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. Enjoy time-honored traditions, dance routines, award-winning vocalists and musicians, more than 35 Christmas trees, snow and more! The show continues to live up to its Top attraction in Myrtle Beach title each year.

up to 2.5 hrs

Good To Know

  • Enjoy the 2.5-hour "Christmas Show of The South" by Calvin Gilmore.
  • Featuring classic Christmas songs, beautiful holiday decor, and award-winning entertainment.
  • Pre-show starts 15 minutes prior to show time, so best to arrive early.
  • Guests typically wear casual attire, but don't let that stop you from dressing up for the holiday season!
  • Take pictures, but please no flash photography and video recording.
  • Fully wheelchair-accessible main floor with ADA-accessible seating.
  • Ample complimentary parking available.
  • Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase at the theater.


from The Carolina Opry Christmas Special
The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, often called “The Christmas Show of the South,” will open its 39th 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.

Among the award-winning cast, you’ll also see the renowned All That! Clogging Group, seen on NBC’s America's Got Talent, Tangena Church, Christie Templeton, Chas Croft Sorrells, Nashville recording artist Brad Long, champion fiddler Trent Wideman, a bonus seasonal brass section, and 35 of the nation’s most talented vocalists and musicians—all accompanied by the Calvin Gilmore orchestra, led by Kevin Hughes with the Margaret Rice dancers in the holiday-embellished Carolina Opry Theater.

The Carolina Opry Theater is known throughout the Southeast for its extravagant holiday decor—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 end up on family Christmas cards.

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special runs from November 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024, with regular evening performances and selectively scheduled matinees.

Seats begin selling a year in advance; early reservations are strongly recommended.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Carolina Opry Christmas Special

Where is the theater located?

The Carolina Opry Theater is located at 8901 North Kings Highway, next to Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage.

How long is the show?

The show lasts approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

How early should I arrive for the show?

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special offers a pre-show for all guests 15 minutes before the show. Best to arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to show time.

Is this show appropriate for children?

Yes. The Carolina Opry Christmas Special is appropriate and fun for all ages.

Can I take photos or video during the show?

Still photography is permitted, however, video recording is prohibited.

Are food and beverages available at the theater?

Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase at the theater and are allowed inside the auditorium.

Is the theater accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility issues?

Yes. The main floor of the theater is fully wheelchair accessible. All seating on the main floor can be reached without mounting any stairs. In addition, the arms of every floor seat are fully movable to allow for wheelchair transfer in all sections. If you or anyone in your party requires this assistance, please comment in the "Have Special Needs?" section above while booking your reservation.