Nashville Christmas Guide

Holiday Lights, Santa, Parades, and More….

Happy Holidays and welcome to our 2021 Nashville Christmas Guide!

Like everything else this year, 2021 holiday celebrations are a little different. Most events require pre-purchased tickets with specific dates and times to visit. That just means you need do a bit of extra planning. However, there are lot of options that allow for safe, social distancing, and lots of holiday cheer.

So, 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. There may also be last minute changes, so be sure to double check the details of a event before you head out. And don’t forget to check out our calendar for even more events and activities!

Hanukkah Festivities

Hanukkah starts on November 28th this year, and there are many 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!

Christmas 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.

Holiday Concerts, Plays, and Musicals

The holidays are a great time to see a play, musical stage production or concert. Live music is always a treat, especially when the performance includes your favorite Christmas carols. Treat your family to one of the many stage productions being performed by local actors as well as traveling shows in town. And of course, you can't forget the Nashville Ballet's annual production of the Nashville Nutcracker.

Christmas Festivals and Special Events

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!

Christmas Movies and TV Classics

New and classic favorite movies will be showing both in area theaters and on TV throughout November and December. Check out these lists of show times and add one to your calendar. You can also program your DVR so you don't miss anything!

Christmas 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.