The Gaylord Opryland Resort is joining forces with Universal Music Group Nashville and over a dozen country superstars for Christmas, fundraising for the First Responder’s Children Foundation and giving away “once in a lifetime” VIP experiences.
Grand Ole Opry members Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, and Reba McEntire, along with George Strait, Mickey Guyton, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Tyler Hubbard, Jordan Davis, Maddie & Tae and Sam Hunt have come together for Gaylord Opryland Resort’s 38th annual A Country Christmas event.
Universal Music Group Nashville is hosting Parade of Trees, a display of Christmas trees donated and decorated by the artists themselves. Each artist has also donated VIP experiences which include fly-aways, VIP concert experiences, exclusive merchandise and more, to benefit First Responders Children’s Foundation.
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@Jon Pardi, @Alan Jackson, @George Strait, @Reba McEntire and more have #Christmas Trees on display for charity at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland #ParadeOfTrees as part of #ACountryChristmas event. The trees are up for charity and will be on display through early January 2023. For more information visit charitystars.com/paradeoftrees
The funds raised from the event will provide scholarships and mental health services to children who have lost a first-responder parent. There will also be a new collaboration with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for the local Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Guests can enjoy the Parade of Trees through a self-guided tour, located in the resort’s Garden Conservatory and Cascades Atrium from now until January 10, 2023.
Reba McEntire said in a release, “The holidays are a special time when people come together to celebrate and be thankful for their blessings. 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.”
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Some of the experiences this year include Keith Urban’s “Wild Heart” themed tree (representing his song) paired with his “Live in Las Vegas” Experience (travel and accommodations to his Las Vegas show, a meet and greet, and hand-signed personalized guitar); Brad Paisley’s “Ultimate NYC Thanksgiving Getaway” to include travel and accommodations to New York City, tickets to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and a personal Zoom call from Paisley; Reba McEntire’s tree celebrating her Christmas album, The Ultimate Christmas Collection, along with a VIP trip to New York City to see her live at Madison Square Garden and Sam Hunt’s “West Coast VIP” Experience of travel and accommodations to San Diego, California, tickets to his concert and meet and greet passes.
To win one of the experiences, those interested can bid online at www.CharityStars.com/ParadeofTrees until January 10, 2023. Or, if visiting in person there are QR codes to scan at each of the tree locations.