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

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The Ultimate Nashville Holiday Fun List

  1. See Mr Popper’s Penguins at Nashville Children’s Theatre now through December 3.
  2. Registration opens on November 2 for the Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt on December 8.
  3. Register the kids up to learn to make pom pom ornaments at JoAnn Craft Stores in November &  December.
  4. Take the whole family to Above All Extreme Airsports in Brentwood on Monday nights for a special deal.
  5. Tickets are already selling out for the North Pole Express Santa Excursion Train ride. Get yours quick!
  6. Spend a Sunday afternoon at Sky Zone in Franklin. Super Sunday includes 2 hours of jump time plus pizza and a drink for $20.
  7. While A Country Christmas takes over the Opry House, go see The Grand Ole Opry at The Ryman in November & December.
  8. Head to Lanes, Trains & Automobiles on Wednesdays for their Wristband Specials from 3PM-9PM.
  9. Register the kids now for Gingerbread Houses at Curious Kitchen. Class is December 23 but it will fill up before Thanksgiving!
  10. Get free adult admission (kids are always free!) at The Frist with a food donation on Mondays between November 6 – December 18.
  11. Donate a new toy and get free admission to Lane Motor Museum November 9 – December 4.
  12. Go way off Broadway to see Smoke on the Mountain at Springhouse Theatre November 10 – December 3.
  13. Put on the iconic blue parka and visit Ice! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas November 10 – January 1.
  14. Enjoy a family game of Cosmic Bowling every Saturday or Sunday at Holder Family Fun Center in Hendersonville.
  15. Take a trip to Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop November 11 – December 24.
  16. Take a Christmas Cruise on the General Jackson  November 15 – December 25.
  17. Visit The Dancing Lights of Christmas at their new Wilson County location November 17- December 31.
  18. Make cookies with Mrs Claus and ride in Santa’s Spinners at Opryland Hotel November 17 – January 8.
  19. Put on your best holiday pajamas and get a photo made with Santa at Rivergate Mall on November 17 & December 8.
  20. See the most unique Holiday show in Nashville at Cirque Dreams Holidaze November 18 – December 27.
  21. I bet the weather will still be perfect this season to ride the go karts at Go USA Fun Park in Murfreesboro.
  22. Make an ornament for your fresh cut Christmas Tree at Wildwood Christmas Tree Farm in Woodbury November 18 – December 23
  23. Purchase a fresh wreath or tree and enjoy some hot cocoa at Christmas Tree Adventures in Hendersonville November 18 – December 10.
  24. Eat some of Snoopy’s maple syrup at Breakfast with Charlie Brown and Friends at Opryland Hotel  November 18 – December 30.
  25. Take a hayride and pick out your Christmas Tree at Country Cove Farm November 18 – December 17.
  26. Skate through Thanksgiving Break at Brentwood Skate Center November 20-23.
  27. Register for the Giving Thanks Hike at Shelby Bottoms on November 22.
  28. See Elf at The Franklin Theatre November 22 – 26.
  29. See The Polar Express at The Franklin Theatre November 23 – 28.
  30. Have cookies and cocoa with Santa at Stones River Mall on November 23.
  31. Laugh at the Griswold’s on their Christmas Vacation at The Franklin Theatre November 23-27.
  32. Register the family for an After Thanksgiving Stroll at Long Hunter State Park on November 24.
  33. Share a meal with family and friends while enjoying It’s a Wonderful Life : The Musical at Chaffin’s Barn Theatre November 24 – December 23.
  34. See It’s a Wonderful Life onstage at The Hendersonville Performing Arts Center November 24 – December 10.
  35. 6 chances to see String City at the CMHOF on November 24 & 25.
  36. See over 40 decorated Christmas trees and more at Christmas at the Mansion at Fontanel November 24 -December 30.
  37. Get the kids out of the house and shake off the post turkey day blahs in Smyrna on November 24.
  38. Have dinner and a show at “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at The Fontanel November 24 – December 23.
  39. Paint a turkey inspired rock and then take a hike to find a spot to hide it at Bledsoe Creek State Park on November 24.
  40. Have some biscuits with Santa on November 24 at Holly Jolly Family Friday at The Loveless Cafe.
  41. Take a Day after Thanksgiving Hike at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on November 24.
  42. See the Tree Lighting and hear Tracy Lawrence give an acoustic concert at CMHOF on November 24.
  43. Have some Day After Thanksgiving Fun at Lane Motor Museum on November 24.
  44. Have A Nashville Christmas at Fiddle Dee Farms. Santa, hayrides, lights, carolers and more! November 24-December 24.
  45. Watch Santa go on trial in Miracle on 34th Street at The Belcourt on November 25.
  46. Make a Christmas Tree Ornament at Home Depot Free Kids Workshop on November 25.
  47. Have s’mores! See Santa! Ride a mini train! All this and more at Holiday Village on November 25.
  48. A Christmas Story at TN Rep November 25 – December 22
  49. Experience the Hip Hop Nutcracker on November 25.
  50. Celebrate Christmas with the Nelsons at The Franklin Theatre on November 25.
  51. Visit Santa at Lights on Sparrow Street on November 25.
  52. Experience Sparkle : A Country Christmas Carol at Fontanel from November 25 – December 23.
  53. Have hot cocoa and a hike at Bowie Nature Park on November 25 and December 16.
  54. See Fantasia : Christmas after Midnight on November 25.
  55. Have Holiday Tea with American Girl on November 26 Or December 3.
  56. Take a carriage ride at the Hendersonville Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 26.
  57. Decorate some country cookies at the CMHOF on November 26, December 3 & 10.
  58. Say Hallelujah! to Handel’s Messiah on November 27.
  59. Watch Buddy get excited about everything in Elf at the Capitol Theatre on November 28.
  60. See Miracle on 34th Street at The Franklin Theatre November 28-30.
  61. Head to Smashville to see the Nashville Predators take on the Chicago Blackhawks on November 28.
  62. Join Amy Grant at the 13th Annual Lighting of the Green at Lipscomb University on November 28.
  63. Kids age 10 and up can make a snowman ornament at the Nolensville Library on November 29.
  64. Watch The Santa Clause at The Franklin Theatre November 29, 30 & December 19.
  65. Leapin Lizards! Don’t miss Annie at The Capitol Theatre November 30 – December 8.
  66. Commemorate the 153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin at the annual illumination on November 30.
  67. Experience Holidays with Cirque De La Symphonie and the Nashville Symphony on November 30.
  68. Enjoy $2 admission to The Discovery Center on Throwback Thursday on November 30.
  69. Every Thursday is Family Night at Sky High Nashville.  2 hours of jump time plus dinner for a special price.
  70. Make a Souper Supper at Warner Park on December 1.
  71. Kids too young to sit through The Nashville Nutcracker? Try The Mini Nutcracker December 1-3.
  72. Spend a Friday morning at Goofballs.  Admission is free from 10AM – 4PM.
  73. Kick of the Holidays season with the Christmas Tree Lighting Festival in Franklin on December 1.
  74. Be a hometown tourist!  Book a Nashville Christmas Lights Tour December 1 – 31.
  75. Take the kids to Brushfire Pottery to make a gift for grandma.
  76. Watch the Metro Christmas Tree Lighting on December 1.
  77. Laugh through the holidays with Christmas Belles at Pull Tight Theatre from December 1 – 16.
  78. Watch Scrooge and Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol  December 1 -17 at The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro.
  79. Attend the Annual Tree Lighting in Murfreesboro on December 1.
  80. Take a trip to Narnia with Studio Tenn’s production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe December 1-23.
  81. Watch Kevin get left Home Alone at the North Branch Nashville Library on December 2.
  82. Take a carriage ride through Moss Wright Park at Yulefest on December 2.
  83. Celebrate Christmas at Cannonsburgh on December 2.
  84. See the Franklin Christmas Parade on December 2.
  85. Dress as your favorite character to meet princesses at The Nashville Zoo on December 2.
  86. See The Secret of Kells at The Belcourt on December 2.
  87. Take a selfie with Santa at Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs on December 2.
  88. Make a gingerbread house at Home Depot’s Free Kids Workshop on December 2.
  89. Have some hot chocolate with Santa at Goodlettsville’s Christmas on Main on December 2.
  90. Take a Yuletide tour of the historic Croft House at The Nashville Zoo December 2 – 17.
  91. Eat Breakfast with Santa at Stones River Mall on December 2.
  92. Enjoy a holiday concert by the Ukedelics and the Nashville Belles at the Nashville Library on December 2.
  93. Get a holiday picture the Polar Express Photo Booth at the Richland Park Library on December 2.
  94. Take a ride with Santa in his sleigh at the Bell Buckle Old Fashioned Christmas December 2, 9, 16 & 23.
  95. Celebrate 10 years of a Nashville Holiday tradition at Nashville’s Nutcracker December 2 – 23.
  96. Watch balloons, marching bands and celebrities at the Nashville Christmas Parade on December 2.
  97. Have Breakfast with Santa at The Bluegrass Country Club on December 2.
  98. Experience Christmas with the Christ Church Choir and Orchestra on December 2 & 3.
  99. Celebrate the Winter Holidays at The Festival of Lights on December 2.
  100. Have Breakfast with Santa and the MTSU farm animals on December 2.
  101. Get into the holiday spirit with the Williamson County Community Band on December 2.
  102. Figure out How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Franklin Theatre December 2, 9, 16 & 18.
  103. Spend the morning with Santa at The Brentwood Library on December 2.
  104. Get some decorating ideas at the 34th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes on December 2.
  105. Hear the Blair Suzuki Strings in concert at The Frist on December 2.
  106. Head to Dave and Buster’s for Breakfast with Santa on December 2.
  107. Take a free tour of Rock Castle at their Christmas Open House on December 2.
  108. Jump and Jive with The Brian Setzer Orchestra on December 3.
  109. Children with special needs can visit Santa at CoolSprings Galleria on December 3 during Santa Cares.
  110. Celebrate A Star Spangled Christmas at the Hendersonville Christmas Parade on December 3.
  111. Have some yummy holiday treats at the Brentwood Christmas Tree Lighting on December 4.
  112. Get unlimited rides in the Fun Zone at Hermitage Strike & Spare for a special price on Monday and Wednesday.
  113. Have an ugly cry at It’s a Wonderful Life at The Franklin Theatre on December 4, 18, 20, 24 & 25.
  114. Make Mondays festive! Have dinner and a movie at Copper Vault on December 4, December 11 and December 18.
  115. Let the teens make a wooden spoon reindeer at the East Branch Library on December 5.
  116. Have cookies with Santa on December 5 at the Donelson YMCA.
  117. Make a gingerbread House at the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center on December 5.
  118. Enjoy Storytime with Santa and Mrs Claus on December 5.
  119. Ready for the most unique holiday concert? Tuba Christmas is on December 5 in Gallatin and December 12 in Nashville.
  120. See Christmas with Jennifer Nettles and The Nashville Symphony on December 5 & 6.
  121. Hear CeCe Winans perform a holiday concert with The Nashville Symphony on December 7.
  122. Take the tinies to have hot cocoa and hear Christmas stories at the Edgehill  Library on December 7.
  123. The Brass Band of Nashville presents their Christmas Concert on December 7.
  124. Bring the grandkids to Warner Park on December 8 to make Stone Soup.
  125. See Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and,of course, Charlie Brown live at TPAC on December 8.
  126. Take a Snap with Santa at The Avenue December 8-10.
  127. Have a Good Old-Fashioned Redneck Christmas at Encore Theatre Company December 8-17.
  128. Take a Holiday Historical Tour at Two Rivers Mansion December 8 – 17, 2017.
  129. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy ‘Twas the Night before Christmas at Chaffin’s Barn Theatre December 8 -23.
  130. Celebrate the season at Music City Winterfest in Centennial Park on December 9.
  131. The Music City Chorus presents Comfort and Joy on December 9.
  132. Experience Christmas in Toyland at the Gallatin Christmas Parade on December 9.
  133. Experience The Magic of Santa in LaVergne on December 9.
  134. Take a carriage ride at Christmas on the Square in Lebanon December 9.
  135. See Home Alone at The Belcourt on December 9.
  136. Take the teens to the Inglewood Library to create clay holiday trees on December 9.
  137. Walk Through the Bethlehem Marketplace on December 9 & 10.
  138. Have Breakfast with Santa at Cheekwood on December 9 and December 23.
  139. Attend the Battle of Nashville 153rd Anniversary living history event on December 9.
  140. Play in the snow at Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin December 9 & 10.
  141. Visit with Santa and Mrs Claus at the Inglewood Library on December 9.
  142. Head to Mallard Park in Hendersonville for the Deck the Hulls Boat Parade on December 9.
  143. Make a Tea Light Snowman at the Nolensville Library on December 9.
  144. Watch the potbelly pigs at the “Almost World-Famous” Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade on December 9.
  145. See Home Alone 2 : Lost in New York at the North Branch Nashville Library on December 9.
  146. Mandy Barnett brings her classic Christmas songs to The Franklin Theatre on December 9.
  147. Experience Christmas in a Galaxy far far away at the Mt Juliet Christmas Parade on December 9.
  148. Attend a Holiday Party with Mrs Claus and Santa at the Bordeaux Library on December 9.
  149. Experience John Berry : Christmas Songs & Stories  at The Palace Theater on December 10.
  150. Watch the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade on December 10.
  151. Only a few spots left for the Family Baking Class at The Curious Kitchen on December 10.
  152. Watch Drew & Ellie Holcomb’s Neighborly Christmas on December 10.
  153. Hear the Grand Old Dulcimer Club in concert at The Nashville Library on December 10.
  154. Walk Thru Bethlehem at Woodmont Christian Church on December 10.
  155. Take your pup to see Santa at Opry Mills on December 10.
  156. Watch Elf at the Bordeaux Library on December 11.
  157. Decorate cookies at the Bellevue Library on December 10.
  158. Wear your PJs to Polar Express Day at The Bellevue Library on December 12.
  159. See It’s a Wonderful Life on the big screen at Capitol Theatre on December 12.
  160. Hear Handel’s Messiah with the Nashville Symphony December 14 – 17.
  161. See Cinderella at Nashville Children’s Theatre December 14 – 21
  162. Meet Santa at the Goodlettsville Library on December 14.
  163. Hear the Murfreesboro Symphony in concert at A Christmas Spectacular on December 14.
  164. Celebrate winter with songs and stories at Warner Park on December 15.
  165. See The Polar Express at the Richland Park Library on December 15.
  166. Watch a free family movie at Academy Park Performing Arts Center on December 15.
  167. Mom and Dad can wrap some gifts and craft their own gift tags at the Nashville Library December 16 & 23.
  168. Make a pinecone bird feeder at Riverbend Kid’s Club on December 16.
  169. See Home Alone 3 at the North Branch Library on December 16.
  170. Learn about Santa around the World on December 16.
  171. See Shopkins LIVE! on December 17 at War Memorial Auditorium.
  172. Create Holiday Hats at CMHOF on December 17 and 31.
  173. Have a Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes on December 18
  174. Introduce the kids to the classic White Christmas at the Franklin Theatre on December 19, 20, 22, 24 & 25.
  175. Have snacks and music to celebrate the Holiday Open House at the Nolensville Library on December 19.
  176. Sign up in advance to decorate cookies at the Edgehill Library on December 19.
  177. Celebrate the school holiday by taking the kids to the Pfunky Griddle. The most fun you can have at breakfast!
  178. Sing along to Hot Chocolate as you watch The Polar Express at the Capitol Theatre on December 19 or 22.
  179. Paint an ornament at the Edgehill Library on December 20.
  180. Lots of Kids Holiday Cooking Classes at The Curious Kitchen December 20-23. Don’t wait. They fill up fast!
  181. See Believe at Bridgestone Arena presented by Cirque Musica Holiday on December 20.
  182. Take a Winter Hill Forest Hike on December 21.
  183. Help build a gingerbread house at the Edgehill library on December 21.
  184. See Kevin get left Home Alone in concert with the Nashville Symphony December 21 & 22.
  185. Find out if Santa brings Ralphie the Red Ryder BB Gun in A Christmas Story December 22-25.
  186. Have brunch with Mrs Claus at American Girl on December 22.
  187. Create a new tradition with your family. Attend the Holiday Spectacular & Sing a Long at the Nashville Symphony on December 23.
  188. Swing into Christmas with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra on December 23.
  189. Write a Holiday Song at the CMHOF on December 23.
  190. Experience Sing : An Irish Christmas on December 23.
  191. See Home Alone : Holiday Heist at the North Branch Library on December 23.
  192. Decorate a holiday cookie at the Inglewood Library on December 23.
  193. See the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at The Ryman on December 24.
  194. Hear the bells at the Christmas Eve Carillon Concert at Belmont on December 24.
  195. Escape the post Christmas blahs at Winter Break Skate at Smyrna Skate Center December 26 – 29.
  196. Keep the fun going with Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis on December 28.
  197. Hear Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee at The Ryman on December 28.

 

We have even more ideas in our full Nashville Christmas guide!

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