There are so many wonderful things to do in the Nashville Area during the Holiday season. One of my favorites has to be visiting the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center! This magnificent resort is gorgeous and exciting to tour any time of year- but it’s absolutely breathtaking during the Christmas season!
The Gaylord Opryland opened as the resort for the Opryland USA Amusement Park in the 1970’s. The park has closed, but the hotel continues to be a Nashville Landmark. With the Grand Ole Opry and Opry Mills Mall located within walking distance of the hotel, there is still plenty to do in this exciting area.
We toured the Resort last November and it was just gorgeous. There are four uniquely decorated atriums inside the Gaylord Opryland. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, because you will want to tour each area to see all the amazing decorations! There are more than 2 million twinkling lights throughout the resort and each year, they add new festive trimmings. And don’t forget to check out the Outdoor Nativity Display on the Magnolia Lawn.
Each year, the Resort hosts the Parade of Trees. These stunning Christmas Trees are located throughout the Resort and are all unique. Country artists and celebrities contribute to amazing Christmas Trees and prizes, which are available to bid online to support various charities. Bids start at $100 and close on January 1, 2017.
Touring the hotel is free of charge, however there is a fee for parking. If you are okay with walking, there is a path from the Opry Mills Mall Parking lot into the Resort. Just park at the far end of the mall parking lot near the Regal Opry Mills Stadium 20.
A Country Christmas
However, these amazing decorations are just the start of the amazing offerings of the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Each year, they host “A Country Christmas” which has so many amazing family entertainment options!
If you are looking for a unique family getaway this holiday season, it’s not too late to book a stay at the Gaylord Opryland! Seeing this dazzling display is the perfect way to get into the Christmas Spirit.