With nearly 3,000 rooms and acres of indoor gardens, it’s no surprise Christmas is done in a big way at Gaylord Opryland Resort, and this year’s no exception.

The resort has added 500,000 more Christmas lights in 2017, bringing the grand total to more than 3 million!

The resort’s 34th annual A Country Christmas celebration takes place Nov. 10, 2017 -Jan. 1, 2018, and includes towering Christmas trees, enormous ornaments and dazzling holiday shows and attractions.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Magnolia Entrance | Photo provided

  • ICE! presented by Pepsi—returns with A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz. The beloved holiday story will come to life in 2 million pounds of colorful, larger-than-life ice sculptures and slides. Kept at nine degrees Fahrenheit, the exhibit is hand-carved by 40 master artisans from Harbin, China, who use their artistry to create favorite scenes with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and friends. Peanuts © 2017 Peanuts Worldwide LLC
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up Nashville for the first time, Nov. 18 through Dec. 27, 2017, at the Grand Ole Opry House featuring never-before-seen performances, over 300 costumes, 20 of the world’s best acts, original music and seasonal favorites in a multi-million-dollar stage wonderland. Don’t miss this amazing show that’s hailed by The New York Daily News as “a delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload.”
  • Also new, Diamond Rio’s Holidays & Hits Dinner Show will bring lighter-than-air harmonies, Nov. 17 through Dec. 25. The Grammy Award-winning six-man group has sold more than 10 million albums, earning three platinum and five gold records.
  • The Build-A-Bear Workshop experience lets guests make their very own furry winter friend—a cuddly, cute polar bear plush, designed exclusively for Gaylord Hotels. For even more fun, families can work together to solve the Build-A-Bear Workshop Scavenger Hunt to gain a “beary” special prize.

Holiday festivities also include extreme snow tubing, ice skating, carriage rides and General Jackson Showboat holiday cruises. Free activities include the Brightest Star Fountain Show and Outdoor Nativity with an audio rendition of the biblical story.

A Country Christmas has been hailed as one of the “Ten Great Places to Catch up with Santa” by USA Today; “The Most Christmassy Hotel in the Nation” by the Travel Channel’s “Extreme Christmas,” one of the top 10 places to spend Christmas in the world by Travel + Leisure, and a “Nashville treasure” by Southern Living.

Visit ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com or call 1-888-677-9872 to learn more.