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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive · Nashville, Tennessee 37214 USA

A Country Christmas

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Don’t miss everything there is to see and do at Gaylord Opryland Resort. There no better way to celebrate the Christmas season in Nashville!

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

Opryland Express Kids Train

Hop aboard and enjoy a ride on the Opryland Express. All Day Ride Passes are also available.


November 20, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Gaylord Opryland Event Center



  • Adult and Child - $2.99*
  • All Day Pass - $9.99*
  • Free (Age 3 and under with paying adult)

*Subject to sales tax & facility fee



  • 9am – 10pm: Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • 10am – 8pm: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 24, 27, 31, Jan. 2
  • 10am – 9pm: Nov. 27, Dec. 21-23, 28-30
  • 11am – 8pm: Nov. 23 – 24, 30, Dec. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17
  • 11am – 9pm: Nov. 20, 25, Dec. 4, 11, 18
  • 12pm – 8pm: Nov. 26 & Dec. 25, Jan. 1



Photos with Santa

Santa stops at “Music City” after hearing about an all-new place for him to visit with the children.   You will feel right at home here in Nashville in Santa’s guitar shaped chair and album backdrop.  Don't miss your chance to get a treasured photo of your child with Santa himself!


Location: Under Delta Island Bridge

Date/Time: November 20, 2015 – December 24, 2015


  • Fridays & Saturdays: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sundays through Thursdays: Noon – 7:00pm
  • Dec.20 to 23: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Dec.24: 11:00am – 6:00pm


The Elf on the Shelf ® Scavenger Hunt

The Elf on the Shelf® scout elves need your help! Ten of Santa’s special scout elf helpers have landed at Gaylord Opryland, but they won’t be able to fly to the North Pole until they have a name. Will you help find the scout elves hiding around the resort, solve puzzles and reveal the elves’ names so they can report back to Santa? All families that help the scout elves fulfill their special Christmas mission will receive a prize.

  • Dates: November 20, 2015 – January 2, 2016
  • Times: 10:00am – 8:00pm
  • Price: $11.99* per person (all ages); ages 3 and under are FREE with paying adult.
  • Scavenger Hunt begins at Cascades Concierge Desk


*Subject to sales tax & facility fee



The Elf on the Shelf® and © CCA and B, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Gingerbread Decorating Corner sponsored by PEEPS ®

This fun, sticky, interactive decorating tradition just got a whole lot sweeter! Choose from two different design options to create either a delectable gingerbread cookie family or a complete gingerbread house. After you've decorated to your heart's content, make your way to meet our gingerbread man for a heartwarming hug you can capture with your own camera.

Dates: November 20, 2015 – January 2, 2016


  • 9:00am – 10:00pm: Nov. 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • 10:00am – 8:00pm: Nov. 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20, 24, 27, 31; Jan. 2
  • 10:00am – 9:00pm: Nov. 27; Dec. 21-23; 28-30
  • 11:00am – 8:00pm: Nov. 23-24; Nov. 30 – Dec. 3; Dec. 7-10, 14-17
  • 11:00am – 9:00pm: Nov. 20, 25; Dec. 4, 11, 18
  • 12:00pm – 8:00pm: Nov. 26; Dec. 25; Jan. 1

$15.99*/Gingerbread Nutcracker Cookie Kit
$34.99*/Gingerbread House Kit

*Subject to sales tax & facility fee



PEEPS® trademark Just Born, Inc. © 2015. All rights reserved.

Christmas Lights

Brand NEW additions to the more than two-million dazzling Opryland hotel Christmas lights draw visitors from all over the world. Get in the spirit of the season as you discover the unique décor that features custom Music City designs around every bend.


Location: Throughout the resort

Date/Time: November 20 - January 2, 2016


  • Fridays & Saturdays
    4:00pm – midnight including Dec. 21-23,  Dec. 27 – 29
  • Sunday through Thursday
    4:00pm – 11:00pm including Dec. 25.
    4:00pm – 1:00am on Dec. 30


Price: Free 

Outdoor Nativity

Our Outdoor Nativity Display features special lighting effects and an audio rendition of the biblical story of the birth of Christ.


Location: Magnolia Lawn

Date/Time: November 20 – January 2, 2016

  • Fridays & Saturdays
    5:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sunday – Thursday
    5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Dec. 31 from 5:00pm – midnight


Price: Free

Carriage Rides

Experience a horse-drawn carriage ride and enjoy the decorations and lights, sure to delight young and old alike!


Location: Pickup at Magnolia Lobby


Date & Times: November 20 - January 2, 2016

  • Fridays & Saturdays including Dec. 21-23 from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday – Thursday including Dec. 25 & 31; Jan. 1 & 2: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.



  • $9.99* plus tax for adults (12 years and older)
  • $6.99* plus tax for Children (4 - 11 years old)
  • $49.99* plus tax for a private carriage ride


Children 3 years and under may ride for free with paying adult.

Note: Special New Year’s Eve pricing may apply

Call 615-871-6169


*Subject to sales tax & facility fee


Parade of Trees

Take a free self-guided tour of stunningly decorated Christmas trees throughout the resort. Numerous country artists and other celebrities will have specially decorated trees featured. Each tree’s decorations and prizes are available to the highest online bidder as a way to benefit favorite charities.

Location: Throughout the hotel
Date/Time: November 20 – January 2, 2016
Price: Free


Treasures for the Holidays

This festive craft and gift show features more than 40 unique merchants from across the country. Find a huge selection of seasonal gift items including jewelry, accessories, clothing, art, home décor, housewares, gourmet food, collectibles and more.

Location: Ryman B Exhibit Hall


Date/Time: November 20 - December 20, 2015 from 9:00 am – 6:00pm

Price: Free


Breakfast with the Nutcracker

This year, the whole family can enjoy a unique and memorable breakfast with the beloved characters of the Nutcracker. This one-of-a-kind, interactive experience includes a delicious breakfast buffet and tableside visits from your favorite Christmas characters.

Location: Waters Edge in Delta Atrium 


Dates and Times: Available Saturday & Sundays only between November 21, 2015 - January 2, 2016; also on Nov. 27; and every day between December 21 - January 1, 2016.

8:00am - 11:30am


  • Adult (12 and up) $29.99*
  • Child (4-11 yrs.) $19.99*
  • Free (Age 3 and under with paying adult)


*Subject to sales tax & facility fee


Play All Day Pass

Savings of more than $25

November 20, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Location: Gaylord Opryland Event Center, Lawn & Resort

Save big when you bundle six of our popular holiday events:

  • ICE!® featuring The Nutcracker
  • Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing
  • Glacier Glide Ice Skating
  • Santa’s Snowball Toss
  • Gingerbread Decorating Corner
  • The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt

Times vary by event.



  • Adult(12 and up) - $64.99* (more than $25 savings)
  • Child(4-11 yrs.) - $54.99* (more than $28 savings)
  • Children 3 and under are free with paid adult.

Pass allows for one time access to each event.

*Subject to sales tax & facility fee


The Brightest Star Fountain Show

Located in the Delta Atrium

A breathtaking union of water and light choreographed to a musical score that tells the beautiful and inspiring story of the first Christmas.


November 20, 2015 -January 2, 2016
6p, 7p, 8p, 9p on the hour

Fire Pits

Warm up beside one of our toasty fire pits while you wait for a Carriage Ride or after chilling out at ICE! featuring the Nutcracker.

Fire pits can be found outside of the Magnolia Lobby and in front of the Gaylord Opryland Events Center starting at 5pm, November 20, 2015 - January 2, 2016.


S'mores kits available for purchase.

General Jackson Showboat

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Christmas cruise down the Cumberland River aboard the beautiful General Jackson Showboat—one of the largest showboats in the country. Fun-filled performances, chef-prepared meals and beautiful views await you on the evening show.


For information and show times, visit or call 615-458-3900.

Dates and times are subject to change.

Holiday Dining Events

Bring the whole family together for the holidays. We will do all the work for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

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Dates and times are subject to change.