Family Friendly Events in Middle Tennessee

 

Arthur Christmas @ The Franklin Theatre

The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN

Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with Grandsanta to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours.

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Rhythmic Circus – Holiday Shuffle

The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN

Part of the Celebration of Dance Series Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Rhythmic Circus is an internationally renowned, 12-member live music and tap dance ensemble. Experiencing one of their adrenaline-soaked dance performances feels like witnessing the rebirth of an art form, one that forged all kinds of stylistic hybrids, but is something else entirely. Their name, ...

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$57 – $69

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Christmas Vacation @ The Franklin Theatre

The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family ...

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Elf at The Franklin Theatre

The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James ...

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A Christmas Story at The Franklin Theatre

The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Please note that The Franklin Theatre does not show previews. The feature film will start at the listed showtime.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas @ The Franklin Theatre

The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, ...

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The Star @ The Franklin Theatre

The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN

Start your family’s Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons off with a free movie at the historic Franklin Theatre! Families will enjoy the animated film "The Star, A Tale of Faith and Friendship". The Star is an animated take on the Nativity story that's told from the perspective of animals who accompany Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. ...

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Free

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Cirque-tacular’s Spooktacular

The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN

Part of the Family Spotlight Series Spooks, specters, and scaredy-cats contort and cavort through a high-flying circus of scare. Vampires soar, skeletons stagger, and acrobatic cats romp through a humorously haunted bazaar of the bizarre. Indulge your inner eerie in Spooktacular, a family-friendly, bone-chilling delight! About the Company: CIRQUE-TACULAR is New York City’s premier supplier ...

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$35 – $49

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Mark Nizer 4D Theatre

The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN

Part of the Family Spotlight Series The phrase "Nothing Less Than Brilliant" (Performance Magazine) has been used to describe the outrageous comedy antics and expertly crafted juggling feats of Mark Nizer. Mark Nizer is one of the greatest entertainment comedians and jugglers performing today. His wild exploits have landed him on MTV, HBO’s Just for ...

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$19 – $29

Scrooge @ The Franklin Theatre

The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

$6 – $7