For the 27th year, Nashville will celebrate Christmas traditions at Opryland. Guided by over two million lights, guests will find themselves in awe as they make their way through more than a dozen shows and attractions. Perennial favorites are the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the extremely precise and talented Rockettes, the colorful and interactive ICE! exhibit, Rockabilly Christmas featuring Christmas classics from the 1950’s, and the water show with fountains synchronized to holiday songs. This year, Opryland is proud to add a new attraction to the lineup with SNOW!, a winter wonderland made of real snow for the whole family to enjoy.
Bundle up and head over to Opryland for a Nashville Christmas tradition. Past exhibits have included A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch, and a Christmas Castle. This year, over two million pounds of ice have been hand carved into colorful sculptures in this frozen museum of holiday spirit. This year, the exhibit revolves around Christmas classic “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.” Scenes from the toy ban in Sombertown and Kris Kringle’s transformation into Santa Claus culminate in the melting of Winter Warlock’s icy heart – and the true feeling of Christmas spirit. The exhibit starts November 19th until January 2nd.
Radio City Rockettes
The world-famous Radio City Rockettes are making their annual trip to Nashville for a six-week stint at The Grand Ole Opry. Known for their annual performances in The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the NBC Rockefeller Center Tree-Lighting Ceremony, as well as USO Tours and Superbowl halftime shows, the troupe has been performing since 1925 and coming to Nashville since 2001. The dazzling ladies in sequined outfits will perform such favorites as “Parade of Wooden Soldiers,” “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and the moving reenactment of the first Christmas in “Living Nativity,” complete with live animals. The show is narrated by Santa Claus himself and is entertaining for the whole family. If you’re not one of the over 70 million people who has seen this show, you are in for a real treat! The Rockettes will be performing starting today through December 24th.
It’s snowing in Nashville! New to the Country Christmas lineup this year is a winter wonderland of real snow filled with fun family activities. Make your way through a snow maze, play dodgeball on the snowball throwing range, and warm up by the campfire making s’mores before shopping in Santa’s workshop. Kids can practice making their best snow angels, meet live reindeer, and then try to build the biggest and fanciest snowman using accessories furnished by Opryland. This exhibit also begins on November 19th and runs through January 2nd.