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April 20, 2024

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Take a Christmas Cruise on the General Jackson

Tennessee Christmas cruises take place in the day or night time on the Cumberland River.

Got family in town for the holidays? Consider taking a Tennessee Christmas Cruise on the General Jackson. Christmas cruises include a 3-hour cruise, holiday meal and a musical show that pays tribute to the legacy of Tennessee music stars.

Cruise the General Jackson for the Holidays

From bluegrass and American-styled holiday hits, the show covers artists like Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and more. The midday cruise boards at 11:15 a.m., departs at 12 p.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. An evening Tennessee Christmas Cruise is also available (boards at 6:45 p.m. and cruises from 7 – 10 p.m.). Holiday cruises are available daily now through Christmas Day. Pricing for the cruise is Adults 12 and older $72; Children ages 4 – 11 $45.

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About getting there:

The General Jackson shares a parking lot with Opry Mills and there is no charge for parking. To get the the General Jackson, take Exit 11 (Opry Mills) off of Briley Parkway (TN-155). Move into the left lane prior to the traffic light to access the parking area on the back side of Opry Mills. The closest parking is located between the Food Court entrance and Sund & Ski Sports, directly across from the General Jackson Plaza where boarding takes place.

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