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Gaylord Opryland Unveils New Pop-Up Christmas Experience

New movie-themed Christmas experience joins Gaylord Opryland’s annual 'A Country Christmas' programming.

As the holiday season approaches, Gaylord Opryland is excited to announce a new one-of-a-kind marquee Christmas pop-up experience to debut this November. 

In collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, I Love Christmas Movies will be a multi-sensory exhibition which gives guests the chance to experience beloved holiday movies in a completely new way. The pop-up experience anchors Gaylord Opryland’s 38th annual A Country Christmas lineup of renowned Christmas programming, promising an enchanting holiday celebration this year beginning November 13 through January 3.

Overnight Christmas packages inclusive of entrance into the I Love Christmas Movies immersive pop-up experience will go on sale September 7. Individual tickets and other packages for A Country Christmas events will go on sale on October 1.

I Love Christmas Movies will feature key moments from some of the most iconic Warner Bros. Pictures Christmas movies, including: 

  • The Polar Express
  • A Christmas Story
  • Elf
  • National Lampoon's Chistmas Vacation
  • The Year Without Santa Claus

As guests young and young at heart navigate the multi-sensory exhibits, they will enjoy over 13 fully immersive scenes complete with replicas of film props, audio clips and more. Guests will travel with Buddy the Elf from Santa’s North Pole workshop to New York City; take photos in front of the Griswold’s house adorned with thousands of Christmas lights; and more.

With a full lineup announced soon, visitors can look forward to experiencing family-friendly activities such as ice tubing, scavenger hunts, gingerbread decorating, live performances and much more, all to be enjoyed within acres of airy indoor atriums decorated with millions of twinkling holiday lights, towering Christmas trees and thousands of shimmering ornaments.

As the safety of its guests and STARS (employees) is of paramount importance, Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas event is being developed in accordance with Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” program and with enhanced protocols and social-distancing measures. Programming will also operate in consideration with the latest local, state and federal legislation.

For more information, visit ChristmasatGaylordOpryland.com.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.