Where to Find Santa in Nashville


Christmas quickly approaches! Lucky for us, Nashville and the surrounding areas have plenty of opportunities to see the big man in red before he takes flight on Christmas Eve. If you’re looking for the best places to find Santa in Nashville, you’re in luck! Check out our list below. Many of these events are free. However, if ‘FREE’ is not listed, there may be a charge to visit with Santa.

Santa at Opry Mills

Now-December 24th
Visit Santa between entrances 1 and 2 next to Ann Taylor Factory Store and Zales.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop, Opry Mills

Now-December 24th

Santa at Cool Springs Galleria

Now-December 24th
In the center court near Dillard’s

Holiday at Cheekwood

Breakfast with Santa:
December 9th and 23rd

Meet Santa:
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, November 24th-December 24th

Photos with Santa at the Country Music Hall of Fame

November 25th, 26th, December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th

Photos with Santa at The Opryland Hotel

Now-December 24th
Under Delta Island Bridge
Times vary

Breakfast with Santa at the Aquarium Restaurant

December 6th, 17th, and 23th
Must have reservations
$14.99 adults, $9.99 child

Visit with Santa at Learning Express Toys of Cool Springs

Now-December 24th
Every Friday 5pm-7pm and Sunday 3pm-5pm

Holiday Story time in the Visitors Center, Franklin

December 2nd- 12pm
December 9th-1pm
December- 16th- 1pm

Santa’s Flight Academy at The Mall at Green Hills

Now-December 24th
Upper level near Macy’s

Let us know in the comments about any place we missed seeing Ol’ St. Nick.


  1. For a top notch Santa experience, quality photos and no long lines, come out to Smoothie King /Third Coast Salt on Mount Juliet Road between now and December 23rd. Appointments can be made, but are not necessary. Walk-ins are welcome! Our Santa’s are very experienced and provide more than just your average Santa photos. They provide a full experience tied together with a beautiful mini Christmas session! For more information, visit @Kingpics1 on Facebook. Share the memories of this Christmas with your loved ones with quality photos and an unforgettable time!

    Our Santa wears a different outfit every day Mon-Thurs and is in traditional suit Fri-Sun


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