35th Anniversary season of The Carolina Opry Christmas Special now running!
The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, often called “The Christmas Show of the South,” opened its 35th season of enchanting holiday performances on November 2. Gilmore and crew have worked for months to create an unforgettable holiday experience, with guest safety and comfort always top-of-mind. The 2020 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.
Special guests are joined by new cast members, Delvin Choice, seen on NBC’s The Voice, young up-and-comer Rory John Zak, the renowned All That! clogging group, Tangena Church, Christie Templeton, Chas Croft Sorrells, Nashville recording artist Brad Long, fiddling champion 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. Kids love real horse-drawn sleigh and snow! Seats begin selling a year in advance, and with the possibility of limited seating this season, early reservations are strongly recommended.
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 30 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 which have ended up on generations of family Christmas cards.
The Carolina Opry Christmas Special runs November 2, 2020 through January 6, 2021, with regular evening performances and selectively scheduled matinees. For a full schedule, more safety information or to book tickets, visit TheCarolinaOpry.com or call 800-843-6779.
More Information about Calvin Gilmore and Gilmore Entertainment
Gilmore Entertainment and The Carolina Opry have long been the leader of musical variety show entertainment in the Southeast, with the classic Carolina Opry show, retro Time Warp and The Carolina Opry Christmas Special. Gilmore and his shows have been featured by USA Today, NBC Nightly News, Southern Living Magazine, Variety, and a host of other newspapers and television shows. It is the only Myrtle Beach show to receive the coveted South Carolina Governor’s Cup, as well as being voted South Carolina’s Most Outstanding Attraction. In recent years, Gilmore has performed regularly on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and he is designated as South Carolina’s Official Country Music Ambassador.