This time of the year is filled with favorite holiday traditions like baking cookies, wrapping presents and viewing houses decked out in lights. During your stay at Dayton House Resort, spruce up your holiday tradition hit list with a Holiday Hunt that will be fun for the whole family – you might just find a new favorite ritual!
Situated right on the ocean in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Dayton House Resort offers a wide range of accommodations and amenities suitable for any vacation crew. And, you’ll be perfectly positioned to participate in all of the area’s holiday festivities. As you explore, be sure to take along your smartphone and share special moments that you’ve captured with your family. For the Holiday Hunt, all you have to do is follow these easy steps:
Accomplish Holiday Hunt activities and snap some shots.
Upload your images to Instagram and Facebook.
Use the hashtag #DaytonHouseHolidayHunt.
Pic 1 – Holiday Beach Message: To kick off your Holiday Hunt, you only have to travel a few steps from your room to the beach! Write a giant holiday message in the sand on the beach behind Dayton House Resort – maybe something like “Happy holidays from the King family!” You can get as creative as you want with stick drawings, seashell letters and more! Make sure your message is large enough for Santa to see as he flies over Myrtle Beach in his sleigh. Once your family’s merry message is captured on camera, post a photo of it on social media with the appropriate tag and hashtag!
Pic 2 – Holiday Lights: As the Christmas season arrives, the Grand Strand transforms into a winter wonderland – but with much warmer temperatures than the norm. Check out one of the Myrtle Beach area’s holiday displays or winter festivals, and take a photo with your favorite holiday light display. One place to accomplish this list item is at Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles, where the sculpture gardens are aglow with more than 5,000 hand-lit candles and countless strands of twinkling lights. This area tradition runs through December 17th and is a must-see on your vacation itinerary. Another option is a drive-through experience in North Myrtle Beach. The Great Christmas Light Show features over 500 magical light displays (some up to 55 feet tall) and a section of lights synchronized with holiday music. Visit any day through December 31st, and don’t forget to snap and post a pic!
Pic 3 – Holiday Ornament: While you’re enjoying all the Christmas lights, you probably won’t have to look too far to find a magnificently decorated Christmas tree. After scoping it out, select an ornament on the tree that’s especially eye-catching, and take a photo of it. Better yet, have a little arts and crafts time with the kids and create your own holiday ornaments. Consider making a mini beach scene in a plastic or glass bulb with sand straight from Myrtle Beach – and be sure to share your one-of-a-kind ornament on Facebook and Instagram.
Pic 4 – Photo With Santa: Your fourth Holiday Hunt mission is to get a photo with Santa Claus. Before traveling around the globe on his annual Christmas Eve trek, the jolly old elf will be enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and warmer weather of the Myrtle Beach area. During your stay at Dayton House Resort, there are many opportunities to get your photo made. Saint Nick himself will be making several appearances at Santa’s Village at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex through the end of December, at Coastal Grand Mall through Christmas Eve, and at Bass Pro Shops through December 24.
Pic 5 – Family Greeting Card: The final assignment on your Holiday Hunt checklist is the most meaningful. We encourage you to take a family photo worthy of your holiday greeting card and post it online. From the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, to the lighted trees in the Market Common, to the beach at sunset – there are plenty of worthy backdrops for your family photo. Whatever you decide, you’ll look back at the photo years from now and remember all the great times you had on your holiday vacation at Dayton House Resort.
Sure enough, the Myrtle Beach area provides an easily accessible escape from the winter weather without having to miss out on the holiday cheer, and Dayton House Resort puts you at the center of it all. We can’t wait to see your smiling faces flood our social media feeds. The Holiday Hunt is a fun way to try new traditions – and you’ll be able to show all your friends back home what a winter getaway on the Grand Strand looks like!