Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas Nashville! 2020 has not canceled Christmas in the Middle Tennessee area. From Christmas lights to breakfast with Santa, there is SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. fun to be had in a safe way this year! Check out the following events occurring this season. Make sure to tag @NashvilleLittles on Instagram throughout the holidays!
Gaylord Opryland's Christmas celebration is our family's favorite event of the year! This year they have added so many special events to ensure safety and fun for the family. First, walking the hotel is a must! It is decorated beautifully and is sure to impress the whole family. They have also added a pop-up I love Christmas Movies experience. You will be able to walk through and interact with your favorite Christmas movies including The Elf, The Polar Express, A Christmas Story, The Year Without Santa Claus and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! In addition, they will have ice tubing, ice skating, gingerbread decorating stations, a letter to Santa station and a new socially distanced meeting with Santa himself! You can even participate in a breakfast with Charlie Brown & friends. Click here to save 40% when you combine I Love Christmas Movies and any other holiday event! You can also go to a dinner show and see The Oak Ridge Boys as well!
Cheekwood's Holiday Lights is a family favorite tradition. Take in the beauty of the holiday season with their one mile walk of lights glowing throughout the garden. You can also view live Reindeer and visit their new Children's Wonderland that will be decorated with 17 towering colorful light displays. The classic smores station, poinsettia tree and train display will be available as well.
This family tour includes a holiday tour through the mansion where you can discover what the Jackson children wrote to Santa and how their family traditions evolved over time. In addition you can make a Victorian-inspired holiday ornament and play with popular toys from the 1800s.
Bass Pro Shop is providing a safe way to visit with Santa this year! At 5 PM on November 7th, Santa will arrive with a magic outdoor tailgating event! In addition to visiting with Santa and taking photos, families can mail letters to Santa and take home free holiday craft activities. Remember that you must reserve your time slot online!
For the 11th consecutive season, Dancing Lights of Christmas returns to the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Hop in your car and enjoy Tennessee's largest synchronized light and music show with 2.5 miles of lights and music! Saturday's are the busiest day of the week, but they are open 7 days if you want a shorter wait. Tickets are $25 per car.
What represents winter magic more than ice skating? The Fountains at Gateway is being transformed into a vibrant winter wonderland ice skating rink. Visit the shops, eat and skate for a night of family fun!
Join the Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club for the 14th annual Breakfast with Santa benefiting Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Crafts, breakfast, special guest and pictures with Santa will all be apart of the experience.
Loveless Cafe will be hosting free family photos with a professional photographer in exchange for a donation of canned goods or a new toy for a child in need. You do need to reserve a time slot in advance. For safety, they are limiting photos to 5 families per 15 minute time slots. Santa will not be present, but you can take a picture in a life sized sleigh!
Decorate a regular sized cupcake and doll sized cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles! There is also an opportunity to decorate a doll sized wreath to add some sparkle to your season! Dress in your holiday best for this fun event!
The City of Franklin Parks Department will host a festive Christmas drive though experience at Eastern Flank Park. There will be lights, characters & more! You can drive through with your family from 5-8 PM on Friday and Saturday night.
Jingle Beat is presented by EAMOTION and is an outdoor drive-through light, sound and sensory experience that brings the joy of the holiday season! This event is for all ages and features time-entry ticketing with one ticket covering the admission of an entire vehicle. The event is at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
Every Saturday in December you can have brunch with Santa at 10:00 AM for only $10! There is also wagon sleigh rides, s'mores, photo ops, crafting stations and more throughout the day. On Friday nights they have also have movie nights available for children ages 4-15 so parents can have a night out or get shopping done. Visit their website for more information.
Come visit Columbia, Tennessee and visit Santa's Snow Shop for an hour! There will pancakes for children to top with yummy treats or Christmas cookies to decorate! You will also take home a simple craft and get to take a picture with Santa! In addition, there are food trucks, shopping, bounce houses, a petting zoo, snowball fights and more.
Take a photo with Santa and share your Christmas wishes inside the Market House. You can purchase breakfast from one of the restaurants in the market after or before! There will also be live music and holiday shopping.
The grounds Eastern Flank Battlefield Park in Franklin will be sprinkled with candy canes ready to be eaten from 6-8 PM! Bring a flashlight and hunt for holiday treats. There will be bags for kids to decorate before the hunt along with hot chocolate and cookies. Event is limited to 100 participants. Registration begins on November 16th.
Local shops, hot cocoa, sidewalk vendors, live music, kids crafting stations and more! This is sure to be a fun event for the whole family. You can also grab a socially distanced photo with Santa in his retro Flying Ham Trailer! The event will take place from 5-8 PM at 2416 Music Valley Drive.
This FREE event will focus on the story of Christmas and will feature live animals and music. From 6-8 PM at Concord Community Church, enjoy the live nativity event from the comfort of your car with your family.
This FREE event is an opportunity to enjoy a live nativity scene complete with real animals and thousands of Christmas lights. You can hear the nativity story from the comfort of your car as you drive through. The event takes place at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from 6-8 PM.