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Free Opryland Christmas Lights Ceremony

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The time has come once again for the free Opryland Christmas Lights Ceremony – the unofficial kickoff to the Christmas season here in Nashville!

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Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville will flip the switch on their millions of Christmas lights on Friday, November 10, 2017. The free Opryland Christmas lighting ceremony will begin at 5:45 pm and the public is welcome.

The lighting ceremony marks the beginning of their annual Country Christmas celebration that will run through January 2017.

Watch the video of a the Opryland Christmas Lighting Ceremony from the Grand Re-Opening Celebration in 2010 (featuring Santa, fireworks AND The Rockettes):

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.

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All season, I’ll be sharing our family’s first-hand experience at Gaylord Opryland’s “A Country Christmas” (one of our family’s favorite holiday traditions since moving to Nashville!).

opryland country christmas cone kids

You’ll get to see ALL that Gaylord Opryland has to offer for Christmas this year, including ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas.


What is your favorite part about Gaylord Opryland Resort during the Christmas season?


  1. Hey Sami,
    We are coming in next week for the state Beta Convention. My middle school students would love to do the ICE exhibit. Do you have any discount codes besides the ones offered on their website? I’ve noticed some of the other Gaylord hotels are offering living social deals but I haven’t seen any for Nashville. Just wondered if you have any.

  2. I’m looking for some as we speak, Michelle!