The Carolina Opry Christmas Special in Myrtle Beach, SC

The Carolina Opry Theater8901 North Kings HighwayMyrtle Beach, SC 29572
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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

  • 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.


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.
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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.