December in Cincinnati fills our hearts with heritage and tradition as we embrace our Queen City’s holiday joy. If you’re dreaming of a tropical Christmas without the long drive to the coast, a holiday getaway to A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville brings warm exotic gardens, a parade of Christmas trees, ice skating, ice bumper cars, ice tubing, immersive experiences and the most delightful Christmas memories for your family.
GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT
Opryland Resort and Convention Center is a short four-hour drive from Southwest Ohio to Nashville, Tennessee, making it a perfect holiday getaway. The resort is famous for its multi-atrium tropical gardens, waterfalls, fountains and Delta River. Without ever leaving the resort, families can shop, build a bear, enjoy fine dining, visit the arcade, rejuvenate at Relâche Spa and get wild at the famous indoor water park, Soundwaves (this is a must)!
The resort itself is a true gem before the holiday elves sprinkle acres of Christmas magic throughout. Follow the country music stars Parade of Trees, snap a photo with Christmassy selfie stations, decorate gingerbread houses, stuff a new holiday buddy at Build-a-Bear, take a train, boat or spinner ride and say “Hi” to Santa indoors before bundling up for a visit outside at Pinetop.
This is where your kiddo’s Christmas dreams come true! To the tune of live musical performances and professional skating shows, your holiday getaway will transport your family to an Appalachian winter wonderland of ice skating, ice tubing, ice bumper cars and the brand new, fully immersive Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf! Burst with laughter alongside your little ones as you race down the 15-foot-high tubing hill, skate under the stars beside three million Christmas lights and bump your way to the North Pole in ice bumper cars. Visit Santa’s reindeer and wish them well on their present-delivering-journey!
MISSION: SAVE CHRISTMAS ft. ELF
Santa needs your help! Christmas is in trouble and only you can fix it! Holiday missions can’t get more hands-on than the Elf experience at Opryland. Follow your kids around several themed rooms as they skip with glee to Santa’s bakery, post office, toy shop and Central Park. Have a snowball fight, make music on giant pianos and complete challenges to power Santa’s sleigh!
Our family was more than delighted by every aspect of Gaylord Opryland’s Pinetop and Country Christmas fun. From the safety of the resort’s commitment to clean to the interactive holiday experiences, memories were made during this holiday getaway that will never be forgotten. Pinetop’s adventures, the synchronized indoor fountain show, nativity display, carriage rides and nightly tree lighting simply blew us away.