The Carolina Opry Christmas Special in Myrtle Beach, SC

Calvin Gilmore Theater8901 North Kings HighwayMyrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Overview

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.

Description

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

7 Reviews
Sharon C.
Henrico, VA
1 Review
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"Wonderful way to end the year!"
February, 2018
We went to the last show of the year. It was awesome! The musicians had a lot of energy, the skits were entertaining, the band was great! We will definitely be back next year.
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Tip: The parking lot got pretty crowded so get there early enough to find a spot and get to your seat before the show starts.

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Stephanie Ham
Goldsboro, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Christmas show"
January, 2018
The Christmas show was absolutely amazing me and my husband went for our anniversary and would love to come again
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Alfred Graveline
1 Review
"Exquisite Performance."
January, 2018
Our party of five, including my 5 year old granddaughter were thrilled with the performance of all the singers and dancers. Magicians were great as well as the Comedy. We could not have asked for a more thrilling evening.
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Tip: Expect knowledgeable and helpful staff.

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Lucy C.
1 Review
"Good"
January, 2018
The show was great, I didn’t like the ending. The song they sang had to do more with Easter. I thing it would have ended better with a Nativity scene and everyone singing “joy to the world”. The audience would have been able to sing along. It would have been a great finale of the show.
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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
High Point, 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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Ray W
Raleigh, North Carolina
"Pure Magic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2018 NEW
When in Myrtle Beach, make sure you catch the Wagster Magic Show at Carolina Opry. at 4pm in the afternoon, it's a perfect break for you and your kids to experience Vegas style magic LIVE! Brandon & Hannah give it their best every show. Music rocks and the choreography is top notch!
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lioness5000
Bocas Del Toro, Panama
"Great show, fun, with some really talented musicians!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2018 NEW
We went a couple of nights ago, didn’t know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. Really brought back some wonderful memories. The singers were all very talented and the musicians as well. The costumes, lighting and set designs were great. Time Warp was worth the visit! Peace out!
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Randy L
"Great show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 03, 2018 NEW
The music selection is awesome. Takes us baby boomers back to the days of Woodstock! Drew never disappoints!
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5inwayland
Wayland, Massachusetts
"Great show! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 03, 2018 NEW
There was some eye rolling when I told the kids that I had bought tickets for this show. The teenagers ended up loving it (Rory is their new idol). My husband and I are both professional musicians and we were very impressed with the quality of the show. There was a nice variety of voices and the comedian was terrific. We will definitely come back!
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CHIMOah
Kingston, Canada
"Closer your eye and travel back in time 🎶🎶"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 01, 2018 NEW
Time warp sit back relax and travel back in time to a simpler time when music had feeling and soul. Wow that’s what we experienced tonight. This show took us back to a much more carefree life. Great tunes never a dull moment 🤙🕺💃🎼🎸🎵🎶☮️
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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.