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Nashville Holiday Guide:  Hot Holiday Events in Middle TN

Nashville Holiday Guide:  Hot Holiday Events in Middle TN

Nashville Holiday Guide:  Hot Holiday Events in Middle TN


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It’s Holiday Time here in Music City and lots of events to get us in the mood for holiday events, activities and more.  Take a look at a few of these fun happenings.



November 15, 2019 – February 2, 2020

Nashville Zoo

See the Zoo in a Whole New Light!

Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights is Friday, November 15, 2019, to Sunday, February 2, 2020, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Nashville Zoo. The country’s largest Chinese lantern festival featuring holiday-themed scenes, a 200-foot-long dragon, over 500 silk lanterns, and decorated displays with some of your favorite zoo animals. There will also be Chinese acrobats, hand-made crafts, and bites. Zoolumination is open nightly during December except on December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1. Admission is free for children two and under, $14 for children two to 12, and $19 for teens and adults.







































Drive-Thru Dancing Lights of Christmas

November 16, 2019 – Janunary 4, 2020

James E Ward Agricultural Center - 945 East Baddour Parkway, Lebanon TN

Tennessee's Largest Drive Thru Light and Music Show

The Dancing Lights of Christmas returns for it's 10th consecutive season at The James E. Ward Agricultural Center, home of the Wilson County Fair.  The light show will run from November 16, 2019, to January 4, 2020.  A Nashville tradition where attendees pile in a car and drive through an incredible dancing light show, which synchronizes with a special FM radio channel. The show opens nightly at 5:00pm, even on holidays.  After the light show you will stop in Santa’s Village for additional activities and a visit with Santa.





GLOW Nashville: Nashville’s Brightest Christmas Experience

November 22, 2019 – December 31, 2019

First Tennessee Park

GLOW Nashville, a New Holiday Tradition

GLOW Nashville, Nashville’s Brightest Christmas Experience, is happening from November 22, 2019, to December 31, 2019, at First Tennessee Park.  Nashville’s newest experience will include one of the country’s tallest Christmas trees, millions of lights, a custom-built ice skating rink, a life-size Santa’s workshop, and more! Fun for all ages. Tickets range from $15.99 to $79.99.





Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

November 23, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Cheekwood Estates and Gardens

An Unforgettable Winter Wonderland

Step into a winter wonderland designed to create an unforgettable, immersive and engaging experience that has become a favorite Nashville holiday tradition.

Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood is back again for the fifth year with a one-mile-long path featuring over a million twinkling lights. Pinnacles of Light, an outdoor display showcasing 17 custom-made LED trees with programmed lights, is new this year. There will also be real reindeer, s’mores pits, holiday carolers, Santa, gingerbread workshops, and cash bars with wine, beer, and hot chocolate. The Mansion will be decorated, so be sure to check it out while you’re there. Holiday LIGHTS is a timed-ticketed event from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The exhibit is open seven nights a week from November 23, 2019, to January 5, 2020 (except Christmas Day).  Admission ranges from $9 to $27 depending on membership status, time, and date.




Gaylord Opryland Resort’s A Country Christmas

November 8, 2019 – January 1, 2020

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

A Magical Experience for the Entire Family

You and your family will marvel at more than 3 million holiday lights and acres of magnificent decorations, plus spectacular holiday activities and events that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season and create lasting family memories. Experience SoundWaves, an upscale water experience featuring four combined acres of year-round indoor and seasonal attractions.

A Country Christmas has many activities










Holidays at the Hermitage

November 23, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

Experience the historic mansion and tranquil beauty

The holidays are a special time at the home of the 7th President. We invite you to join us for a full month of exciting and time-honored traditions... right here, in Middle TN.  Look for Holiday Mansion Tours, Fireside with Father Christmas, Holiday Storytime, Holiday & Harvest Carriage Tours and more.





Nordic Winter Village (Heated Igloos)

November 14, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Hotel Bobby - 230 4th Ave N, Nashville

Nordic Winter Village

All the talk last year at Bobby’s Hotel Rooftop Lounge is the installation of the Nordic Winter Village.  Back and better than ever, and all that’s missing is you. Whether you’re cozying up in a cabin for a double-date or gathering the whole crew for a private igloo dinner, there’s enough spiked hot chocolate to go around. There are heated igloos, two cedar cabins, bonfires, holiday trees and decor, cozy blankets, rugs, and festive menu items. Reservations are highly recommended.  Prices range from $200 - $750.



World, meet Bobby’s Winter Nordic Village. Complete with six private igloos, two brand new cabins, a Moët & Chandon champagne shack, and a place to grab hot popcorn, pretzels, and chestnuts. Tag a friend you’re bringing to the rooftop ⤵️

Posted by Bobby Hotel on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Deck The Hall

December 2019

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

All holiday season at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, we’re rockin' around the Christmas tree — our Deck the Hall events and activities offer free, festive fun for the whole family.

The museum will be packed with seasonal and free activities that blend music, art, education and even Santa Claus, offering fun for the entire family. Children of all ages can have a free photo taken with Santa Claus on both Saturdays and Sundays.




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