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Effective now thru Jan. 2 for capacity management and to ensure an enjoyable environment for our overnight guests and event ticketholders on peak dates (weekends), resort campus access is restricted every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 2pm CT; room or ticketed  event reservation will be required to enter AFTER  2pm CT.  Visit our FAQ page to find out what to expect during your experience and for answers to frequently asked questions.

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Activities & Events

With signature events like ICE!, classic holiday activities such as photos with Santa, and thrilling experiences like ice bumper cars, there is something for everyone, and you can do it all during SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. at Gaylord Opryland Resort. Explore our 2022 season lineup below.

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ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™
ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™
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ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily | Schedule varies
icon Ticketed
ICE! is back! This year, our signature holiday attraction features your favorite scenes from the beloved television classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, brought to life in magnificent sculptures hand-carved from more than two million pounds of ice. Presented by Pepsi.
iconIncluded in Package
the oak ridge boys christmas in tennessee dinner show
The Oak Ridge Boys "Christmas in Tennessee" Dinner Show
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The Oak Ridge Boys "Christmas in Tennessee" Dinner Show

icon November 23 - December 25, 2022
icon Schedule varies
icon Ticketed
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 5-week residency as part of Gaylord Opryland's 39th annual A Country Christmas event. The Oaks "Christmas in Tennessee" Dinner Show will feature a delicious holiday meal prepared by the resort's culinary team followed by The Oak Ridge Boys and their band performing Christmas classics, new favorites, and many of the timeless hits that have shaped their legendary career.
iconLimited Availability
Snowball Build & Blast
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Snowball Build & Blast

icon November 12, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily, schedule varies
icon Ticketed

Grab a bucket of real snowballs and take aim at interactive targets created by Santa's Elves.

Rudolph's Holly Jolly™ Breakfast
Rudolph's Holly Jolly™ Breakfast
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Rudolph's Holly Jolly™ Breakfast

icon November 11 - December 31, 2022
icon Saturdays & Sundays + Holiday dates Nov. 25 & Dec. 19-30 | 7:30am-11:15am
icon Ticketed
Santa's reindeer loved him, and you will too! Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Friends from the beloved film at this holiday event. Children of all ages will enjoy a delicious breakfast, play games, and sing along to favorite music from the beloved television special. It's an experience sure to make you shout out with glee!
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Reindeer Games™ Scavenger Hunt Featuring Rudolph and The Misfit Toys
Reindeer Games™ Scavenger Hunt Featuring Rudolph and The Misfit Toys
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Reindeer Games™ Scavenger Hunt Featuring Rudolph and The Misfit Toys

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily, 10am-6pm
icon Ticketed
The Misfit Toys are all lost, and they need you to find them! With Rudolph's help, follow the clues to find the Misfit Toys and send them on their way to their new homes in this resort-wide scavenger hunt.
Frosty's Pub
Frosty's Pub
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Frosty's Pub

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily, hours vary
Stop by our holiday eatery featuring over the top seasonal décor, dishes with a touch of cheer, and playful holiday themed cocktails sure to get you into the holly jolly spirit.
Ice Tubing
Ice Tubing
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Ice Tubing

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily, schedule varies
icon Ticketed
Experience our 15-foot-high, four-lane ice tubing hill. It's all the fun of sledding with the added speed of ice! Race friends and family to see who can reach the bottom first, or ride with a friend on a double tube. This is an absolute blast for kids and those who are young at heart!
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Ice Skating
Ice Skating
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Ice Skating

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily, schedule varies
icon Ticketed
Enjoy the perfect day or evening under the stars by going on a yuletide glide at our 9,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink made with real ice. Lessons available.
Ice Bumper Cars
Bumper Cars
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Bumper Cars

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily, schedule varies
icon Ticketed
Enjoy classic bumper car rides in the great outdoors. Get ready to slide and glide during this action-packed experience. 
Celebration On Ice Live Skating Show
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Celebration On Ice Live Skating Show

icon Daily, hours vary
icon Seats: Ticketed, Standing Room Admission: Free
An all-new LIVE ice-skating show featuring champion skaters, big jumps, fast spins, and awe-inspiring throws and lifts!
 
Gingerbread Decorating Corner
Gingerbread Decorating Corner
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Gingerbread Decorating Corner

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily: Sun-Thurs, 10am-8pm | Fri & Sat, 10am-10pm
icon Ticketed
Don't wait -- make a date to decorate! Let your Christmas creativity run wild when you adorn your gingerbread house or cookies. After you've decorated to your heart's content, make your way to visit the Gingerbread Bakery.
Ice Skating Lessons
Ice Skating Lessons
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Ice Skating Lessons

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Sunday - Friday: 9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00am, & 10:30am. Saturday: 9:00am & 9:30am.
icon Ticketed
Perfect your ice skating skills with a private lesson on our holiday rink.
iconLimited Availability
Winter Wellness at Relâche Spa
Winter Wellness at Relâche Spa
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Winter Wellness at Relâche Spa

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily
icon Price Varies
Drift into a state of tranquility while enjoying Winter Wellness spa treatments and the benefits of Eucalyptus, known to be high in antioxidants to promote relaxation and reduce pain.
Parade of Trees
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Parade of Trees

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Complimentary

Visit the Parade of Trees throughout our Garden Conservatory and Cascades atriums and learn how you can win once in a lifetime experiences from country music's biggest stars! Trees decorated by Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, and Tyler Hubbard will be on display all season long. Hosted by Universal Music Group Nashville to benefit First Responders Children's Foundation and Children's Miracle Network. 

Visit www.CharityStars.com/ParadeOfTrees to donate for a chance to win.

Christmas Fountain Shows
Christmas Fountain Shows
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Christmas Fountain Shows

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Brightest Star Fountain Show, daily at 6pm and 8pm, and Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. only. Sounds of the Season Fountain Show, daily at 7pm and 9pm, and Dec. 31 at 7 pm only.
icon Complimentary
Take in a breathtaking synchronization of light, water, and holiday music in this free fountain show.
Build-A-Bear Workshop®
Build-A-Bear Workshop®
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Build-A-Bear Workshop®

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily| Schedule varies
icon Price Varies

Build-A-Bear®️ has been adding a little more heart to life for more than 25 years! Visit Build-A-Bear Workshop®️ to experience the fun of personalizing furry friends and taking part in our one-of-a-kind Heart Ceremony. Add adorable outfits, sweet scents and fun sounds to make any furry friend the perfect gift or a cuddly Christmas keepsake!

Photos with Santa
Photos with Santa
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Photos with Santa

icon November 11 - December 24, 2022
icon Mon-Thurs, 12pm-8pm
Fri-Sun 10am-8pm
December 19th-22nd 10am-3pm & 4pm-8pm
icon Ticketed
Mailing a letter to the North Pole is great, but nothing can beat a personal visit with Santa Claus to let him know what you want for Christmas and make sure you're on his nice list. Capture the moment with a keepsake photo. Presented by DEI.
SoundWaves Water Experience
SoundWaves Water Experience
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SoundWaves Water Experience

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily, hours vary
icon Ticketed
SoundWaves is an upscale indoor/outdoor water experience with dedicated recreation zones for adults, young children and families. Reserve the SoundWaves Experience Package for guaranteed access.
iconIncluded in Package
Christmas Lights
Christmas Lights
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Christmas Lights

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily | 5pm-Midnight
November 10, 2022
Annual Lighting Ceremony, 5:30 p.m.
icon Complimentary

Stroll the Magnolia Lawn and view an amazing display of more than three million holiday lights.

For non-overnight guests or non-ticketholders, learn more about our resort access policy here.

Delta Riverboat Christmas Cruise
Delta Riverboat Christmas Cruise
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Delta Riverboat Christmas Cruise

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Sunday-Thursday, 10am-10pm I Friday & Saturday 9am-11pm Dec. 31st 9am-8:30pm
icon Ticketed
Explore 12 Days of A Country Christmas on this festive cruise on the quarter-mile-long river that winds through the resort's Delta Atrium.
Tree Farm Bar
Tree Farm Bar
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Tree Farm Bar

icon November 18, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily, times vary
Enjoy a creative, holiday-inspired cocktail or mocktail and take a photo in front of our traditional, Christmas tree farm scene.
Carriage Rides
Carriage Rides
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Carriage Rides

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Su-Th 5p-10p; Fr-Sa 5p-11p
icon Ticketed
Experience a private horse-drawn carriage ride and enjoy the decorations and lights in this approximately 12 minute experience sure to delight the entire family.
Holiday Dining
Holiday Dining
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Holiday Dining

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily
Discover delicious dining options and holiday dining events at some of finest restaurants this holiday season.
General Jackson Showboat
General Jackson Showboat Holiday Cruises
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General Jackson Showboat Holiday Cruises

icon November 17 - December 31, 2022
icon Varies
icon Ticketed
Set sail on the General Jackson Showboat for a lunch or dinner cruise and live holiday show.
Pinetop Village
Pinetop Village
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Pinetop Village

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily, schedule varies
icon Ticketed
Create memories and traditions with tubing, ice skating, bumper cars, skating champions show, live performances, shopping, warm beverages, and delicious treats.
Nightly Tree Lighting and Caroling
Nightly Tree Lighting and Caroling
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Nightly Tree Lighting and Caroling

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Carolers begin performing at 4:55pm; lights are turned on 5pm promptly
icon FREE
Join us nightly on the Magnolia Lawn to sing Christmas carols and watch the spectacular tree lighting. One night only: Join us for our annual A Country Christmas Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.
Outdoor Nativity
Outdoor Nativity
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Outdoor Nativity

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily, 5pm - Midnight
icon Complimentary
Our outdoor nativity display features special lighting effects and an audio rendition of the beloved biblical story.
Holiday Horticulture Trek
Holiday Horticulture Trek
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Holiday Horticulture Trek

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily at your leisure
icon Complimentary
Perfect for those with a green thumb, this self-guided tour is a great way to learn about our extraordinary flora while strolling through the resort as it's decked out for the holidays.
Holiday Selfie Spots
Holiday Selfie Spots
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Holiday Selfie Spots

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily at your leisure
icon Complimentary
Pose at the most Christmasy spots throughout the resort and share your selfie on social media using #Opryland.
Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
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Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™

icon November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
icon Daily at your leisure
icon Daily at your leisure
Our iconic, spacious atriums are transformed into an exciting safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals at their own pace. This virtual experience guides guests to track down endangered species and help ensure they are monitored for their protection. The adventure highlights indigenous animals and, with the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before your eyes!