12 Ways To Celebrate Christmas In Nashville

If you’ve ever experienced a Nashville Christmas, you know there are plenty of ways to get in the holiday spirit! And if you haven’t, then we’ve got all the details for you!

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Whether you want to check out the best Christmas lights in Nashville, go ice skating in Nashville, or have a date night at one of the several Christmas-themed bars, there are plenty of activities.

12 Nashville Christmas Activities To Check Out

1. Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

Open seven days a week, Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood takes place from mid-November to early January.

The 55-acre grounds are covered in lights. You can also check out the s’mores stations, holiday drinks, and more.

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2. Let’s Get Blitzen at Game Terminal

During November and December, Let’s Get Blitzen is open at Game Terminal. The holiday-themed pop-up features thousands of lights, heated igloos, holiday music, and festival cocktails.

Not to mention the thousands of games to play.

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3. Christmas At Gaylord Opryland

One of the best experiences is Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Over three million lights turn the resort into a magical winter wonderland.

You can visit for free between mid-November and early January to see the millions of lights. There are also paid activities you can experience as well.

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Some highlights include ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, ice skating and tubing, photos with Santa, and much more.

4. The Dancing Lights of Christmas

The annual Dancing Lights of Christmas takes place at the Wilson County Fairgrounds from mid-November to early January.

Drive through the incredible light show which is synchronized to a special FM radio channel.

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5. Enchant at First Horizon Park

From late November to late December, you can visit First Horizon Park for a story-themed holiday lights maze, an ice skating forest, live entertainment, and a village of artisans.

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6. Miracle at Pearl Diver

Miracle Cocktail Bar is popping up at Pearl Driver. Holiday decor, music, and drinks are abundant!

Nashville Christmas - Miracle Bar at Pearl Diver
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7. Island X-Mas at Chopper Tiki

Through the end of December, Island X-Mas is open at Chopper Tiki in East Nashville.

Enjoy eggnog, hot drinks, tiki drinks, fun decor, and holiday music.

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8. Franktown Festival of Lights

Franktown Festival of Lights is a nightly display of lights from mid-November to late December at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center in Franklin.

Drive through the 200 light displays and listen to synchronized Christmas music on your radio. On Wednesdays, you can walk through the lights during designated hours.

9. Chad’s Winter Wonderland

Chad’s Winter Wonderland is a seasonal drive-thru lighting event created by – you guessed it – Chad!

Open every night from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. There’s a mailbox for Santa letters, a gift shop, concessions, and more.

10. Music City Christmas At The Nashville Symphony

Celebrate the most magical time of year with country music star Mickey Guyton and the Nashville Symphony.

This one-of-a-kind event will feature dancers, Broadway singers, and some very special guests.

11. Dickens Of A Christmas

Dickens of a Christmas recreates the time of Charles Dickens located in historic downtown Franklin. A variety of musicians, dancers, and Dickens characters all roam the streets.

The event includes arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, kids’ entertainment, and more.

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12. Jingle Beat At The Nashville Fairgrounds

Jingle Beat is located at the Nashville Fairgrounds and features over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor adventure.

It includes interactive installations, an outdoor skating rink, curated food and cocktails, dancing, performers, and more.

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