As the holiday season draws near, the Carolinas come alive with a symphony of entertainment that promises to enchant and amuse. From the rhythmic beats of Celtic step-dancing to the side-splitting humor of comedic storytelling and the elegant strains of a candlelit orchestra to the irreverent charm of musical theater, the region offers an array of Carolina Christmas shows sure to delight all.
In the spirit of giving, we're also thrilled to announce a special ticket giveaway to holiday variety shows in Myrtle Beach, ensuring that the Carolinas' festive celebrations are not to be missed.
Coastal Charisma: Unmissable Carolina Christmas Shows On The Grand Strand
We’re kicking off an itinerary of invigorating Christmas performances with two of the (literally) hottest tickets in the Palmetto State, running the entire months of November and December. Head to the Grand Strand to catch The Christmas Show of the South at the Carolina Opry. Prepare to be entertained by All That! Clogging Group, champion fiddler Trent Wideman, and over 35 of the country’s most talented singers and musicians, backed by the Calvin Gilmore orchestra.
Stick around for the Hot Jersey Nights Christmas Special at the Broadway Theater, where four cream-of-the-crop vocalists will be crooning Christmas classics and the most beloved tunes from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Carolina Traveler VIP subscribers should be on the lookout for not one but two giveaways to both of these magnetic Myrtle Beach Christmas performances!
Dancing Through The Seasons: South Carolina Christmas Spectacles
An electrifying showcase of dynamic diva talent is taking place at the Walhalla Performing Arts Center on December 3. Celtic Angels Christmas weaves together more than 30 traditional Irish tunes and holiday favorites performed by award-winning Irish singers, dancers, and musicians. You'll feel as if your heart is about to burst out of your chest as it beats to the rhythm of spectacular Irish step-dancers.
If you’re seeking Carolina Christmas shows that are just as inspiring but slightly more reserved, RSVP for the Nutcracker Tea and Ballet in Columbia. Taking place at the Koger Center for the Arts on December 9th, 10th, and 16th, children can engage in magical meet-and-greets with characters like Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker Prince, and more before they take the stage.
Laughing All the Way: Christmas Comedy In The Carolinas
From December 1-3, you can enter the world of renowned British author C.S. Lewis, whose literary works like The Chronicles of Narnia have captivated innumerable hearts for decades. Christmas with C.S. Lewis will be presented at the Odeon Theatre in Greensboro, NC, where attendees will be regaled with sentimental reflections and comical anecdotes from Lewis’ life, all of which inevitably shaped him into becoming one of the world’s most beloved writers.
Head to Hendersonville for more Carolina Christmas shows – there, you’ll find a troupe of talented comedians spinning some epic holiday yarn. Every Christmas Story Ever Told is running from December 8-17 at the Hendersonville Theatre. Get ready to rollick in laughter as three actors ditch the classics and dive into irreverent Christmas chaos. In no other performance will you find Santa, the Grinch, and characters from the works of William Shakespeare in one show!
The Best Carolina Christmas Shows On Tour
Some Carolina Christmas shows are worth returning to year after year. In the 2023 holiday season, the Vienna Light Orchestra is set to cast its heavenly glow with “Magical Movie Scores” in Charleston (December 16), Asheville (December 22), and Winston-Salem (December 23). Imagine yourself in an intimate venue illuminated by a thousand flickering candles as a transcendent ensemble entertains with tunes from Phantom of the Opera, The Wizard of Oz, and The Sound of Music.
If you’ve yet to witness the magic of a live Trans-Siberian Orchestra performance, this year’s rendition of “Ghosts of Christmas Eve” is one to check off your Carolina Christmas show bucket list. From November to December, the TSO will enthrall audiences in Greenville (SC), Greensboro, Columbia, Charlotte, and Raleigh.
Experience a mesmerizing blend of rock, classical melodies, and theatrical flair set against a visual spectacle of elaborate lighting, pyrotechnics, lasers, and special effects. Viewers of all ages will be touched by this heart-warming story evoking the transformative power of Christmas.