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Ring in 2019 in Grand Strand Style at These Area New Year’s Celebrations

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While celebrations in larger American cities like New York, Los Angeles, Boston and New Orleans may capture more media attention as 2019 arrives, few New Year’s Eve vacation destinations can offer the fun, coastal atmosphere, mild subtropical climate and family-friendly activities found in the Myrtle Beach area as we all bid 2018 a fond farewell.

If you’re looking to usher in 2019 in a place where the entire family is welcomed and where the heavy winter wardrobe isn’t quite as critical, look no further than the Grand Strand and the oceanfront Caribbean Resort & Villas. While you’re visiting, check out one of these great ways to welcome the new year in the Myrtle Beach area:

Brookgreen Gardens — New Year’s Eve Stroll Under the Lights: Wherever you may be headed for your after-hours festivities, you can start your evening off with a candlelit stroll through the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens. Thousands of hand-lit candles and holiday lights will illuminate the grounds of these popular Murrells Inlet sculpture gardens from 6 to 9 p.m.., all while music sets the mood. Learn more at

Market Common — A Southern Times Square: At this shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot in Myrtle Beach, New York City’s famous Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration gets a decidedly Southern makeover. The fun activities offered at past editions of this New Year’s party have included a live-stream of the Times Square festivities on a jumbo screen, a mirror-ball drop at midnight and a fireworks show starting just after to welcome the new year with a bang. You can bring the little ones, too, as kids’ entertainment such as bounce houses and face painters will be provided. Live music and a selection of Market Common food and drink vendors will also keep the atmosphere festive all night. For more information, visit

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk — New Year’s Eve on the MarshWalk: For those looking to head for the Southern Strand to ring in the new year, this half-mile wooden boardwalk bordering a saltwater estuary in historic Murrells Inlet will have plenty of fun on tap. Each of the MarshWalk’s eight restaurants will offer great dinner and drink specials as live music emanates from all stages, and a fireworks show at midnight will welcome in 2019. Visit to learn more.

More Fireworks Shows: At North Myrtle Beach hot spot Barefoot Landing and top Myrtle Beach attraction Broadway at the Beach, free fireworks shows will light the Carolina skies this New Year’s Eve. At Barefoot Landing, the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular will get rolling at 7 p.m.., while Broadway at the Beach will light the fuse on its Fireworks Extravaganza at 8 p.m..

This is just a sampling of the exciting ways visitors to the Grand Strand can welcome 2019 in style this New Year’s Eve. And during your stay, Caribbean Resort & Villas can provide you and your party crew with easy access to all of the year-ending action while pampering you with our comfortable oceanfront accommodations and wide range of amazing amenities. Book your New Year’s getaway with Caribbean Resort & Villas today — and get ready to start a great 2019 on the Carolina coast!