Friday, November 30, 2018

Nashville Holiday Events Guide


Our friend @thenashvillemom has a wonderful holiday guide we thought you guys would enjoy.  She loves connecting with other moms and highlighting the best of Nashville.  Give her a follow for all things happening in Nashville with kids in tow.


One of my favorite holiday events!!

  • When: November 17th (Members) through December 30th (Closed on Christmas Day) Timed-ticketed event
  • Where: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
  • What: Over one million lights, real reindeer, meet Santa , Have Breakfast with Santa (for members only), Carolers, S’mores Pits, and so much fun! They also have Gingerbread Workshops on Dec. 1 and 15
  • When: November 9th thru January 1, 2019
  • Where: Opryland Hotel
  • What: Three million twinkling lights, festive decor and beautiful sights! Other events on the property include ICE featuring How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Soundwaves, an indoor water park opens December 1st! (Admission to the water amenities is only guaranteed to overnight guests)
  • When: Friday, November 30th at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Franklin Square
  • What: Live music and performances, an appearance from Santa and lighting of the tree
  • When: Friday, November 30th at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Public Square Park, Nashville
  • What: Join Mayor David Briley for the 2018 Metro Christmas Tree Lighting on Public Square. This family friendly event includes a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church Choir, the Nashville Classical Pop Choir, and the Isaiah T. Creswell Middle School of the Arts Choir. Food trucks will be on site. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy (for children ages newborn to eighteen) to donate to the Last Minute Toy Store. The event will feature a live broadcast from Mix 92.9, along with appearances by Santa, Gnash, T-Rac and Booster. Nissan Parking Lots E and F will be available for FREE parking starting at 4 p.m.
  • When: Friday, November 30th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Barn at Green Door Gourmet
  • What: Come craft a beautiful wreath for the holidays!
  • When: November 28th through December 23rd
  • Where: The Ryman Auditorium
  • What: Join Amy Grant and Vince Gill at the Mother Church for this annual Christmas concert tradition.
  • When: December 1st, December 8th and December 15th from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Where: Franklin Visitor’s Center
  • What: The Visitor’s Center will welcome many special guests to read to children throughout the first few Saturdays in December. Santa will be there on December 1st, The Conductor from The Polar Express on the 8th, and Buddy the Elf on December 15th. These guests also coordinate with the holiday movie that will be playing at The Franklin Theater at 10 a.m. right after story time.
  • When: December 8-9
  • Where: Historic Downtown Franklin
  • What: The largest outdoor Christmas festival in Middle Tennessee! Step back in time with over 200 musicians, dancers and characters will fill the streets. Craft and food vendors will also be on site.
  • When: Tuesday, December 11th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Green Door Gourmet
  • What: Learn how to make, bake and decorate your own festive Pfefferkuchen-the classic German recipe for gingerbread!
  • When: December 1st through December 23rd
  • Where: Tennessee Performing Arts Center
  • What: Celebrate this magical production of the Nutcracker, this show will put you in the ultimate holiday spirit
The Symphony has a calendar full of holiday events, here are a few that you may be interested in
  • The Grinch Christmas Sing-Along
  • Home Alone in Concert with the Nashville Symphony
  • A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes and Special Guests
  • A Neighborly Christmas with Drew and Ellie Holcomb
  • When: Throughout November and December
  • Where: The Franklin Theater
  • What: The Franklin Theater will be showing classic movies like A White Christmas, The Christmas Story, Elf, Polar Express, The Grinch Stole Christmas and more! Tickets are only $5!
  • When: Through December 3rd
  • Where: Nashville Children’s Theater
  • A musical tale that will make you believe in the power of ingenuity and determination
  • When: November 22nd through December 29th
  • Where: Williamson County AG Expo Center
  • What: Beginning Thanksgiving night, FrankTown Open Hearts, a local nonprofit in Franklin, will host a drive-through holiday lights experience with synchronized music that stretches for a mile at the Williamson County AG Expo Center. $25 per car
  • When: November 17- Dec. 31st
  • Where: James Ward Agricultural Center (945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon)
  • What: The Dancing Lights of Christmas returns for it’s 8th consecutive season. Light displays, Christmas tunes and Santa’s village.
 Thank you Nashville Mom!  We hope everyone has a wonderful and fun holiday season!
Crystal & Amanda

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