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Sneak Peek of ICE!, Holly Jolly Town Square, Holiday Shrektacular, the official lighting ceremony outdoors, Thompson Square, Point of Grace, and Mayor Karl Dean.

Experience America's favorite Christmas tradition like never before!
Gaylord Opryland's 28th annual A Country Christmas® brings back your favorite holiday events like Louise Mandrell's Christmas Dinner Party™ and the 10th anniversary in Nashville of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular® starring The Rockettes®.
And now you can animate your holiday getaway with The DreamWorks Experience! Vacation with the beloved characters from such films as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar through interactive experiences including ICE!™ featuring Merry Madagascar, ShrekFeast character meals, character meet and greets, Gingy's Gingerbread Decorating, Holiday Shrektacular - a street party with characters, music and dancing, and a DreamWorks Themed Scavenger Hunt.
It's a holiday getaway sure to fulfill all your Christmas dreams!
Happenings at A Country Christmas
Radio City Christmas Spectacular® starring the Rockettes®
Audiences will experience the magic of Christmas like never before as the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR®, starring the world-famous Rockettes®, celebrates its 10th season in Nashville. America's favorite holiday show is re-defining spectacular with dazzling brand new Rockette numbers and beloved favorites like the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and the Living Nativity.
ICE!™ featuring Merry Madagascar
New in 2011 is ICE! featuring DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar! Our ICE! artisans will be bringing DreamWorks Animation's Merry Madagascar to Nashville in the form of 2 million pounds of larger-than-life colorful ice sculptures and incredible 20-foot-tall ice slides! Relive the story of how Alex the Lion and his friends saved Christmas after Santa and his reindeer crash onto the island of Madagascar.

Louise Mandrell's Christmas Dinner Party
Louise Mandrell has created an awe-inspiring new show for her final holiday season at Gaylord Opryland! Get ready for an evening of non-stop excitement that includes a traditional holiday meal with all the trimmings, topped off by sensational multi-talented performances by Louise and her band along with special guest Christy Sutherland.

Holly Jolly Town Square
presented by Kodak
November 18, 2011 – January 1, 2012 | Ryman Exhibit Hall
Sunday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Adults $16.95 & Children 4-11 $9.95. Children under 4 years are free.

All new this year is Holly Jolly Town Square, a step back in time to a nostalgic 1950s town square, complete with all the shops from main street, a holiday kids train, story time with Mrs. Claus at the library, live entertainment and more! Ignite your holiday spirit with wreath-making and food demonstrations, or spread some holiday cheer by bidding on spectacularly decorated trees and fabulous prizes as part of Hall of Trees, a benefit for local charities.
Treasures for the Holidays
November 18 – December 18, 2011 | Ryman Exhibit Hall
Sunday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This festive craft and gift show features more than 40 unique merchants from across the country. Find a huge selection of seasonal and gift items, including jewelry, accessories, clothing, art, home décor, housewares, gourmet food, collectibles and more. FREE admission!
Photos with Santa
presented by Kodak
November 18 – December 24, 2011 | Delta Atrium (by 48-foot-tall Christmas tree)
Monday – Thursday: Noon to 8 p.m. | Friday, Saturday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Sunday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

(except Sunday Dec. 18: Noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 24: Noon to 7 p.m.)

Don't miss your chance to get a treasured photo of your child with Santa himself!
Christmas Lights
November 18, 2011 – January 3, 2012
Weekdays: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Weekends: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Our nearly 2 million dazzling Christmas lights draw visitors from all over the world. FREE!
Carriage Rides
November 18 – December 31, 2011| Magnolia Entrance
Sunday – Thursday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Experience a horse-drawn carriage ride and enjoy the decorations and lights, sure to delight young and old alike!
Outdoor Nativity Display
November 18 – December 31, 2011| Magnolia Lawn
Nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Our Outdoor Nativity Display features special lighting effects and an audio rendition of the biblical story of the birth of Christ. FREE!
Hall of Trees
November 18 – January 1, 2012 | Ryman B Exhibit Hall
Sunday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hall of Trees is an exciting display of decorated trees that raises money for charities in and around Middle Tennessee. The trees feature major prizes such as autographed CDs, electronics, dinner vouchers, airline tickets and trips. Visit the Hall of Trees for a magical way to spread Christmas cheer for charity.
Christmas on the General Jackson Showboat!
November 18 – December 25, 2011
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Christmas cruise down the Cumberland River aboard the beautiful General Jackson Showboat—one of the largest showboats in the country. Fun-filled performances, chef-prepared meals and sweeping views of the Nashville skyline await you on both the evening show, A Country Christmas on the Cumberland, and our mid-day holiday-themed show featuring Steve Hall & Shotgun Red. For tickets and more information, please visit


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Holiday Shrektacular

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Lighting Ceremony

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Lighting Ceremony