Just because we are officially in the “off-season” for beach vacations, the list of things to do in Myrtle Beach in January is longer than you’d think. Unlike in the past, most of Myrtle Beach now stays open year-round. Restaurants, shops, and attractions continue to welcome visitors and locals. Some of them even offer discounts.
Many golfers head to Myrtle Beach in January for the great golf packages and deals. Others visit to enjoy the beach with fewer people. Some just love the mild winter weather that Myrtle Beach has compared to up North. But no matter why you have come to stay, we have found all of the fun and created this list of things to do in Myrtle Beach in January just for you!
Staying In For The Day
For the days when you don’t feel like leaving the resort, slide on your swimsuit, grab a towel, and head downstairs. Coral Beach Resorts & Suites has one of the largest indoor heated pool complexes in Myrtle Beach.
Our spacious indoor pool is heated to a perfect 86 degrees. There is also spa jacuzzis and a kiddie play area. And all of the great pool amenities are included with your stay.
If you are still feeling the holiday spirit, two local businesses have paired up to provide you with an incredible holiday deal! This year, you have the opportunity to experience a Duplin Winery wine tasting and the Carolina Opry Christmas Special from the comfort of your own home or your hotel room.
It’s simple. Purchase your Virtual Christmas Show package online for the limited-time price of $99.95. Once your package arrives, in addition to your variety pack of wine and treats from Duplin, there are instructions on how to enjoy your wine tasting. Then, turn on the TV and use the access code in your package that gives you unlimited, on-demand access to The Carolina Opry Christmas Special. You can watch it at home anytime before Jan. 14th.
It’s Time For The Theatre
A few great live shows are running in January this year. For one night only, The Alabama Theatre will host An Evening with Greg Rowles. This event is on Jan. 9th and will celebrate the 41 years Greg Rowles has spent in the entertainment industry. You may purchase your tickets here.
The GTS Theatre has four shows running during January. There are two Elvis Tribute shows starring award-winning entertainer Alex Mitchell. The Motown Tribute Show will be running, and a Magic Show with Michael Bairefoot is also on the schedule. Please check the GTS Theatre website for dates, times, and pricing.
Experience The Historic Rivertown
No matter how cool the weather, the Historic Rivertown of Conway is jam-packed with festivities this January. On Jan. 9th from 2 pm to 5 pm join in on the Winter 2021 Rivertown Wine-Around. Participants will spend their Saturday afternoon exploring Downtown Conway while sampling delicious wine at each show on the Wine-Around map. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.
For the first time, experience the Rivertown Ice Rink from Jan. 15th at noon to Jan. 17th at 8 pm. Admission is $15*, and skate rental is included. Skating sessions will run approximately one hour each on the 40’ x 100’ temporary synthetic ice surface. The Rivertown Ice Rink will be located at the Town Green on 200 Laurel Street.
*Jan. 4th-14th, receive a $5 off coupon with any purchase from participating businesses in Downtown Conway. Visit the events page to find out more.
Returning this year is the Conway Chocolate Walk on Jan. 30th. From 11 am to 3 pm, participants can explore Downtown Conway’s shops and restaurants while sampling chocolate creations by local amateur chocolatiers. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance.
Sneak-In Like A Local
The more well-known attractions in Myrtle Beach are always fun to visit. Spending an afternoon seeing celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Taking a mid-morning “swim” with the sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium. Or having a jumpin’-good time with the kids at Rockin’ Jump. But there are a couple of the local events happening around town that we thought you might enjoy!
Take a short drive to the south end of town on Jan 3rd for the 5th Annual Murrells Inlet Chicken Bog Challenge. Sample chicken bog creations from 15 teams for one all-you-can-eat price. This year’s event will take place at Uncle Tito’s in Murrells Inlet from noon to 3 pm.
Kind Keeper Animal Rescue, a local no-kill non-profit animal shelter, will be hosting their first-ever Polar Bear Plunge! Support a cause while joining in on the local tradition of taking a dip in the ocean in January.
This event is on Jan 16th at Neal & Pam’s Bar and Grill in Surfside Beach. Check-in starts at 11 am. The Plunge will take place at 1 pm followed by A Poppin’ Polar Plunge Party. There is a $30 minimum donation for participating polar-plungers, and all proceeds will benefit Kind Keeper. Pre-register for the event and find out more on the Kind Keeper website.
Whether you are enjoying a round of mini-golf, hiking the trails of the state park, or enjoying one of these local events, there are endless things to do in Myrtle Beach in January. The ocean keeps crashing beautifully on the beaches and the sun keeps shining bright in the sky. The winter-time is a great time of year to visit Myrtle Beach.