Enjoy the holiday season by taking the family to some of the special seasonal events in Nashville in 2017. Music City will offer festive light shows and family-friendly activities to entertain kids and adults during the Christmas season.
Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas and Outdoor Nativity
Nov. 11-Dec. 31 @ 4 p.m.
Gaylord Opryland Resort, 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN 37214
Gaylord Opryland Resort will be aglow with an astonishing three million lights throughout the resort. An Outdoor Nativity scene will portray the birth of Jesus Christ through a display and audio rendition at the Magnolia Lawn that will remind guests of the reason for the season. The resort offers many holiday events that charge a fee, but there will be no charge to walk through the resort to enjoy the decorations and view the Nativity.
Dec. 2-3, 9-10, & 16-17
Grassmere Historic Home, Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TV 37211
Visit the Grassmere Historic Home, which will be decorated for the holidays in Victorian style. Tours of the home will be included with admission to the Nashville Zoo, so you can enjoy the tour and visit the animals on the same day.
Dancing Lights of Christmas
Nov. 17-Dec. 31 @ 5 p.m.
James E. Ward Agricultural Center, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087
The Dancing Lights of Christmas has moved from Jellystone to the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Wilson County this year. The popular light show will feature more than a million and a half twinkling lights dancing to the music on the radio. The drive-through display will be open rain or shine and on all holidays during the Christmas season. After seeing the lights, stop at Santa’s Village for family fun. Admission will be $25/vehicle (non-commercial) and $25/church bus or van.
Christmas on the Cumberland
Nov. 21-Jan. 1 @ 5:30 p.m.
McGregor Park Riverwalk, 640 N. Riverside Dr., (US 41-A), Clarksville, TN 37040
The City of Clarksville is festively decorated with over one million lights, so take the family to enjoy the holiday decorations at McGregor Park Riverwalk.
Chad’s Winter Wonderland
Nov. 23-Jan. 1 @ 6 p.m.
791 E. Old LaGuardo Rd., Lebanon, TN 37087
Chad’s Winter Wonderland is a drive-through display that the family can enjoy from the comfort of the car. The wonderland is illuminated with over two million lights and features a drive through Santa House, drive through Nativity, a light tunnel, and more. Admission is $15/carload or $20/limos or passenger vans.
Night of the Child Nativity Collection
Mid. Nov. – Jan.
Chapel at Upper Room Museum, 1908 Grand Ave., Nashville, TN3 7212
The Night of the Child Nativity Exhibit will display over 130 international nativity scenes representing many cultures and their depictions of the birth of Jesus Christ. The Christian Art Museum will communicate Biblical stories through art, sculptures, and paintings. There is no admission fee, they do accept donations ($5 suggested donation).
Walk Thru Bethlehem
Dec. 10 @ 1 p.m.
Woodmont Christian Church, 3601 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
The Woodmont Christian Church will present their annual Walk Thru Bethlehem for one day. The event recreates the atmosphere of the city of Bethlehem and the birth of the Savior. Admission will be free, donations will be accepted.
Christmas at the Mansion
Nov. 24-Dec. 30 (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.) @ 6 p.m.
Fontanel Mansion, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189
Take a step back into a past time at the Fontanel Mansion, decorated with over 40 Christmas trees, and displays from country music superstars. Dicken Christmas Carolers will sing the seasonal songs to add cheer to the holiday event. There will be special fun activities for kids, so the entire family can enjoy the visit to the historic mansion. Children ages 10 & under will be admitted free. Tickets for adults will be $18-$25.
Dec. 18, 20, 22, & 23 @ Various Times
Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203
The Sudekum Planetarium will take holiday lights to a new level with a stunning show laser lights united with music. Admission will be $6-$7, in addition to General Admission to the Science Adventure Center ($11.95-$15.95).