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With classic holiday activities like photos with Santa, engaging shows like The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show, thrilling experiences like ice bumper cars, and our all-new Gaylord Hotels Original Experience Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™, there is something for everyone, and you can do it all with So. Much. Christmas. at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

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Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™
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Christmas is in trouble and Santa needs your help! For the first time this Christmas, journey into Buddy the Elf's world to help save the holiday in our all-new, multi-sensory experience. Team-up with Mr. Narwhal and friends in the candy cane forest, stay ahead of the toy quota in the North Pole, prepare for Santa's arrival at the iconic department store, and take part in an epic virtual snowball fight in Central Park. These are just a few of the fun, interactive challenges you'll need to complete to muster enough Christmas cheer to power the Kringle 3000 and Santa's sleigh!

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Included in Overnight Package

Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™is included in select Overnight Packages.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets.

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Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.
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The Oak Ridge Boys "Christmas in Tennessee" Dinner Show
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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 31-show residency as part of Gaylord Opryland's 38th 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.
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Included with Overnight Package Purchase

The Oak Ridge Boys "Christmas in Tennessee" Dinner Show  is included in the "A Country Christmas" package.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets.

Ice Tubing at Gaylord Opryland Nashville
Ice Tubing
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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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Included in Overnight Package

Snow Tubing is included in the "A Country Christmas - Ultimate Family Getaway" package.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets.
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Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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Ice Skating
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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.
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Included in Overnight Package

 Ice Skating is included in the "A Country Christmas - Ultimate Family Getaway" package.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets.

iconIncluded in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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Gingerbread Decorating Corner
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This fun, sticky, and interactive decorating tradition just got a whole lot sweeter! Choose from different design options to create either delectable, holiday-themed gingerbread cookies or a complete gingerbread house. After you've decorated to your heart's content, make your way to visit the Gingerbread Bakery.

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Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

Ice Bumper Cars at Gaylord Opryland Nashville
Ice Bumper Cars
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If you like bumper cars, experience the thrill of driving them on ice! Slide, spin, and bump your friends and family as you zoom around.
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Included in Overnight Package

Ice Bumper Cars is included in the "A Country Christmas - Ultimate Family Getaway" package.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets.

iconIncluded in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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SoundWaves Water Experience
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SoundWaves is an upscale indoor/outdoor water experience with dedicated recreation zones for adults, young children and families.
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SoundWaves Admission + Event Tickets

Tickets to Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™ are included in the "Mission: Save Christmas Premium Package" that also includes admission to SoundWaves Water Experience.
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Delta Riverboat Christmas Cruise
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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.
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Included in Overnight Package

Delta Riverboat Christmas Cruise is included in the "A Country Christmas" package.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets.

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Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

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Parade of Trees
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Parade of Trees

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Visit the Parade of Trees throughout our Garden Conservatory and learn how you can win once in a lifetime experiences from country music's biggest stars! Trees decorated by Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, George Strait, Josh Turner, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, and Reba McEntire will be on display all season long. Hosted by Universal Music Group Nashville to benefit First Responders Children's Foundation. Visit www.CharityStars.com/ParadeOfTrees to donate for a chance to win.

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Ice Skating Lessons
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Perfect your ice skating skills with a private lesson on our holiday rink. Options for thirty minute or one hour lessons available.
Carriage Rides at Gaylord Opryland Nashville
Carriage Rides
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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.
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Christmas Lights
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Christmas Lights

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Stroll the Magnolia Lawn and view an amazing display of more than three million holiday lights.
Rudolph Character with Gaylord Opryland guests in atrium
Rudolph's Holly Jolly™ Breakfast
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Santa's reindeer loved him and so will you! Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Friends, at our new 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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Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

Reindeer Games Scavenger Hunt at Gaylord Opryland Nashville
Reindeer Games™ Scavenger Hunt Featuring Rudolph and The Misfit Toys
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The Misfit Toys are all lost and they need your help to be found! With Rudolph's help, follow the clues to find the Misfit Toys and send them on their way to their new homes.
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Included in Ticket Bundle - Save Up To 40%

Discover SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. and savings up to 40% when you bundle your favorite holiday activities.

Build-A-Bear Workshop storefront with clothes and accessories at Gaylord Opryland Nashville
Build-A-Bear Workshop
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Bring imagination to life with Build-A-Bear Workshop®! Experience the Make-Your-Own fun by adding stuffing and taking part in our one-of-a-kind Heart Ceremony. Personalize furry friends with outfits, accessories, sounds, and scents - it's the most fun you'll ever make.
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Santa's Spinners
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These are no ordinary tea cups.  Pour yourself into one of these cups and go round and round on this whirling winter ride.
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Kid's Train Ride
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Hop aboard our miniature train and enjoy a scenic ride on the Opryland Express.
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Christmas Fountain Shows
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Christmas Fountain Shows

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Take in a breathtaking synchronization of light, water, and holiday music in this free fountain show.
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Luminaries of Love
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With the purchase of a holiday Luminary of Love, you're supporting the Children's Miracle Network for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Choose a special dedication on your luminary to display along the Delta River or take it home to enjoy throughout the season.
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Holiday Dining
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Holiday Dining

Discover delicious dining options and holiday dining events at some of finest restaurants this holiday season. 
Seasonal Spa Treatments at Gaylord Opryland Nashville
Winter Wellness at Relâche Spa
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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.
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Photos With Santa
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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.

Please note that Santa Claus will wear a mask at all times during this experience.

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Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
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Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™

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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!
General Jackson Showboat on Cumberland River in downtown Nashville, TN
General Jackson Showboat "Tennessee Christmas"
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Set sail on the General Jackson Showboat for a lunch or dinner cruise and live holiday show.
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Included with Overnight Package Purchase

General Jackson Showboat "Tennessee Christmas" is included in the "A Country Christmas" package.  Enjoy hours of holiday family fun and save with packages that include event tickets & shows.
Pinetop Stage at Gaylord Opryland Nashville
Pinetop Stage
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Pinetop Stage

Create memories and traditions with tubing, ice skating, ice bumper cars, skating champions show, live performances, shopping, warm beverages and delicious treats.
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Nightly Tree Lighting and Caroling
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Nightly Tree Lighting and Caroling

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Join us nightly Nov 12, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 on the Magnolia Lawn to sing Christmas carols and watch our spectacular tree lighting.

Join us for our annual A Country Christmas Lighting Ceremony with Masters of Ceremony Bill Cody and Kelly Sutton, plus performances by The Oak Ridge Boys, the cast of the General Jackson Showboat, and more surprises.

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Outdoor Nativity
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Outdoor Nativity

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Our outdoor nativity display features special lighting effects and an audio rendition of the beloved biblical story.
Holiday Horiculture Trek at Gaylord Opryland Nashville
Holiday Horticulture Trek
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Holiday Horticulture Trek

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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 at Gaylord Opryland Nashville
Holiday Selfie Spots
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Holiday Selfie Spots

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Pose at the most Christmasy spots throughout the resort and share your selfie on social media using #Opryland.
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Yule Learning Log
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Yule Learning Log

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Imagine a giant fallen tree, hollowed out, and made safe for exploration. Crawl inside for a close-up look at our holiday-themed learning terrariums.
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Thanksgiving Brunch at Gaylord Opryland
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Thanksgiving Brunch at Gaylord Opryland

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Join us for our delicious Thanksgiving brunch in the Tennessee Ballroom.

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Old Hickory Thanksgiving Brunch
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Gather your loved ones to come celebrate Thanksgiving at Nashville's beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort with a delicious and hassle-free brunch. Don't worry about spending too much time in the kitchen and not enough with your family; enjoy this magical holiday amid waterfalls, foliage and our 3-million twinkling holiday lights.
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Delta Riverboats
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Travel down a scenic river winding through Gaylord Opryland Resort's beautiful 4.5-acre Delta Atrium.  Take in the natural beauty while learning about the resort's plants and fish and answer your questions about our Nashville resort and its many activities.
 
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Reindeer Encounters
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Get up close and personal with Santa's favorite animals and learn about this amazing species!

 

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Frosty's Pub
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Frosty's Pub

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.

Location: Magnolia

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Shuttle Services
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Tickets for shuttle services to the airport and to the Wilhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville are available for purchase. The Shuttle is offered from Gaylord Opryland Resort, departing from the Cascades Canopy.