Our World: Opryland’s Nativity Scene

Scripture at the Opryland's Nativity Scene.  December 19, 2013.

Scripture at the Opryland’s Nativity Scene. December 19, 2013.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Yesterday was the last of the twelve days of Christmas, but today is the Day of Epiphany, commemorating the visit of the Wise Men to the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem.  So I think one more Christmas-themed  post is appropriate.

Mary and Joseph on the way to Bethlehem.  Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.  December 19, 2013.

Mary and Joseph on the way to Bethlehem. Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee. December 19, 2013.

On December 19 Betsy and I visited the Opryland Hotel in Nashville with my daughter Kelly and her husband Chuck.  One of the attractions at the hotel this time of year is a Nativity Scene with life-sized figurines.

Wise men, angels and shepherds gathered around the manger.  Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.  December 19, 2013.

Wise men, angels and shepherds gathered around the manger. Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee. December 19, 2013.

When we first saw this display many years ago, it was set up in a courtyard between two wings of the hotel.  Now it’s set up in front of the hotel.  While that gave more room for a large stable and manger, it definitely tied up traffic.  Fortunately there were officers to direct traffic.

Another look at the manger.  Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.  December 19, 2013.

Another look at the manger. Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee. December 19, 2013.

If you’re ever in Nashville during the holiday season, I think you’ll enjoy seeing the Opryland Hotel, especially at night.

There are many other beautiful decorations at the hotel, but I’ll probably save those for another holiday season.

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20 Responses to “Our World: Opryland’s Nativity Scene”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    This is beautiful. I’d be really curious to know how they got SO MANY little lights on every branch and twig of those trees! WOW!

  2. ladyfi Says:

    What a lovely nativity scene! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.

  3. Blackberry Lane Says:

    How beautiful. I know you enjoyed the visit. Stay warm today.

  4. diane Says:

    A fabulous life size scene but the trees are beautifully lit too.

  5. Coloring Outside the Lines Says:

    What a beautiful nativity scene. Hope you and Betsy are staying warm today!

  6. Karin Says:

    Yes, Christmas is about Christ and His story. Keep telling it! Beautiful photos!

  7. Larry Says:

    Opryland Hotel definitely knows how to do things right – how often to you find a hotel that is THE destination? We must get there and to Biltmore for Christmas soon.

  8. MadSnapper Says:

    i enlarged each photo and this is The Most Amazing Nativity i have ever seen…the figures are awesome art… those trees are magnificent

  9. Linda at To Behold The Beauty Says:

    That’s the most impressive nativity display I’ve ever seen. The figures are very lifelike. Good for the hotel…to put out such a display!

  10. sylviakirks Says:

    Enlarging these does indeed show you an incredible and amazing Nativity!! Really incredible, George!! Thank you for sharing these! Superb!! Hope you have a wonderful new year!!

  11. ewok1993 Says:

    Happy New Year to you and Betty! Here’s to a better, brighter and healthier 2014. And hope you find more waterfalls to chase this year too.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

  12. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    This looks amazing…I’d love to see it in person. Very fitting for today indeed!

  13. rhiebert Says:

    it is good to see a Nativity scene out in public.We need more of this.

  14. MaryBeth Says:

    That looks so nice. I would like to be there and watch.
    Today is indeed the Epiphany. Love the Wise Men. When I was a kid we celebrated this day and added the Wise Men to our own manger scene. MB

  15. dayphoto Says:

    I love seeing this. The lights are outstanding and the scene perfect for the season!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  16. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Very pretty. Obviously, they don’t get much snow or you’d never find the nativity!

  17. Red Nomad OZ Says:

    I don’t think you can EVER have too many Christmas themed posts!! I’ve never seen a life-sized Nativity scene – the closest I’ve come is a life-sized diorama of Australia’s fave folk song ‘Waltzing Matilda’! And that certainly didn’t stop traffic!! Happy New Year!!

  18. Linda W Says:

    I’ve never been there. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Sartenada Says:

    What a wonderful post with incredible beautiful photos.

  20. Neal Says:

    Those are so neat!! Very,very nice.

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