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Nashville Holiday Events Guide 2016 :: from Nashville Moms Blog

‘Tis the season for our annual Nashville Holiday Events Guide! Get in the spirit by attending one of the MANY events Nashville has to offer each year! We try to make this list as all encompassing as possible, but if we missed your favorite holiday event, please add it in the comments! 


Holiday Events - Twinkling Lights

November 4th – January 1st, 5pm-10pm
$25 per vehicle (non commercial)
$25 per church van/bus
$50 for commercial vehicles
Tour groups are per person.
They accept all major credit cards.

Sunny Side Drive in Brentwood:
Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day from 5pm-10pm, daily.
Santa will be present every evening the week of Christmas! Last year $8,585.00 was raised for Shiners Hospitals for Children!

Lights on Old Charlotte:
Thanksgiving Day to December 27th. 4:30pm-10pm daily.
Enjoy 60,000 computerized lights! Donations accepted to benefit Graceworks Ministries, an organization that helps neighbors in need.

Chad’s Winter Wonderland:
Thanksgiving night through New Year’s Eve, 5pm – 10pm daily (weather permitting)
Open our regular hours Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
$15/vehicle ($20/Limos & Passenger Vans)
9’ Clearance
No debit or credit cards

 Cheekwood Holiday Lights
November 25th – January 1st. 5pm – 10pm. Closed every Monday (with the exception of December 26th) and closed Christmas.
Buy tickets here.

Opryland Lights
November 11th – January 1st


Holiday Events - Christmas Driving Tours

Nashville Christmas Lights Tour

Holiday Lights Tour – First Impression Limos

Christmas Experience – Alpha Limos

Holiday Lights Tour – Allstar Limos


Holiday - Opryland

Opryland Lights
November 11th – January 1st

ICE! Featuring Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
November 11th – January 1st
Buy tickets here

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical
The Grand Ole Opry
November 18th – December 25th
Buy tickets here

 Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing & Glacier Glide Ice Skating
Opryland Events Center Lawn
November 11th – January 1st
Buy tickets here AND make sure to check out height restrictions!


Holiday - CMHofF

Photos with Santa
November 26th – 11am – 2pm

Ornamental Costumes and Cookies
November 27th – 10am – 1pm

Photos with Santa
November 27th – 11am – 2pm

Ornamental Instruments and Country Cookies
December 4th – 10am – 1pm

FILM: Charlie Daniels Christmas Time Down South
December 4th – 2pm – 3:15pm

Photos with Santa
December 10th – 11am – 2pm

Ornamental Costumes and Cookies
December 11th – 10am – 1pm

Photos with Santa
December 11th – 11am – 2pm

FILM: Johnny Cash Christmas Special
December 11th – 2pm – 3pm

Tour and Concert: A Legendary Holiday at Historic RCA Studio B
December 11th – 3pm – 5pm

A Wynonna and The Big Noise Christmas
December 14th – 7pm

Photos with Santa
December 17th – 11am – 2pm

Family Program: Beginner Fiddle Workshop: Holiday Style
December 17th – 1pm – 2:15pm

Ornamental Instruments
December 18th – 10am – 1pm

Photos with Santa
December 18th – 11am – 2pm


Holidays - Cheekwood

Family Gingerbread Workshops

December 3rd – 10am – 12pm 

December 7th – 5pm – 9pm

December 10th – 10am – 12pm

December 17th – 10am – 12pm


Holiday Weekends
November 26th – December 18th, 9am – 2pm
Santa portraits, live reindeer, gingerbread house workshops and festive music!

 Holiday LIGHTS
November 25th – January 1st
Closed on Christmas and every Monday (except December 26th)



Holiday - Magical Shows


A Nashville Nutcracker
December 3rd-23rd

LookIn: A Christmas Story
November 15th

The Hip Hop Nutcracker
November 25th

Holiday Road – Seasonal Sounds from the Silver Screen
December 10th

Home Free – A Country Christmas Tour
December 11th

Mistletoe Madness feat. Rodney Atkins, Jerrod Niemann and more
December 16th

A Christmas Story
November 25th-December 21st


Nashville Symphony

A Very Merry Christmas Pops
Thursday, December 1 – 7pm
Friday, December 2 – 8pm
Saturday, December 3 – 8pm

Holiday Spectacular and Sing-A-Long
Saturday, December 3rd – 11am

Home Alone in HD with the Nashville Symphony and Chorus
Sunday, December 4th –  1pm
Sunday, December 4th – 7pm

A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes and Special Guests
Tuesday, December 6th –  7:30pm

Michael W. Smith: The Spirit of Christmas with the Nashville Symphony
Wednesday, December 7th – 7:30 pm

Christmas with Jennifer Nettles and the Nashville Symphony
Thursday, December 8th – 7:30 pm

Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Friday, December 9th – 8pm

Handel’s Messiah
Thursday, December 15th – 7pm
Friday, December 16th – 8pm
Saturday, December 17th – 8pm
Sunday, December 18th – 3pm

Brian McKnight: An Evening with Holidays and Hits
Wednesday, December 21st – 7:30 pm

Keith and Kristyn Getty: An Irish Christmas and Celebration of Carols!
Thursday, December 22nd – 7:30pm

The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show
Friday, December 23rd – 8pm


The Ryman Auditorium

Kacey Musgraves: A Very Kacey Christmas
Monday, November 28th – 7:30pm

Amy Grant and Vince Gill: Christmas at The Ryman
Wednesday, November 30th – 7:30pm
Thursday, December 1st – 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 7th – 7:30pm
Thursday, December 8th – 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 14th – 7:30pm
Thursday, December 15th – 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 20th – 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 21st – 7:30pm
Thursday, December 22nd – 7:30pm

Andrew Peterson & Special Guests
Sunday, December 11th – 7pm
Monday, December 12th – 7pm

Rufus and Martha Wainwright Nashville Noel
Sunday, December 18th – 7:30pm

Robery Early Keen’s Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee
Tuesday, December 27th – 7:30pm 


Bridgestone Arena

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular
Sunday, November 27th – 6pm

R.Kelly – 12 Nights of Christmas Tour
Monday, December 5th – 7:30pm

Kelly Clarkson Holiday Concert
Friday, December 16th – 7:30pm

 Mini Nutcracker
December 4th -1pm
The Harpeth Hall School
Buy Tickets Here


Holiday - Moview

 Franklin Theater

The Polar Express
November 24th – 1pm
November 25th – 1pm
November 26th – 10am

November 24th – 10am
November 25th – 10am
November 26th – 1pm
November 27th – 3pm

Christmas Vacation
November 22nd – 7pm
November 24th – 7:30pm
November 25th – 7:30pm
November 26th – 4pm
November 27th – 6pm 

It’s A Wonderful Life
December 10th –  7pm
December 14th – 7pm
December 17th – 7pm
December 25th – 7pm

White Christmas (1954)
December 10th –  4pm
December 17th – 4pm
December 18th –  6pm
December 25th – 4pm

The Holiday
November 24th – 4pm
November 25th – 4pm
November 26th – 7pm

The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
November 28th – 7pm
December 6th – 7pm
December 12th – 7pm

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
November 30th – 7pm
December 4th – 7pm
December 7th – 7pm
December 24th – 10am

A Christmas Story
December 3rd – 10am
December 10th – 1pm
December 17th – 1pm
December 18th – 3pm
December 25th – 1pm

The Muppet Christmas Carol
December 10th – 10am
December 17th – 10am

Andrew Greer – An Angel Christmas Band
December 1st – 7:30 pm

Tim Rushlow and His Big Band – Home for the Holidays
December 2nd – 8pm
December 3rd – 8pm

Exile Christmas CD Release Concert
December 8th – 8pm

A Season Of Hope
December 15th – 8pm

Tommy Emmanuel – Classics and Christmas Tour
December 20th – 8pm
December 21st – 8pm


Holiday - Festive Fun 

Made South Holiday Market

The Factory in Franklin
November 19th

The Frist Center For the Visual Arts

October 31st – December 26th
On MONDAYS only: Free admission to guests bringing nonperishable food items to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The items most needed by Second Harvest this year are peanut butter, canned chicken or tuna, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta and cereal.

Nashville Christmas Parde
Saturday, December 3rd – 9am

Music City Winterfest
December 10th
Holiday Market, Live Music, Food Trucks, Beer Garden and general Holiday Cheer!

Fannie Battle Caroling for Kids
December 1-24
“Since 1916, volunteers have caroled throughout the Nashville community for the benefit of Fannie Battle Day Home for Children. Today, that tradition continues through both caroling door-to-door as well as a variety of other creative endeavors.”

Belmont Mansion
Christmas Dinner:  December 2nd – 6pm
Christmas Luncheon: December 3rd – 12pm

Christmas At Belmont
Saturday December 3rd – 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 4th – 2pm
Are you a history buff? Enjoy a christmas home tour in local antebellum homes!

Dickens of a Christmas Festival
December 10th and 11th
Saturday – 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday – 11 am – 5 pm
Historic Downtown Franklin

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