Nashville Nativity Best in the Nation

Two Million Sparkling Lights Will Be On Display at Gaylord Opryland Resort’s A Country Christmas

Nashville, TN


(Vocus) November 21, 2008 –


The outdoor Nativity display ( on the iconic Magnolia Lawn of the Gaylord Opryland Resort for this year’s 25th Anniversary of A Country Christmas ( is surrounded by two million sparkling lights.


Nowhere does the meaning of Christmas shine more brightly than at the resort a Travel Channel program calls “The Most Christmassy Hotel in the Nation.” The outdoor Nativity is comprised of 50 white statues, some of which are eight-feet tall, that depict the story of the legendary trip to Bethlehem made by Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The tale is narrated for all those who stroll along the nearby path. But that is only one of The Four Greatest Nativities at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.


A second glistening Nativity is located in ICE!, which in 2008 is a theater full of 2 million pounds of giant ice sculptures telling the story of the How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Suess. The main theme may change from year to year, but each year thousands return to ICE! just to see the grand finale, a 9æF room where a larger-than-life Nativity scene is carefully displayed with special theatrical lighting, all hand-carved from massive blocks of sparkling clear ice. Here, guests stop for longer than the temperature would seem to allow, listening to the story of Christmas as the sculptures are lighted one by one, including a 15-foot tall ice angel.


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About Stushie

I'm originally from Scotland and have been a Presbyterian pastor for over thirty years. I live in Knoxville, TN. I enjoy art as a means of therapy, but also as a creative way to strengthen my spiritual connection to God.
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