Nashville Holiday Event Guide from Nashville Moms Blog :: 2019


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Nashville! Have you decked your halls and written a letter to Santa? If not, here are some events to get you in the holiday spirit! A reminder from last year’s guide: Sunnyside Lights in Brentwood has decided to majorly downsize as the event was drawing too much traffic to the neighborhood. They will still have some lights, but not the spectacle that it’s been in years past. If you decide to pass through anyway, please enjoy the remaining lights from your car, and do not get out to walk around.

NOTE: Many of these events require tickets. Please check dates and ticket info before heading out. Happy Holidays! 

GLOW Nashville at First Tennessee Park

The Dancing Lights of Christmas

Franktown Festival of Lights

Hoover Lights

Chad’s Winter Wonderland

Cheekwood Holiday Lights

Opryland Lights

Holiday Lights Tour – First Impression Limos

Holiday Lights Tour – Allstar Limos

Franklin Holiday Lights Trolley Tour

3 Million Christmas Lights

ICE! Featuring A Christmas Story 

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: A Musical 

Tubing and Ice Skating

Carriage Rides

Gingerbread Decorating Corner

Photos with Santa

Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Feast

Outdoor Nativity

Rockin’ Christmas on Ice

Delta Riverboat Cruises

Santa’s Spinners

Concert and Tree Lighting

Museum Member’s Holiday Reception

Free Photos With Santa

Beginner Guitar Workshop: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Creative Zone: Holiday Paper Crafts

Family Program: Snow Globe Making

Family Program: Christmas Ornaments

Holiday Lights

Dog Photos With Santa

Gingerbread Decorating

Ceramic Ornament Decorating 

Visits With Santa

The Belcourt Theater

The Ornaments in Concert: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Chaffin’s Barn Theatre

Jingle All The Way

A Tuna Christmas

Sanders Family Christmas

The Nashville Symphony

Rachmaninoff’s The Bells

Drifters, Coasters, & Platter’s Sing Holiday Hits

Kellie Pickler: Music City Christmas with the Nashville Symphony

Holiday Spectacular and Sing-Along

Dave Barnes presents a Very Merry Christmas with Special Guests

Drew and Ellie Holcomb’s Neighborly Christmas

Michael W. Smith: Christmas with the Nashville Symphony

Home Alone in Concert 

Handel’s Messiah

Sing! An Irish Christmas

The Ryman Auditorium 

Christmas 4 Kids Benefit

Andrew Peterson

Amy Grant and Vince Gill

Moscow’s Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker


A Christmas Carol

Nashville’s Nutcracker

Wonderful Life Annual Holiday Fundraiser

The Art of Holiday Cocktails

Manheim Steamroller Christmas

The Franklin Theater


The Polar Express

Christmas Vacation

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

A Christmas Story

White Christmas


It’s A Wonderful Life

Capitol Theater


A Christmas Carol Live

White Christmas

The Polar Express

Christmas Movie and Trivia

Shine Bright: The JCC’s annual Hanukkah Festival

Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade

Festival of the Nativities in Brentwood

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt

Porter Flea Holiday Market

Holidays at The Hermitage

Christmas Cruises on the General Jackson

The Nashville Christmas Parade

Fannie Battle Caroling for Kids

American Girl Store

Holiday Cake Decorating

Holiday Tea Party

Gingerbread House Decorating 

Breakfast With Santa

Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus


Christmas at Belmont

A Camerata Christmas

Breakfast with Santa at the Belmont Mansion

Christmas Dinner at the Belmont Mansion

Victorian Christmas Evening Tours at the Belmont Mansion

A Christmas Cabaret at the Belmont Mansion

Franklin and The Square

Christmas Tree Lighting 

Franklin Christmas Parade

Dickens of a Christmas Festival 


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When I moved to Nashville when I was 11, I never knew how deep my roots would run here! I attended Belmont University (Go Bruins!) where I met my husband David. We were married in 2008, and 4 months later, he was off to Iraq for a year. A couple of years after he returned home, we had our first daughter, Madeline, who is a lively redhead that keeps us on our toes! Any and all rumors you've ever heard about the nature of redheads are in fact true. Our second little girl, Violet, was born in July of this year and is the sweetest little addition. Before having children, I worked as a pediatric nurse for 7 years, and last year worked at two Williamson County high schools as a Health Science teacher. I will once again be staying home with the birth of our second daughter. I am new to the world of blogging, but look forward to the experience of getting to share stories, tips and advice with other local moms!


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