What a wonderful time of the year! Spreading laughter and cheer with your family and friends. If you are heading to Dayton House Resort in Myrtle Beach, make sure to get tickets to one or two of the best shows of the holiday season. To help you decide, check out the list below:
“The South’s Grandest Christmas Show” lives up to its billing with a spectacular portrayal of an old-fashioned holiday celebration in the country. The talented cast and crew return to year after year to take part in the popular show, which is regularly updated but always delivers the Christmas classics. Comedian Ricky Mokel is an added bonus with his dead-pan, home-spun humor, and (Spoiler alert!) the show closes with the surprising aerial arrival from the jolly ol’ elf himself.
A relative newcomer to the local theater scene, the Asher Theater presents “Church the Musical: The Spirit and Soul of Christmas,” a retelling of the greatest story ever told through inspitational vocal and theatrical performances. A diverse cast brings some of the holiday classics to the stage and sheds new light on them through interpretive song and dance. Located in the Fantasy Harbour section of Myrtle Beach, the Asher Theater is also near Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament if you want to catch a double feature.
The Carolina Opry
Former Grand Ole Opry Calvin Gilmore presents “The Christmas Story of the South,” a high-energy holiday showcase that is making its 34th annual appearance. Featuring a cast of more than 35 singers, dancers, actors and comedians, this holiday show keeps patrons coming back year after year. Crowd-favorite cast members returning this year include baritone Moses Braxton and comedian Kym “Bogie” Shurbutt. The lobby is beautifully decorated and perfect for taking holiday photos with the family and cast members after the show.
The GTS Theatre
Who says you can’t get a little funky for the holidays? This small but spirited theater takes its most popular show, a Motown tribute, and gives it a holiday twist with sing-alongs and dancing in the aisles. Fans rave over the “Motown Christmas Tribute” and its use of soul, rhythm and blues to tell the story of Motown while also spreading Christmas cheer.
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Although not classical theater, the Nov. 14-17 Dickens Christmas Show and Festival returns to the massive Myrtle Beach Convention Center with plenty of entertainment, including a Victorian Shopping Village for holiday shopping, several Christmas exhibits, musical acts and more. Patrons can also take part in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Dinner Theater and group trips to holiday shows at local theaters.
This Dolly Parton production puts a Christmas spin on its usual pirate-themed showcase with a classic holiday story on the high seas. Pirates Voyage also features a live nativity scene and a special performance that portrays Christmas toys coming to life and performing high-flying acrobatics and stunts. This dinner show also comes with a holiday feast.
After holiday shows, head back the Dayton House Resort and enjoy more family time and make memories that will last forever.