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!
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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.
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.
2012 Shrek the Halls
2011 Merry Madagascar
2010 Santa Claus is Coming to Town
2009 Charlie Brown ICE!
2007-08 Grinch ICE!
Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show
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.
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
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.
Opryland's Hall of Trees is a display of specially decorated trees that benefit various charities. The Hall of Christmas Trees exhibit and is normally open to the public until the week before Christmas when all of the displays are auctioned off. Bids can normally be placed in person or online.
Explore the Nativities displayed at Opryland which currently feature three different renditions of the biblical story of the birth of Christ.
The Nativity Scenes are the ICE! Nativity (Ice Exhibit), the Living Nativity (Rockette Show), and the Outdoor Nativity situated on the hotels front lawn. The Delta Garden Nativity formally located in the Delta Atrium is no longer on display at this time.