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 8, ‘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.

A female dressed as a Christmas tree performs on-stage with two males in holiday suits during the Alabama Theatre Christmas Special

‘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 1, 2023. 

Six women dressed in white hold red packages with gold bows during a performance at the Carolina Opry Holiday Show

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 3, 2022, through December 31, 2022, and is a must-see if you’re traveling to the area with kiddos this Christmas. 

A pirate stands in front of a pirate ship where we see numerous swordfights during the Christmas at Pirates Voyage show

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 2, 2022 through December 31, 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!

An Elvis impersonator stands on stage in front of a line of four women and two men during Legends in Concert

GTS Theatre

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.

Three women in red dresses and two men in suits sing into microphones during GTS Theatre Motown Christmas

'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. 

A Christmas Tree is lit up with blue lights at Broadway at the Beach

The Wonders of Christmas - A Holiday Magic Spectacular

The Charles Bach Wonders Magic Show throughout the holiday season at The Beach! This new Christmas-themed magic and illusion show is perfect for the entire family, beginning November 13- December 21. This show will bring Christmas wishes to life, create magic with milk and cookies, make it snow inside the theater, and Charles Bach even performs an incredible appearance with a red suited super-star all surrounded by beautiful costumes and set designs. 

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. 

Two armored knights on horseback clang swords at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Myrtle Beach, SC