Where to Celebrate Christmas in Nashville

insideChristmas is finally here! Whether you’ve been eagerly awaiting the season or you’ve been scrambling for more time to shop, now is your chance to take a deep breath and enjoy the magic. If you’ll be in Nashville this holiday season, we have six great activities for you.

Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

What could be more fun than combining the tradition of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and the Grand Ole Opry? This year, from Nov. 18 to Dec. 25, enjoy showings of the musical version of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” It’s a fantastic piece of American culture and theater that bridges the generations. Every adult remembers the story, and every child secretly wishes to be a Who in Whoville. So, celebrate and sing along this holiday season.

Carriage Rides at Magnolia Lobby

From Nov. 11 to Jan. 1, you can catch a magical carriage ride in Nashville, with pickup at the Magnolia Lobby. Your personal carriage will take you through the Gaylord Opryland grounds, which have been specially decorated with breathtaking lights and designs for the holidays. It’s an experience your whole family can enjoy.

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Christmas Dinner Show

There’s nothing quite like dinner and a show — and where better to enjoy it than Music City? This year celebrates the 61st anniversary of Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers at the Grand Ole Opry. The troupe will be celebrating with you as they perform favorite holiday songs in their heartwarming vocal harmonies. While you soak in the music and culture, you’ll be treated to a lovely dinner from the award-winning chefs of the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Combine this wonderful experience with the other area activities and you’ll have a holiday like no other.

Glacier Glide Ice Skating

Christmastime is a season for enjoying the snow and the ice. Pull on your skates and have a thrilling adventure at Glacier Glide Ice Skating in Nashville. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’re bound to have fun on this festive and whimsical adventure. For even more excitement, you’ll find the Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing arena just next door within the Gaylord Opryland Resort grounds.

Holiday Cruises on the General Jackson

On select dates from Nov. 17 to Dec. 25, you and your loved ones can enjoy a picturesque cruise aboard the General Jackson Showboat. You and your fellow cruisers will be treated to a performance from some of Nashville’s best country musicians. You’ll also delight in the holiday dinner, during which performers will bring Christmas to life with the Heart of Christmas Dinner Show.

Nashville Christmas Lights Tour

Everyone dresses up for Christmas, even the houses. Enjoy a tour through the halls of one of the most well-decked neighborhoods in the area. The Nashville Christmas Lights Tour is a 2.5-hour guided tour that is handicap accessible and suitable for all ages. Bring your cameras and your coats, as you won’t want to miss this over-the-top display of holiday cheer.

There’s so much to do around Nashville that the fun never has to end. We’re just glad you’re here to celebrate with us.

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