Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Transforms into a Festive Holiday Paradise
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As the holiday season approaches, Nashville's iconic Gaylord Opryland Resort is set to dazzle visitors with its spectacular Christmas celebration. The resort, part of the Gaylord Hotels brand, has unveiled an array of festive events and attractions, including the remarkable ‘ICE!' exhibit, which promises a unique, frosty adventure.
A Winter Wonderland Awaits
Gaylord Opryland, along with other Gaylord Hotels across the United States, has kicked off the holiday season in grand style. The resort has transformed into a veritable winter wonderland, adorned with hundreds of elaborately decorated Christmas trees, over a million twinkling lights, and more than 100,000 sparkling ornaments. Visitors can immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere with light and fountain shows, and the chance to meet Santa Claus himself.
‘ICE!' – A Chilly Journey through Movie Magic
The highlight of the celebration is ‘ICE!,' a 20,000-square-foot walk-through attraction, where master carvers have transformed more than 10 million pounds of ice into scenes from beloved holiday films. This year, the Gaylord Opryland features ‘The Polar Express™,' inviting families to journey through this heartwarming story in a frosty, 9-degree environment. These stunning sculptures are a product of over a month's work by a team of 200 international artisans, using a variety of tools from chainsaws to custom-made chisels.
More Than Just Ice
Beyond ‘ICE!,' guests at Gaylord Opryland are treated to a plethora of activities. The resort's live Christmas shows are a must-see, including the spectacular ‘Cirque: Spirit of Christmas' and the premiere of ‘Darryl Worley and Friends: Home for the Holidays' dinner show. Other attractions include gingerbread decorating, scavenger hunts, holiday craft workshops, and character dining experiences.
For those seeking outdoor fun, the resort offers ice skating on a 9,000-square-foot rink and the thrilling ‘Merry and Bright Skating Spectacular.' The resort's festive pop-up bars serve up craft cocktails, while the Gingerbread Decorating Corner and the Naughty or Nice Escape Room provide additional holiday excitement.
Exclusive Experiences for Overnight Guests
Visitors who choose to stay overnight at Gaylord Opryland are in for a special treat. Guests enjoy perks like early entry to attractions, front-of-line access, and the option to book rooms with stunning views of the resort's festive decorations. Special holiday packages are available, bundling activities and accommodations for an unforgettable Christmas experience.
An Invitation to Celebrate
Gaylord Opryland's Christmas celebration is not just an attraction but a heartfelt invitation to families and visitors to create lasting holiday memories. With its enchanting array of lights, ice sculptures, and holiday festivities, the resort stands as a beacon of Christmas cheer in Nashville, promising an experience filled with wonder and joy.
Tickets and reservations are available online, and visitors are encouraged to book in advance to secure their place in this magical holiday celebration.