The Hunt for the Perfect Holiday Vacation Ends Here

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If the weather outside is frightful where you are, then come to the Grand Strand for a delightful vacation. It’s the perfect way to escape winter without missing out on any holiday cheer. In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, you don’t have to scrape the ice off your windshield or bundle up to protect yourself against the windchill. Just pack a couple of light sweaters – and maybe even a pair of shorts – and make Ocean Reef Resort your home for the holidays.

Ocean Reef has tons of amenities and activities to make your family’s holiday vacation a memorable one. While you’re staying with us, you can use your smartphone to take part in our special Holiday Hunt. Explore all the interesting seasonal festivities the Grand Strand has to offer, capture some special moments, and share them with us on Instagram. In all your photos, be sure and tag @oceanreefmb and use the hashtag #OceanReefHolidayHunt.

Start off the Holiday Hunt by writing a giant holiday message on the beach – something like “Season’s Greetings from the Joneses!” Let your imagination run wild, just be sure to make your message big enough that Santa could read it from high up in the sky if he leaned over the side of his sleigh. Once your merry masterpiece is completed, post a photo of it on the ’Gram.

Next on the list for the Holiday Hunt is a photo with Santa. Before gearing up for his journey around the world, he’ll be enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the Myrtle Beach area. While you stay at Ocean Reef Resort, you’ll have a few photo ops. Jolly Old Saint Nick will be making several appearances at Santa’s Village at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex through December 31st.

During the holidays, the Grand Strand transforms into a winter wonderland with lots of decorations. Visit one of the area’s winter festivals or displays and snap a photo with your favorite holiday lights. You could go to Brookgreen Gardens and take in the extravagant Nights of a Thousand Candles, with more than 5,000 hand-lit candles and support from strands of twinkling lights. This spectacular event runs through December 17th. Or, you could drive through the dazzling Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach. This experience features over 500 magical light displays, some up to 55 feet tall! This year, there is also a section of lights synchronized with holiday music. You can see it all through December 31st.

While you’re around all the Christmas lights, chances are there is going to be a magnificent Christmas tree nearby. Go up to the tree, pick out an ornament that catches your eye, and take a photo of it. Be careful not to knock it off its perch – just get close enough to get the perfect pic for the Holiday Hunt.

The last photo you need to complete the Holiday Hunt is the most special. We want to encourage you to take a family photo that you can use for your holiday greeting card. You could gather on the beach just before sunset, or pose in front of a memorable Grand Strand landmark. And years from now, you’ll look at this photo and remember all the wonderful times you had in the Myrtle Beach area.

We hope you enjoy the Holiday Hunt – make sure you post all your photos to Instagram and tag them @oceanreefmb. And don’t forget to include #OceanReefHolidayHunt in the caption. Thanks for playing along and for spending the holidays with Ocean Reef!