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Gaylord Opryland Lighting Ceremony 2011 Video & Pictures

Tonight was the night – the 28th annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center here in Nashville, TN…and I have pictures and video for you!

I truly could not be more proud of our city right now, nor would I want to be anywhere else. Opryland was once again voted the most “Christmasy Hotel in America” and it’s not very hard to see why!

Over 2 million Christmas lights went on with the flip of a switch tonight, but not before the crowd was entertained by “Christian Super-group Point of Grace” (as introduced by our hosts for the evening, Crook & Chase) and rising country duo, Thompson Square.

After a few remarks from Mayor Karl Dean (who my husband still gets mistaken for all the time!), Jackson, a Make-A-Wish child joined Gaylord Opryland General Manager Pete Weien and friends from the Dreamworks movie, “Merry Madagascar”, for the final countdown. Not only did the lights dazzle everyone in the audience, but fireworks also added to the light show.

We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off our Christmas season! During the next few days of our visit here, I’ll be sharing all the Gaylord Opryland has in store for you over the coming months, so stay tuned!