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Free Gaylord Opryland Lighting Ceremony Tonight!


Ok Nashville, come out and support the re-opening of a landmark! Tonight is the Free Gaylord Opryland Lighting Ceremony. They will even have free shuttles running to aid in parking. It’s here!

Featured on HGTV’s Best of the Holidays Show last year, you will be stretched to find a more beautiful display of lights anywhere in the country. Couple that with the excitement of Gaylord Opryland making a triumphant return after the Nashville Flood and you have an event your family will not want to miss.

I would get there early. The lighting starts at 6:00 but there’s so much more to see on the property…

My husband and I will be there all weekend to take part in the Grand Opening Celebration festivities and will be tweeting live about all the events below.  Just a reminder, here is the entire schedule of events that start tomorrow:

Gaylord Opryland Grand Opening Celebration Schedule

Don’t miss these great events this week to help celebrate the return of Gaylord Opryland‘s Country Christmas:

6pm on Thursday, November 18: Lighting Ceremony (Free & Open to the Public)

7:30 pm on Thursday, November 18: Community Concert with Trace Adkins & Craig Morgan (Ticket Required – proceeds benefit three local charities)

Gaylord Opryland Christmas Activities

And don’t forget their other famous Christmas traditions returning this year. (All run until January 2, 2011)

*Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas is proud to present the Radio City Christmas Spectacular®, starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes®. Join Santa and the Rockettes for your favorite scenes, including Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Santa’s Magical Workshop and the awe-inspiring Living Nativity.

*ICE! features Santa Claus is Coming to Town in 2010.

*New in 2010 is SNOW! – Find the inner child in you as you play outdoors in our winter wonderland made of real snow! You’ll enjoy live Reindeer on display, a Snow Maze, a Snowball Throwing Range, building an igloo, shopping in Santa’s workshop and much, much more

*Louise Mandrell’s Christmas Dinner & Show™; entertaining cruises aboard the General Jackson Showboat; our Winter Wonderland area featuring Photos with Santa; our Holiday Craft Show and Hall of Trees; Carriage Rides; Brightest Star Christmas Fountain Show; and nearly 2 million Christmas lights.