The Grand Ole Opry will return to the Ryman Auditorium in November for a four-month run (through February) that will include additional shows to accommodate anticipated sellouts during the holiday season. The Opry's fourth and longest homecoming engagement at the Ryman in downtown Nashville will include Friday night shows and Saturday matinees in November and December. "While this will be our longest stay at the Ryman since the Opry's move to the Opry House in 1974, it is not indicative of a permanent move," Opry manger Pete Fisher says. "The Ryman and the Opry House each offer unique opportunities to the Opry show." The radio show has returned to its former home at the "Mother Church of Country Music" for the past three years for stints in January and February. This year marks the first time in 28 years that the Opry will take place at the Ryman on weekends surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas.