Nashville Christmas Shows and Events

Christmas Shows

Every Holiday Season Nashville turns on the twinkling lights and pulls out the Christmas music to put on a show you won't soon forget. When the stars come out in our town you can expect to see both rising stars and some of the biggest names. Enjoy!

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The all-volunteer crew at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum hosts round-trip train rides from Nashville to locations east including Lebanon, Wat

Tennessee Central Railway Museum
220 Willow St
37210 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 244-9001

The mission of Rippavilla Plantation, Incorporated is to preserve, restore and interpret the buildings and grounds of the Cheairs family utilizing

Rippavilla Plantation
5700 Main St
37174 Spring Hill , TN
Phone: (931) 486-9037
Fax: (931) 486-3175
The beloved holiday tradition of Nashville’s Nutcracker returns to the stage with even more dancers and magical characters.
3630 Redmon Street
37209 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 297 2966
The holiday season is a particularly wonderful time to visit Belmont Mansion.
Belmont Mansion
1700 Acklen Avenue
37212 Nashville , TN
Phone: 615-460-5459

A Christmas Story, Nashville's Newest Holiday Tradition!

Johnson Theatre at TPAC
505 Deaderick Street
37219 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 782-4040

Nightly until Jan. 1, 2017

Christmas Wonderland
2572 Music Valley Dr.
37214 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 889-4225

As a previous Holiday Lights Competition winner, Gill’s Bright Lights offers synchronized 50,000 lights, over a dozen or so Christmas trees, and on

Gill’s Bright Lights
288 Lake Terrace Drive
37075 Hendersonville , TN

Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville will be held for the first time at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Music City Midnight
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
37201 Nashville , TN

South of Nashville near the historic Natchez Trace lies Natchez Hills, our boutique family vineyard and winery.

Natchez Hills Vineyard
109 Overhead Bridge Rd
38461 Hampshire , TN
Phone: 931-285-2500

Shop for handmade items from over 140 vendors. See the "Best of the Best" at the car show, also indoors.

Williamson County Parks & Recreation
1120 Hillsboro Road
37064 Franklin , TN
Phone: (615) 790-5719

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Tennessee Central Railway Museum

 

The all-volunteer crew at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum hosts round-trip train rides from Nashville to locations east including Lebanon, Watertown, Cookeville, and Monterey.

Rides start at the museum, which includes a library, model trains, and railway artifacts. You can check out the museum before taking a variety of excursions trips always include unique adventures from train robberies, music, civil war reenactments, and on-board murder mysteries to Watertown's famous mile long yard sale and seasonal visits from Santa and the Easter Bunny.

The Museum Hobby Shop is the place for all your modeling needs. They carry inventory of N and HO scale equipment from Atlas, Athearn, Kadee, Walthers, and many others. And, if we don't have what you need, we can order it for you. Museum members are eligible for a discount on most items. The Hobby Shop hours are Tuesday Noon - 4 PM, Thursday Noon to 6 PM and Saturday's 9 AM - 3 PM.

The Museum office is staffed Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tennessee Central Railway Museum
Tennessee Central Railway Museum
Tennessee Central Railway Museum
 
 

Rippavilla Plantation

 

The mission of Rippavilla Plantation, Incorporated is to preserve, restore and interpret the buildings and grounds of the Cheairs family utilizing the highest standards of scholarship, craftsmanship and preservation in order to create a site that will serve as an educational institution of the utmost integrity and credibility.

Today, the house has been restored to its 1860s appearance with many original period family antique pieces on display throughout the house. Be sure to visit the museum room where you will find several family heirlooms as well as some genuine Civil War artifacts.
Weddings
Rippavilla's historic home and grounds are available for weddings and receptions.
Imagine how special your wedding will be when you exchange your vows in this stately 19th century, Greek revival Antebellum mansion.

Rippavilla Plantation
Rippavilla Plantation Wedding Location
 
 

Nashville Ballet presents Nutcracker

 
The beloved holiday tradition of Nashville’s Nutcracker returns to the stage with even more dancers and magical characters. Set in Nashville, with local historic characters, Nashville’s Nutcracker takes young Clara on an enchanted adventure with her Nutcracker. Her visit to the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 is only the beginning of her magical journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. “With enchanted toys, whimsical fairies and the glorious music of Tchaikovsky, it’s easy to lose yourself in the magic of Nashville’s Nutcracker. But thanks to the unique concept and vision of artistic director Paul Vasterling, Nashville Ballet ensures that we never lose sight of home,” said The Tennessean’s review of last year’s performance.
Nashville Ballet presents Nutcracker
 
 
Business Location: 
3630 Redmon Street
37209 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 297 2966

Christmas at the Belmont Mansion

 
The holiday season is a particularly wonderful time to visit Belmont Mansion. Each year, Belmont is magnificently decorated in complete yuletide splendor.This is the perfect time to get a little Christmas cheer.
Christmas at the Belmont Mansion
 
 
Business Location: 
Belmont Mansion
1700 Acklen Avenue
37212 Nashville , TN
Phone: 615-460-5459

A Christmas Story at the Tennessee Repertory Theatre

 

A Christmas Story, Nashville's Newest Holiday Tradition! Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his unflappable campaign to get Santa (or anyone else) to give him a "legendary official Red Rider carbine-action 200 shot range-model air rifle." Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself at Goldblatt's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out." This irresistible piece of Americana is guaranteed to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.

A Christmas Story  at Tennessee Repertory Theatre
 
 
Business Location: 
Johnson Theatre at TPAC
505 Deaderick Street
37219 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 782-4040

Christmas Wonderland

 

Nightly until Jan. 1, 2017
For the 7th year in a row the folks at Jellystone Park™ host one of the most amazing drive thru light shows you will ever see. The Big 98 WSIX is proud to bring to you a new animated 35 foot Christmas tree added to the hundreds of thousands of LED Christmas lights dancing to some rocking Christmas tunes coming through your very own car radio. The show this year will feature new animated displays throughout the park, as well as Fox 17's Santa's Village.

Christmas Wonderland
 
 
Business Location: 
Christmas Wonderland
2572 Music Valley Dr.
37214 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 889-4225

Gill’s Bright Lights

 

As a previous Holiday Lights Competition winner, Gill’s Bright Lights offers synchronized 50,000 lights, over a dozen or so Christmas trees, and one mega tree. Remember to bring a canned food donation too as it goes to benefit Second Harvest. The donation bin is normally located at the front of the Mega Tree by the driveway.

We did collect food for Second Harvest this year. We are happy to announce that Gill’s Bright Lights has donated nearly 9,000 meals over 2 Christmas seasons! Thank you to all the people who donated. Gill’s Bright Lights and Second Harvest thank you.

Our Facebook and YouTube statistics have probably become one of the most exciting parts of Gill’s Bright Lights. Our Angry Birds video from last year has hit 50,000 views! Our 2012 Gangnam Style video almost hit 5,000 views and has only been up 2 weeks. Our Gill’s Bright Lights You Tube Channel has had over 60,000 views!

Next Year watch out! We can’t wait to show you what we have planned.

Gill’s Bright Lights in Hendersonville Tennessee
Gill’s Bright Lights
 
 
Business Location: 
Gill’s Bright Lights
288 Lake Terrace Drive
37075 Hendersonville , TN

JACK DANIEL’S MUSIC CITY MIDNIGHT:

 

Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville will be held for the first time at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The traditional Music Note Drop and accompanying fireworks display will ring in the New Year against the backdrop of the iconic State Capitol building and unique view of the Nashville skyline.Free music (what else would you expect in Music City USA!) and watch the 15 foot music note (covered in 150 feet of LED lights) drop from the sky as the clock strikes midnight. The festivities conclude with a firework.

Nashville is a family town and this event is proves that with a Family Hour from 7 to 8 p.m., during which families had an opportunity to mark the holiday with a raising of the music note, a fireworks display and discounted non-alcoholic beverages.

The party starts early in Nashville as we ring in the New Year with THREE days of festivities!

JACK DANIEL’S MUSIC CITY MIDNIGHT: NEW YEAR’S EVE IN NASHVILLE 15ft Music Note falls at Midnight
Business Location: 
Music City Midnight
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
37201 Nashville , TN

Natchez Hills Vineyard

 

South of Nashville near the historic Natchez Trace lies Natchez Hills, our boutique family vineyard and winery. We create old-world, handcrafted, small-batch wines using traditional winemaking techniques to ensure the grape’s truest expression. Come stay at our bed and breakfast for a unique experience that celebrates Tennessee artisans, songwriters, and an organic lifestyle.

 
 

Holiday Arts & Crafts Show & Kar Klassic

 

Shop for handmade items from over 140 vendors. See the "Best of the Best" at the car show, also indoors. Visit Santa November 12 & 13 2016.

Holiday Arts & Crafts Show & Kar Klassic
 
 
Business Location: 
Williamson County Parks & Recreation
1120 Hillsboro Road
37064 Franklin , TN
Phone: (615) 790-5719

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