Christmas in Nashville

Join us for a 4-day, 3-night trip to Nashville for some must-see sights and performances that are guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit. If you haven’t finished – or started – your Christmas shopping, there will be time for that too.

Itinerary:

Thursday

• Leave Atlanta 7:00 a.m.; arrive around 10:30 Nashville time [masked] miles will take 4 hours, 9 minutes)

• Tour Belle Meade Plantation and have lunch at Harding House, Belle Meade’s on-site restaurant

• Check in at hotel between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.

• Unpack/Relax/Shop/Get ready for dinner cruise

• General Jackson Holiday Dinner Cruise & Show, 7 p.m. (must arrive by 6:15 p.m.)

Friday

• Tour the Ryman Auditorium, 9:30-noon

• Lunch at Two Twenty-Two Grill (inside CMHF&M), noon-1

• Tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 1-3

• Lorri Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner and Show, 5p.m. to 7.p.m.

• ICE! Featuring Frosty the Snowman (open 10a.m.-9p.m.)

Saturday

• Tour the Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, 9-noon

• Lunch at one of the Gaylord Opryland Resort’s restaurants (Cascades American Café or Solario)

• Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes, 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Tour the Parthenon

• 8:00 p.m. Dinner/Dancing/Entertainment at Wildhorse Saloon

Sunday

• Music Row, 16th/17th Ave. South – Division Street and Music Square

• Check out by noon and head back to Atlanta

Belle Meade Plantation

5025 Harding Pike

Nashville, TN 37205

Mon-Sat 9-5; Sun 11-5, $14-$16

http://bellemeadeplantation.com/

A visit to Belle Meade Plantation includes a tour led by a trained and costumed guide through the plantation’s beautiful Greek-Revival mansion commissioned by John Harding in 1845. A ticket also includes access to Belle Meade’s many other historic buildings on the plantation grounds including a dairy, horse stable, carriage house, mausoleum, gardens, and a log cabin. After you’ve completed your tour of the house and grounds, a free wine tasting awaits at the winery.

Ryman Auditorium

116 5th Avenue North

Downtown Nashville

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Daily 9am-4pm; Regular Tour Admission $13.00; Backstage Tour $17.00 (45 minutes + at least 1 hour)

Originally built as a church in 1892 with funding from riverboat captain Thomas Ryman, the Ryman Auditorium later became a theater, hosting such performers as Sarah Bernhardt, Charlie Chaplin, Mae West, and Katharine Hepburn. From[masked], the auditorium was home to the Grand Ole Opry. Pioneering performers such as Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, and Patsy Cline helped shape country and bluegrass music from the Ryman stage.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

222 Fifth Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

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Daily 9-5

Rhinestone costumes, seasoned instruments, and tear-stained lyric sheets are just some of the priceless artifacts you will see inside the world's largest music museum. In 2011, Reba McEntire, Bobby Braddock, and Jean Shepard were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Today's hit makers like Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Faith Hill, as well as contemporary bluegrass and Americana artists, will be represented alongside legends such as Johnny Cash, George Strait, and Reba McEntire.

Museum admission includes the hitmaker's workshop, a re-creation of record producer Owen Bradley's office, DREAMING MY DREAMS, an exhibit showcasing the 1960s to present, SING ME BACK HOME: A Journey Begins, which showcases the Folk Roots to the 1960s, as well as other country music exhibits.

Your museum ticket is valid for the entire day, and you will tour the museum at your own pace. We recommend you set aside approximately two hours to visit the museum completely.

Tickets

Notice: Tickets are NOT available for purchase ONLINE on the CURRENT DATE (TODAY). They are available for purchase TODAY IN PERSON AT OUR BOX OFFICE. Tickets are available for purchase online for all other dates.

Tickets purchased online will not be mailed in advance. They will be held at the Museum's Information Desk, located inside the main entrance. Please present your confirmation letter, along with your ID, to the Information Desk associate upon your arrival.

Ticket Packages

Gold Package - $24

Receive the full Museum experience with our Gold Package.

This package includes:

Admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - World's largest popular music museum.

The Celebrity Audio Tour- Bring history to life with this guided audio tour by artists such as Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels and Bill Cody, WSM radio personality and GAC Master Series host.

Platinum Package - $35

Your Nashville experience wouldn't be complete without the Platinum Package. This package is a MUST for music fans.

This package includes:

Admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum- World's largest popular music museum.

The Celebrity Audio Tour-Bring history to life with this guided audio tour by artists such as Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels and Bill Cody, WSM radio personality and GAC Master Series host.

Guided tour of Historic RCA Studio B - only historic studio tour in Nashville! This studio is one of the world's most important recording studios. More than 35,000 songs were brought to life including more than 1,000 top ten American hits, and over 150 Elvis Presley recordings

Due to overwhelming demand for the Historic RCA Studio B Tours, any online sales booked less than 24 hours in advance are not guaranteed. Please call[masked] to confirm availability. Historic RCA Studio B tours are not eligible for refunds on or after the scheduled day of arrival.

Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner and Show

Gaylord Opryland, Tennessee Ballroom, 5:00 p.m., $69.99 or $79.99 (VIP)

Share the wonder and warmth of a down-home Christmas with country music superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Lorrie Morgan! Join Lorrie and her exceptional family of musicians for an enchanting journey through Christmases past and present, featuring songs from Lorrie's popular Merry Christmas from London album along with the many hits of her platinum-selling, 16-album career. Experience this award-winning vocalist up close and personal in a cozy Christmas gathering you'll always treasure.

ICE! Featuring Frosty the Snowman

Gaylord Opryland Events Center

Adult $24.99 (M-F)

Adult $26.99 (S&S)

Join Frosty, everyone’s favorite snowman, and his friends on their quest to the North Pole in a colorfully frozen retelling of this original Christmas classic! Favorite scenes come to life in more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and slides. This all NEW attraction is an interactive bonus ice area that transports families to the iconic holiday sights and sounds of New York City. Your awe-inspiring adventure concludes with the wonder and majesty of a full Nativity of stunning crystal clear ice.

ICE! is 9 degrees... What should I wear?

All guests are provided calf-length, hooded parkas to keep them warm. Parkas are available in all sizes, including children and infants. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. All pathways through the ICE! attraction are carpeted, and boots are not required. We do recommend wearing comfortable, walking shoes. Bare feet, stocking feet, sandals, slick soled shoes, high heeled shoes, and all other footwear that is inappropriate for cold slippery surfaces should not be worn on the ice slides. Hats and gloves are recommended--and are available for purchase. Think Christmas morning in Alaska... and dress accordingly!

The Hermitage

4580 Rachel’s Lane

Nashville, TN 37076

9-4:30 daily, $16-$19

http://www.thehermitage.com/

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes

Fill your heart with Christmas as the world-famous Radio City Rockettes bring their legendary eye-high kicks and a cast and crew of over 100 to town in America's #1 holiday show, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

Location: Grand Ole Opry House

Date: November 16 – December 24, 2013

Pricing:

• Platinum Circle: $98.99*

• Gold Circle: $81.99*

• Premium Orchestra: $67.99*

• Orchestra: $57.99*

• Gold Mezzanine: $74.99*

• Premium Mezzanine: $64.99*

• Mezzanine: $54.99*

• Balcony: $34.99*

• Outer Balcony: $24.99*

*Subject to: $2.50 facility fee per ticket + sales tax

Friday, Dec. 13 5 & 8p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. & 8p.m.

The Parthenon

2600 West End Ave.

Centennial Park

Nashville, TN 37203

Tues-Sat 9-4:30; Sun 12:30-4:30, $4-$6

The Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original in Athens, Greece, and was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition and now serves as the city’s art museum.

Wildhorse Saloon

120 2nd Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37201

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The Wildhorse Saloon began with a stampede through the streets of Music City when a herd of cattle paraded down Second Avenue and past the front doors of the newly opened club. Since then, the Wildhorse has continued to capture the interest of visitors with its unique attractions and one-of-a-kind capabilities.

The Wildhorse is Nashville's premiere music nightlife and dining. Annually, thousands of fans stampede to the Wildhorse for a great barbecue meal, catch the hottest concerts, and learn the newest dance steps.

The Wildhorse has been rewarded with recognition from the Academy of Country Music (ACM), Nashville Scene, Country Music Association (CMA) and Standing Room Only (SRO). The restaurant has earned equal awards for its barbecue sauce, ribs, pulled pork, and brisket in regional and national barbecue competitions.

The Wildhorse opens daily at 11 am, serves a full menu until midnight, and offers live entertainment nightly.

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  • Bill

    A wonderful holiday experience

    December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tickets for the Ryman and the Country Music Hall of Fame have been purchased. We'll be touring the Ryman at 9:30 instead of 10.

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you are interested in joining us on this trip, let me know and I will give you a tour reference number so that you may be seated with us on the General Jackson dinner cruise and I'll let you know where we are seated for the Rockettes show.

    September 23, 2013

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