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Christmas in Nashville, TN

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From fun-filled activities to holiday cheer, Nashville is one of the most spectacular places to spend your Christmas! Hop aboard a bus, train, or plane to come visit this most magical city during a time of celebration, joy, and festivities – the best time to visit Music City! From holiday-themed events to the amazing Christmas shows, Nashville has everything you could possibly want for the most magical holiday season! Enjoy holiday-themed concerts and spectaculars that will leave you and your family with countless happy holiday memories.

Winter Wonderland at the Adventure Science Center (Nov. 13-16)

Participate in the age 3-5 appropriate lab activities, science craft, movement activity, and story time at the Winter Wonderland event at the Adventure Science Center! These activities are all designed to strengthen emerging skills and ignite curiosity and young minds. Grab a steamy cup of hot chocolate and cozy up to the pretend fire for this winter theme. Examine snowflakes up close and see if you can find two that match! Kids can get their “growl” on while pretending to be a bear hibernating in the woods or paint a mural of the Northern Lights!

Christmas on the General Jackson (Nov. 14 – Dec. 25)

Take a holiday cruise down the Cumberland River on the General Jackson Riverboat and enjoy plenty of live holiday music, tunes, and entertainment along with a special feast! Enjoy an afternoon cruise with Steve Hall, Shotgun Red, and The Shotgun Red Band, or take an evening cruise for Christmas on the Cumberland!

Christmas Village at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds (Nov. 15-17)

Enjoy a variety of unique seasonal and gift items are offered Nashville’s oldest and most prestigious consumer show! Approximately 270 merchants and 25,000 shoppers from all over the States participate in this premier show, searching through the toys for all ages, clothing for children and adults, jewelry, food items, pottery, collectibles, and unusual pieces for that special someone!

"A Country Christmas" at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel (Nov. 15 – Jan. 1)

Join the Gaylord Opryland Hotel for the magic of the Christmas season with their beautifully stunning light display! Find more than two million twinkling lights, horse-drawn carriage rides, acres of stunning decorations, and of course, stop and see ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman for an evening of beauty and fun!

ICE! at Gaylord Opryland featuring Frosty the Snowman (Nov. 15 – Jan. 1)

Join the incredible dreamland ICE! for the holidays, and experience the magic of this winter wonderland sculpted from nearly two million pounds of ice enclosed in a 40,000-square-foot refrigerated events center! This festive event is a must-see for families in the Nashville area during the holiday season, and this year guests will be welcomed by a familiar face – everyone’s favorite snowman, Frosty!

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes (Nov. 16 – Dec. 24)

There is no better place to be this holiday than at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, so bring your whole family to marvel at the incredible precision dancing of the Rockettes in beloved scenes with wooden soldiers or the stunning reenactment of the first Christmas. It is a one-of-a-kind celebration for sharing with family, friends, and loved ones, and the Opry House is beautifully decked out for the season with spectacular lights, sparkles, and other decorations!

Lorrie Morgan's Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Event Center (Nov. 18 – Dec. 25)

Share the wonder and warmth of a down-home Christmas with country music superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Lorrie Morgan! Join Lorrie and her family of musicians at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Event Center for an enchanting journey through Christmases past and present, featuring songs from Lorrie’s popular “Merry Christmas from London” album along with many hits of her platinum-selling, 16-album career!

Nightlife Dinner Theater's Holiday Show (Nov. 21 – Dec. 19)

Experience a celebration of the holidays done up country style with the Nashville Nightlife’s Holiday Show! Hear many of the greatest country and spiritual holiday songs from the stars of yesterday and today’s hottest superstars, like “Tennessee Christmas,” “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and many more! Enjoy many guest stars throughout the season including Tommy Cash, Steve Hall, and Shotgun Red, so be sure to stick around after the show for an exclusive autograph and photo session!

"A Sanders Family Christmas" at the Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre (Nov. 21 – Dec. 31)

This moving musical is the sequel to the ever-popular hit “Smoke on the Mountain,” in which the Sanders family returns to Mount Pleasant, NC, home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory. Christmas Eve 1941, the family is invited to the Baptist Church to sing and witness as they get the congregation into the holiday spirit before the boys are shipped off to World War II, including one of the Sanders boys. More than two dozen Christmas carols and hilarious yuletide stories from the Sanders family keep the audience laughing, clapping, and singing along with the bluegrass Christmas favorites!

"Sorry, Wrong Chimney" at the Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre (Nov. 29 – Dec. 31)

As one of the most popular holiday shows in Chaffin’s over 45 years, this lighthearted Christmas tale is full of mistaken identities, zany foul-ups, and a pinch of slapstick. Meet newlywed David Tuttle who is moonlighting as a department store Santa to buy his wife an expensive first-Christmas gift, but when she learns that he has been lying about his whereabouts, she assumes the worst! A presumed other woman, hypnotism, the notorious Santa Burglar, his gun-toting fiancée, and a confused policeman all add up to a rollicking tale that is side-splitting holiday fun!

Christmas Lights Tour (Dec. 1-31)

Travel from the more well-to-do neighborhoods to lone estates of the stars for a look at this tour’s vibrant look at the spirit of the season through decorative light displays! During this 2.5-hour tour of Nashville and the surrounding area, you will see a variety of grand light displays, including animatronics set-ups, over-the-top residential displays, and more!

Martina McBride's "The Joy of Christmas" at the Ryman Auditorium (Dec. 4)

Superstar singer/songwriter Martina McBride is set to bring her Joy of Christmas Tour to Nashville for an extravaganza at the historic Ryman Auditorium! Holiday revelers young and old will celebrate the season, as Martina and her 12-piece band bring their long of the holidays to the Mother Church of Country Music!

The Hermitage Holiday Tours (Dec. 5, 12, & 19)

Enjoy the holidays at The Hermitage, the mansion of Andrew Jackson and his family. Enjoy a delicious meal in the café and examine the special Christmas exhibits, which feature the early traditions and decorations of the 1800s! Don’t forget to stop by the museum store, for some unique holiday shopping!

"A Croft House Christmas" at the Nashville Zoo (Dec. 7-8, 14-15, & 21-22)

Join the zoo this holiday season for a traditional Victorian Christmas tour at the Zoo’s Historic Croft Home, decked for the holiday season with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that have been collected over the years by the former tenants. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains how some of the Christmas traditions that started during that time period are still honored today. Tours of the Croft Home are included in Zoo admission.

Also, be sure to look at the Nashville Christmas Vacation Packages:

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Experience some of Nashville's most notable attractions with the Grand Ole Opry Package, a three-night getaway that includes lodging, a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, and a General Jackson Showboat Dinner Cruise.
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Get whisked away for a weekend filled with the legendary sounds of the Grand Ole Opry with this  convenient vacation package that's ideal for those seeking a quiet Music City retreat from the troubles of everyday life.
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