It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Nashville knows how to celebrate all things merry and bright! There is certainly never a lack of festive to dos between November and January, the hardest part is just trying to see them all! I am rounding up a list of events you don’t want to miss from family fun to themed bars, 5ks, markets and more. Afterall, tis the season, let the festive fun begin!
Christmas at Gaylord Opryland | November 11-January 1 | A classic Christmas staple here in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland hotel. This winter wonderland is filled with various activities and the best lights display in town.
Holiday Lights at Cheekwood | November 19 – January 8 | Cheekwood Botanical Garden gets a holiday makeover for Christmas and it is the prettiest sight to see! While you stroll through the millions of lights there are s’mores stations, cocktails to try, and more making it a perfect family outing
Zoolumination | November 8 – January 8 | The Nashville Zoo provides a holiday lantern illumination to experience with the whole family. Santa will also make nightly appearances along with other holiday activities
Enchant at First Horizon Park | November 25-December 30 | First Horizon Park transforms into a winter wonderland complete with ice skating, photo opportunities, live entertainment and more.
JingleBeat | November 25 – December 31 | A drive through experience perfect for the whole family full of engaging light displays, live performances, and more.
Nashville Nutcracker | December 8 – 24 | The classic holiday story The Nutcracker comes to TPAC in December for an unforgettable performance. Continue or begin your family’s tradition by seeing it live. My girls and I are going and we cannot wait!!
The Misifts Bar | November 29 – early January | My personal favorite is this rooftop getaway at The Fairlane Hotel. Ready to spread some holiday comfort and joy, this treasure is decked out with all the seasonal flair… Christmas cocktails, hot cocoa aplenty and the perfect spot before hitting the town!
Hidden Bar | November 2 – January 7 | Hidden Bar is serving up a Holiday Vacation theme with inspired cocktails and snacks to enjoy
Bobby Hotel | November 12 – December 31 | Camp Bobby is back with their rooftop experience complete with campfire igloos to rent and themed drinks and dining in the campers lounge
JW Marriott | November 25 – December 31 | the JW Marriott is bringing a Whiskey Wonderland experience to their hotel. Experience a gingerbread distillery and a pop up bar like no other!
Jingle Bell Run | December 3 | A 5k race at Harlinsdale Farm perfect for the whole family
Rudolph Red Nose Run | December 10 | Meet up at Nissan Stadium for the annual 5k race for the whole family in Nashville!
Markets and More
12th South Farmers Market Holiday Pop Up | December 4th | The Garden Stop | Find festive fun complete with food trucks, live music, local vendors, and more! Pups welcome at the dog park too!
Holiday Market at Nashville Farmers Market | December 3 | Stop by the Nashville Farmers Market for an outdoor selection of local holiday goodness!
Nashville Handmade Holiday Market | December 10 – 11 | Handmade treasures all lined up at the Music City Center for a festive shopping experience