NOVEMBER - NEW YEAR'S DAY
Throughout Music City
Every year, bounteous holiday events set throughout Music City 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.
"Snow in December is a rarity in Nashville, but that doesn’t make the holiday season any less magical." Read Travel + Leisure's article: How to Have a Perfect Country Christmas in Nashville.
The holidays are a wonderful time in Music City. Below are some of our annual celebrations and we would love for you to join us in 2016. Start making the plans!
— HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS —
Take a glimpse at just some of the magical holiday events happening around Music City this season.
The annual Dancing Lights of Christmas At Jellystone Park™ gets bigger and better each year with hundreds of thousands of LED Christmas lights dancing to some rockin' Christmas tunes.
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.
Last year the must see annual holiday event at Gaylord Opryland featured the Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, ICE!, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Christmas Dinner Show, holiday lights, and more.
The magic of The Nutcracker is carved in to 2 million pounds of colorful ice sculptures! Last year's ICE! included four ice slides and the Frostbite Factory where you could see artisans carve amazing ice sculptures right before your eyes.
Race your friends and family down Nashville's only six-lane tubing hill covered in 1.5 million pounds of real snow at Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing.
Celebrate the season with holiday-themed programs for the whole family from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Hatch Show Print!
November 27-January 17
Celebrate the season at Cheekwood with holiday concerts, cookie decorating, gingerbread workshops, art activities, and LIVE reindeer everyday! Also, each year the mansion and gardens are lit up with tons of lights during Holiday LIGHTS!
Choose between two magical tours from Grand Avenue to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy a ride through The Dancing Lights at Jellystone Park during the North Pole route, or see festive homes in Brentwood and Franklin on the South Pole route.
Discover and play at the Adventure Science Center with a lineup of seasonal programs for the entire family.
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.
Gray Line of Tennessee offered two holiday tours last year. Twinkling Tennessee Christmas took 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 took a trip to one of the most decorated and honored synchronized light shows in the country, with a stop at Santa's Village.
Each year the SEC takes on the ACC or Big Ten at Nissan Stadium 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!
Ring in the New Year and rock out the old during Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville! Last year's lineup included Kings of Leon, Wild Cub, Chris Stapleton, Sugar & the Hi-Lows, The Whigs, and Kelsea Ballerini! Stay tuned for next year's!
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