Nashville December 24, 2017
10 Reasons Why Opryland is the Best Place to Be in Nashville During the Holidays
The lights at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel are known throughout the state for their stunning, expansive beauty. Millions of lights are draped across the massive, Nashville-based hotel, creating a winter wonderland that’s perfect for adults and children. alike. A Tennessee favorite and a tourist magnet, you’ll be hobnobbing in true holiday style with folks from near and far. What a beautiful experience – and it only comes around once a year!
PS: Most events run through the new year, so make sure to planning accordingly! There’s no reason for the holiday season to stop on the 25th, folks.
10. Take in their massive poinsettia tree.
Is there any better way to herald in the season? You may find them scattered throughout the grounds, but you'll always find one at the foot of the staircase in the foyer, a testament to old-school Nashville magic.
9. There's always a show going on, come Christmas time.
This year, "Cirque Dreams Holidaze" has left Nashville with jaws hanging open in awe. You can still catch a showing, if you hurry!
8. Holiday events are perfect for kids of all ages.
You can buy tickets to a breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends or take a cruise down the Cumberland on the General Jackson Showboat, which docks just a hop, skip and a jump from the hotel.
7. You can stay amidst the fanfare.
With almost 3,000 rooms at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, you only need to wander just outside of your room to experience the nine acres of indoor gardens. They're all decked out in Christmas cheer, of course.
6. The outdoor nativity display is quite the experience.
If you wander out onto the Magnolia Lawn, you'll have the chance to listen to an the famed biblical story via audio from 5-10pm every evening.
5. Where else can you experience more than THREE MILLION lights?
The answer is...nowhere. As one of the largest Christmas displays in the state, this is truly a one-of-a-kind experience for the whole whole family.
4. You can check out an ice skating show INSIDE the hotel.
You can ice skate on your own, if you want, for $17.99 a person - but us? We'd recommend checking out the professional ice skaters that put on the, "Winter Fantasy" and "sounds of Christmas" show throughout the day. Make sure to check showtimes, so you don't miss out!
3. The Christmas fountain shows are dreamy, too.
If you've ever wanted to see Opryland pull out all the stops with a synchronized show of water, light and music, then you'll want to head to the Delta Atrium for shows at 6 and 8pm. "Brightest Star" show also views at 7 and 9pm, if you'd rather pitch up a bit later.
2. The Magnolia lobby boasts fireplaces AND caroling.
Take a break from your walk around the hotel and sing Christmas carols with the Opry's resident pianist - it's truly magical.
1. The show continues, both in and outside.
Wander the chilly outdoors, or throughout the winding inner walkways of the resort. This is truly and all-inclusive experience that we can't recommend more. You can come every year, even - do we see a new tradition on the horizon...?
What a beautiful experience! If you’re looking to laugh, you may just want to check out the
10 Things You Quickly Realize When You Go Home To Tennessee For The Holidays.