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Auntie Claus at the Nashville Children's Theatre
Braingineers Lab classes in Mt Juliet, TN
Braingineers Lab classes in Mt Juliet, TN
Auntie Claus at the Nashville Children's Theatre
Braingineers Lab classes in Mt Juliet, TN
Auntie Claus at the Nashville Children's Theatre

Welcome to The Ultimate Nashville Holiday Fun List! There are so many choices for family fun this holiday season. Make your plans now and then relax and enjoy the season.

If you cannot tolerate Christmas material before Thanksgiving, go check our November events post and come back to this one on Black Friday. If, on the other hand, you were ready to talk about Christmas at Midnight on November 1st? Join me, my people, and let’s plan some Holiday FUN!!!

Events in Blue are free!  

The Ultimate Nashville Holiday Fun List

  1. Attend the Crayon Christmas Storytime at Barnes & Noble on November 2.
  2. Have some early Holiday fun at The Mill at Christmas on November 2.
  3. Donate a toy and receive free admission to Lane Motor Museum November 7 – December 9.
  4. Put on the iconic blue parka and visit Ice! featuring A Christmas Story November 8 – January 1.
  5. Santa is making an appearance at Home for the Holidays in Mt Juliet on November 9.
  6. While Gaylord Opryland Christmas takes over the Opry House, go see The Grand Ole Opry at The Ryman in November & December.
  7. Visit Merry Market Day in Gallatin on November 9.
  8. Attend Santa’s Arrival Party at Stones River Town Centre on November 9.
  9. Santa and Friends Snowy Arrival happens at Rivergate Mall on November 9.
  10. Take Fido to Cool Springs Galleria for a photo with Santa every Monday night November – December 16.
  11. Pets can take a photo with Santa at Rivergate Mall on Tuesdays November 12 – December 17.
  12. Get in the spirit at Disney Junior Holiday Party! On Tour! on November 13.
  13. One of my favorite holiday books is brought to life this season at the Nashville Children’s Theatre. See Auntie Claus November 14 – December 29.
  14. Book early for a Music City Christmas Cruise on the General Jackson November 14 – December 23.
  15. Get some personalized ornaments made at Christmas Village November 15-17.
  16. Experience Zoolumination this season at The Nashville Zoo November 15 – December 30.
  17. The Encore Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol November 15-24.
  18. Have a Holly Jolly Feast with Rudolph at Gaylord Opryland November 16 – December 31.
  19. Visit The Dancing Lights of Christmas in Wilson County November 16 – January 4.
  20. Trace Adkins and Friends present The Gift of Christmas at Gaylord Opryland November 16 – December 25.
  21. Enjoy Snaps with Santa and Light the lights at the Holiday Celebration at The Avenue on November 17.
  22. Perfect your triple lutz on the outdoor skating rink at the Fountains at Winterfest in Murfreesboro November 22 – January 3.
  23. Enjoy music, Christmas Lights and Santa at Sparkle Night at The Streets of Indian Lake on November 22.
  24. See Nashville’s largest Christmas Tree at Glow Nashville November 22 – December 31.
  25. Register for a Holiday Cake Decorating class at American Girl on November 22 & December 8.
  26. Pick out your Christmas Tree at Country Cove Farm November 23 – December 22.
  27. Experience Holiday Lights at Cheekwood November 23 – January 5.
  28. Enjoy Christmas on the Square in Springfield on November 23.
  29. Make an ornament for your fresh cut Christmas Tree at Wildwood Christmas Tree Farm in Woodbury November 23 – December 14.
  30. The Smyrna Christmas Tree Lighting is scheduled for November 25.
  31. Watch Buddy at The Franklin Theatre November 26, 29, & December 7, 26 & 29.
  32. See Elf at The Capitol Theatre on November 26.
  33. Watch Clark try to destroy the holiday at The Franklin Theatre November 26, 27, 29, & 30.
  34. The Polar Express pulls into The Franklin Theatre November 27, 30 & December 26 & 30.
  35. Purchase a fresh wreath or tree and enjoy some hot cocoa at Christmas Tree Adventures in Hendersonville November 27 – December 8.
  36. Decorate cookies, visit Santa and more at Family Friday at Loveless Cafe on November 29.
  37. See How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Franklin Theatre November 29, December 10, 14 & 30.
  38. Attend a Holiday Tea Party at American Girl November 29, December 1, 6, 22 & 23.
  39. A new tradition begins. Nashville Repertory Theatre presents
    Patrick Barlow’s A Christmas Carol November 29 – December 22.
  40. Giggle through Nuncrackers at HPAC November 29 – December 15.
  41. Have Breakfast with Santa at the Bluegrass Country Club on November 30.
  42. Lets the kids create an ornament at Home Depot Kids Workshops on November 30.
  43. Sign up quick before they fill up! Gingerbread Workshops at Cheekwood on November 30, December 7, 14 & 21.
  44. Enjoy Breakfast with Santa at American Girl November 30, December 14 & 21.
  45. Make a Christmas ornament at Inglewood Library on November 30.
  46. “You’ll shoot your eye out!”. A Christmas Story plays at The Franklin Theatre November 30, December 10 & 30.
  47. The 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin Illumination is November 30.
  48. Tickets are already selling out for the North Pole Express Santa Excursion Train. Get yours quick!
  49. The city of Smyrna’s Christmas Parade is scheduled for December 1.
  50. The Ultimate Party Festival of Lights Drive-thru Holiday Lights Event begins it’s inaugural season in Hendersonville December 1-15.
  51. Take a carriage ride at the Hendersonville Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1.
  52. Enjoy Christmas In America 1783 on The Public Square® at The Franklin Theatre on December 1.
  53. The mayor will light up the Christmas tree in Gallatin on December 2.
  54. Tim Rushlow & His Big Band come “Home for the Holidays” December 2, 3 & 4.
  55. Sing your favorite carols at the Madison-Rivergate Chamber of Commerce Tree Lighting on December 2.
  56. Jump, jive and wail with The Brian Setzer Orchestra at The Ryman on December 2.
  57. Join Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Linebaugh Library on December 3.
  58. Make a gingerbread house at SOAC on December 3.
  59. Don’t miss the Lighting of the Green at Lipscomb University on December 3.
  60. Enjoy music and cocoa during tours of Mansker’s Station on December 4, 11 & 18.
  61. Have some yummy ham biscuits during the Christmas Open House at the Tennessee Ag Museum on December 5.
  62. Listen to a Holiday Concert featuring The Providence Players at the Nashville Library on December 5.
  63. Take the family to dinner and a show. Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas plays December 5-14.
  64. The Actors Point Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play December 5-14.
  65. Have a Music City Christmas with The Nashville Symphony December 5-7.
  66. My favorite local theatre group, Audience of One, presents A Christmas Carol – The Broadway Musical at The Capitol Theatre December 5 – 14.
  67. Sports*Com Customer Appreciation Day is December 6.
  68. Jingle All the Way at Chaffin’s Barn Theatre December 6-21.
  69. See Nativities from around the world in Brentwood at The Festival of the Nativities December 6-8.
  70. Meet Santa and Mrs Claus at the Murfreesboro Tree Lighting on December 6.
  71. Visit the Candy Cane Village at the Goodlettsville Tree Lighting on December 6.
  72. Attend Santa’s Holiday Party on December 6.
  73. The Franklin Christmas tree lights up on December 6. Santa will be there!
  74. Studio Tenn presents Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella December 6-29.
  75. The Pull Tight Theatre presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical December 6-21.
  76. Springhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” December 6-15.
  77. Watch Tiny Tim in The Center for the Arts production of A Christmas Carol December 6-22.
  78. Watch balloons, marching bands and celebrities at the Nashville Christmas Parade on December 7.
  79. Visit Santa every Saturday in December at Cheekwood.
  80. Have Breakfast with Santa in Murfreesboro on December 7.
  81. Decorate cookies with Mrs Claus at American Girl December 15 & 24.
  82. Head to MGL Memorial Library for Storytime with Santa on December 7.
  83. Join Santa at the Library in Inglewood on December 7.
  84. Fa la la la la at the Holiday Spectacular & Sing A Long with The Nashville Symphony on December 7.
  85. Join Santa for Breakfast at Belmont Mansion on December 7.
  86. Watch a Holiday Movie Marathon in Goodlettsville December 7, 14 & 21.
  87. Watch the Christmas Caroling Contest with WHIN Radio at Rivergate Mall December 7.
  88. Hear the Blair Suzuki Strings Holiday Concert at The Frist on December 7.
  89. Welcome Santa to Franklin in the annual parade on December 7.
  90. Nashville’s Nutcracker dances back to TPAC December 7-23.
  91. The Williamson County Community Band presents their Holiday Concert on December 7.
  92. “Santa’s Toy Shop” is the theme for the Portland Christmas Parade on December 7.
  93. Experience an old fashioned Christmas at Rock Castle on December 7.
  94. Go “Home for the Holidays” at the Goodlettsville Christmas Parade on December 7.
  95. Find some decorating inspiration at the 36th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes in Murfreesboro on December 7.
  96. Enjoy carriage rides, cocoa, and more at A Front Street Christmas on December 7.
  97. Musicians and storytellers will provide entertainment at Yulefest on December 7.
  98. Sing Carols by Candlelight at The Hermitage on December 7.
  99. The Parade of Lights rolls through LaVergne on December 7.
  100. Make holiday crafts with Grandma at SOAC on December 8.
  101. Get tickets in advance for the 2019 Christmas Tour of Homes in Robertson County is December 8.
  102. Enjoy “The Sounds of Christmas” at the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade on December 8.
  103. Your favorite Christmas Characters will be at the Hendersonville Christmas Parade December 8.
  104. Have  A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes & Special Guests on December 8.
  105. Elf Day Fun is scheduled at the Bordeaux Library on December 9.
  106. Drew & Ellie Holcomb bring their Neighborly Christmas to the Schermerhorn December 9.
  107. Michael W. Smith joins The Nashville Symphony on December 10.
  108. Tuba Christmas Nashville will be held on December 10.
  109. ¡Feliz Navidad! at the Madison Library on December 12.
  110. See Kevin get left Home Alone in concert with the Nashville Symphony December 12 & 13.
  111. Celebrate the school holiday by taking the kids to the Pfunky Griddle.The most fun you can have at breakfast!
  112. Watch Aladdin and His Winter Wish at TPAC December 12-22.
  113. Register WAY in advance for the Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt on December 13.
  114. Visit Santa in the Murfreesboro Courthouse December 13 & 20.
  115. Combine some Holiday and Friday the 13th fun at the SOAC on December 13.
  116. 2 opportunities to see The Polar Express at The Palace Theater on December 13.
  117. Let it go! Disney’s Frozen Jr will be presented at The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro December 13.
  118. Splash with Santa on December 13.
  119. Kids age 8-15 can participate in the Holiday Lock In on December 13.
  120. Join Cha Cha & Santa for Breakfast at The Rainforest Cafe on December 14 & 21.
  121. Help Santa get ready for Christmas at Elves in Training on December 14.
  122. Kids can make reindeer antlers at Michaels Stores Kids Club on December 14.
  123. Get some sugarplums at Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin December 14 & 15.
  124. Eat Breakfast with Santa at The Aquarium Restaurant December 14, 15, 21 & 22.
  125. Visit with Santa at the Bordeaux Library on December 14.
  126. Desperate to see some live camels? Visit the Bethlehem Marketplace December 14 & 15.
  127. Get tickets in advance to the Cedarmont Farm Holiday Tea Party on December 14.
  128. Middle Tennessee’s most unique parade, Deck the Hulls, floats through Hendersonville on December 14.
  129. Share Breakfast with Santa and American Girl December 14 & 21.
  130. Come watch my kid play the drums in the Mt Juliet Christmas Parade on December 14.
  131. “Christmas at the Movies” is the theme for the Gallatin Christmas Parade on December 14.
  132. The Magic of Santa arrives at the LaVergne Library on December 14.
  133. Attend the Wreaths Across America at Stones River National Cemetery on December 14.
  134. The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents Motown For Kids Holiday Celebration on December 15.
  135. Have an ugly cry at It’s a Wonderful Life at The Franklin Theatre on December 16, 17, 22, 23, 28 & 29.
  136. Enjoy Polar Express Evening at the Bellevue Library on December 16.
  137. Go to a Winter Party at Edgehill Library on December 19.
  138. Hear Handel’s Messiah with the Nashville Symphony December 19 – 22.
  139. The Jurassic World Live Tour roars into Bridgestone Arena December 19-22.
  140. Have cookies with Santa at Bounce U. 10AM for kids 7 & under. 1PM for all ages.
  141. Play all day at LaserQuest for $25 December 20 – January 5.
  142. Test your knowledge at Christmas Trivia at The Capitol Theatre on December 20.
  143. Take a special Holiday Tour of Belmont Mansion during “Christmas at Home” on December 20.
  144. Attend the last Kids Club of 2019 at Riverbend Nurseries on December 21.
  145. Register the kids in advance for a Holiday Cupcake Decorating class at the Mt Juliet JoAnn store on December 22.
  146. The Ornaments will be in concert at The Belcourt on December 23.
  147. Join Santa for s’mores at Bledsoe Creek State Park on December 21.
  148. Kids can decorate Christmas cookies at the Inglewood Library on December 21.
  149. John Berry performs Christmas Songs and Stories at the Palace Theater on December 22.
  150. Sing! An Irish Christmas on December 23.
  151. The Moscow Ballet brings the Great Russian Nutcracker to the Ryman Auditorium on December 24.
  152. Go on a Holiday Hill Forest Hike at Warner Park on December 28.
  153. The 35th Anniversary Mannheim Steamroller Christmas plays at TPAC on December 28.

*All events subject to change. Check with specific venue before you head out!*

About Rachel Kline

Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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