Gaylord Opryland Resort presents 'Winterfest' with Family-friendly special events and activities to celebrate the season

The wonders of winter are celebrated at Gaylord Opryland Resort with a trio of activities designed to evoke the charm of the chilliest of seasons during the resort’s annual Winterfest celebration.

NASHVILLE, TN (Jan. 4, 2022) — The wonders of winter are celebrated at Gaylord Opryland Resort with a trio of activities designed to evoke the charm of the chilliest of seasons during the resort’s annual Winterfest celebration. With the temperatures dropping daily during the winter months in Tennessee, guests of Gaylord Opryland can take part in arctic-inspired, family-friendly events during weekends from Jan. 7, 2022 through Feb. 27, 2022.

Here’s a look at the highlights:

A Winter-ful, Sleuthing Search
Snowy sleuths can put their heads together to solve polar puzzles throughout the resort in Jack Frost’s Frigid Finds Scavenger Hunt. Riddles and hints will be “winter-twined” to create a fun activity for the whole family as participants race to find all the cryptic clues to Jack Frost’s frosty fun. Successful scavengers will receive a prize for their efforts. Tickets for Jack Frost’s Frigid Finds Scavenger Hunt must be purchased in advance online.

Thrilling Winter Attractions at Pinetop
Guests can visit Pinetop, the resort’s “Appalachian-esque” outdoor area for extra winter thrills. Ice tube down a four lane, 15-foot hill made with real ice or test your driving skills with ice bumper cars, where you can slide, zoom and bump around on ice. Enjoy a wintry glide on the resort’s 9,000 square-foot outdoor ice-skating rink and for additional entertainment, an all-new Fire & Ice Skating Show will take place at Pinetop, which features champion skaters, big jumps, fast spins, and awe-inspiring throws and lifts! 

Additional Winterfest Activities
Visit the Frigid Fun Zone for some crafty fun with activities like cookie decorating. Hop aboard a Winter Riverboat Ride which cruises down the resort’s 4.5-acre Delta Atrium. Also, inside the resort’s spacious atriums, guests can marvel at mesmerizing Winter Fountain Shows which incorporate water synchronized to music and lights. Step outside to experience a private horse-drawn carriage ride or to take in the three million stunning lights displayed on the Magnolia lawn.

Year-Round Fun
In addition to the special events presented as part of Winterfest, guests can enjoy plenty of family-friendly activities, water attraction fun and one-of-a-kind environments at Gaylord Opryland. The resort features three atriums with lush, indoor gardens, a delicious selection of restuarants and dining options, and soothing spa treatments at Relâche Spa.

A highlight to any visit to Gaylord Opryland is SoundWaves. Open year-round, the resort’s upscale, aquatic attraction offers an 84-degree indoor oasis of 110,000 square-feet that allows guests to soak in the sun during the winter. Surf on Nashville’s only FlowRider®, take a plunge off of a suspenseful waterslide, zip through the currents of a rapid river and more. Additionally, the water attraction features an arcade with virtual reality games, a rock climbing wall, game tables and more. Seasonal specials and Tennessee resident package rates are available at

Commitment to Clean
As the safety of its guests and STARS (employees) is of paramount importance, Winterfest activities have been created in accordance with Marri ott’s “Commitment to Clean” program and with enhanced protocols. Events and activities will operate according to the latest local, state and federal legislation.

Packages and Tickets
Winterfest packages are available featuring special guest room rates including select event tickets. For more information about Winterfest events at Gaylord Opryland and to book an overnight stay, packages or tickets, guests may visit


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, located at 2800 Opryland Drive in Nashville, Tenn., is the flagship property of Gaylord Hotels, part of the Marriott portfolio of brands. The 2,888-room hotel offers “everything in one place” – SoundWaves upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction, diverse dining options, a full-service spa, top-notch special events and entertainment, on-site shopping, an award-winning golf course, and more. For more information, visit