Best Holiday Events and Activities in Nashville

Best Holiday Events and Activities in Nashville

Looking for a magical getaway during the holidays this year? Nashville is filled with endless things to do at Christmas time — perfect for relaxing and having fun with the family. Make this holiday season one you'll never forget by visiting these festive events and attractions! 

Christmas at Gaylord Opryland

Dive headfirst into a winter wonderland at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, made from over 3 million lights and 2 million pounds of colorful ice. You'll enjoy live performances, ice skating and tubing, carriage rides, photos with Santa and so much more!

This Christmas event in Nashville runs from November 11 to January 1.

Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

Take part in a Nashville holiday tradition as you walk through a mile-long display with over a million beaming lights. Nestled within 55 acres at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, you'll find endless Christmas activities to participate in, from roasting s'mores over a crackling fire to standing in awe of dazzling displays. You can even grab a treat or two from the Holiday Market! 

Make sure you visit this must-see Christmas activity in Nashville while it runs from November 19 to January 8! 

Dancing Lights of Christmas

Pack the family in the car and enjoy a captivating drive through Tennessee's largest drive-thru light and music show. The show is open rain or shine, seven days a week, allowing you to tune in with your radio and cruise through a stunning light show whenever you want. 

The Dancing Lights of Christmas drive-thru show opens on November 11 and lasts until January 1. 

Jingle Beat

Step into new worlds and discover how Santa Claus travels the world in one night! Jingle Beat is an immersive Nashville Christmas event with more than 100,000 square feet brimming with interactive installations, performers, delicious food and cocktails, hot cocoa, an ice skating rink and other attractions! 

This family-friendly excursion has something for every age to enjoy and runs from November 25 to December 31 at the Nashville Fairgrounds. 

Franktown Festival of Lights

Put your car in drive and relax as you pass by more than 200 light displays and listen to joyful classic Christmas tunes in this mile-and-a-half-long light show benefitting the Franktown Open Hearts — a local nonprofit. You can also visit on a Walkin' Wednesday to walk through the display and end the night with a handful of s'mores and countless memories. 

This light show is open nightly from November 18 to December 31 at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center in Franklin. 

Spend Your Holiday Season in Nashville at our KOA Resort

Interested in any of these fun-filled Nashville Christmas activities? Start planning an unforgettable holiday season and book your stay at the Nashville KOA Resort today! 

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