NOVEMBER - NEW YEAR'S DAY
Throughout Music City
Every year, bounteous holiday events set throughout Music City and the holiday season offer joyful celebrations and beautiful decorations for people of all ages. Share your time with loved ones in Music City and spread the spirit of the season.
Nashville is rich with incredible dining options. Some restaurants will be open on Christmas Day and during the weekend serving their regular menu. Click here to see who is open or explore more of Nashville's dining options.
Need unique gifts for the holidays? Visit the Music City Marketplace in Nashville or online. Plus Nashville has an excellent selection of stores to buy all your holiday gifts. Check out holiday shopping in Nashville.
Browse holiday happenings on stage, at historic homes, family events and more. See the lineup for holiday concerts throughout the season. Make sure to stop by our things to do page for more events throughout the city.
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— HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS —
Take a glimpse at just some of the magical holiday events happening around Music City this season.
October 31-January 12, 2015
Belle Meade interprets the evolution of Christmas celebrations from the building of the Belle Meade Mansion in 1853, to the year the Mansion opened to the public as a museum in 1953.
November 7-January 4, 2015
The fifth annual Dancing Lights of Christmas At Jellystone Park™ is bigger and better with hundreds of thousands of LED Christmas lights dancing to some Rockin' Christmas tunes.
November 9-January 5, 2015
Enjoy the season as the Belmont Mansion is transformed into a Victorian Christmas fantasyland. Belmont will also host Christmas concerts and two Christmas meals.
November 13-December 25
Experience a genuine celebration with some great country musicians during the Nashville Christmas cruise, OR enjoy a delicious holiday dinner while a cast of talented Nashville singers perform holiday classics during the Heart of Christmas Dinner Show.
November 14-January 3, 2015
Witness the must see annual holiday event featuring the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, ICE!, Restless Heart: A Season of Harmony Dinner Show, holiday lights, and more all at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.
November 14-January 3, 2015
ICE! invites you to enjoy the classic story of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas as you explore your favorite scenes with more than 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and slides during Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas. Book a Package!
November 14-December 31
Meet the whole DreamWorks Animation gang from Shrek to Gingy with holiday meet & greets during Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas.
November 14-January 3, 2015
Race your family and friends on the six-lane tubing hill covered in 1.5 million pounds of real snow, enjoy the 6,000-square-foot outdoor ice rink, OR do both during Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas.
November 21-December 24
This will be the last year to see the classic Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes in Music City during the Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas celebration. Better get your tickets while they last!
November 20-December 25
Country music group Restless Heart is coming to Gaylord's A Country Christmas with the all-new A Season of Harmony Dinner Show.
November 20-December 28
Witness the classic Charles Dickens' tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and how he learns the true meaning of Christmas at the Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre.
November 28-December 20
Celebrate the season with holiday-themed programs for the whole family from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Hatch Show Print, including a pair of special holiday concerts from Ronnie Milsap and Gene Watson!
November 29-December 13 (Saturdays)
Olde Worlde brings to the Belcourt Theatre stage the time honored class "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
November 28-December 21
Check out Nashville’s newest holiday tradition "A Christmas Story" based off the classic motion picture film. It is a must see for families during the holidays and all takes place at TPAC.
November 29, December 6 & 13
Ride with Santa on Tennessee Central Railway Museum's Santa Express excursion train to Watertown.
November 29-December 21
Celebrate the season at Cheekwood with holiday concerts, cookie decorating, gingerbread workshops, art activities, and LIVE reindeer everyday!
December 1-24 (Twinkling Tennessee Christmas also runs Dec. 26-30)
Gray Line of Tennessee offers two holiday tours this year. Twinkling Tennessee Christmas takes you for a ride through Nashville and Franklin to see some of Tennessee's most beautifully decorated homes and neighborhoods. The tour also includes a visit to the Lotz House, decorated in mid-1800s fashion. The Holly Jolly Trolley takes a trip to one of the most decorated and honored synchronized light shows in the country, with a stop at Santa's Village.
Do not miss Studio Tenn’s rendition of the classic Christmas story "It's A Wonderful Life".
Nashville's Hillsboro Village neighborhood will celebrate the holidays with special discounts in stores, live music, and Santa Claus photos during Christmas in Hillsboro Village.
The 61st Annual Nashville Christmas Parade will begin with The Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30pm with Mayor Karl Dean, followed by fireworks, and then the Nashville Christmas Parade at 7pm as Grand Marshal Eric Close, who plays Mayor Teddy Conrad on ABC's "Nashville," leads the way through downtown Music City.
See your beloved characters like the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, the Nutcracker, the Dancing Bear and historic characters from Nashville’s past during Nashville's Nutcracker at TPAC.
Watch the beloved holiday classic featuring composer John Williams' score performed live by the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Take part in a holiday tradition during the 30th Annual Donelson Hermitage Christmas Parade with Grand Marshall Hope Hines an Emmy Award Winning Television Broadcaster.
The Porter Flea Holiday Market is a free holiday shopping opportunity with over 95 vendors selling apparel, accessories, home goods, furniture, jewelry, and more taking place at the Track One Building (4th and Chestnut).
December 6 & 7
The Lockeland Springs holiday home tour is a 36 year-old tradition in East Nashville. This year's tour offers a chance to see some of the area's more historic homes, some newly constructed homes, as well as the 100-year-old historic fire station on Holly Street. The tour runs Dec. 6th from 5pm to 9pm and Dec. 7th 1pm to 5pm. Tickets cost $15 and benefit the Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association's neighborhood conservation efforts. Ticket purchasers have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing to tour a home featured on the show "Nashville"! Get the details on the drawing here.
December 11-December 31
Enjoy a cast of beloved characters in an original story with yuletide activities and laughs for the whole family at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre.
Get all dressed up in your holiday best and take part in a Music City tradition during the Music City Christmas Run 5k starting at Public Square Park. Race proceeds directly benefit Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee.
December 13-31 (select days)
Discover and play at the Adventure Science Center with a lineup of seasonal programs for the entire family.
Watch the TV favorite come to life at TPAC during "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical".
A Nashville holiday tradition! Celebrate the season with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as they perform one of the most inspiring works of music ever written in the gorgeous acoustical splendor of Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Take a journey with a candlelit holiday tour of Nashville’s oldest historic house at Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum.
See the SEC take on the ACC at LP Field in what has become Nashville's holiday tradition. It's more than just a game. There is the MusicFest, Battle of the Bands, and more to enjoy on December 29 leading up to kick off!
Check out the incredible and legendary live music venues that are celebrating New Year's Eve in Music City.
Ring in the New Year and rock out the old with Lady Antebellum, Gavin DeGraw, Kristen Capolino, and The Apache Relay at Nashville’s biggest street party as we count down to the midnight "Music Note Drop®" and fireworks. It’s free and open to the public.
— HOLIDAY CONCERTS —
Below are the restaurants that will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Hard Rock Café
Puckett's Grocery Downtown
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Catering/to-go Options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Here are some of the catering/to-go options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Puckett's Grocery Downtown
Open 7am-10pm Christmas Eve
Open 7am-10pm Christmas Day
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