Holiday Travel: Gaylord Opryland, ICE! Featuring 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

If you’re looking for a quick road trip over the holidays, look no further than one of our favorite weekend getaway cities.. Nashville, TN.

Gaylord Opryland Resort has a little something for everyone in your family to enjoy. From amazing lights to snow tubing, ice skating and wonderful Holiday Shows.

Photo Credit: Opryland Resort and Convention Center

We were fortunate enough to take a little overnight trip up to the Resort to check out ICE! ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

From an incredible land of ice and snow halfway around the world, a remarkably talented team of artisans travels to the Nashville area — just to create the amazing ICE! attraction at the Gaylord Opryland Resort! This band of master carvers spends nearly a month of 12-hour shifts inside a 9-degree freezer, transforming two million pounds of ice into a breathtaking winter wonderland. Sound extreme? It is, but to them, it feels much like home.

See Ma in her kerchief, Pa in his cap and more as the classic holiday poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, is brought to life in TWO MILLION pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, including two-story tall ice slides. This awe-inspiring experience concludes with the wonder and majesty of a full Nativity in stunning, crystal clear ice. It is all part of A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland.

ICE! is an indoor winter wonderland featuring:

  • Walk-through holiday attraction, kept at a chilly 9 degrees
  • Two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures
  • Four ice slides
  • Six individual rooms depicting the story of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • The Frostbite Factory — a live carving zone
  • Full Nativity in stunning, crystal clear ice

If you’re looking for a quick overnight trip or a long weekend vacation, consider a stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort and enjoy this magical holiday oasis!

For more information on Ticket Pricing or to book your stay, visit their site.




Photos By: Scott Butler

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