Gaylord Opryland Resort announced tickets are on sale for its 37th-annual A Country Christmas program, which will open Nov. 13 and continue through Jan. 3.
With guests and locals able to pre-purchase individual tickets in anticipation of the holiday season, Gaylord Opryland unveiled its full lineup of Christmas programming, which will be featured alongside its new, previously announced marquee pop-up experience, “I Love Christmas Movies.”
For more than three decades, Gaylord Opryland has become legendary for providing magical holiday events and activities for winter visitors to experience. Whether staying at the resort or visiting for the day, Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas will offer an abundance of exciting, interactive and immersive experiences and activities suitable for all ages.
Signature resort experiences
Anchoring the A Country Christmas fun is I Love Christmas Movies, an exclusive multi-sensory pop-up exhibition in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products that allows guests to experience beloved holiday movies, including “The Polar Express,” “A Christmas Story,” “Elf,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “The Year Without a Santa Claus,” in a completely new way. All designed with social distancing measures at the forefront, guests young and young at heart will get to navigate the multi-sensory exhibits and enjoy more than 13 fully immersive scenes complete with replicas of film props, audio clips and more, making participants feel as if they have stepped into part of the actual story.
Grammy Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys will celebrate the holiday season at home this year with a 29-day residency at Gaylord Opryland from Nov. 20 through Dec. 25. The Oak Ridge Boys “Christmas in Tennessee” Dinner Show will feature a holiday meal prepared by the resort’s culinary team followed by the Oaks and their band performing Christmas classics, new favorites and many of the timeless hits that shaped their legendary career.
So. Much. Christmas.
With acres of airy indoor atriums decorated with millions of twinkling holiday lights, towering Christmas trees and thousands of shimmering ornaments, coupled with abundant outdoor fun, visitors can look forward to a myriad of festive experiences this year at the expansive Nashville resort.
Indoors, guests may pose at an array of Christmassy selfie spots, write letters to Santa, watch a favorite holiday movie at the Opryland Theater, take self-guided garden tours, interact with favorite characters from the Peanuts gang at Breakfast with Charlie Brown and Friends, and search high and low to help Snoopy deck his house out for a dog house decorating competition in a fun Merry Snoopy Christmas Scavenger Hunt. Returning this year are fan favorites such as photos with Santa by DEI, a gingerbread-decorating corner, Build-A-Bear Workshop, the synchronized Delta Fountain shows, Delta Riverboat rides and sing-alongs with Dickens carolers.
New this year, Luminaries of Love will be available to support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Choose a special dedication on a luminary for display along the Delta River or take home a Luminary of Love to enjoy throughout the season.
More holiday fun can be enjoyed outdoors via private horse-drawn carriage rides, a nightly tree lighting and caroling on the Magnolia lawn and a nativity display that features special lighting effects and an audio rendition of the beloved biblical story.
At Pinetop, an outdoor Appalachian-esque village, enjoy live performances, tubing, ice skating and lessons, ice bumper cars, reindeer encounters, festive beverages plus an all-new live Rockin’ Christmas in Ice Skating Show that features champion skaters, big jumps, fast spins and awe-inspiring throws and lifts.
And, no visit to Gaylord Opryland would be complete without experiencing SoundWaves, the resort’s upscale water attraction, which unites extraordinary environments, exclusive amenities and relaxing water features with energetic rides, immersive music and an extraordinary oasis for people of all ages to enjoy.
Tickets and packages
Overnight packages and tickets for A Country Christmas events, including I Love Christmas Movies, can be purchased at christmasatgaylordopryland.com and ilovechristmasmoviesexperience.com. Advance online reservations are required for all ticketed events.
For the best value, guests are encouraged to enhance their experience by reserving the three-night ultimate A Country Christmas package, including room accommodations with a selection of event tickets such as I Love Christmas Movies, the Oak Ridge Boys “Christmas in Tennessee” Dinner Show, General Jackson Showboat, ice tubing, ice skating, ice bumper cars, scavenger hunt booklets and gingerbread house kits. A separate I Love Christmas Movies Package includes tickets to I Love Christmas Movies with an overnight hotel stay and an option to add the SoundWaves experience.
As the safety of its guests and employees is of paramount importance, Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas program was developed in accordance with Marriott’s commitment to clean program and with enhanced protocols and social-distancing measures. Programming will also operate inconsideration with the latest local, state and federal legislation.