Top Nashville Christmas Events andHoliday Fun

Seasonal Shows, Winter Wonderlands, Christmas Lights and Holiday Events

Nashville offers tons of festive opportunities during the Christmas and holiday season. There is an unlimited supply of Christmas and holiday events and activities to be found and explored in the Middle Tennessee area.

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    Experience some of the best holiday lights and festive displays that the Nashville area has to offer. Just some of the offerings include Chad's Winter Wonderland, which has a drive-thru Santa house -- featuring Santa himself taking Christmas wish lists -- a drive-thru nativity scene, more than 350 pieces of Christmas scenery, a Christmas train, a dancing snowman and many new LED displays; Christmas on the Cumberland, which has over 1 million Christmas lights on display at the city of Clarksville's festival of lights at McGregor Park, the dancing lights of Christmas at Jellystone Park in Nashville and much more to light up your holiday season

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    If you're in the Nashville area, you have plenty of places to tour historic homes during the holidays. You can tour the state's executive mansion -- the home of the governor -- ​during Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays event. Or check out the Hermitage Holiday Tour -- a walk-through of President Andrew Jackson's historic house. The Historic Home Yuletide Tours at the Nashville Zoo will give you a chance to step back in time for the holiday season. These are just some of the many options for holiday home tours in the Nashville area.


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    During nearly the entire Christmas season, Gaylord Opryland Hotel is hosting many holiday events including the viewing its lavish displays, featuring more than 2 million twinkling lights and festive new décor. Other events to get you in the spirit of the season include Ice, Treasures for the Holidays, the Brightest Star Fountain Show, the Hall of Trees and a General Jackson Holiday Cruise -- providing weeks of nonstop holiday activities.

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    In addition to the previously mentioned lights and home tours, Nashville has a never-ending supply of holiday events from candlelight tours to science exhibits, holiday-themed lectures and Christmas concerts -- so you're sure to find holiday events and happenings to please anyone on your list. Check out these options for things to do and see in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Browse through a Nashville events calendar to find out what's currently happening in and around Nashville in December -- or any month of the year.

There is an unlimited supply of Christmas and holiday events and activities to be found and explored in the Nashville area.