The 2019 Intracoastal Christmas Regatta

by Danielle McFadden

Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta takes place on the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. This maritime boat parade is not only a spectacular show, but also a much loved community fundraiser and Thanksgiving tradition. 

This year, the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta will take place on November 30. It starts at the Little River Inlet at 5:30pm, and travels south, arriving at Dock Holidays around 7pm. You’ll be able to see the flotilla from any waterfront location on this route, such as: Patio’s, Key West Crazy, Crab Catchers, Cricket Cove Marina, Snooky’s, MB Yacht Club, Officers Club, Cherry Grove Marina, Capt. Archie’s, Filet’s, Boardwalk Billy’s, or Dock Holiday’s Marina.

Since 1985, the purpose of Yachts for Tots has been to connect the Little River/North Myrtle Beach boating community to help disadvantaged children in Horry County secure needs that might not be met through traditional agencies. 

They network through school principals, guidance counselors and teachers to fill those needs. It could be anything from helping a child get a hearing aid or glasses to helping make sure Santa finds them Christmas morning. They’re able to do this through the fundraising activities associated with the Intracoastal Christmas Regatta. All gifts, donations and proceeds go to disadvantaged children in Horry County.

November 30 is also Small Business Saturday. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community, providing not only a unique charm, but creating local jobs, supporting local needs, and much more. Return the favor and remember to shop with a small business. 

Visit the Little River Chamber Facebook page or website for a free “Support Small Business” Bingo card to compete with your friends. 

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