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November 14, 2022

Southwest Airlines Announced as Presenting Sponsor for Winter Wonderland at The Beach

Myrtle Beach Festivities Include Family Fun Zone, Pictures with Santa & Free Holiday Lights Along the Boardwalk

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—The City of Myrtle Beach in partnership with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) are pleased to announce Southwest Airlines® as presenting sponsor of Myrtle Beach’s Winter Wonderland at The Beach festivities. This is the second year Southwest® has been the presenting sponsor of the event.

“We’re very pleased to welcome back Southwest Airlines as a presenting sponsor for this year’s second-annual festival. Southwest helped make last year’s inaugural event a huge success, bringing a magical winter experience to downtown Myrtle Beach. Since Southwest began offering year-round service at MYR in 2021, they’ve been a great partner to the Grand Strand,” said MBACC President and CEO Karen Riordan.

“Southwest Airlines is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Winter Wonderland at the Beach,” said Bill Tierney, Vice President, Marketing & Digital Experience at Southwest Airlines. “We appreciate the tremendous community support we’ve received for providing our legendary Southwest Hospitality to the Myrtle Beach area, and we hope everyone will enjoy the festival throughout the upcoming holiday season.”

Southwest Airlines provides year-round service at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) with current nonstop flights offered to nine destinations, depending on the season, including:  Baltimore/Washington (BWI); Chicago (MDW); Columbus, Ohio (CMH); Dallas (Love Field) (DAL); Denver (DEN); Kansas City, Mo. (MCI); Nashville (BNA);  Pittsburgh (PIT); and St. Louis (STL).

Winter Wonderland at The Beach presented by Southwest Airlines will be held Nov. 17 – Dec. 23, 2022, along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk from SkyWheel Myrtle Beach to the 2nd Avenue Pier. This year, the lights are free to experience. Tickets for individual attractions in the Family Fun Zone are $1 or an all-day wristband for $5 each. The Family Fun Zone is open Thursday through Sunday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and located at 9th Ave. North. Photos with Santa are available on Saturdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Family Fun Zone will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

For more information on Winter Wonderland at The Beach visit WinterWonderlandatTheBeach.com.



About Southwest Airlines Co.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates one of the world's most admired and awarded airlines, offering its one-of-a-kind value and Hospitality at 121 airports across 11 countries. Having celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2021, Southwest took flight in 1971 to democratize the sky through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel and now carries more air travelers flying nonstop within the United States than any other airline.1 Based in Dallas and famous for an Employee-first corporate Culture, Southwest maintains an unprecedented record of no involuntary furloughs or layoffs in its history. By empowering its more than 62,0002 People to deliver unparalleled Hospitality, the maverick airline cherishes a passionate loyalty among as many as 130 million Customers carried a year. That formula for success brought industry-leading prosperity and 47 consecutive years3 of profitability for Southwest Shareholders (NYSE: LUV). Southwest leverages a unique legacy and mission to serve communities around the world including harnessing the power of its People and Purpose to put communities at the Heart of its success. Learn more by visiting Southwest.com/citizenship. Southwest is also continuing to develop tangible steps toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, including offering Customers an opportunity to help the airline offset its carbon emissions. To be part of the solution, visit Southwest.com/wannaoffsetcarbon.

1 U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded 

2 Fulltime-equivalent active Employees   

3 1973-2019 annual profitability  

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