Gaylord Opryland Resort’s 39th annual A Country Christmas event is hosting Parade of Trees from Universal Music Group Nashville, a display of Christmas trees decorated by Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Kacey Musgraves, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Sam Hunt and Tyler Hubbard.
Along with their trees, the country stars have each donated VIP experiences, including fly-aways, VIP concert experiences, exclusive merchandise and more, to benefit First Responders Children’s Foundation. Proceeds raised will provide scholarships and mental health services to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, including a new collaboration with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for the local Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
“The holidays are a special time when people come together to celebrate and be thankful for their blessings,” McEntire shares. “This holiday season, I’m thankful I can help raise awareness for the First Responders Children’s Foundation, which supports the children and families of first responders who risk their lives every day to serve our communities. I hope everyone will go to charitystars.com/paradeoftrees to enter to win and support the families of this wonderful organization.”
Some of the themes and experiences this year include McEntire’s red, green and gold tree celebrating her Christmas album, The Ultimate Christmas Collection, paired with a VIP trip to New York City to see her live at Madison Square Garden. Keith Urban’s tree represents his song “Wild Hearts” with a “Live In Las Vegas” flyaway, including travel and accommodations, a meet and greet, and hand-signed personalized guitar. Meanwhile, Luke Bryan’s “Country On” themed tree comes paired with a Las Vegas VIP Experience, including flights, hotel, VIP entrance, preshow toast with Bryan, and signed memorabilia.
Other artist packages include VIP festival experiences, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade getaways, stadium flyaways, exclusive numbered prints, signed guitars, custom toy packages from Mattel, and more.
The Parade of Trees is on display in the resort’s Garden Conservatory and Cascades Atrium through Jan. 10 as a self-guided tour of the Christmas trees decorated specifically to the artist’s style or album theme. Each VIP experience will be available for bid online until Jan. 10.