Opryland Hotel prepares for annual Christmas celebration - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Opryland Hotel prepares for annual Christmas celebration

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

It's the middle of summer, but Gaylord Opryland is already planning its annual Christmas celebration.

On Wednesday, Opryland officials unveiled their lineup for this year's A Country Christmas celebration, the 30th year for the popular event.

Horticulturists have begun stringing 2 million all-new LED Christmas lights outdoors; a process that will take several months to complete.

"In the 30 years since A Country Christmas was first conceived, Gaylord Opryland Resort has established itself as favorite holiday destination for millions," said Gaylord Opryland General Manager Pete Weien in a news release. "From acres of breathtaking decorations, horse-drawn carriages, and exclusive holiday events and attractions, each year brings more magic and beloved traditions that keep families returning time and time again."

Gaylord Opryland's signature ICE! attraction will have 2 million pounds of colorful ice sculptures with a theme of Frosty the Snowman. ICE! will include hand-carved sculptures by 40 Chinese artisans.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes also returns to the Grand Ole Opry.

The exhibit will open in Nov. 15 and run through New Year's Day.

This year, the hotel is adding a fundraiser called Canvas for a Cause, in which celebrity artwork will be auctioned off for charity.

Also new is the 'Not So Silent Night' concert featuring a host of artists, including Diana DeGarmo, Collin Raye and a host of others.

Tickets for each of these events are now on sale.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Opryland Hotel prepares for annual Christmas celebrationMore>>

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Lake Charles music scene

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Lake Charles music scene

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 5:31 AM EDT2017-10-24 09:31:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Good Morning. John Bridges here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise. 

    More >>

    Good Morning. John Bridges here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise. 

    More >>
  • Scary retail: Halloween spending to hit record high

    Scary retail: Halloween spending to hit record high

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 5:19 AM EDT2017-10-24 09:19:55 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    This year, more than 179 million Americans plan to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million last year, spending is slated to reach a record high in survey history, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The NRF says consumers are expected to spend $9.1 billion, up from $8.4 billion in 2016.  The retail trade association says among Halloween celebrants, 71 percent plan to hand out candy, 49 percent will decorate their home or yard, 48 percent will wear c...More >>
    This year, more than 179 million Americans plan to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million last year, spending is slated to reach a record high in survey history, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The NRF says consumers are expected to spend $9.1 billion, up from $8.4 billion in 2016.  The retail trade association says among Halloween celebrants, 71 percent plan to hand out candy, 49 percent will decorate their home or yard, 48 percent will wear c...More >>
  • Commonwealth LNG meets with Cameron Parish residents

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-10-24 02:38:59 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Commonwealth LNG met with residents in Cameron Parish, Monday evening, to discuss its future project. Currently, Commonwealth LNG is in a federal approval process, but is expected to begin construction in 2019. "We need Commonwealth LNG," said Sheila Miller, a Cameron resident and President of the Cameron Parish School Board. "It will be a huge impact for our students." If approved, Commonwealth LNG will be built on the mouth of the Calcasieu River. It has the po...

    More >>

    Commonwealth LNG met with residents in Cameron Parish, Monday evening, to discuss its future project. Currently, Commonwealth LNG is in a federal approval process, but is expected to begin construction in 2019. "We need Commonwealth LNG," said Sheila Miller, a Cameron resident and President of the Cameron Parish School Board. "It will be a huge impact for our students." If approved, Commonwealth LNG will be built on the mouth of the Calcasieu River. It has the po...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly