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

15 Reviews
Shenita Terrell
Tampa, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"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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Reserve Myrtle Beach 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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Reserve Myrtle Beach 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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Debra M.
Clover, SC
1 Review
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"Mom’s 85th Birthday Trip!"
December, 2018
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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Purplerain1020
Fort Collins, Colorado
"Nice Evening"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2019 NEW
We went to the show on Oct. 20th for our 5th wedding anniversary. It was all decorated for Christmas, which was a little disappointing since Halloween hadn't even happened yet. They forced us to have a picture taken upon arrival, which always makes my husband annoyed. I would have liked to have bought one, but it was in front of a giant Christmas tree, not at all depicting the date of our anniversary! In my opinion, these pictures that they snap on a moments notice with no prep at all should just be included in the price of the ticket. That would be a nice souvenir. The show was fine, exactly what you would expect in a Las Vegas style venue. OK talent, pretty theater, easy parking. I wouldn't go again, once was definitely enough.
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YoginiKay
Atlanta, Georgia
"Beatle Mania for Seniors"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2019 NEW
We love the Beatles and often go to see "cover bands" that covers Beatles songs. This band was fun and a great group of well polished muscians. However, the venue itself seems to attract the over 70 crowd. I felt more like I was at church than at a concert. I think it's a great venue, good acoustics, great productions, but the area must just be full of retirees. It's hard to get into the "swing of things" when the persons next to you have to shove their walkers past you when they arrive late for the show. I'm not being mean. But maybe they should have matinees for the over 70 crowd and a later show for those who enjoy it a little louder.
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tommyl955
Martinez, Georgia
"Very good show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2019 NEW
This was our first show at this venue. It was a very good variety show with lots of talent. Fast pace with little or no interruptions between acts. I highly recommend.
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tlhanger
Roswell, GA
"Singers are really great"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2019 NEW
Delvin Choice from the Voice was amazing. His rendition of the song from Ghosts mesmerized the audience. Christie Templeton pours her heart in all her songs, she took on Whitney Houston's song "I will always love you" and brought down the house. Very few can sing that song so well. Every presentation of all the singers entertain and are done well. The Cloggers All That lent an energy that even made the audience exhausted.
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darlenenray
Lexington, South Carolina
"It was Magnificent"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
We try to get to the beach near Christmas every couple of years to see the Christmas shows and enjoy the lights and decorations. Carolina Opry is the best and this year they outdid themselves.It was fabulous!
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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.