Happy Holidays and welcome to our 2017 Nashville Christmas Guide! Make the most of all the family fun activities, events and things to do for Christmas and the holidays in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Get out your calendar, buy your tickets, make your plans and then RELAX and enjoy the season. Go ahead and bookmark this now because we are adding new events every day. And don't forget to check out our calendar for even more events and activities!
Thank you to our guide sponsor The Mall at Green Hills. Santa's Flight Academy opens on November 9th so kids can start helping ready for his journey. Santa's grand arrival is 9 AM on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Come welcome the jolly ole Elf to Nashville with free hot chocolate, cookies, face painting, a balloon artist and more! Santa will be available for visits and pictures until he has to fly back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. Learn more about the holiday fun coming to the Mall at Green Hills this season.
All About Santa
Lights and Parades
Watch Santa arrive in a parade near you! There are Christmas parades happening in Cheatham, Davidson, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson and Williamson Counties in November and December.
The holidays are a great time to see a play, musical stage production or concert. Visit one of the many area historic homes and learn how Christmas was celebrated over 100 years ago. There are also Christmas festivals plus special holiday events at your favorite Nashville attractions to get you in the holiday spirit!
Holiday Concerts, Plays, and Musicals
Listen to your favorite Christmas carols and holiday music performed live. From the Nashville Symphony to your local High School, there are lots of options including several free performances.
Get tickets today and treat your family to a live show. From Broadway style musical productions to small community plays, you are sure to find something your family will enjoy.
It's the tenth anniversary of the Nashville Nutcracker, performed by the Nashville Ballet. This special production is set in Nashville at the turn of the century and filled with all the music and dances you love!
Christmas Festivals and Special Events
Street Festivals, Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Train rides with Santa and more. Read through your options early and get tickets if needed (especially for the train rides). Some of these events sell out fast!
Nashville is full of historic homes and plantations and they go all out for the holidays. Visit one or all of them and take a tour to experience how the holidays were celebrated in the nineteenth century.
Holiday Movies and TV Specials
Celebrate the Holidays Nashville Style
Santa’s Flight Academy is a free immersive experience at The Mall at Green Hills for children of all ages to become a member of Santa’s flight crew to help Santa ready his sleigh to deliver presents to children all over the world.
Tree Farms and Tree Lots
Things to Do in November
For those of you that are not ready for Santa, there are lots of things going on in November that do not include the Jolly Old Elf.