Friday, November 18, 2011

Get Ready...Black Friday is Coming to Myrtle Beach!

For many of our guests Thanksgiving weekend isn’t complete without the early morning frenzy known as Black Friday. Luckily, Plantation Resort is close to all the action - the outlet stores, shops at Market Common, the Coastal Grand Mall and many other stores that are just a few minutes away! 

In order for you to get the most out of your Black Friday shopping excursions, we've compiled a list of helpful information of some of the best shopping deals around:

2751 Beaver Run Blvd, Myrtle Beach (2 miles away) 
545 Garden City Connector, Murrells Inlet (4 miles away)

Opens at 10:00pm Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24th

Details: Walmart opens its Black Friday sale at 10pm on Thanksgiving night with discounts on toys, home decor and apparel. Electronics will go on sale at midnight through 8am Friday. To see their full ad visit: www.

8646 Hwy 17 Bypass S, Myrtle Beach (3 miles away)

Opens at 12:00am Friday, November 25th

Details: Kohls opens at 12:00am on Friday morning and stays open until 12:00am Saturday morning - staying open 24 hours. Just 6 hours later, they re-open at 6am on Saturday and stay open until midnight once again. 500 items are included in the early bird special this year, and as always you can receive Kohls cash back on every $50 you spend.

Best Buy
1145 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach (8 miles away)

Opens at 12:00am Friday, November 25th

Details: Camp out to get the best deals on all of your electronics at Best Buy. The store opens at midnight on Black Friday so you can shop all night long and then head out to the other sales later that day.

Office Depot
8678 Highway 17 Bypass South, Myrtle Beach (3 miles away)

Opens at 6:00am Friday, November 25th

Details: Located just around the corner from Plantation Resort, this is a great store to visit if you're in the market for any electronics - including a laptop or laptop accessories. For example, 8GB SanDisk SD cards and bluetooth headsets are on sale for only $9 each, and at that price you may just want to purchase a handful!

1150 Seaboard Street, Myrtle Beach (9 miles away)

Opens at 12:00am Friday, November 25th

Details: Target will be open for 23 hours on Black Friday and will close at 11pm. Head over at 12am on Friday for the best deals. Check out their toy catalog for the season’s most popular games and characters your kids will love.

Toys “R” Us
1100 Seaboard Street, Myrtle Beach (9 miles away)
10125 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet - located at the Inlet Square Mall (4 miles away)

Opens at 12:00am Friday, November 25th

Details: Toys “R” Us starts you shopping at midnight on Black Friday. More than 70 doorbusters will be available between 12am and 1pm on Friday with 50 additional doorbusters from 5am until 1pm. The stores will also be giving away more than 250,000 free Crayola 64 Boxes available with any purchase. 

1160 Seaboard Street, Myrtle Beach (9 miles away)
8672 Frontage Rd, Myrtle Beach (4 miles away)

Opens at 5:00am Friday, November 25th

Details: Lowes opens their doors at 5:00am Friday morning, and continues their sale through the weekend with discounts on appliances, tools, home and holiday decor and grills. Make sure to take a look at their ad to see their extensive selection of discounted items.

Tanger Outlets
10835 Kings Road, Myrtle Beach (18 miles away)
4635 Factory Stores Blvd, Myrtle Beach (13 miles away)

Opens at 10:00pm Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24th

Details: Outlet sales and deals differ widely, depending on the store and the time you shop.
10 p.m. - the first 200 shoppers lined up at Shopper Service receive a free $10 Tanger Gift Card.
2 a.m. -  the first 100 shoppers in line at Shopper Service receive a free $20 Tanger Gift Card.
From 2-6 a.m. register at Shopper Service for a chance to win a free 51” t.v. The winner will be announced at 6:05am and must be present to redeem the prize.

Coastal Grand Mall
2000 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach (8 miles away)

Opens at 3:00am Friday, November 25th

Details: Coastal Grand Mall will open earlier than before at 3am on Black Friday and will stay open until 10 pm. Saturday they open early at 8am and once again stay open until 10 pm. Get the best deals at some of the biggest retailers on the Grand Strand.

The Market Common
4017 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach (5 miles away)
Opens at 10:00am Friday, November 25th 
Details: Black Friday specials are going on all day at The Market Common. Stay for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 pm with free carriage rides, hot chocolate, live entertainment and a special appearance of Santa Claus himself! 
 After a day of big-time shopping make sure and relax! Movie theaters are close by and Thanksgiving Weekend always has a lot of exciting, new releases. The Market Common is a short drive away and boasts brand new, stadium seating theaters. The Coastal Grand Mall houses clean, stadium seating theaters too, and it's right in the middle of all the shopping action. So drop the bags and enjoy a new move with the family. Click here for movie times and locations. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Top 5 Reasons to visit Myrtle Beach this Holiday Season

Plantation Resort wants to let you in on a little secret: Myrtle Beach is just as exciting during the holidays as it is during the summers! Sure, you can’t jump into the ocean without a wetsuit, and maybe your favorite putt-putt course is closed for the season, but there’s dozens of other ways to enjoy the mild winter weather and join in the festive celebrations. 

In order to introduce you to our favorite seasonal events, I’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 Ways to Kick Off the Holiday Season. Here they are, in no particular order:

1. “Christmas on Ice” at the Palace Theater
November 1 – December 30

Start Christmas off in style with a show chock-full of championship ice skaters, the best high-kicking dancers this side of New York, and your favorite Christmas songs sung by the best of Broadway and London’s West End. This show is complete with a 40-foot ice skating rink, and a massive winter wonderland stage. There is no other show like this in Myrtle Beach, and don’t forget…we have your discounted tickets waiting for you at the Plantation Resort front desk!

2. 30th Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals Week
November 10 – 12 From 9 am – 6 pm; November 13 From 12 noon – 6 pm

This national award-winning event provides a magical, holiday shopping experience for the whole family. Inspired by Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", step back in time to an elaborate 19th century holiday marketplace where you stroll through the aisles featuring 350 period-clad vendors offering everything from fine arts, crafts and imported gifts to food, clothing and Christmas d├ęcor. Experience live Punch and Judy Shows, strolling minstrels and even jolly old’ Saint Nick himself! This event is a local favorite that will be sure to put even the biggest "grinch"  into the holiday spirit. For more information call 800-261-5991.

3. 8th Annual Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast
Saturday, November 19 From 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Calling all oyster-lovers! Claim your seat at the all-you-can-eat afternoon feast of steamed oysters, and you can will get your fill of oysters that afternoon. Enjoy the beautiful waterway while enjoying seafood, fun and entertainment. A menu of other food items (burgers, dogs, chowder and more), beer and soda are sold separately. Free admission to the event, with lots of entertainment to enjoy! Bring an oyster knife or buy one at the roast.  Call 843-357-2007 for more information.  

4. Holiday Tree Lighting at Broadway at the Beach
Saturday, November 19 From 6 – 7 pm

What better way to ring in the holiday season than a trip to exciting Broadway at the Beach and the festive tree lighting at Celebrity Square! The allure of the season is beautifully displayed as bright green garland, soft shimmering lights and Christmas trees dot the walkways. Classic and contemporary Christmas music fills the air, and the excitement of the holidays is brought to life for everyone to enjoy! Make sure to check out the local boutiques - a great way to start your Christmas shopping - or dine at the many restaurants close by. At the very least, we recommend stopping by The Fudgery to smell the delicious chocolate while sipping a warm cup of coffee. Tis the season!    

5. The Carolina Opry Christmas Special
November  1- January 2, 2012

A holiday tradition for over 25 years – making this the longest running holiday special in Myrtle Beach – this thrilling show brings to life the spirit of Christmas through music, dance and comedy.  The Carolina Opry has won just about every major award in South Carolina, and their holiday special lives up to the theatre’s reputation. The exciting new changes for this year include award-winning costumes and special effects that take this show to a new level. This family-friendly show is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit and leave you yearning for more. Let us help you make this season the most memorable, and at the best price! Plantation Resort front desk offers discounted tickets, as we personally reserve your seat and showtime. 

Try something different for you and your family this season. Take a break from the routine, and enjoy the holiday....Carolina style!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Don't Forget to Turn Your Clocks Back - Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, November 6th

Don't forget to turn back the clock on Saturday night!
This year, Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 2:00am. So before going to sleep on Saturday, make sure and set your clock back an hour. 

Because we fall back and get an extra hour of sleep, most people consider Daylight Savings Time a holiday. And why not? An extra hour to stay in bed is always a good reason to celebrate!

Fall Back 2011, Spring Forward 2012
We move the clock forward in the spring (losing one hour of sleep) when Daylight Savings Time (DST) starts. The clock falls back one hour when DST ends in the fall where we gain an extra hour of sleep. I always remember which way to adjust the clock by keeping in mind the saying: “spring forward, fall back.”

The Holiday Season is Approaching
The end of Daylight Savings Time reminds me that the holiday season is just around the corner.  I better get busy making my list.  Great things are happening this holiday season in Myrtle Beach and at Plantation Resort.  Stay tuned for more information.  And please come visit!  With the extra hour of sleep this weekend, we'll be awake, rested and ready to make your vacation a merry one!