If you’re lucky enough to have visited the Myrtle Beach area in the midst of the holiday season, you know just how much our popular beach destination loves Christmas. Every corner of the Grand Strand seems to be decorated for the holidays. Each of our area theaters host outstanding holiday productions that range from ice shows to light shows to traditional Christmas variety shows—and every single one excels at igniting the Christmas spirit inside audience members. If you’re headed to see us as the weather cools down, be sure to check out one (or more!) of these fantastic holiday extravaganzas.
‘The South’s Grandest Christmas Show’ at The Alabama Theatre
Every year, this production astounds audiences with an amazing lineup of talent, beautiful scenery and incredible special effects (the Christmas tree!). Beginning on November 1, ‘The South’s Grandest Christmas Show’ runs six nights a week throughout November and December and offers matinees on certain days. It offers a great combination of traditional Christmas classics and more contemporary favorites with all performers wearing exquisite costumes, dancing and singing in front of elaborate backdrops. Without a doubt, this family-friendly show will help remind audience members of the true meaning of Christmas.
‘The Christmas Show of the South’ at The Carolina Opry
This beloved show opens its 36th season of enchanting holiday performances on November 1 - truly a Myrtle Beach holiday tradition! Calvin Gilmore works for months to create an unforgettable holiday experience, with his usual signature flair for production. This year, The Christmas Show of the South beautifully blends new, exciting numbers with time-honored tradition to create a family experience. Come back year after year to collect holiday photos in front of their amazing Christmas trees, decorated to perfection. The show runs regular evening performances and select matinees through January 5, 2022.
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
Celebrate what makes the holidays special at the Christmas Show at Pirates Voyage as the Mystical Christmas Spirit takes Captain Scrooge on a journey through time and space to find the meaning of Christmas. Audience members will want to cheer along as giant toys come to life and perform amazing acrobatics high above the lagoon and laugh at the hijinks of a comical castaway and her sea lion friend. The show also features a live Nativity with three wise men and an angel with a special message. The show runs from November 4, 2021, through January 1, 2022, and is a must-see if you’re traveling to the area with kiddos this Christmas.
Legends in Concert
Legends In Concert is a holiday favorite for all ages; raising spirits and brightening nights! The World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show will stir holiday memories with timeless classics of this magical season combined with the greatest hits from Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, and accompanied by the hilarious, cheerful antics of the Blues Brothers™! This holiday lineup will run from November 3, 2021 through January 1, 2022, and its location at Broadway at the Beach means audience members can do a little nearby holiday shopping in the hours leading up to the show!
The GTS Theatre loves Christmas so much that they are offering four holiday shows! Amidst an art deco theme, enjoy the Magical Christmas Show and Comedy Show, the Original Motown Christmas Show, Christmas With Elvis, and Step Into Christmas with Elton John. All of the shows are great for any age, and audience members will leave feeling every bit of magic the Christmas season has to offer.
'Hot Jersey Nights Christmas Special' at Broadway Theater
One of the newest Christmas shows in the area, Broadway Theater presents that combines holiday classics with Frankie Valli and Four Seasons songs for show filled with everyone's favorite tunes. Walk down memory lane and enjoy the holiday music from some of the very best male vocalists in America.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
While they don’t have a dedicated Christmas performance at Medieval Times, they do decorate the castle in full Christmas regalia! The exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction is inspired by an 11th century four-course feast and tournament. The 2-hour live performance includes pageantry, falconry, magnificent horses, authentic sword fights and jousting all while you enjoy a “hands-on” four-course feast in a fully enclosed, climate-controlled arena! Well worth a visit this holiday season while you’re making the theatre rounds with family and friends.
Learn more about celebrating the holidays in Myrtle Beach with the 2021 Holiday Vacation Guide featuring holiday blogs, deals, events and more!