Discover how beach celebrates Halloween in Myrtle Beach, ranging from trick-or-treating for the kids, all-night costume parties for the adults, and fun, fall-themed festivities for the entire family.
Guests at the Dayton House Resort, you are in the heart of the fun and activities. Enjoy the morning on your oceanfront balcony and make plans for a ghoulish evening with your friends and family as you plan your entertaining trip to all the holiday celebrations on the Grand Strand put your best costumes together for you and your crew and get ready to experience the ultimate Halloween holiday at these popular seasonal events:
* Broadway at the Beach: Whether you are a youngster or an adult who is still young at heart, Broadway at the Beach has you covered. The annual Monster Ball Halloween Costume Contest is an all-night party for grownup ghosts and ghouls Saturday night, Oct. 28, with an outdoor party in Celebrity Square, while Halloween night, Oct. 31, is all about the kids with trick-or-treating at select shops, a free fireworks show at 8 p.m., and lots of other Halloween-themed festivities. The annual Trunk-or-Treat Festival is set for Oct. 22, with trick-or-treating at the car show and other activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.broadwayatthebeach.com.
* Boo Bash: Here's a chance for the youngest, cutest monsters to get into the Halloween spirit with being scared or frightened. The Children's Museum of South Carolina in Myrtle Beach provides a safe and fear-free environment where kids can enjoy arts and crafts, a costume contests, a science show and all the usual attractions inside the entertaining and educational facility. The event takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. For more information, visit www.cmsckids.com.
* Howl-O-Scream: Take the whole family to the North Myrtle Beach Sports & Recreation Complex for this annual festival. Held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, this family-friendly event features trick-or-treating, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, marshmallow roasting and all sorts of fall-themed festivities. The event offers Scare-free and Scare Zones so the little ones can decide whether they want to be a part of the spookier amusements, and a costume contest and other arts and crafts projects can keep them entertained. For more information, http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/special-events/howl-o-scream/
* Ghosts & Legends Tour: This Barefoot Landing attraction takes guests on a tour of the surrounding boardwalk for a ghost hunt and a show at the live-action theater for a scary but entertaining night out. The Grand Strand's scariest stories come to life at night so guests can get to know the ghosts and legends that once lived here. Patrons can take the ghost walk or the psychic tour, and special shows like Blackbeard's Seance provide a spine-tingling experience for the brave souls who take the tour.
* Terror Under the Bridge: This haunted house is no longer located under the Highway 501 bridge, but there is still plenty of terror at the new location just a few blocks away at the X Gym Sports Mall. Part of the warehouse is transformed into a frightening foray into a world of monsters, zombies and ghouls. Limited to ages 10 and up, this one is off spooky charts for the faint of heart regardless of age. Visit on Oct. 28 for a special celebration called the Grand Strand Halloween Festival, featuring fun, games and a stage show that is perfect for the youngsters.
After a spooky night at all the ghost tours and haunted houses, or a fun-filled celebration, head back for a relaxing evening on the oceanfront at Dayton House Resort, your home away from home for a happy Halloween getaway.