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Gaylord Opryland Christmas Events & Activities

There's no better way to celebrate the Christmas season in Nashville, Tennessee than gathering your family for holiday fun at A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

November 9, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Tickets and Information: 615-889-1000
Hours of Operation: Vary by day and subject to change. Event times and ticketing options are listed by day on purchase calendar.

NOTE: All content contained in this site was valid for this past 2018 holiday season.

Girl going down ice slide
Experience favorite scenes from the 1957 Dr. Seuss classic, How The Grinch Stole Christmas! in magnificent hand-carved sculptures made from more than TWO million pounds of ice.
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Aerialists perform during Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas
Back by popular demand to delight audiences featuring including new and astonishing acts, colossal costumes, grand music and an encore of memorable signature favorites.
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Flowrider, water slides, lazy river at SoundWaves indoor/outdoor water experience
Discover an upscale water experience featuring four acres of combined indoor and outdoor water attractions. SoundWaves fuses music and water to create an exclusive experience with something for everyone—from incredible thrill rides to relaxing indulgences.
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Family gliding down snow hill at Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas
Race friends and family on this 15-foot-high, four-lane ice tubing hill. It’s all the fun of sledding with the added speed of ice and comfort of a specially designed inner tube! See who can reach the bottom first or ride with a friend on one of our double tubes!
Location: Gaylord Events Center Lawn
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Family on ice rink at Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas
Enjoy a yuletide glide in our 8,000-square-foot ice rink. Christmas in Nashville feels like a winter wonderland at our resort.
Location: Holiday Halls
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Two girls decorating a gingerbread house during Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas
This fun, sticky and interactive decorating tradition just got a whole lot sweeter. Choose a traditional gingerbread house and build the perfect candy home.
Location: Holiday Halls
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A Trace Adkins in cowboy hat - featuring Songs from the Kings Gift logo
Grammy Award-winning Country superstar will entertain fans with Christmas standards, Celtic classics, and a few of his favorite things. Join the multi-platinum artist and the renowned Gaylord Opryland chefs for a holiday dinner show to remember.
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
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General Jackson Showboat at night in downtown Nashville
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.
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Build-A-Bear Workshop at Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas
Choose from all kinds of furry friends, add lots of stuffing and make a wish on a heart.
Location: Holiday Halls
Girl on Santa's Lap taking Photos with Santa during A Country Christmas at Gaylord Orpyland
Don’t miss your chance to make sure you're on the nice list! Have your photo taken with Santa Claus right here in Music City in a festive setting, perfect for all ages.
Location: Delta Atrium (under Delta Island Bridge)
Delta Atrium Christmas light and decorations at Gaylord Opryland
Get in the spirit of the season as you discover more than three million dazzling Christmas lights around every bend of our resort. Don’t miss the festive décor Santa’s elves have added and the magical atmosphere of the holiday.
Location: Property wide
Family enjoying feast with Grinch character at Gaylord Opryland.
Enjoy a delicious meal and meet the star of the holiday season…THE GRINCH himself! This one-of-a-kind interactive dining experience includes a buffet of Who-ville inspired items, table-side visits with The Grinch and special touches Dr. Seuss fans are sure to adore.
Location: Water’s Edge
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Outdoor Nativity Scene in lights at Gaylord Opryland
Our outdoor nativity display features special lighting effects and an audio rendition of the beloved biblical story.
Location: Magnolia Lawn
Family in atrium gardens at Gaylord Opryland
Follow The Grinch through the gardens of Gaylord Opryland Resort as he attempts to stop Christmas by stealing all the presents. Hopefully, the scavenger hunters can solve the clues and puzzles along the way to help The Grinch have a change of heart.
Location: Resort-wide
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Two figure staking on ice - Gaylord Opryland
Join our skating champions at a new, live ice skating show featuring big jumps, fast spins, awe-inspiring throws and lifts.
Location: Holiday Halls
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Horse-drawn Carriage during A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland
Experience a horse-drawn carriage ride and enjoy the decorations and lights, sure to delight the entire family. Carriage rides are approximately 12 minutes in length.
Location: Pickup at Magnolia Lobby
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Couple seated at table dining at Gaylord Opryland Resort
Discover delicious dining options and holiday dining events for the entire family.
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Guests inside Delta Flatboat on Delta river inside atrium at Gaylord Opryland Resort
Explore the 12 Days of A Country Christmas on this festive cruise on the quarter-mile-long river that winds through the resort's Delta Atrium.
Location: Delta Riverboats - Delta Atrium
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Tea Cup amusement ride seats at Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas
These are no ordinary tea cups. Pour yourself into one of these cups and go round and round on this whirling winter ride.
Location: Holiday Halls
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Large Spraying colorful Water Fountains at Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas
Take in a breathtaking synchronization of light, water and music.
Families seated inside Kid's Train during Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas
Hop aboard and enjoy a ride on the Opryland Express. Take in our scenic miniature train ride as it cuts through our Holiday Hall.
Location: Holiday Halls
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WIldhorse Saloon stage in Downtown Nashville, TN
Experience Downtown Nashville and Area Attractions!
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Woman getting pedicure - Seasonal Spa treatments at Relache Spa at Gaylord Opryland
Celebrate the holidays and pamper yourself with very merry spa treatments at our very own Relâche Spa.
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Video featuring all the events that occur during A Country Christmas at Gaylor Opryland.
Check out all that awaits you at A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland.
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Calendar with Christmas date in red
To help you plan your stay, check out a calendar of scheduled events.
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Group celebrating NYE with sunglass, streamers and chanpagne - link to offer details
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Atrium Room plus holiday décor in Gaylord Opryland's Cascades Atrium
With so much to see and do, the best way to experience A Country Christmas is to stay overnight. Package guests receive guaranteed admission to select events.
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