Christmas at the Opryland Hotel

Christmas decorations in the Cascades at the Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee. December, 2001.

One of the advantages of wintry weather is that I can get more work done on my computer than I would if the weather were nicer and I spent more time outdoors.  This weekend has enabled me to make progress on a couple of projects, for which I am grateful.

The Opryland Hotel (or more properly the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center) has been an attraction in Nashville, Tennessee, since it first opened in 1977.  It has gone through several expansions and renovations since that time and is now a tourist attraction in its own right.

One of the traditions of Opryland is A Country Christmas, which makes Opryland ‘The Most Christmassy hotel in the nation” according to the Travel Channel.  A Country Christmas is now in its 26th year and includes more than 2 million lights and more than a dozen shows and attractions.  A Country Christmas runs from before Thanksgiving to after New Year’s.

I’m sure the decorations have changed quite a bit since 2001, when Betsy and I toured the Opryland Hotel one evening during Christmas season.  It was our first Christmas together, and the grand display at the hotel seemed a perfect complement to that special time.

To see more of Christmas at the Opryland Hotel click HERE.

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8 Responses to “Christmas at the Opryland Hotel”

  1. Hilda Says:

    What a magical image for a wonderful year!

  2. busy bee suz Says:

    This is beautiful…when are you going back??? 🙂

  3. Susie Says:

    My hubbie took me to the Opryland hotel on my 40th birthday. It was right after Christmas so we missed most of the decorations. But it was still gorgeous.

  4. Tricia Says:

    I’ve been there on Christmas – Not Christmas day, but about 2 weeks before – It’s GORGEOUS! They have a plethora of poinsettias displayed EVERYWHERE!
    Awesome shot, George!

  5. Darla Says:

    It was over the top beautiful then….know telling what it looks like now!

  6. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    That is spectacular. I can only imagine how long it takes to get all those lights up and working right.

  7. Cheryl Says:

    What a wonderful memory of a special time in your life! And it looks so beautiful!

  8. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: They really make it shine, I like the stay there.

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