MSG Entertainment has announced the return in 2012 of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, to Nashville with the beloved production, Christmas Dreams. America’s #1 holiday show, celebrating its return to Nashville as part of Gaylord Opryland Resort’s 29th annual A Country Christmas, will transport audiences of all ages on a holiday journey with a new 3D movie as Santa and his reindeer embark on a sleigh ride through the Big Apple.
This year’s Christmas Spectacular will also feature Rockettes’ performances and a Rockettes’ finale, “Christmas Dreams.” The Christmas Spectacular will run at the Grand Ole Opry House from Nov. 16-Dec. 24. Tickets are on sale now.
“We are thrilled to return to Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry House with the new Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” said Don Simpson, executive vice president of productions, MSG Entertainment. “In this year’s production, the ‘Christmas Dreams’ scene will allow audiences to experience exciting technological enhancements and stunning performance elements alongside the beloved numbers that have become a holiday tradition in Nashville. Returning fans reliving the ‘Christmas Dreams’ will be amazed by the 2012 edition of the Christmas Spectacular, and new audience members will not want to miss this show.”
As part of the 3D movie scene, Santa Claus and his reindeer take audiences on a journey experiencing the sights and sounds of New York City. Santa will fly by Washington Square Park, speeds past the Empire State Building, coasts through Central Park and dashes by the holiday-clad windows of Fifth Avenue in his quest for a gift for Mrs. Claus.
This year, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular celebrates 85 magical years of the Rockettes, commemorating their past, present and future in this milestone year.
The stage will come alive with scenes including “Sleigh Ride,” where the Rockettes will become Santa’s reindeer, helping both Santa and the audience begin their magical journey, and “Christmas Dreams,” which will showcase the Rockettes’ precision technique. Fan favorite “Holiday Spirit” will transport audiences on a journey straight to Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole.
The Rockettes' show will also include numbers “The 12 Days of Christmas,” “Christmas in New York,” “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” “The Living Nativity,” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.”
In the Christmas Spectacular’s 18-year history outside of New York, as well as the production at Radio City Music Hall, the show has played to more than 72 million people.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets and A Country Christmas vacation packages are available online at www.ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com or by calling 1-888-999-OPRY (6779). Ticket prices range from $25 - $99.