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

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
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"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
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
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"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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Gene B
"Great music"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2018 NEW
The Carolina opry never disappoints. Have been to all the shows and every one is great. Tonight was Time Warp and it was an awesome experience. The cast puts on a very entertaining show that keeps you wanting more.
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Jan D
Skowhegan, Maine
"Time warp"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2018 NEW
My husband and I went to see Time Warp at the Carolina Opry. What a great evening. Wonderful music of the 1960's, 70's and 80's. We would certainly go back again and recommended it to our friends.
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Fraser, Michigan
"A can not miss"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2018 NEW
This is a 2 3/4 hour nonstop (20 min break) that you will thoroughly enjoy. A wide variety of musical numbers, comedy and production numbers. One of the best that we have ever seen.
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Sharpsburg, Maryland
"great show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 16, 2018 NEW
Come here every year. This trip allowed us to see The Carolina Opry which is a little country and gospel mixed. Always have great crowds so get there early. Staff assists in getting you to your seat and are always a joy to be around. They also have a 60's/70's review type show which is well worth the price of admission.
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Nickolas K
"Magic show was great"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2018 NEW
We went to the magic show by the Wagsters. They are really great at keeping audience involved and my son really enjoyed the magic show. They had a few good short stories that they told on the background on their magic which was touching. Good show for kids.
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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.