December 2021 Events | Nashville and Middle Tennessee

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This holiday season bring your friends and family to exciting events and activities in Nashville and Middle Tennessee! 

From Christmas parades, sparkling light displays to music shows, you’ll never run out of things to do this Christmas season in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. We also have a blog for the Christmas Light Displays in Middle Tennessee you might want to check out!


Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Hotel

November 12 – January 2
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Gather your loved ones at the Gaylord Opry Resort and Convention Center for Christmas in Nashville! The hotels will be sparkled with Christmas lights and exciting activities that will give you a one-of-a-kind experience!

More details here.


Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Nashville

Nashville, TN
November 20 –  January 9 (Closed on Christmas Day)

From 5 pm to 10 pm, savor the sights and sounds of the holiday seasons at Cheekwood and make lasting holiday memories with fun activities for everyone! The enhancing Holiday LIGHTS is a one of a kind experience in Nashville and is one of the favorite holiday traditions with a mile of lights that glow throughout the gardens!

More details here.


Franktown Festival of Lights

November 25 – December 6
4215 Long Ln #100, Franklin, TN 37064

Experience the Franktown Festival of Lights for a family fun experience with the annual Williamson County drive-thru holiday light display. It will be the longest-drive through holiday lights spectacular in Williamson County that will feature over 200 displays synchronized to Christmas classics! Don’t forget to take a photo with your loved ones by the 30-foot Christmas tree! 

More details here.


We Need A Lot of Christmas

November 26 – December 31
7526 Swift Rd, Greenbrier, TN 37073

Fiddle Free Farms is proud to present Nashville’s newest “must-see” holiday event! This entertaining evening of familiar Christmas tunes, creative and hilarious skits, and magical illusions by award swimming magician Bruce Amato. Evening and Matinee performances are available on selected dates.

More details here.


A Christmas Story

December 2 – 19
Tennessee Performing Arts Center

A Christmas Story makes its exciting return for the holidays to the Rep stage this year! It features a story of a  bespectacled boy named Ralphie who has an active imagination and one wish for Christmas–a Red Ryder BB Gun. Constant reprimands of “You’ll shoot your eye out,” a grouchy department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream.

More details here.


Columbia Main Street Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

December 4
Beginning at the Trotwood/W. 7th Street to Downtown Columbia

The City of Columbia, in partnership with the Columbia Main Street Corporation, invites you to attend the annual Columbia Main Street Parade on the 4th of December 2021 at 6 pm! The event will transition to the tree lighting around 7:15 pm after the parade with live entertainment, the announcement of parade winners, and Santa lighting Columbia’s 40’ Christmas tree on the Courthouse Square!

More details here.


East Nashville Holiday Cocktail Bash

December 3
1106 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206

The Holiday Cocktail Bash will be there to help you ring in the holiday season with warm and delicious cocktails! Enjoy different handcrafted cocktails, festive treats, a special DJ to play some upbeat music. You can also build your own delicious s’mores, purchase from artisan vendors, food trucks, some hot chocolate, and more!

More details here.


Smyrna Christmas Parade

December 5

Gather your friends and family along the parade route to watch the amazing floats, bands, dancers, and Santa and Mrs. Claus as they travel northbound on Lowry Street to Sam Ridley Parkway!

More details here.


Nashville Scene Taco Week

December 6 – 10
Throughout Nashville

Foodies can visit any participating restaurants and get discounted taco specials for one week only! Stop by any of the participating restaurants for $5 taco deals.

More details here.


Holiday Cookies, Crafts, and Classics

December 8
City Winery Nashville

City Winery is getting in the holiday spirit and is inviting everyone to join them this holiday season! Spend the night drinking wine, decorating sugar cookies, crafting, and listening to holiday music!

More details here.


La Vergne Christmas Parade 

December 11
City Hall to Veterans Memorial Park

The 11th annual Parade of Lights’ theme for this year is “Who Stole Christmas?” and the Grand Mashall will be the La Vergne Grinch! The festival will include ice skating, Christmas Carols, pictures with Santa, snacks, craft vendors & more.

More details here.


Murfreesboro Christmas Parade

December 12
Murfreesboro Square

The Murfreesboro Christmas Parade’s theme for this year is “The Spirit of Christmas!” The parade will head down East Main Street and around the square.

More details here.


A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 16 – 22
TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater

Witness your favorite Peanuts characters on stage as they will sing traditional Christmas songs and carols. A wonderful theatrical experience for kids and adults!

More details here.


Marshmallow Hikes

December 23, 28 – 31 | January 8 and 15
545 Beech Creek Rd S, Brentwood, TN 37027, United States

If you are looking for something to do with the family during the holidays or an excuse to get out of the house by yourself, a nice hike in the winter woods followed by hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows does sound like a great idea! Visit Owl’s Hill in Brentwood, TN for their annual Marshmallow and Hot Chocolate Hikes. $10/hiker!

More details here.


Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash

December 31
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Ring the new year in Nashville with a free concert featuring headliners like Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, and Dan + Shay at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The show will be part of a 5-hour, star-studded “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash” that will feature nearly 50 TV performances on CBS.

More details here.


It’s fun spending the holidays in the Nashville – Middle Tennessee area, you’ll never run out of things to do! Considering moving to Nashville – Middle Tennessee? Call me at (615) 930-0313, schedule a call with me, or send me a message!

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