Gaylord Opryland Resort had Christmas in July as they prepared for the holiday season.
On Friday, horticulturists started hanging two million holiday lights for the resort’s annual A Country Christmas.
“I’ve been here 20 years doing lights, so I know I get really enthused when it comes that time,” said Mickey Alexander, a member of the horticulture team.
It will take the team several months to string all the lights at the hotel.
This year’s signature ICE! attraction got its theme from the classic holiday poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
It will feature two million pounds of ice sculptures and a brand new attraction called the Artic Plunge Snow Tube. It will have 1.5 million pounds of real snow.
“This is going to be a wow attraction. Guests can climb up 20 feet in the air, get on a tube and race down a snow channel and have a fun ride on our snow tubing adventure, and that’s in conjunction with our ice attraction,” Gaylord Opryland General Manager Pete Weien told News 2.
A Country Christmas runs November 14 through January 3. Tickets and packages go on sale July 18 and can be purchased by clicking here.