From light shows to ballet to music (of course!), Nashville’s got your Christmas celebrations covered. Here’s our guide on how to celebrate Christmas in Nashville. Something on this list is sure to make your season merry and bright!


Deck the Hall

The Country Music Hall.

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Every year, the Country Music Hall of Fame hosts events for guests of all ages. From craft-making to free pictures with Santa, the Hall is a perfect place to fill your Christmas needs. The fun lasts from November 23rd to December 30th. You can check here to see all the events.





Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas

Christmas at the Gaylord Opryland.

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From November 9th to January 1rst, Gaylord Opryland turns into a Christmas-themed paradise. The entire family can enjoy everything from ice skating to glowing lights. Then, you can check out a display of ice sculptures with a How the Grinch Stole Christmas theme. And for parents, you can catch the Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Plus, there’s a Trace Adkins Christmas show. For more on the event and to purchase tickets, click here.




Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

Lights at Cheekwood Estates.

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What’s the Christmas season without lights? The Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is decorated with one million lights every year. Here, you can walk through this festive showcase as well as meet Santa. Since it lasts from 5 to 10 p.m. November 23rd to December 30th (except Christmas Day), you’ll have plenty of chances to catch them. You can purchase tickets here.




Nashville’s Nutcracker

A scene from the Nutcracker.

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A great way to celebrate the Christmas season is with a Christmas tradition. Catch this classic rendition of The Nutcracker at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center from December 1rst to 23rd. To purchase tickets, click here.





Text by Nick Adrian