Christmas Activities & Events
Enjoy festive holiday events like ICE! and our Christmas light show, and join in classic Christmas activities like ice tubing, gingerbread decorating, and photos with Santa at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. Discover our 2023 season lineup now!
For holiday resort access information, visit our FAQs page.
For non-overnight guests or non-ticketholders, learn more about our resort access policy here.
ICE! featuring The Polar Express™️ Presented by Pepsi
ICE!, our signature holiday attraction, features favorite scenes from the beloved movie The Polar Express™, brought to life in magnificent sculptures hand-carved from more than 2 million pounds of ice. It's all part of A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland! ICE! is presented by Pepsi.
Darryl Worley & Friends: Home for the Holidays Dinner Show
Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner prepared by the resort's award-winning chefs, followed by live entertainment by Darryl Worley and friends.
Schedule of 'Friends'
The Isaacs - November 23-27
Deana Carter - November 29-December 3
Billy Gilman & Andy Griggs - December 6-December 11
Billy Dean - December 13-December 17
Lorrie Morgan - December 20, 21 & 23
Andy Griggs - December 22, 24 & 25
Breakfast with Charlie Brown & Friends™
Breakfast is served! This one-of-a-kind dining experience includes a delicious breakfast to enjoy with friends and family. Afterward, take photos with your favorite members of the Peanuts gang like Charlie Brown, Lucy, and even Snoopy.
Merry Snoopy Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Merry & Bright Skating Spectacular
Gingerbread Decorating Corner
Delta Riverboat Christmas Cruise
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 (Special Event – Deaf Santa 12/18 Only)
Special Event! Gaylord Opryland is pleased to have a special visitor from the North Pole. On December 18, a special signing Santa will be available to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing children using ASL. 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.
*Reservations are sold in 15 minute increments during special event hours of operation.
SoundWaves Water Experience
Delta Atrium Light & Fountain Shows Presented by Marriott Bonvoy Boundless®️ Credit Card
Take in a breathtaking synchronization of light, water, and holiday music in this free fountain show. Presented by Marriott Bonvoy Boundless®️ Credit Card from Chase.
General Jackson Showboat Holiday Cruises
A Country Christmas Breakfast Show
Mrs. Claus' Christmas Traditions
Join the jolliest hostess of all for a fun-filled celebration of Christmas traditions. Delight in the retelling of the Christmas classic, "'Twas The Night Before Christmas," sing along to favorite holiday songs, and share a batch of Santa's favorite snack - warm, freshly baked Christmas cookies.
Nightly Lighting Ceremony
Ice Skating Lessons
Holiday Horticulture Trek
Holiday Selfie Spots
Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience presented by bubly™
"Nashville Nights" includes special entertainment, perks, and discounts exclusively for residents of Davidson County and adjacent counties.
Tuesdays, November 14 & 28, and December 5 and 12, 2023, 6pm-8pm CT.
• November 14 & December 5: Live holiday music performed by the Two Rivers Community Orchestra from 6:30-7:00pm CT
• November 28 & December 12: Caroling with Chris - Join Chris Kirkpatrick from ‘NSYNC & our caroling quartet from 6:30-7:00pm CT for a stroll from the resort's Magnolia Portico to the Nativity scene singing everyone's favorite Christmas songs.
With proof of residency, you'll receive:
• FREE hot chocolate at the Magnolia Portico
• One FREE Merry Snoopy Christmas Scavenger Hunt booklet per family
• 50% off ICE! tickets for Nov. 14 & 28 and Dec. 5 & 12 only; book online in advance with code NASHNIGHT at ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com
Includes FREE Entertainment