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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive · Nashville, Tennessee 37214 USA

ICE!® featuring The Nutcracker

November 20, 2015 – January 2, 2016 


Location: Gaylord Opryland Events Center

Note: All content contained in this site was valid for this past 2015 holiday season.

Experience the magic of The Nutcracker in ICE! Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince for a magical adventure in more than TWO MILLION pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and four thrilling slides! Relive your favorite scenes from the classic ballet, accompanied by the original Tchaikovsky score.

ICE! is an indoor winter wonderland featuring:

  • Walk-through holiday attraction, kept at a chilly 9 degrees
  • Two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures
  • Four ice slides
  • Six individual rooms depicting the story of The Nutcracker
  • The Frostbite Factory — a live carving zone
  • Full Nativity in stunning, crystal clear ice

On the Blocks ICE! Bar

'Chill out' at On The Blocks—the exclusive bar inside ICE! Adults 21+ can upgrade their ICE! experience to enjoy a sampling of Jackson Morgan Southern Cream and Goose Island Beer plus a choice of a Maker’s Mark or Absolut specialty drink, or Hidden Crush Cabernet or Chardonnay, served in a souvenir glass—yours to keep! Ambient lighting, music and fun photo opportunities set the mood for this unique VIP experience.

Price: $15.00 *includes gratuity, subject to applicable taxes and fees


Dates: November 20, 2015 through January 2, 2016


Purchase upgrade at ICE! box office.


Monday - Friday
6:00 p.m. - close


1:00 p.m. - close


2:00 p.m. - close

Special Experiences

ICE! VIP Guided Tours

Behind-the-scenes guided tour | Learn More (PDF)

ICE! Proposals

"Pop The Question" inside of ICE! | Learn More (PDF)

School Discount Days

Bring the entire class to experience ICE! | Learn More (PDF)

ICE! Ticket Prices

Monday through Friday: Non-peak dates.
(Excluding November 27, and December 18 through January 2)
Saturday and Sunday: Peak Dates

Peak Times

Adult Peak (ages 12+) $26.99
Child (ages 4 – 11) $19.99
VIP Adult (ages 12+) $41.99
VIP Child (ages 4 – 11) $34.99
Child (ages 3 & under) FREE


Non-Peak Times

Adult (ages 12+) $24.99
Child (ages 4 – 11) $17.99
VIP Adult (ages 12+) $39.99
VIP Child (ages 4 – 11) $32.99
Child (ages 3 & under) FREE

*Not valid with any other offers or discounts.


Combo Tickets

ICE! and Snow Tubing Combo Tickets

Save when you purchase an ICE! and Snow Tubing Combo Ticket!

Adult (ages 12+) Child (ages 4-11)
$39.99* $32.99*

Includes one (1) ticket to ICE! and one (1) ticket to Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing.


*All sales subject facility fee + sales tax. Payment is non-refundable. Ticket sales will end 30 minutes prior to listed attraction closing time.

Play All Day Pass

Savings of more than $25 when you bundle six of our popular holiday events: ICE!, Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing, Glacier Glide Ice Skating, Santa’s Snowball Toss, Gingerbread Decorating Corner, and The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt.


Adult (ages 12+) Child (ages 4-11)
$64.99* $54.99*


Times vary by event. All sales subject facility fee + sales tax. Pass allows for one time access to each event.

Special Promotional Pricing

Military Tickets

Available for active and retired military and their family only. Pre-purchased tickets must be picked up at the box office with valid ID. Limit 6 tickets. Use promo code ICEMIL15.

Marriott Rewards Member Offer — Discount on ICE! Tickets

Save 20% on ICE! tickets by using promo code MRICE15.

Discount available:

  • Monday – Friday
  • November 20 – December 18
  • Excludes November 27-29
  • Not available on Peak Days

VIP Tickets

Go straight to the front of the line with a VIP ticket!

Price: $15/person (add-on above regular ticket price)

Dates: Any day of the week

Purchase: ICE! Box Office only

Includes: Priority Access, meet and greet and one (1) hot cocoa

Tickets are non-refundable


View ICE! FAQs and Slide Rules (PDF)

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