Known as "Music City," Nashville, Tennessee, is festooned with garland, lights and decorations for the holidays. Visitors this month can soak in the festive atmosphere. Close encounters with the musicians, history and culture of country music's home happen throughout the year.

The Gaylord Opryland Resort offers a range of holiday-themed attractions, including the ICE! holiday attraction and holiday-themed shows. Visit www.getgaylordtickets.com for more information

The historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville features Amy Grant and Vince Gill's holiday performance this month, as well as "Grand Ole Opry" performances and broadcasts throughout the winter. Visit www.ryman.com for more information.

Now a museum, Belle Meade Plantation is decorated for the holidays with 10 Christmas trees representing decades from the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century. For more information visit www.bellemeadeplantation.com.

The Omni Nashville Hotel is proximate to many downtown Nashville attractions including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For more information visit www.omnihotels.com/hotels/nashville

Visitors to The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson's estate, should plan to spend a couple of hours soaking in everything it has to offer. For more information visit www.thehermitage.com

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