NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gaylord Opryland officials say their annual Christmas celebration will go on as planned this year, even though the historic flood has left the doors to their hotel and resort closed since May.
Gaylord Opryland employees will begin decorating Wednesday for the 27th Annual "A Country Christmas" event.
The world-famous event at the Donelson hotel and resort is known for attracting two million visitors each year.
Gaylord employees spend about four months stringing two million twinkling lights.
The Country Christmas event usaully kicks off the third week in November and continues through the week of Christmas.
In years past, the celebration included the ICE! show, Louise Mandrell Christmas Dinner Party, Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular and a General Jackson holiday cruise.
More details about this year's events are expected Wednesday morning.
New events to the line-up will be announced, as well as this year's theme to the famed ICE! event.