General Jackson Showboat Welcomes Guests Aboard for Holiday-Themed Cruises

Famous Nashville showboat offers lunch and dinner cruises throughout the Christmas season, including dazzling musical performances.

NASHVILLE, TN (November 28, 2022) - The 300-foot General Jackson Showboat welcomes guests aboard for holiday-themed cruises including the Tennessee Christmas midday lunch cruise and the Music City Christmas evening dinner cruise, which run through December 25, 2022. Tickets can be purchased at

The live performances take place in the Victorian Theater and feature a dazzling holiday set, a live band, incredible singers, dynamic music arrangements, mesmerizing choreography, and stunning costumes all supported by state-of-the-art lighting and sound. The Tennessee Christmas midday cruise celebrates the tremendous legacy of holiday favorites from some of Tennessee’s greatest musical stars like Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and Reba McEntire in addition to bluegrass hits from the heart of Memphis and blues from the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.

The Music City Christmas evening cruise embodies the true magic of Christmas, incorporating a dynamic horn section and Broadway-style dance numbers. Five of Nashville’s finest vocal and dancing talents will perform classics that transcend generations by artists like Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole, as well as modern holiday favorites like Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, and more.

Both midday and evening cruises include delicious cuisine prepared by Gaylord Opryland Resort’s award-winning chefs featuring a delectable and elegant three-course meal.

The General Jackson Showboat is one of Gaylord Opryland Resort’s most visible and popular attractions with a rich history in its 36-year existence. Offering year-round cruises that include first-class entertainment, delicious meals and views of Nashville not found anywhere else, thousands of visitors make the General Jackson Showboat a part of their Music City experience each year.

With four massive decks that allow for outside or inside experiences, the boat hosts not only show cruises but is also a highly sought-after venue for corporate meetings, parties, weddings, and proms.  Additionally, special event cruises for Valentine’s Day, July 4th, and New Year’s Eve make the General Jackson Showboat a popular choice for people looking for a safe, memorable time.


Named after the first steamboat to operate on the Cumberland River, the General Jackson Showboat has a rich history in its nearly 26-year existence. The showboat was built by Jeffersonville, Ind.-based Jeffboat, was launched April 20, 1985, and christened on July 2, 1985. At 77 feet tall and with the capacity of 1,200 passengers and 182 crew members, the General Jackson Showboat is the largest of its kind in the world. Available for midday and evening cruises year-round, the General Jackson Showboat offers exceptional dining and entertainment options, including country music, parties and special event cruises. For more information, visit