Have you heard the news? Gaylord Opryland made their 2012 Country Christmas announcement yesterday, and this year’s celebration will feature Shrek & Friends in a new ICE! adventure “Shrek the Halls” November 16, 2012 – January 1, 2013.
Even though the temperature’s were skimming 100 degrees at yesterday’s press event, it was Christmas in July at Nashville’s iconic Gaylord Opryland resort! All of our favorite Dreamworks characters were there to help make the announcement and even start hanging some of the millions of lights that will go up by November to transform the resort into the most “Christmassy Hotel in the Nation” (as deemed by the Travel Channel).
You can watch just a little bit of the celebration here:
Another new addition to the 29th annual Country Christmas will be the Lorrie Morgan Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show. This Grand Ole Opry member will replace the Louise Mandrel show you may recall from year’s past. Lorrie will be joined by her family of musicians to take audiences on an “enchanting journey through Christmases past & present, featuring songs from Lorrie’s popular Merry Christmas from London album along with many hits of her platinum-selling 16-album career”. Though I’ve enjoyed past shows, I can’t way that they have always been engaging for younger audiences, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this new show has to offer for families of all ages.
In addition to the 2 million twinkling lights, other returning favorites include the Holiday Shrektacular, Holly Jolly Town Square, The Hall of Trees and more. You’ll also be able to see one of my favorite shows, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes at the iconic Grand Ole Opry house right next to the Gaylord Opryland Resort.
If you just can’t wait five months for all this fabulousness, don’t forget that you can still celebrate Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends through September 2, 2012.
And of course, what’s a trip to the Gaylord Opryland Resort without a relaxing cruise around the Delta. I don’t care how many times we’ve done this boat ride, it never gets old!
If you’re looking for a deal on A Country Christmas Package, or on the Christmassy DreamWorks Experience package, make sure to check out the Gaylord Opryland Facebook Page or their Twitter stream for savings of 20% off!