The Carolina Opry Christmas Special in Myrtle Beach, SC

The Carolina Opry 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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

16 Reviews
Linwood Kornegay
Goldsboro, NC
2 Reviews
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"Awesome"
December 2019 NEW
I don’t really like show’s but my wife wanted to go. I wound up loving it. Plan to go next year
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Tip: The Christmas show has it all. Music, dancing, magicians

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Shenita Terrell
Tampa, FL
1 Review
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"Excellent"
December 2018
It was such a wonderful show- alot of talent, loved it! Felt It was TV, broadway quality- music for all types of music lovers
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Tip: Get ready to enjoy yourself

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Tripster Customer
Smithsville, NC
3 Reviews
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"Incredible VOCALS!"
December 2018
This cast was extremely talented vocally but the choreography was just not there for me. The program seemed to be way too fast pace for me as if they were trying to hurry up and get through. Illusionist was good along with the comedian. I would definitely attend again and would recommend to others. Well worth the money!
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Tip: Book well in advance as show was sold out!

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Sandy Poling
China Grove, NC
2 Reviews
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"Our 50th Anniversary"
December 2018
We hadn't been to Myrtle Beach at Christmas for 18 years. Of course The Carolina Opry was on our list of shows to see. How enjoyable it was. Everyone there is so friendly and picking up tickets so simple. Don't plan on waiting another 18 yrs to go back!
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Tip: Be prepared to laugh and have a great time!

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Earl Broughfman
Myrtle beach , SC
1 Review
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"Convenient"
December 2018
I made the reservation and went to the box office 15 minutes before showtime, seamless convenience
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Barbara Morris
Manning, SC
1 Review
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"Wonderful!"
December 2018
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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Tripster Customer
Polkton, NC
2 Reviews
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"Girls Getaway!"
December 2018
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
Verified Traveler
"Bringing in the season ?? ??"
December 2018
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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FellowTraveler732529
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"This should be the number one show in Myrtle Beach!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2020 NEW
I have loads of experience in the entertainment industry over 50 years worth. I have been around the world with the US Navy. I have even seen crazy shows in third world countries. I also know when people lip sync. Most of the shows in Myrtle Beach like the one show at the Alabama Theater are totally lip sync. I had a lady that had been in theater a long time and gave me the Carolina Opry as a real live vocal place. That old lady that told me that advice must have been an angel. The shows at this theater are 100% live music. Also they have music for everyone everything from bluegrass , all the way up even Lawrence Welk type, big band, jazz today's country rock and roll and really good R&B, and they even throw pop into the mix. They have excellent cloggers called thunder and lightning. They also have awesome dancers and very awesome routines. The magician is awesome. Also they throw in some great family humor with a local comedian. Calvin Gilmore is to be commended for sticking to his wholesome family roots. I love the religious aspect and their dedication to Jesus Christ. I also love their dedication to God and Country for their recognition of the Armed Forces. You will not be sorry you came here it was worth every penny. This is probably the best bang for your buck you will get at the beach. All their shows are entertaining from start to finish. I have been to their Christmas show which is the most awesome of the South. And I've also gone to their seasonal show that's in the summer. Both shows are astounding! I love this theater it's the highlight of my vacation every time I come. Keep up the good work Calvin and thank you for sticking to your roots. Everybody needs a little Mayberry in their life. The world has gotten too complicated. It's good to have Simplicity in your life for 2 and 1/2 hours of the show.
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jason1jones3
"Pure Magic!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2020 NEW
My wife and I attended the December 29th show and it was fantastic. The Wagsters put on an incredible show and we loved every second of it. We definitely recommend their show and would attend again in the future.
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plesprue
Richmond, Virginia
"Pure Magic is pure Magic!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 29, 2019 NEW
We did the Wagsters Pure Magic show. Ages 6 to 50. Great show. Not only were the illusions excellent but the stage presence of both (married couple) was great. The show is projected up on two large screens which aids viewing. But note there is a camera that comes up put of the sound area so it makes the first row behind that (in the middle) a little tougher. Show was just over an hour. Parking was easy.
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rmdc29
maryland
"Wow! Just WOW! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 27, 2019 NEW
Absolutely wonderful!!!! We watched the Christmas show. It’s a good mix of song, dance, magic, and comedy. We are seated on Row F towards the middle of the row. It’s just perfect. I wouldn’t want the closer seats because that’s going to be too loud and too bright with the flashing lights. All the cast are excellent!!! Can’t wait to watch their other shows!
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davidhH3816ZT
Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina
"Wonderful Christmas Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 25, 2019 NEW
This was my 23rd trip to the Carolina Opry Christmas Show! This year in took my adult daughter. The show was new and fresh. We loved the fact that Moses Braxton was back. Such an amazing deep, bass voice! Wonderful show this year!
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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.