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Family-Friendly New Year’s Events in Myrtle Beach

During your stay at the Dayton House Resort for the holidays, you can find activities for everyone in the family - even on New Year’s Eve! Whether you and your kids decide to spend an evening with knights in shining armor or sleeping with the sharks, the entire family will have a night they won’t soon forget. What better way to ring in the new year than with those you love, including the youngsters!

This New Year’s Eve, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament invites you to its Celebration of Centuries. The entire family is welcome to enjoy the late-night show that begins at 9:30 p.m. Not only will you get to see action-filled duels between knights, but you can also check out the Museum of Torture while you’re there. You will begin the night with hors d’oeuvres before taking in the two-hour live show, which is accompanied by a four-course “medieval feast.” There will also be party favors, dancing and a balloon drop at midnight! Adults can enjoy a bubbly champagne toast, while the kids can sip on a non-alcoholic beverage. Additionally, guests will have access to a continental breakfast. Learn how to purchase tickets and more about the show at www.medievaltimes.com.

Another kid-friendly option for ringing in the new year is the kids-only New Year’s Eve Sleepover at Ripley’s Aquarium. Drop your kids off at the aquarium for a night they won’t forget! There will be themed party gear, karaoke, cookie decorating, dancing, movies, pizza and a continental breakfast to enjoy! In addition, the aquarium will present a ball drop at midnight, along with a non-alcoholic toast for the kids. Excited attendees will get to watch a live simulcast from New York’s Times Square while enjoying the 85,000-square-foot collection of all sorts of sea creatures. Make sure you make reservations at least 38 hours in advance to ensure your kid doesn’t miss out on this underwater celebration. Visit www.ripleyaquariums.com to see all the details and find the number to call.

Spending New Year’s Eve in Times Square may be the picture-perfect holiday setting for many revelers, but have you ever spent the holiday in the Southern Times Square? Get ready for one of the biggest street parties of the year at The Market Common, which will offer a smaller version of the famed Big Apple celebration with a little Southern twist thrown in. Highlights will include a live telecast on a jumbo screen, a mirror ball drop and fireworks, as well as two stages offering live music that you can enjoy after filling up your cups in the beer garden. The kids can get their faces painted, get glitter tattoos and have some fun on the inflatables. You can even grab a bite to eat while ringing in the new year, as The Market Common’s upscale restaurants will extend their hours just for this unforgettable celebration. The party starts at 7 p.m. - and the best part is that entry is free!

No matter where you decide to ring in the new year with your family, all of the top kid-friendly celebrations in Myrtle Beach are within a short drive of the Dayton House. So pack your dancing shoes and get ready for an excitement-filled holiday vacation!