We’ve rounded up the top things to do in Nashville for Christmas and New Year’s Eve!
Spend your holiday season in the Music City exploring Tennessee Whiskey Trail distilleries and top Nashville restaurants. You’ll quicky find out why Thrillist calls it the “Best Drinking City in America.” You can event customize a Mint Julep Experiences outing for your group to incorporate holiday events in Nashville along with the city’s best destinations. Call us to today or request a tour online for more information!
Holiday 2018 Events in Nashville
Deck the Hall at the Country Music Hall of Fame
Variety of events Nov. 27 to Dec. 23 including Christmas concerts, ornament making, cookie decorating, photos with Santa, holiday shopping. Live music includes Brenda Lee, Lonestar, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, and Tanya Tucker. MORE INFO
A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland
Variety of events Nov. 9 to Jan. 1 including indoor winter wonderland, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, ice skating and live music with Trace Adkins. MORE INFO
Christmas Concerts at Ryman Auditorium
Variety of events Nov. 19 to Dec. 27 including live music from Michael McDonald, Amy Grant with Vince Gill, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Robert Earl Keen, and Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. MORE INFO
Christmas Performances with Nashville Symphony
Variety of events ## including live performances by Martina McBride, The Grinch Christmas Sing-a-long, Michael W. Smith, Dave Barnes, Home Alone in Concert, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Handel’s Messiah, Drew and Ellie Holcomb, Keith and Kristyn Getty, and Oak Ridge Boys. MORE INFO
The 65th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade
A holiday tradition in Nashville on Dec. 1 starting at North 1st Ave. and Brandon St. featuring celebrities, country music stars, marching bands and huge balloons. In 2018, Kid Rock will be the Grand Marshal of the Christmas Parade! MORE INFO
New Year’s Eve
Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight Celebration
Head to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Dec. 31 for this free concert experience and New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration featuring Keith Urban, Peter Frampton, Judah & The Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. MORE INFO
Just Add Whiskey To Your Holiday Weekend
Mint Julep Experiences offers Tennessee Whiskey Adventures seven days a week, year-round. Each whiskey tour departs from downtown Nashville at the Omni Hotel. Choose from three different itineraries with Tennessee’s best distillery tours. Destinations include Jack Daniel Distillery, Cascade Hollow Distillery (home of George Dickel brands), Leiper’s Fork Distillery, H Clark Distillery and Corsair Distillery.
About the Author – Rachel Nix
Rachel Nix has been Director of Marketing at Mint Julep since 2017. Her extensive bourbon education includes becoming an Executive Bourbon Steward through the Stave & Thief Society and graduating from Woodford Reserve’s Bourbon Academy. She is a Certified Tourism Ambassador and enthusiastic advocate for her adopted hometown of Louisville. When she’s not promoting Mint Julep’s portfolio of southern experiences, she can be found walking her dog or enjoying a drink on a Germantown patio.