

Barefoot Princess Riverboat

barefoot Princess col.Enjoy Dinner & Dancing aboard the Barefoot Princess Riverboat on Dec. 31st, 2013! The Two Hour Cruise starts a 6 p.m.  boarding at the Barefoot Landing Marina with On Board Entertainment!  Winter Special is $70 Per Couple (Taxes Included) More @ Or Call: (843) 272 – 2140


Martini’s Restaurant & Lounge

Martinis dining roomSpecial Limited New Year’s Eve Classic Menu

Three Seatings: 5 – 5:30pm7 – 7:30 pm, &           9 – 9:30pm

Martini’s Restaurant & Lounge… 98 Highway 17 South, Myrtle Beach, SC!

Lanny Prewett will perform Live Music starting at 9pm With a Champagne Toast at Midnight!

More @ Or Call: (843) 249 – 1134

 Broadway at the Beach

1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach

Fireworks Extravaganza…Fireworks will light up the sky at 8pm Tuesday, December 31st overlooking Lake Broadway!

Broadway at the Beach Night-FireworksBroadway at the Beach Hosts a Live DJ in Celebrity Square from 8 – 11pm.  Tickets are $25 and include entry to :

  • Revolutions
  • Crocodile Rocks
  • Rodeo Bar & Grill
  • Senor Frogs

More info: Call 800 – 386 – 4662 Ext. 1225



Legends in Concert

New Year’s Eve Performances… Two Show Times for December 31st…7 pm & 10 pm

Broadway at the Beach Legends Concert Theatre…2925 Hollywood Drive Myrtle Beach, SC

PicMonkey Collage concertShow Legends In Concert:

  • Elvis
  • Neil Diamond
  • Dolly Parton
  • Whitney Houston
  • Blues Brothers
  • More @ Or call: 800 – 960 – 7469

 Medieval Times New Year’s Eve Extravagana

medieval-timesMedieval Times Dinner & Tournament…2904 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach, SC…Presents a Special Show at 5pm on Dec. 31st, 2013New Year’s Eve!       Enjoy a Delicious Meal as you watch the Brave Knights Battle below! Call 866 – 543 – 9637…Seating is Limited! More @


 New Year’s Day 2014

First Day Hike…Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 @ 10 am At Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, SC!… (4401 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575)  More @ Or Call: (843) 238 – 5325

myrtle-beach-park-entranceNew Year’s Resolutions …You can “Nature-ly” Enjoy All Year!

Get outside at Myrtle Beach State Park on the 1st day of the New Year & Resolve to spend more time enjoying the Natural World! ***Feel, See, Hear, & Smell your way through the Serenity that Nature provides.  Unplug & Unwind from our fast paced world for a few hours & be inspired by Nature and its Zen-Like Ways!*** Show is more designed for Adults…Please leave your pets at home.

 ***Restaurant of the Month***

“Castanso’s Italian Steakhouse”

castanos2 room & posterCastano’s Italian Steakhouse is a “Happening Place” with Old World Taste fused with refined American cuisine!  It is a casual Fine Dining Experience with Prime Seafood, Steak, and Italian Homemade Pasta Dishes prepared to order by the Award Winning Chef and his team. There are Daily specials and meals that include Veal Chop, Lobster Ravioli, & Crabtini!Pic Monnkey cast

The dining area has several rooms with some private booths for your specific dining pleasure. I recently ate there and watched the Fireworks on Barefoot Lake! In the summer months, this is a frequent option which you can also view from the outdoor porch area.

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Happy Hour Specials are offered daily from 4pm – 7pm….With Live Music in the Lounge on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday…Live music is offered by Johnny Cob, Jimmy Z, Rod France, Castano’s Trio on various nights!  The food is delicious, the drinks tantalizing, and the prices very reasonable! It truly is a place to “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” in an atmosphere made to socialize and make new friends!cast happy hour people


PicMonkey Collagecastanso loungeCastano’s also offers a unique “Dinnertainment Exprience” with HD projection screens and plasmas throughout the Lounge with special sights & sounds of Frank Sinatra and Friends.

Castanos ownersThis quality dining and friendly atmosphere was the vision of owners Darleen & Curtis Brown…Castano mean Brown in Italian! Curtis, who has 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry at Hilton Hotels and Waterpark Resort Hotels, and his wife , Darleen, bought the restaurant at Barefoot Landing knowing that they could create the Fine Dining Experience they envisioned. Anyone who has had the pleasure of eating at Castano’s can feel the passionate care in preparing culinary delights of their vision! Castanso’s is a  restaurant  that keeps calling you back for  Food, Friendliness, and Fun!

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castonos blue santaCasanto’s is open this Christmas Eve…Dec. 24th with a Full Menu from 4 – 8pm.            New Year’s Eve…Dec. 31st is a Special New Year’s Eve Menu with Live Entertainment and Dancing …Champagne Toast at Midnight! There are several entertainers and DJ Curtis will “Keep the party Going” until 2 am on January 1st, 2014!  You might read more about Castanso’s New Year’s Eve in the first part of this Blog! You can also go to or Call:(843) 361 – 2000

Tis’ the Season Of Love and Good Cheer! May You Feel Peace and Joy…Dancing  into the New Year! Folks at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year! May 2014 Bless You and Yours Abundantly!

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