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Holiday Events in Nashville You Can’t Miss!

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‘Tis the Season! Lights are going up, the Holidays are here and we’ve been on the search for all of the events this year with the most Holly and Jolly! There is no shortage of Holiday Events around Nashville this year, so grab your calendars and start making all of your festive plans.

Enjoy a holiday cocktail as you shop for gifts this Christmas from local artisans this year at East Nash Holiday Bash! There will be community tree lighting, live music, a campfire to warm you up, and plenty of great photo-ops. This event is free and has stuff to do for all ages! If you’re looking for even more spirited adventures you can purchase a ticket for the Holiday Cocktail Bash that Friday from 6PM-10PM.

  • Dec. 2: 4PM-9PM
  • Dec. 3: 4PM-9PM
  • Dec. 4: 11AM-9PM

📍Five Points

Nashville’s Nutcracker is back this year starting December 15-24 and we couldn’t be more excited! You have to experience the magic of Music City’s favorite holiday tradition this year. The great choreography was done by Paul Vasterling and includes dreamy costumes and glitter sets you have to see.

  • Dec. 15: 6:30PM
  • Dec. 16: 6:30 PM
  • Dec. 17: 7PM
  • Dec. 18: 2PM & 7PM
  • Dec. 19: 1PM & 6PM
  • Dec. 21: 2PM & 7PM
  • Dec. 22: 2PM & 7PM
  • Dec. 23: 2PM & 7PM
  • Dec. 24: 2PM

📍TPAC’s Jackson Hall

Diskin Cider and Local Love have teamed up this year to bring us an exciting Holiday Market that will feature10+ of Nashville’s best makers. Come out, shop small businesses and sip on cider at the same time! Attendance is entirely free and of course, you can bring the little ones along.

  • Dec. 13: 12PM-4PM

📍Diskin Cider

Williamson County’s 36th Annual Dickens of a Christmas is always one for the books and an event you won’t want to miss! As Middle Tennessee’s largest Christmas Festival, the time of Charles Dickens will be re-created all throughout the Historic Downtown Franklin. The event is free and you can expect street performers, Dickens characters, great vendors, and more!

  • Dec. 11: 10AM-6PM
  • Dec. 12: 10AM-6PM

📍Downtown Franklin

Head to Cheekwood this Holiday season for a mile of lights going through the garden. As you walk through, you will get to take in all the sights and sounds of the season and get all the best pictures! There are fun activities for all ages and kids can drop off their letters to Santa at the Frist Learning Center when you come. Tap here for a list of all our favorite light shows happening this year!

  • Nov. 20-Jan. 9: Various Times


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