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Tickets on Sale for 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville

August 26, 2014
The Radio City Rockettes will perform beloved numbers such as “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” a tradition since the Christmas Spectacular’s inception in 1933, at the 2014 edition of the Christmas Spectacular, at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville © 2014 Karen Rubin/

The Radio City Rockettes will perform beloved numbers such as “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” a tradition since the Christmas Spectacular’s inception in 1933, at the 2014 edition of the Christmas Spectacular, at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville © 2014 Karen Rubin/

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes, marking its 13th season in Nashville as part of Gaylord Opryland Resort’s annual A Country Christmas, as it embarks on an unparalleled new journey this holiday season in Nashville. The Christmas Spectacular will run from November 21 – December 24, 2014.


“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to Grand Ole Opry House with a re-imagined second act that will amaze fans of all ages,” said Don Simpson, executive vice president of productions, MSG Entertainment.  “Both newcomers and returning audiences will be charmed by the heartwarming new storyline as Santa Claus takes two brothers on a magical journey unveiling the spirit of Christmas.  Coupled with technological enhancements and the precision technique of the legendary Rockettes, these scenes are sure to be audience favorites.”


The Rockettes are known for their rich history, unrivaled talent, strength, precision and athleticism and have become one of the nation’s most beloved icons. They continue to take the Christmas Spectacular to new heights, dazzling audiences with their performance style, as it continues to be both deceivingly complex and entirely glamorous.

The Rockettes will bring audiences to their feet with the show-stopping number “Christmas in New York,” as they showcase their signature eye-high kicks and immerse audiences in the buzzing scenes and sounds of New York City. In fan-favorite scenes, including the high-energy, tap number, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the Rockettes will showcase their challenging and dynamic choreography.


The stage will come alive with scenes including “Sleigh Ride,” where the Rockettes become Santa’s reindeer, helping both Santa and the audience begin their magical journey, and “Christmas Dreams,” which will showcase the Rockettes unparalleled precision technique.


Beloved numbers such as “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” which continues to set the standard as the signature Rockettes number for precision performance, and “The Living Nativity,” both of which have been performed since the Christmas Spectacular’s inception in 1933, remain a vital part of the show’s core. Audiences will have the opportunity to lend their voices in the closing number, the “Hallelujah Chorus,” a tradition in the Nashville production.


In the Christmas Spectacular’s more than 20-year history outside of New York, as well as the 82-year old production at Radio City Music Hall, the show has played to more than 75 million people. The Christmas Spectacular continues to create memories that audiences have come to treasure and this year, will mark an all new spectacular experience for Nashville.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets and A Country Christmas vacation packages are available online at or by calling 1-888-999-OPRY (6779). Ticket prices range from $25 – $99.


A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort


Gaylord Opryland Resort’s 31st annual A Country Christmas will make memories of a lifetime for the thousands of people who travel from around the world to experience the most captivating holiday resort entertainment, décor and food in America. A Country Christmas® includes more than 2 million lights and more than a dozen shows and attractions, including 2 million pounds of colorful ice sculpture at ICE!; the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes®; Restless Heart’s A Season of Harmony Dinner Show; snow tubing, ice skating and much more. Located in Nashville, Tenn., the 2,882 room resort features nine acres of lavish indoor gardens and waterfalls under signature glass atriums. Learn more at


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Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Opryland!

November 21, 2009

The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” that just opened here at Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, is truly that: if anything “spectacular” is an understatement.
A tradition in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall for 75 years, some years ago, Radio City created touring troupes. This show at Gaylord’s Grand Ole Opry has been part of Opryland’s “A Country Christmas” now for four years.

The Rockettes numbers were perfection – keeping the tradition but making everything fresh and contemporary. These dancers are of course the pinnacle of sophistication and grace – and then you see them in this delightfully charming Rag Doll routine.

The Rockettes are legendary for their precision and I could hardly breathe as I watched them do the number that I remembered so well from my childhood: the Toy Soldiers. I was standing exactly in the middle, and you could only see two soldiers, that are actually 2 dozen – that is how

Radio City Rockettes

Radio City Rockettes performing their legendary "Toy Soldiers" ©2009 Karen Rubin/News&PhotoFeatures

precise they are. It was thrilling to see.

Their routines smack of the stunning stage craft of Ziegfield or Busby Berkeley, and strike just the right balance with entertainment that will delights children and adults alike.


As phenomenal as the Rockettes are, the rest of the show is marvelous as well, with creative routines and costumes and choreography that is pure enchantment by a cast and crew of almost 100 (including camel, donkey, sheep who are part of the Living Nativity that closes the show).

The choreography, the costumes, the sets and lighting, the music and the performances are top quality. There is even a bit of a fancifully done Nutcracker Ballet, with a charming little “Clara” who dances on point brilliantly and sings (in other numbers) divinely.

The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes” is a not to be missed production that makes the Gaylord Opryland “A Country Christmas” that much more spectacular – this is one of several exquisite holiday activities that make for the most enchanting family Christmas anywhere.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes plays at the Grand Ole Opry from Nov. 20 to Dec. 27.

“Ice – A Charlie Brown Christmas” is another that is not to be believed (see blog).

Tickets to both are included in A Country Christmas Package, starting at $339 for a two-night stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort (a fantasy come true). Call 888-OPRY-872 or visit
More information about Gaylord’s “A Country Christmas,” Gaylord’s Opryland Resort, Grand Ole Opry and Nashville at

Radio City Rockettes

The famed precision dancers, Radio City Rockettes highlight the Christmas show at Grand Ole Opry, Nashville ©2009 Karen Rubin/News&PhotoFeatures

Radio City Xmas "Nutcracker"

A touch of "Nutcracker" at Radio City Christmas Spectacular ©2009 Karen Rubin/News&PhotoFeatures