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Best Nashville 2020 Christmas
Things To Do

The holidays are upon us and cheer is in the air! Celebrate the season in Nashville with some of the best holiday activities in the Music City. All of the gorgeous decorations, twinkling lights, and familiar carols are sure to put you in the holly jolly spirit. Bring the entire family along to experience some of the greatest holiday-themed shows, tours, and cruises.
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Experience the Redneck Comedy Bus Tour
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For a seasonal tour unlike any other, this adventure gives guests one of the most unique holiday experiences in Nashville, TN. The tour takes place during November and December and allows guests to enjoy a hilarious redneck time. Sing along with your favorite quirky carols such as "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" and more. Each guest will be treated to eggnog and goodies, and of course, there's a BYOB option! The coach bus is heated and comfortable, so guests can truly take a load off and enjoy the holly jolly spirit while seeing Nashville's hottest mansions and homes alit with glowing lights.
Available 315 days between Jan 30 & Dec 30
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Having revolutionized Christmas traditions since its stop motion film release in 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has become a beloved tale. Enjoy some of the best songs from this film including, "There's Always Tomorrow" and "The Most Wonderful Day of the Year" as the Grand Ole Opry House transports you to the North Pole and Island of Misfit Toys! This exciting show features live actors and actresses, awesome costuming, and all of the production flair of an Opry House event. Do not miss out seeing this classic tale play out on the big stage during your Nashville, TN celebration!
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical has closed for 2019. Check back for 2020 schedule in late fall/early winter.
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The General Jackson Showboat is known for amazing sightseeing adventures, but there's no better time to embark upon this famous cruise than during the holidays. With the Christmas cruise, guests can enjoy classic Christmas songs in the stylings of artists such as Elvis, Reba McEntire, and more. Cruise along the sparkling Cumberland River where you can see stunning scenery. Escape the chill of the wintery air inside the warm climate-controlled cruise boat where you will be delighted by the beautiful decorations. Plus, the cruise includes a delicious plated meal featuring a mouthwatering holiday dinner.
Available 268 days between Feb 14 & Dec 25
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Feel adrenaline pump through your veins and the wind in your hair as you zoom down four lanes of awesome slopes at the Gaylord Opryland Resort! Tubing offers a fun way to enjoy the holidays and fun with friends and family. The hill reaches up to an exciting 15 feet tall and is sure to be a blast. Do not miss out on tons of fun with this tubing adventure!
Tubing At Gaylord Opryland has closed for 2019. Check back for 2020 schedule in late fall/early winter.
The Dancing Lights drive thru is sure to be a blast. This display is the largest in all of Middle Tennessee and features more than 1.5 million LED lights. This display features everything from sparkling trees to light-up Santa and his reindeer. Tune your radio to the correct station and the lights will even dance with the music for an unforgettable light show. At the end of your drive-thru experience, you can get out of the car and enjoy tons of fun activities at Santa's Village. These activities cost extra and include everything from pony rides to pictures with Santa, and inflatables. You can also purchase yummy snacks or get in some gift shopping while here.
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Step inside a real winter wonderland and experience the holidays with ICE at Gaylord's Opryland in Nashville! Relive the classic tale right at the Gaylord's event center. This exciting show comes to life with sparkling ice displays, interactive sculptures, and more. Everything is hand-carved and depicts some of your favorite scenes such as the flagpole dare and more!
ICE! at Gaylord's Opryland Nashville has finished it's 2019 season. 2020 details will be released in the fall of 2020.
There truly is no better way to celebrate the season than at the Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens! This event takes place from November 23 until December 30 (except Dec 25) and captures the true essence of spirit. From 5pm to 10pm each evening, the estate transforms into a winter wonderland featuring millions of LED lights and decor. Guests can walk the mile-long illuminated path while enjoying time with their families. Visitors will also be able to take part in fun holiday-themed activities. Meet with Santa and two of his reindeer, listen to joyful carolers, and roast marshmallows at the S'mores Pit. Hot chocolate, cider, beer, wine, cider, and food will be available to purchase and guests can even enjoy a delicious dinner at Cafe 29. Do not miss out on the amazing celebration at Cheekwood!
Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens has finished its run for this year. It is unknown if it will be back next year.
Various Activities and Sights at the Belle Meade Plantation Tour
The Belle Meade Plantation tour is a unique way to experience the history of the area. For an interesting holiday experience, embark upon the tour to learn about the beautiful 19th-century home and explore the history of it. For 2018, enjoy a Century of Christmas which is available exclusively in November and December. The mansion is decorated with gorgeous decorations and lights to create an unforgettable atmosphere that truly glows with holiday cheer. Guests will be able to learn about the various Victorian customs that helped to create the traditions celebrated at Belle Meade. Guests will also be able to create their very own ornament during the evening to commemorate their time!
Available 195 days between Jan 28 & Dec 31
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Have you heard? Santa's got a new sleigh this holiday season! Embark upon the amazing Santa's Got a New Sleigh Holiday Lights Tour for an amazing look at Music City. This hour and forty-minute tour gives guests the opportunity to see some of the most amazing parts of Nashville adorned in Christmas lights. Areas covered include Downtown Nashville, the Hillsboro-West End Neighborhood, and the Broadway area. During the ride, guests can enjoy BYOB drinks with coolers, ice, and cups provided by the tour company - just bring your favorite liquor, cocoa, or eggnog with you! They will also be able to sing along with beloved Christmas music and play fun trivia and holiday-themed games.
Santa's Got a New Sleigh Holiday Lights Tour has finished it's 2019 season. 2020 details will be released in the fall of 2020.
Enjoy the beautiful holiday classic The Nutcracker at the Nashville Ballet. This amazing ballet performance is sure to dazzle with its gorgeous costuming, graceful ballerinas, and entrancing story. You will be whisked away alongside Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy, snowflakes, and see the epic battle against the Mouse King. The entire performance is set to famous classical music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Just a few of these beloved pieces include, "Waltz of the Snowflakes", "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", and "March of the Toy Soldiers". The two-act ballet lasts approximately two hours and includes an intermission. All ages are welcome to come and celebrate the holidays with this unforgettable performance!
Nutcracker at the Nashville Ballet has finished its run for this year. It is unknown if it will be back next year.
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