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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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  • Snowman reads a sign that says "Christmas is in trouble and I need your help! - Santa"
  • A placard reads: Mission: Save Christmas, Featuring Elf, a Gaylord Hotels Original Experience

Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™

When it comes to unique and unforgettable Christmas events in Nashville, TN, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center brings one of the holidays' most beloved movies to town with Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™. Journey into Buddy the Elf's world to help save Christmas in this all-new Gaylord Hotels original event inspired by the hit Christmas film, Elf™. Your mission? Complete a list of fun-filled, challenging activities in order to muster enough Christmas cheer to power the Kringle 3000 and Santa's sleigh. More than a dozen interactive experiences await in this multi-sensory, immersive attraction. Christmas in Nashville will never be the same!

20-25 Minute Experience
12 Interactive Moments
6 Immersive Scenes
17,000 sq. ft. Journey
10+ “Elfie” Opportunities
Free for Children Under Three
  • Get The Green Guy!

    Take part in an epic virtual snowball fight in NYC's Central Park! You'll have "snow" much fun testing your aim physically throwing faux snowballs at moving targets and taking a crack at the snowball cannon inspired by Buddy's incredible arm. 


    Use the four main elf food groups to virtually create your very own confectionary concoction in the North Pole kitchen.


    Here's a sneak peek of how your digital mischievous & speedy elf targets come to life on two walls touting an impressive 30 x 7 feet in total of high-definition screens that immerse you in a snowy, magical Central Park.​

    From decorations and snowflake garlands galore to toys, toys, and more toys, take in the iconic department store - just as Buddy decorated it! You'll even get a chance to test your two-step dancing on an oversized, giant floor piano.


    Using RFID technology, you'll select from your favorite classic toys to digitally create your own whacky combo. Here's the making of one of these zany toy masterpieces!​
All-New Gaylord Hotels Original Experience