November 28 – December 1, 2023
- Welcome to Nashville, the vibrant capital city of Tennessee! From November 28th to December 1st, you’ll be immersing yourself in the holiday spirit as you explore the city’s many attractions and festivities. Known for its lively music scene and Southern hospitality, Nashville is the perfect destination to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Get ready to indulge in delicious food, shop for unique gifts, and discover the city’s rich history and culture. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, Nashville is sure to leave a lasting impression on you. Let’s get started!
Tuesday, November 28 (400 mi – 6Hrs 30 min with no stops)
We depart this morning and travel to Nashville. Check in later in the afternoon to Opryland Hotel. Some of the many amenities the Opryland at Christmas has to offer:
Visit the Parade of Trees throughout our Garden Conservatory and Cascades atriums and learn how you can win once in a lifetime experience 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.
Stroll the Magnolia Lawn and view an amazing display of more than three million holiday lights.
Join the group nightly on the Magnolia Lawn to sing Christmas carols and watch the spectacular tree lighting.
Holiday Horticultural Trek
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.
Dinner at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
Wednesday, November 29
Breakfast is included at the nearby Bob Evans.
ICE – Artisans from China travel to the US and carve over 2 million pounds of ice at each Gaylord property into a Christmas theme. It is a 45-minute attraction that guests walk through during their scheduled time. (TBD)
Delta River Flatboat is included in our package and can be done at your leisure. 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.
This evening go aboard the General Jackson Showboat -Christmas Dinner Cruise
This holiday season, experience the elegance and sophistication of Christmas in Nashville aboard the General Jackson. You’ll see and hear beloved Christmas classics that transcend generations by artists like Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole, as well as modern holiday favorites.
The General Jackson is the world’s grandest showboat and offers a delicious 4-course meal while cruising Tennessee’s scenic Cumberland River.
Thursday, November 30
Breakfast at Bob Evans
Enjoy the hotel or take the short walk to Opry Mills
This afternoon meet your Singer/Songwriter Guide for a Troubadour City Tour. This is an “only in Nashville” kind of experience. The tour will include downtown Nashville’s colorful history with drive-bys of the historic Ryman Auditorium, Tootsy’s Orchid Lounge and Honky-tonk Row to name a few.
6PM Christmas Dinner Show
Friday, December 1
Breakfast at Bob Evans
After breakfast, depart for home to share the Christmas Spirit with friends and family.