The Carolina Opry Christmas Special in Myrtle Beach, SC

Calvin Gilmore Theater8901 North Kings HighwayMyrtle Beach, SC 29572
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A long-standing Opry favorite of the season, The Carolina Opry Christmas Special offers an unforgettable holiday experience for the whole family. Featuring time-honored traditions, dance routines, award-winning vocalists and musicians, more than 35 Christmas trees, 75 wreaths, snow and more, the show continues to live up to its “Top attraction in Myrtle Beach” title each year, according to CNBC.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Myrtle Beach Travel Experts
  • Arrive 10 minutes before show time to see the pre-show.
  • Beer and wine is available.
  • Show duration: 2 hrs.
  • No flash photography.
  • Featuring classic Christmas songs, beautiful holiday decor, and award-winning entertainment.


from The Carolina Opry Christmas Special
The Carolina Opry Christmas Special is the “Top attraction in Myrtle Beach” according to CNBC. A holiday tradition for over 30 years, The Carolina Opry Christmas Special brings the spirit of Christmas to life with music, comedy, and dance. Referred to as “The Holiday Show of the South,” this show is at the top of every Myrtle Beach Holiday itinerary.

Award-winning producer, director, and performer Calvin Gilmore said recently, “Right now, families and groups need light-hearted entertainment more than ever before. We are pulling out all the stops to make this the most amazing, funny, warm and wonderful show ever.”

As always, the 2017 Christmas show will bring stunning changes, beautifully blended with time-honored tradition to create a family experience that is second to none. New talent will mingle with acclaimed rotating artists and long-standing Opry favorites. A holiday brass section and some surprise vocalists will be joined by our award-winning cast of over 35 of the nation’s finest musicians, vocalists, dancers and special effects professionals – and a real horse-drawn sleigh and real snow!

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special is the original Christmas show in Myrtle Beach and has been a perennial vote leader as Best Holiday Show in Myrtle Beach. Shows run November 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, with regular evening performances and selectively scheduled matinees.

Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Kay Swanson
1 Review
"What a Wonderful Show!"
December, 2016
This was the first show my husband and I have watched. It was outstanding. There are so many multi-talented performers. I highly recommend anyone visiting Myrtle Beach attend this show. Well worth the money!!!
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Tip: Can buy popcorn and drinks.

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Michael Fultz
Greensboro, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Carolina Pry Christmas Review"
January, 2015
Outstanding show
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James Jones
Jacksonville, NC
1 Review
"Honeymoon Memories at Carolina Oprey Christmas Special"
January, 2015
One of the best Christmas Specials I have seen in the past few years. This was one of our stops during our honeymoon and created memories that will last a a lifetime. Would recommend this show on anybody's travel in Myrtle Beach. The staff was friendly and courteous and performers were wonderful on and off the stage.
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Tip: Be ready for a fun and memorable time. There is a lightshow with a ot of flashing lights just something to be aware of if you are prone to seizures or migraines, but amazing.

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Bruce B
"Best Christmas Show Ever!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2017 NEW
Had seen on TripAdvisor a high rating for this show, so we decided to go. Great decision! This show was nonstop featuring top quality talent in vocal and instrumental music, dance, comedy, and illusionists. Christmas standards were performed with polish and deep felt expression, along with some original compositions as well. The finale of “He is Alive” left me with tears of joy and gratitude running down my cheeks! If you are in Myrtle Beach during the Christmas Season, you MUST see this show!
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Peachland, NC
"Super Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2017 NEW
Have not been to the Carolina Opera for several years. It was a great experience. Show was fantastic. Has changed some since I last saw it.
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Daytona Beach, Florida
"A Great Way to Get into the Holiday Spirit!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2017 NEW
Visited with friends. This was a very well-coordinated experience. Parking, entry and exit and our to/from the theatre was excellently coordinated. The show was very entertaining and the performer’s hard work and love of performing shines thru. The only minus was; although the comedian was amusing at times, he was overused. I came to see the musical performances, not heehaw.
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Florence, South Carolina
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2017 NEW
I attended the Carolina Opry Christmas Show on Nov 11 th Saturday night. Good size crowd! Been attending for over 10 yrs....this by far is THE BEST I’ve seen!!!!!! Pack full of Christmas entertainment!!!! The cast is full of truly talented Singers,musicians, cloggers,dancers , pianist, comedians and loads of holiday songs!!!!!! Fast paced and loads of colorful costumes! Uplifts your spirit for sure!! Concessions available. Great seats . If anyone ask me this year which show to see CHRISTMAS SHOW AT THE CAROLINA OPRY ! I’ve got tickets for two return visits. AWESOME
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Tampa, Florida
"Great Christmas Show "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2017 NEW
Extremely comfortable theater....Wide seats and very wide aisles make it a very nice experience! Extremely talented cast....definitely recommend this show!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Carolina Opry Christmas Special

How long is the show?
The show is approximately 2 hours long.

How early should I arrive for the show?
The Carolina Opry Christmas Special offers a pre-show for all guests. To see the pre-show, be sure to arrive 15 minutes early.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Yes. The Carolina Opry Christmas Special is appropriate for all ages.

Are food and beverages available at the theater?
Beer and wine are available for purchase at the theater.

Is the theater accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility issues?
Yes. While you can book wheelchair accessible seats online, we highly recommend calling our box office to ensure you receive the seats necessary to accommodate your needs.

The following sections are designed specifically for individuals with wheelchairs:
Premium Section – Sections A and C, row 1
Regular Section – Sections A and C, rows 2 through 6 on the outside aisle, Sections D and H rows 7, 8 and 17

In addition, all aisle seats on the ground floor are Disability Aisle Transfer seats. The seat arm raises completely out of the way and allows you to be transferred into the theater seat.

For additional mobility questions, please call customer service.

Where is the theater located?
The Calvin Gilmore Theater is located at 8901 North Kings Highway right next to Pirates Voyage.