Happy Holidays and welcome to our 2018 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!
Hanukkah starts on December 2nd this year, and there are several opportunities to celebrate with your family.
All About Santa
There are LOTS of opportunities to see the Jolly Old Elf all over Middle Tennessee! Have your picture taken with him, eat breakfast with him, be in a parade with him and more!
Santa will be attending pajama parties, be featured in parades, and helping light Christmas trees everywhere! Make plans to spend some time with the Jolly Old Elf and Mrs. Claus.
Lights and Parades
Nashville and the surrounding areas will be lit up for the holidays! See drive thru light displays, drive around town and see all the amazing decorated homes and be sure to go to a Christmas parade – or 5 – near you.
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
Load up your family in the car and pick out a fresh Christmas tree! You can go to a farm or a local tree lot. Both have lots of fun with activities, hot cocoa and more.
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.
Thank you to everyone who has served our country! Attend a parade to show your gratitude. If you served, be sure to check out the list of deals and discounts we found from businesses and attractions to show their appreciation.