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Opryland Country Christmas Events


From the third week of November through Christmas week, Gaylord Opryland Hotel is host to "A Country Christmas" which includes viewing their spectacular holiday lights, Christmas Dinner Party,  Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, ICE! to taking a General Jackson Holiday Cruise and browsing through the Treasures for the Holidays Craft Show.... It is four weeks of non-stop holiday fun!

Opryland Christmas Lights

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Nearly 2 million Christmas Lights and Nativities draw visitors from near and far to see this annual spectacular site of Nashville Christmas Lights. Viewing the this magnificent display is an annual tradition among locals and another favorite add on is taking a Horse-drawn Carriage Ride (Magnolia Portico) to enjoy the decorations and lights even more.

A Not So Silent Night - New in 2013

"A Not So Silent Night" Concert Series features artists like Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, Gwen Sebastian, Ty Herndon, Collin Raye, Jamie O’Neal and more performing acoustic renditions of their top hits as well as songs of the season in an intimate setting.

Brightest Star Fountain Show - New in 2013

Brightest Star Fountain Show is a breathtaking union of water and light is choreographed to a musical score that tells the beautiful and inspiring story of the first Christmas. - It's Free!

Canvas for a Cause - New in 2013

Canvas for a Cause: American Icons Give Back, features original paintings created by musical artists, film and TV stars, sports celebrities, notable public figures, and representatives from treasured landmarks and favorite brands. These original works of art will be auctioned off to help raise money for favorite charities.


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The ICE! experience will give guests and visitors alike an opportunity to visit a whimsical winter wonderland of interactive environments; larger-than-life, three-dimensional ice monuments; and colorful ice sculptures - many of which are more than 25 feet in length.
2013 Frosty the Snowman
2012 Shrek the Halls
2011 Merry Madagascar
2010 Santa Claus is Coming to Town
2009 Charlie Brown ICE!
2007-08 Grinch ICE!
2005-06 ICE!

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes is a Nashville Tradition. If you are not yet in the Christmas Spirit, this live production will get you humming Christmas Carols for weeks after.

Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show

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Share the wonder and warmth of a down-home Christmas with country music superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Lorrie Morgan! Join Lorrie and her exceptional family of musicians for an enchanting journey through Christmases past and present.

DreamWorks Experience!

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By booking the DreamWorks Experience Package, guests garner access to an array of special events and holiday specials during their stay at Gaylord Opryland.

The DreamWorks Experience Package includes VIP character passport meet and greets, VIP seating to Shrektacular, an interactive scavenger hunt and character meals (ShrekFeast), priority access and early admission to ICE!, DreamWorks Character Wake-Up Calls, and of course a special keepsake photo of your family alongside your favorite DreamWorks character.

Christmas on the General Jackson

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Take a holiday cruise (day or night) down the Cumberland River on the General Jackson Riverboat and enjoy plenty of live holiday music, tunes & entertainment along with a special feast. Currently, there are two holiday cruises, Christmas on the Cumberland (evening) and Steve Hall, Shotgun Red & The Shotgun Red Band (daytime) to choose from.

ShrekFeast Character Meals

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Join Shrek & Friends for an exclusive gathering of family fun at the Gaylord Opryland Christmas. Enjoy a wonderful ogre feast fit for a king and meet up with your favorite Dreamwork's Characters.

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