Upcoming Holiday Events in Nashville Tennessee

It's finally fall, y'all

Holidays are a special time in Nashville and middle Tennessee - perfect for one-of-a-kind Celebrations. We are currently featuring events highlighting Fall, Halloween, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving! Nashville always has one of a kind concerts, shows and events to helping you celebrate. You will notice that a number of Christmas and winter events are also sneaking into the calendar, we hope these help you make plans for the upcoming season. Enjoy Holiday Life -Nashville Life!

Please follow the links to the websites to make sure dates and times are accurate and determiner if tickets need to be purchased prior to heading out.. Also some events weather can be a factor,

Celebrate the Holidays in Nashville

Nashville is always up for a party, and holidays seem to be the best time to get together and celebrate! We hope you join the fun happening in every community of middle Tennessee.

Upcoming Holiday Events

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Dates: 
11/17/2018 (All day)
11/18/2018 (All day)

The Escape Game offers an escape from ordinary life that allows you to live out the stories you love. Here’s how it works: You and your team are locked in a room and have one hour to complete a mission and escape.

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11/17/2018 (All day)
11/18/2018 (All day)

November 9, 2018 – January 1, 2019

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11/16/2018 - 4:00pm
11/17/2018 - 4:00pm

Get in the spirit of the season as you discover more than 3 million dazzling Christmas lights around every bend of our resort! Don’t miss the magic of the new lights and festive décor Santa’s Elves have added for 2018.

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11/16/2018 - 5:00pm
11/17/2018 - 5:00pm

November 9, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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11/16/2018 - 5:00pm
11/17/2018 - 5:00pm

Nov 16 - Dec 31 | Open nightly at 5pm The Dancing Lights of Christmas returns to Wilson County and the James E.

 
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11/17/2018 - 7:15pm
11/18/2018 - 7:15pm

November 17, 2018 - January 1, 2019 It is not everyday you hear about ice skating in Nashville but at Oprylands indoor ice rink you will find more than 7,000 square feet of real ice, this timeless holiday tradition has never been more fun.

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11/16/2018 - 5:00pm
11/17/2018 - 5:00pm

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event.

 
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11/18/2018 - 6:15pm
11/19/2018 - 6:15pm
This fun, sticky and interactive decorating tradition just got a whole lot sweeter. Choose a traditional gingerbread house and build the perfect candy home.
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11/20/2018 - 5:00pm
11/21/2018 - 5:00pm

Nov 20, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019 | Sunday - Thursday, 5:00PM - 10:00PM | Friday - Saturday, 5:00PM - 11:00PM

 
Dates: 
11/17/2018 - 11:15am
11/18/2018 - 11:15am

November 16 - December 25 | See Website for Excluded Dates

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11/22/2018 - 6:00pm
11/23/2018 - 6:00pm

Franktown Festival of Lights - Williamson County’s only drive-thru light display featuring a full mile of holiday illumination – will be unwrapped for the first time this holiday season.

 
Dates: 
11/23/2018 (All day)
11/24/2018 (All day)

Bells are ringing and spirits are bright! Enjoy an all new holiday lights tour like none other with Grand Avenue this season. Twinkling lights, steaming cider and holiday memories await!

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11/23/2018 - 5:00pm
11/24/2018 - 5:00pm

November 23, 2018 – December 30, 2018 | 5:00pm - 10:00 pm Delight in the joy of the holidays during Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood!

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Dates: 
11/23/2018 - 5:00pm
11/24/2018 - 5:00pm

Delight in the joy of the holiday season during Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood. Nashville’s favorite tradition returns with ONE MILLION LIGHTS illuminating our gardens for the prettiest winter stroll of the season.

 
Dates: 
11/17/2018 (All day)
11/22/2018 (All day)

Elf: The Musical · Nov 15 – Dec 29, 2018 · (Sunday Matinee & Dinner Dec 9, 2018)

 
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11/24/2018 (All day)
12/01/2018 (All day)

Watch Tennessee roll past your wide sightseeing window at scenic level aboard one of TCRM's special excursion trains. Our streamlined coaches feature air-conditioning, large sightseeing windows, and comfortable seats.

 
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11/16/2018 - 6:15pm
11/17/2018 - 6:15pm

Select Dates from November 15 - December 25, 2018 This holiday season, experience the elegance and sophistication of a Music City Christmas aboard the General Jackson Showboat!

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11/28/2018 - 7:30pm
11/29/2018 - 7:30pm

"Christmas audiences are special," explains Grant. "They tend to involve the whole family, and their emotions are a wonderful mix of anticipation and reverence.

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12/27/2018 - 9:45am
12/28/2018 - 9:45am

December 27, 28 & 29, 2018
NEW: January 4 & 5, 2019
10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost $10/hiker

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12/03/2018 - 10:00am
12/04/2018 - 10:00am

December 3-8, 2018Merry Mansker's Christmas Week offers a week of fun-filled activities!

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Dates: 
12/13/2018 - 7:00pm
12/14/2018 - 7:00pm

Guerrero Conducts Handel's Messiah at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville Tennessee

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12/08/2018 - 3:00pm
12/09/2018 - 3:00pm

Dec 8 & 9, 2018

 
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12/05/2018 - 7:00pm
12/06/2018 - 7:00pm

Home Alone in Concert with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville Tennessee

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 3:00pm
12/09/2018 - 3:00pm

Experience this joyful Middle Tennessee holiday tradition.

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 6:00pm
12/09/2018 - 6:00pm

Experience this joyful Middle Tennessee holiday tradition.

 
Dates: 
12/19/2018 - 7:00pm
12/20/2018 - 7:00pm

Celebrate the season with an evening of The King’s most beloved holiday tunes and hits.

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Dates: 
12/15/2018 - 3:00pm
12/16/2018 - 3:00pm

Don't miss this year's free Christmas concert featuring the Station Hill Worship Choir and Band and special guests as they present new Christmas songs along with your favorite classic tunes.

 
Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 9:00am
12/15/2018 - 9:00am

Come enjoy a day of tasty fun with our Gingerbread House Decorating. Bring friends and Family to create gingerbread masterpieces and enjoy seasonal treats. Tickets are $65, and includes 1 gingerbread house for up to 5 people. Drop-in program.

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Dates: 
12/15/2018 - 6:00pm
12/16/2018 - 6:00pm

Don't miss this year's free Christmas concert featuring the Station Hill Worship Choir and Band and special guests as they present new Christmas songs along with your favorite classic tunes.

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 8:30am
12/22/2018 - 8:30am

Gather ’round for breakfast with the big guy himself! Enjoy all of your breakfast favorites like bacon and eggs, fruit, pancakes, yogurt, and even hot chocolate!

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 11:00am

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00am

Neighborhood:
--Mt Juliet East of Nashville
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Mt Juliet Christmas Parade
Mt Juliet Road
37122 Mt Juliet , TN

 
Dates: 
12/09/2018 - 2:00pm

The Department of Music’s choral music program is delighted to present our annual Christmas Choral concert.

 
Dates: 
11/29/2018 - 7:30pm

Celebrating 25 years as one of country music’s most beloved entertainers, Martina McBride brings her magical holiday concert to the Schermerhorn.

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Dates: 
11/23/2018 (All day)

November 23 - December 22, 2018 A Christmas Story will be at Andrew Johnson Theater in Nashville, TN

 
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11/23/2018 - 10:00am

On Friday, November 23, the Loveless Cafe will be hosting its annual Family Friday event where families and children of all ages can kick off the holiday season with festive face painting, free photos with Santa & Mrs.

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Dates: 
11/23/2018 (All day)

Avoid the long lines this year and knock out your Christmas card pictures ahead of time by heading to Shane Co. Thanksgiving weekend for pictures with Santa.

 
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12/08/2018 - 12:00pm

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at noon Gallatin Christmas Parade A Tennessee Christmas" is a must see event each year. The parade route travels through Downtown Gallatin. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce (615) 452-4000.

 
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11/30/2018 (All day)

Nov 30-Dec 16, 2018

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Dates: 
12/02/2018 - 6:00pm

Are you excited about this Christmas season? Grab your friends and family and join us for our Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 2.

 
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12/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5 PM – 7 PM Clarksville Christmas Parade, a night-time, lighted Christmas parade - a Must See for Kids & Families in middle Tennessee.

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 4:00pm

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
2018's Festival of Lights Parade Starting at Westwood Elementary.

 
Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 10:00am

Take a trip to Whoville at this holiday music extravaganza with the Nashville Symphony. Perfect for the whole family, this concert will celebrate the season with a musical retelling of Dr.

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Two Days of Great Southern Artisans
MADE SOUTH events celebrate the best makers, food, drink, music and art in the South! 100+ makers & artisans, chef tastings, distiller samples, live music and more!

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Dates: 
11/19/2018 - 7:00pm

Christmas 4 Kids Benefit at the World famous Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville Tennessee

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Dates: 
12/09/2018 - 2:00pm

The 2018 Murfreesboro Christmas Parade will be at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 9,2018.

 
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12/02/2018 - 2:00pm

Sunday, December 2, 2018 2 PM
This year’s theme is “RUN RUN RUDOLPH”
Grand Marshal: Governor, Mike Huckabee

 
Dates: 
12/02/2018 - 7:30pm

A Music City holiday tradition returns!

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Dates: 
11/17/2018 - 4:00pm

Join us on the rooftop of the Kimpton Aertson Hotel in Midtown Nashville for a beautiful evening and one-of-a-kind shopping experience: live music, specialty made cocktails from the Henley, rooftop views of downtown and a night of exclusive shoppi

 
Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Yulefest is a FREE family friendly event that kicks off the holiday season with musicians, storytellers, and demonstrators in the cabins of the fort and in the historic home.

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Dates: 
12/10/2018 - 7:30pm

The Camerata Christmas at Belmont Mansion is a favorite Nashville Christmas tradition. Held in the decorated Grand Salon on December 10th at 7:30 pm, the program is free and open to the public.

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Dates: 
12/03/2018 - 7:00pm

Always the first Monday in December enjoy the Columbia Main Street Christmas Parade.

 
Dates: 
11/18/2018 - 5:00pm

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 
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11/30/2018 - 4:00pm

3 Kings. 2 nights. 1 babe. #Followthestar to Bethlehem, and experience the birth of the baby Jesus.

 
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11/28/2018 - 6:00pm

Featuring a healing oil bar from Thistle Farms, massage chair from Miracle Massage, personalized jewelry from ABLE, and festive food + drinks. Plus, bring a $10 gift card* to receive a 20% discount to shop!

 
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11/30/2018 (All day)

Christmas On Main Street

 
Dates: 
12/16/2018 - 2:30pm

The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a weekly family concert series providing kids and parents a place to inspire creativity through music across the country at venues such as Brooklyn Bowl, Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Thalia Hall, Ardmore Music Ha

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12/14/2018 - 6:00pm
Friday, December 14, 6pm Where: Eastern Flank Event Facility, 1368 Eastern Flank Circle
 
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12/01/2018 - 3:30pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018 4PM The City of Goodlettsville invites you to kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas Parade (This year's theme is:Candy Cane Lane) the Parade on Main Street will begin at 4:00pm.

 
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12/01/2018 - 3:00pm

Portland Christmas Parade Saturday Dec 1st, 2018.

 
Dates: 
12/07/2018 - 8:00pm

PERFORMERS
Wynton Marsalis, music director, trumpet
Veronica Swift, vocals
Vuyo Sotashe, vocals
Ryan Kisor, trumpet
Kenny Rampton, trumpet
Marcus Printup, trumpet
Vincent Gardner, trombone

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12/08/2018 - 10:00am

December 8-9, 2018 Music City Winterfest returns to Centennial Park for the Annual Holiday event.

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Dates: 
01/05/2019 - 4:00pm

Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 4 PM – 8 PM Join us on the night of Epiphany as we explore the time-honored traditions of Twelfth Night.

 
Dates: 
12/07/2018 - 6:00pm

DEC 7TH & 8TH 2018 AT THE NASHVILLE FAIRGROUNDS

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Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 6:00pm

HolidayFest TN is excited to announce our 12th Annual St. Nicolas Ball 2018, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 2:00pm

Join us for the 34rd Annual Donelson Hermitage Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:00 p.m.

 

November 16- December 25, 2018 Grammy Award-winning Country superstar Trace Adkins will entertain fans this holiday season with A Trace Adkins Christmas featuring songs from The King’s Gift part of Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Chris

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Dates: 
12/02/2018 - 3:00pm

Join us for Christmas Around the World; a multi-lingual musical presentation followed by a food tasting of treats from all over the globe!

 
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12/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Saturday December 1, 2018 at 5:00pm and concludes at 8:00pm.

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Dates: 
12/07/2018 (All day)
December 7 - December 16 Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
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12/08/2018 - 11:00am

The Fairview Christmas Parade is a valued community tradition full of Christmas cheer & fun floats. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with us at this year's Fairview Christmas Parade

 
Dates: 
12/17/2018 - 7:30am

Drew and Ellie Holcomb's Neighborly Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville Tennessee

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Dates: 
12/21/2018 - 7:00pm

The Spirit Of Christmas Tour @ Crosspoint Franklin

Friday, December 21st, 2018
7:00 PM

Crosspoint Franklin
Franklin, TN

 
Dates: 
11/30/2018 - 6:00pm

The downtown Franklin Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square is a fun way for the entire family to kick-off the holiday season.

 
Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 5:00pm

December 1, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Children age 16 and under are admitted for free. Children's tickets may be purchased on the day of the event at the War Memorial Box Office.
OVERVIEW

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Fairview Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is Saturday, December 5th, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM City of Fairview Christmas Tree Lighting

 
Dates: 
12/18/2018 - 7:30pm

One of Christian music’s biggest stars returns to ring in the holiday season with your Nashville Symphony. Bring the family for a very special evening of holiday favorites and original tunes by Michael W. Smith, including:

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Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 8:30am

The Annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade Saturday, December 1, 2018, as the parade steps off promptly at 8:30AM at the corner of North 1st Ave & Brandon Street!

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Dates: 
11/30/2018 - 6:00pm

Join Mayor for the Nashville Christmas Tree Lighting and festive holiday fun including live music and fun for the entire family. At Nashville's Public Square Park - 1 Public Sq Nashville Tennessee

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 1:00pm

Merry Mansker's Christmas Week offers a week of fun-filled activities December 3-8.

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 (All day)

DECEMBER 8 - 9, 2018

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Friday - Sunday November 9, 2018 - December 9, 2018 || Daily December 14, 2018 - January 1, 2019 Make magical memories this holiday season with the Dr. Seuss classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at Gaylord Opryland Resort!
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Dates: 
12/23/2018 - 7:30pm

Over five decades, The Oak Ridge Boys’ distinctive blend of country, gospel and pop has earned 30 Top Ten country hits and numerous GRAMMY®, Dove and CMA Awards.

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 8:00am


What’s a better way to kick off your Nashville Santa Rampage weekend than with the Music City Santa Dash presented by Rhythm Running. It’s sure to be a 5K Jolly Jog!

 
Dates: 
12/02/2018 - 2:00pm

44th Annual Smyrna Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00pm

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 (All day)

Franklin’s Main Street and its beautiful Victorian architecture will be decked out for the holiday season.

 
Dates: 
02/14/2019 - 7:30pm

Valentine's with Chris Botti & the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville Tennessee

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Nov 13 - 18, 2018 Irving Berlin's White Christmas

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Dates: 
12/02/2018 - 3:00pm

Are you excited about this Christmas season? Grab your friends and family and join us for our Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 2.

 
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