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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Sarah K
Nashville, Tennessee
"THIS SHOW NEEDS TO BE #1 ON TRIPADVISOR"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
I am not usually one to write reviews. As is human nature, most people don’t, unless something is either very good or very bad. Well let me just say, TCO is EXTREMELY AMAZINGLY VERY GOOD. As you can see from my information, my mom and I vacationed in Myrtle Beach for the first time in October of last year. I never took the time to write a review but I realized I totally need to. This show needs to be the #1 show/performance/concert in every category! The quality was AMAZING. The talent was JAW DROPPING. (Literally, we were in the second row and I’m sure some of the cast had to be like “Did you see that starry-eyed chick in the front?” Haha). The comedy was FUNNY. The variety was PERFECT. I started following TCO a and a few of the entertainers on social media and my heart hurts every time they post! I just want to be back there so bad! Take my word for it. You will NOT be disappointed on TCO. I literally think about how amazing it was every single day. Every single day. I’ll be back someday! Thank you for all you do, TCO!
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kennedysjamdan
Angie, Louisiana
"Fantastic!!!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
This is a GREAT show, great talent and singing, great proformers, recognize veterans &CREATOR. Variety of music well produced
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garthtuxford
saltash
"A great night out"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
We had a great evening and the performance and the singing was superlative. The Opry staff were very friendly and took time to welcome all visitors.
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Izlandlife
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
"Time Warp-Best Show Ever!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 13, 2018 NEW
We saw this show last week during our stay in Myrtle Beach, SC. What a wonderful group of talent. It was an amazing 2 hours of music from the 60's to the early 80's. This was better than some Vegas shows by far. I would go back to see it again.
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lexy57
United States
"I won, we won, it’s a winner!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 08, 2018 NEW
Won 2 tickets on Facebook!! This place is beautiful, staffed with kind, happy people. Very clean and welcoming. High energy show with talent, talent, talent!! Highly recommend seeing this beautiful show! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
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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.