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Ring in the New Year in Myrtle Beach

While New York, Las Vegas and New Orleans might be among the first places that spring to mind when most Americans think of New Year’s Eve vacation destinations, few locales in the nation can boast the fun, coastal atmosphere, subtropical climate and family-friendly activities found right here on the Carolina coast when the calendar flips from one year to the next.

If you’re looking to ring in 2018 in a place where the winter-wardrobe requirements are a bit lighter and the entire family is welcome, look no further than the Myrtle Beach area and The Caribbean Resort & Villas. While you’re here, consider these exciting ways to welcome the new year on the Grand Strand:

Brookgreen Gardens - Start your big night off by soaking in the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens during a candlelit stroll. The famed Murrells Inlet sculpture gardens will be illuminated by thousands of hand-lit candles and holiday lights from 6 to 9 p.m., all while holiday music sets the mood. Learn more at brookgreen.org.

A Southern Times Square - Hit The Market Common for a decidedly Southern take on the famed New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City’s Times Square. The Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot will feature a mirror-ball drop at midnight, live streaming of the Times Square festivities on a jumbo screen beginning at 9 p.m., and a fireworks show starting just after midnight to start the new year off with a bang. The kids are welcome, too, and will be entertained by bounce houses, human statues, mimes, face painters and more. Two stages will feature live music to prompt some dancing in the streets, and a range of Market Common food and drink vendors will be on hand to keep the drinks flowing and the festive crowds well-fed. For more information, visit marketcommonmb.com.

House of Blues - Barefoot Landing’s hottest live-music venue will feature a pair of live and loud offerings on the big night. Guests who opt for the New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance Package will be treated to music from the Chocolate Chip & Company Band, a four-course dinner, a champagne toast at midnight, complimentary tickets to a 2018 HoB concert, and more. Fans of Corey Smith can ring in 2018 with a full concert by the country-tinged singer/songwriter. The doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m.

Broadway at the Beach - At top Myrtle Beach attraction Broadway at the Beach, the Hard Rock Cafe is putting on a party complete with entertainment by Diversity, a balloon drop and confetti cannons at midnight, a complimentary hors d’oeuvre buffet at 11 p.m., party favors, and a live simulcast from Times Square. Those looking for the VIP treatment can buy upgraded packages providing dinner, private seating and more. Even those who don’t pay for admission to the big party can watch the skies over Lake Broadway light up at 8 p.m. as Helicopter Adventures presents a Fireworks Extravaganza to celebrate the final evening of 2017.

These are just a few of the exciting ways to spend your New Year’s Eve in Myrtle Beach, and The Caribbean can put you in a comfortable oceanfront room with easy access to all of the year-opening action. Make your New Year’s plans with The Caribbean Resort & Villas today - it might be one of the best decisions you make all year!