Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas at the Beach

Thanksgiving is over and its time to get down to the business of Christmas in earnest. The day after Thanksgiving is a popular day to get the decorations up, unless you're one of those who can't wait that long and start stringing lights around Halloween. But hey, Christmas comes only once a year, right?

North Myrtle Beach as a couple of festive events this weekend to help kick off the season in style. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. this Friday, December 4, the City of North Myrtle Beach will light the city's Christmas tree, a 36-foot tall beauty at McLean Park. The tree will have 2,780 lights and Mayor Marilyn Hatley will be on hand to welcome everyone to the festivities. Holiday music will be provided by Mary Kline and MC Susan Trexler and the kids can visit with Santa and enjoy a bag of candy!

The following evening, Saturday, December 5, the North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Be on hand to watch as Main Street fills with floats, beauty queens, marching bands and of course Santa Claus! Any spot along Main Street will provide a perfect viewing platform for this annual event.

While you're in town, make a weekend of it. Enjoy one of our fabulous Christmas shows along the Strand, do a little holiday shopping, dine out and watch the sun rise over the Atlantic each morning!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

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