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

11 Reviews
Barbara Morris
Manning, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful!"
December, 2018 NEW
This is the second year we have come to the show . We plan on making this an annual trip because it is such an enjoyable time. Always something new and great. You will leave feeling great and a smile on your face.
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Tip: Seats are great any place you sit.

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Polkton, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Girls Getaway!"
December, 2018 NEW
Wonderful show! Loved each entertainer and the quick pace as well as costumes. We were in Myrtle Beach 2 days. Show was highlight of our trip!
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Tip: Get to show at least 20 minutes early!

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Beth Amses
Hollywood, MD
1 Review
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"Bringing in the season ?? ??"
December, 2018 NEW
Beautiful! Amazing! Creative! What a way to start the holiday season but with an enjoyable evening at the Carolina Osprey. We heard that this show is considered #1 so we took a detour and oh, yes- we agree, we agree!! We highly recommend this Christmas show. Thank you ??
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Tip: No, just come, sit back, and enjoy!

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Debra M.
Clover, SC
1 Review
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"Mom’s 85th Birthday Trip!"
December, 2018 NEW
My husband and I planned a trip to take my Mom and her sister to see the Christmas Shows at Myrtle Beach for her 85th Birthday. She is 85 and her sister is 83. We all thoroughly enjoyed the shows and will plan to go again.
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Tip: Arrive about 30 to 45 minutes before showtime.

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Sharon C.
Henrico, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"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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772jasonk
Houston, Texas
"Awesome performers"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
This is a must stop if you like live musical performances. These artist put on a great show with lots of energy. Small enough theater so there wasn't a bad seat in the house, but large enough to not feel cramped.
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Bud S
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
"Great Christmas Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
A Myrtle Beach tradition. Every year The Carolina Opry produces a different Christmas show that is always extremely well done and very entertaining. From the entrance and throughout the theater the decorations are done to bring the Christmas spirit to everyone.
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Gene430
Ocean Pines, Maryland
"It might not be the 'Grand Ole Opry", but it is close."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
A large auditorium with good seating and cup holders. The lighting and sound is great, and a large part of that is the great tech crew. The performers were all great also. We really enjoyed the show and the facility.
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Daniel S
Fayetteville, North Carolina
"Great entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2018 NEW
Great entertainment and a family atmosphere. There are no bad seats. It is not just country music and if fact very little of the music would have been considered country music. We have been to several shows there and enjoyed each one.
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Rolandjimmy1
Pinehurst, NC
"Christmas Spectacular "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2018 NEW
Wow! What a show & wonderful Christmas music. The performers are true professionals in every facet of the show. They have great variety of dancing, singing, comedy, and even some great magic tricks. Just an overall great family 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.