Ring in the New Year with the Whole Family

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Who said you can’t have fun on New Year’s Eve if you have kids or can’t make the trip to New York City? Well, whoever it was has never been to Myrtle Beach to ring in the New Year. While there are a lot of New Year’s activities geared toward adults in this resort town, there are also plenty of things to do with the entire family – and you are bound to have a great time either way!

Here are some of our top New Year’s Eve picks – events where guests at Ocean Reef Resort can get 2017 off to a rocking start on the Grand Strand!

If you have little ones who will be asleep well before the ball drops at midnight, The Children’s Museum of South Carolina offers the perfect celebration where your children can get an early start to their New Year’s celebrations. Starting at around 10 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, have some fun wandering around the museum’s halls and watching your kids take part in special games and crafts while visiting all the featured exhibits. As the clock strikes noon, the festivities hit a high note with a balloon drop and celebratory sparkling cider for a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. There is a small admission fee to get in, but the memories and enjoyment that your kids will take home from this early celebration will be priceless!

Another kid-friendly event takes place at The Market Common, which is hosting its fourth annual Southern Times Square this New Year’s. This event will make you feel like you are in right in the center of the Big Apple – but without the chilling temperatures and ridiculously huge crowds! At this Times Square, there will be a live stream of the event in New York, street vendors, street entertainment and so much more. To cap off the night and to celebrate that ball dropping, there will also be a firework show to really bring in 2017 with a boom! There is no fee to get in, which is also one of the many reasons you should stop by and celebrate.

The most popular New Year’s event throughout the Myrtle Beach area for tourists and natives alike has got to be Broadway at the Beach’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Extravaganza. This event starts at 8 p.m. and features a lot of live music, games, food and crafts for people of all ages and is sure to please everyone in the family. As midnight nears, head over to the water’s edge so you can have the best seats to ring in the New Year and enjoy this elaborate display of fireworks, which is sure to bring out a few oohs and aahs from the crowd and leave everyone in amazement!

No matter which event you choose, you are bound to get your new year off on the right foot with a visit to the Grand Strand – and with a stay at the Ocean Reef Resort, Myrtle Beach, your first sleep of the year will be in the right place, too.