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Ocean Reef Resort is your ticket to all the New Year’s Eve festivities happening on the Grand Strand. Barefoot Landing, House of Blues, Broadway at the Beach – they’re all just a short Uber or Lyft ride away from our prime location on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. Whether your whole group of friends is looking for a fun party or it’s just you and your spouse planning a romantic getaway, Ocean Reef is the perfect place to stay and play. The accommodations and amenities are so nice, you might be tempted to stay in on the big night. But if you do want to venture out, here are some cool things to check out.
Broadway at the Beach is one of the most popular and iconic spots in Myrtle Beach, and it really goes all out for New Year’s Eve. At 8 p.m., the night sky will light up with a booming fireworks show over Lake Broadway. But at 10 p.m., you’ll want to be at the Hard Rock Cafe for an incredible NYE event running until 2 in the morning. There will be a balloon drop, confetti cannons, party favors and a complimentary hors d’oeuvre buffet with delicious late-night bites. Throughout the night, the band Diversity will be covering your favorite hits from every genre.
For football fans, Broadway is also the perfect place to catch the best bowl games. Head to Liberty Brewery & Grill on Saturday, December 30, and Sunday, December 31, and enjoy their game-day menu with awesome food and drink specials. They serve Certified Angus Beef® steaks, juicy burgers and handcrafted ales.
No matter which teams win the games, you win when you spend New Year’s Eve in Myrtle Beach. Another great option is the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing. If you’re looking for the ultimate New Year’s Eve entertainment, they have two exciting options to choose from. First, there is the Dinner & Dance event. This event features a four-course dinner with some sweet tunes by the Chocolate Chip & Company Band for dessert. Each guest will also receive two complimentary tickets for HOB 2018 concerts, as well as buy-one-get-one certificates for Mystery Dinner Theater and the World Famous Gospel Brunch. Plus, on the big, year-ending night, you’ll get some awesome NYE party favors and a complimentary champagne toast. House of Blues will also present Corey Smith performing a separate New Year’s Eve concert at 9 p.m.
For a slightly quieter way to spend the evening, Brookgreen Gardens is giving 2017 a bright ending. From 6 to 9 p.m. on December 31st, they’re hosting a New Year’s Eve Garden by Candlelight Pre-Party. Tickets to this luminous affair are just $20 for non-members. Don’t miss this incredible night with thousands of candles and great music.
For a night that’s reminiscent of the experience you’d get in the Big Apple, count down to 2018 at The Market Common at their Southern Times Square event. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. on December 31st, with great local food vendors and a beer garden to balance out all the champagne later on. There will also be two stages with live music, plus fireworks and a ball drop at midnight. This event is free to attend.
New Year’s Eve often comes with a lot of pressure to find something fun to do. On the Grand Strand, it’s easy to find an awesome way to ring in the new year. The only trouble you’ll have is deciding which party you want to go to. And thanks to your cozy accommodations at the Ocean Reef Resort, you’ve got the perfect place to stay during your trip. So, for 2018, make a resolution to have the best NYE celebration – in Myrtle Beach.