Nashville Holiday Events Guide from Nashville Moms Blog!


‘Tis the Season for our annual Holiday Events Guide! As Nashville grows, so do these events. If events require a ticket, it’s better to purchase sooner rather than later. With no shortage of fun things to do in and around Nashville during this time of year, we hope this guide helps you plan your holiday fun! With so many fun things to choose from, we’re bound to miss some, so please add your favorites in the comments if you don’t see them listed here. As always, confirm the dates and times with the venue as these events are subject to change.



November 17th – December 31st, Open nightly at 5pm
$25 per vehicle (non commercial)
$25 per church van/bus
$50 for commercial vehicles
Tour groups are per person.
They accept all major credit cards.

Sunny Side Drive in Brentwood:
Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day from 5pm-10pm, daily.
Santa will be present every evening the week of Christmas! Every year they raise thousands of dollars for Shiners Hospitals for Children!

Lights on Old Charlotte: (Franklin)
Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Day. 4:30pm-10pm daily.
Enjoy 60,000 computerized lights! Donations accepted to benefit Graceworks Ministries, an organization that helps neighbors in need.

Lights on Sparrow Street: (Spring Hill)

Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Day. 4:30pm – 10pm daily.

Enjoy a computerized light display in Spring Hill! This show is affiliated with Lights on Old Charlotte, and therefore also accepts donations to Graceworks Ministries.

Chad’s Winter Wonderland:
Thanksgiving night through New Year’s Eve, 6pm – 10pm daily (weather permitting)
Open our regular hours Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
$15/vehicle ($20/Limos & Passenger Vans)
9’ Clearance

Don’t forget your letter to Santa!
No debit or credit cards

Cheekwood Holiday Lights
November 24th – December 31st. 5pm – 10pm. Closed every Monday and closed Christmas.

Make s’mores, meet Santa and see two real reindeer! New this year: Parking is included!
Buy tickets here.

Opryland Lights
November 10th – January 1

Throughout the resort


Nashville Christmas Lights Tour

Holiday Lights Tour – First Impression Limos

Christmas Experience – Alpha Limos

Holiday Lights Tour – Allstar Limos

Holley Trolley Light Tour

Hello Trolley Light Tour

Holiday Lights Carriage Tours


Opryland Lights

November 10th – January 1st

ICE! Featuring Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
November 10th – January 1st
Buy tickets here

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
The Grand Ole Opry
November 18th – December 27th
buy tickets here

Diamond Rios Holidays and Hits Dinner Show

November 17th – December 25th

Buy tickets here

Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing & Glacier Glide Ice Skating
Opryland Events Center Lawn
November 10th – January 1st
Buy tickets here AND make sure to check out height restrictions!

Breakfast With Charlie Brown and Friends

November 18th – December 30th

Children ages 4-11

Children under 3 eat FREE with paying adult!

Purchase tickets here



Creative Zone: Country Cookies and Hats
December 3rd – 10am – 1:00pm
December 10th – 10:00am – 1:00pm

Film: A Country Christmas
December 3rd – 11:00am – 11:45am

Photos with Santa

December 9th – 11:00am – 2:00pm
December 10th – 11:00am – 2:00pm
December 16th – 11:00am – 2:00pm
December 17th – 11:00am – 2:00pm

Film: Kenny and Dolly: A Christmas To Remember
December 10th – 11am – 11:45am

Preschool Program: Song and Storytime – Family Traditions
December 16th – 10:00am – 11:00am

Family Program: Intro to Jamming – Holiday Style
December 16th – 1:00pm  – 2:00pm

Tour and Concert: A Legendary Holiday at Historic RCA Studio B
December 16th – 3:00pm – 5:00pm; 4:15pm – 6:15pm
December 17th – 3:00pm – 5:00pm; 4:15pm – 6:15pm

Creative Zone: Holiday Hats
December 17th – 10:00am – 1:00pm
December 31st – 10:00am – 1:00pm

Family Program: Songwriting 101 – Holiday Style
December 23rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm


Holiday Afternoon Teas

November 24th – December 29th – 2:00pm

Holiday Lights

November 24th – December 31st – 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Family Gingerbread Workshops

December 2nd – 9:00am – 12:30pm 
December 6th – 5:00pm – 8:00pm
December 16th – 9:00am – 12:30pm
December 20th – 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Breakfast With Santa

December 9th – 8:30am – 10:00am
December 23rd – 8:30am – 10:00 



A Nashville Nutcracker
December 2nd – 23rd

Street Corner Symphony: Gabe Dixon & Friends Christmas Show

December 2nd

A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 8th

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

December 28th

The Hip Hop Nutcracker
November 25th

A Christmas Story
November 24th – December 22nd

The Nashville Symphony

Holidays with Cirque de la Symphony & The Nashville Symphony

December 1st – 8:00pm
December 2nd – 1:00pm; 8:00pm

Christmas with Jennifer Nettles and the Nashville Symphony
December 5th – 7:30pm
December 6th – 7:30pm

Cece Williams: Holidays and Hits with the Nashville Symphony

December 7th – 7:30pm

A Johnnyswim Christmas

December 8th – 7:30pm
December 19th – 7:30pm

Drew and Ellie Holcomb’s Neighborly Christmas

December 10th – 7:30pm

Handel’s Messiah
December 14th – 7:00pm
December 15th – 8:00pm
December 16th – 8:00pm
December 17th – 3:00pm

A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes and Special Guests
December 18th –  7:30pm

Home Alone in HD with the Nashville Symphony and Chorus
December 21st –  7:00pm
December 22nd – 7:00pm

SING! An Irish Christmas

December 23rd – 7:30pm

Family Holiday Spectacular and Sing-A-Long
December 23rd – 11am

The Ryman Auditorium

The Brian Setzer Orchestra: 14th Annual Christmas Show

December 3rd – 7:30pm

Amy Grant and Vince Gill: Christmas at The Ryman
December 6th– 7:30pm
December 7th – 7:30pm
December 13th – 7:30pm
December 14th – 7:30pm
December 18th – 7:30pm
December 19th – 7:30pm
December 20th – 7:30pm
December 21st – 7:30pm

Today is Christmas Tour – Leann Rimes

December 10th – 7:30pm

Andrew Peterson & Special Guests
December 11th – 7:00pm

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

December 24th – 2:00pm

Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas From the Fam-O-Lee

December 28th – 7:30pm

Bridgestone Arena

Casting Crowns + For King and Country

December 5th – 7:00pm

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular
December 20th – 7:30pm


Franklin Theater

The Polar Express
November 23rd – 10:00am
November 24th – 10:00am
November 25th – 10:00am
November 26th – 1:00pm
November 28th – 4:00pm

November 22nd – 7:00pm
November 23rd – 1:00pm; 4:00pm
November 24th – 7:00pm
November 26th – 4:00pm

The Santa Clause

November 29th – 4:00pm
November 30th – 4:00pm
December 19th – 4:00pm

Christmas Vacation
November 23rd – 7:00pm
November 24th – 1:00pm; 4:00pm
November 26th – 7:00pm
November 27th – 7:00pm

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey)

December 2nd – 10:00am

December 9th – 10:00am

December 16th – 10:00am

December 18th – 4:00pm

Elf Junior and Charlie Brown Christmas

December 17th – 1:00pm; 5:30pm

It’s A Wonderful Life
December 3rd (Special Screening with Mary Owen) –  7:00pm
December 4th – 7:00pm

December 18th – 7:00pm

December 20th – 7:00pm

December 24th – 7:00pm

December 25th – 3:30pm

White Christmas (1954)
December 19th – 7:00pm

December 20th – 3:30pm

December 24th – 3:30pm

December 25th – 7:00pm

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
November 28th – 7:00pm
November 29th  – 7:00pm
November 30th  – 7:00pm

A Christmas Story
December 24th – 12:30pm
December 25th – 12:30pm

This Christmas With Melinda Doolittle

December 14th – 8:00pm

T Graham Brown Christmas

December 21st – 8:00pm

Capitol Theater (Lebanon)


November 28th – 6:30pm

It’s a Wonderful Life

December 12th – 6:30pm

The Polar Express

December 19th – 6:30pm

December 22nd – 6:30pm


The Belcourt Theater

It’s a Wonderful Life

December 20th – 24th – 1:00pm; 4:00pm; 7:00pm

December 25th – 7:00pm


Jewish Community Center

Hadassah Program: Lots of Latkes

December 5th – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Nashville Chanukah Lighting Ceremony and Celebration With Mayor Megan Barry

December 12th – 4:30pm – 7:00pm


The Frist Center For the Visual Arts

Free Admission With Second Harvest Donation

November 6th – December 18th
On MONDAYS only: Free admission to guests bringing nonperishable food items to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The items most needed by Second Harvest this year are peanut butter, canned chicken or tuna, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta and cereal.

Holiday Flute Concert – FREE

December 2nd – 1:00pm

Holiday Strings Concert – FREE

December 2nd – 2:00pm

Nashville Christmas Parade
December 2nd – 8:30am – 11:00am

Music City Winterfest (FREE ADMISSION)
December 9th – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Holiday Market, Live Music, Food Trucks, Beer Garden and general Holiday Cheer!

Fannie Battle Caroling for Kids
December 1-24
“Since 1916, volunteers have caroled throughout the Nashville community for the benefit of Fannie Battle Day Home for Children. Today, that tradition continues through both caroling door-to-door as well as a variety of other creative endeavors.”

Belmont Mansion
Christmas Dinner and Auction  

December 8th – 6:30pm
Christmas Brunch

December 9th – 10:00am

A Camerata Christmas (FREE)

December 11th – 7:30pm

A Christmas Cabaret

December 18th – 22nd


Christmas At Belmont
December 4th – Dress Rehearsal at 3:00pm, Television taping at 7:00pm
The Fontanel

Christmas at the Mansion

November 24th – December 30th – 6:00pm – 10:30pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas Dinner

Begins November 24th – Dates and times vary

Sparkle: A Country Christmas Carol

November 25th – December 23rd – 6:00pm

Dickens of a Christmas Festival
December 9th – 10am – 4pm
Historic Downtown Franklin


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