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 are 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, often called “The Christmas Show of the South,” will open its 37th season of enchanting holiday performances on November 1.

Gilmore works for months to create an unforgettable holiday experience, with his usual signature flair for production. Each year, the Christmas special brings stunning changes, beautifully blended with time-honored tradition to create a family experience that is second to none as new talent mingles with acclaimed rotating artists and long-standing Opry favorites. The only show in Myrtle Beach to be touted as “the real thing"—real talent, real production values, real entertainment—the “top attraction in Myrtle Beach” according to CNBC, and a holiday tradition for over thirty years. The Carolina Opry Christmas Special brings the warm, wonderful, and fun spirit of Christmas to life with music, comedy, and dance.

Christmas decor at The Carolina Opry Theater has been raised to a high art form—an attraction in and of itself. In a dramatic one-week shut-down, the transformation into a winter wonderland begins as the crew spends all night and the entire following week preparing over 35 Christmas trees, 75 wreaths, 5 miles of tree lighting wire, countless tree ornaments, and mounds of Christmas snow, all presided over by the stunning 30-foot tree with more than 25,000 lights. House photographers are available for family photos in front of the splendid tree—many of them ending up on family Christmas cards.

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special runs from November 1, 2022, through January 1, 2023, with regular evening performances and selectively scheduled matinees.

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special Reviews

16 Reviews
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Linwood Kornegay
Goldsboro, NC
2 Reviews
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"Awesome"
December 2019
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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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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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
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"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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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, it is highly recommended to call the 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, next to Pirates Voyage.