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A Christmas Tradition: Opryland Hotel

December 22nd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I visited Opryland Hotel at Christmas time for the first time in 2005. One of my husband’s best friends got married there in November, and it happened to also coincide with my now-husband’s birthday. So, of course, I flew to Nashville to spend the weekend with him (never knowing he already had plans to get me an engagement ring for Christmas that year! AND I caught the bouquet at the wedding!) and I experienced the magic that is Opryland Hotel at Christmas.

Every Christmas since that year, we’ve made the trip to see the lights. It’s become a Christmas tradition that, even in the craziness that this year has been, I refused to miss. Especially now that the hotel is back open post-flood! It just made it all the more special.

So, Sunday night, I declared it date night and our gift to each other. We drove out to the hotel and spent a few hours basking in the beauty of the lights and holiday cheer.

As always, I took over a hundred photos, and I thought I’d share a few of my favorites.

Opryland Hotel

Opryland Hotel

Opryland Hotel

Opryland Hotel

Opryland Hotel

Opryland Hotel

Opryland Hotel

I’ve held a couple of my favorites for this week’s Weekly Winners, so check again then, or go visit my Flickr page. SUCH a fun tradition!! If you’re ever in Music City at the holidays… its a must-see. Trust me on that.

  1. December 22nd, 2010 at 18:24 | #1

    Opryland Hotel is amazing decorated at the holidays. The only place that I’ve ever seen to rival it is Biltmore Estates in Asheville. The lights at the Opryland are spectacular and you totally captured that festive feeling.
    Tara R. recently posted..Graffiti Wisdom- Peace- I’m Out!

  2. December 23rd, 2010 at 09:30 | #2


  3. Anne
    December 30th, 2010 at 13:58 | #3

    I repeat, I must see this one day in person. :) And since Tara mentioned Biltmore – that’s another place I’d love to go. ;-)

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