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A Christmas in Nashville, TN

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013

One of the best times of the year to visit Nashville, TN is Christmas time. With colorful light displays all over the city and surrounding areas, Christmas concerts and rides down Cumberland River on the General Jackson, it’s hard to find a reason not to come to Nashville this time of year. Still, the most diverse and easily the most popular attraction during this holiday season would have to be An Opryland Christmas, presented to you by Gaylord Opryland. Go World Travel just wrote an article on all of the amazing things that Opryland has to offer you and your family. Merry Christmas. An Opryland Christmas: Nashville, Tennessee Amy Cates Lyle 0 comments This is not your grandmother’s Christmas gathering.Yep, there’s a buffet line or two, just like the relatives serve up every year, but you can also expect quality live entertainment, ice slides, carriage rides and strolls through lighted tropical gardens in Nashville, Tennessee. As hub of the country music world, the city has become a year-round destination, but Christmas is something special in the state capital, thanks in large part to Gaylord Opryland Resort, where Christmas is a month-long event. The largest non-gaming hotel in the United States, the resort is an entertainment centerpiece of Nashville with holiday preparations beginning July 4 as horticulturists start hanging white lights throughout the property. The Annual Lighting Ceremony is held in mid-November, but visitors can still enjoy the twinkling decorations through early January. But that’s just the scenery. Gaylord Opryland has done its homework and created and developed a wide assortment of Christmas-themed events. It’s wrapped them up in a tidy little package called “A Country Christmas,” a 21-year-old celebration that attracts more than one million visitors each year. That’s a lot of houseguests. If Grandma or Aunt Edna start to complain about the time they spend in the kitchen, share this tidbit with them: At Gaylord Opryland, among the culinary team’s responsibilities is the preparing of 18,000 pounds (6,718 kg) of turkey, 10,500 pounds (3,920 kg) of sweet potatoes and 800 gallons (30,28 l) of gravy throughout the holiday season.   Staff horticulturists have learned to prepare early for Christmas. They begin hanging and installing light displays in July. Food isn’t the only thing on the menu. “A Country Christmas” allows guests to choose from music, entertainment, food and shopping options to suit your family’s taste. After you have...

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