1. Glow Nashville
This will be Glow’s first holiday season in Nashville. It will transform First Tennessee Park into a winter wonderland, complete with lights, a holiday marketplace, ice skating, tubing, Santa’s workshop and more holiday fun!
Located at: First Tennessee Park
Cost varies – tickets available to purchase online
2. Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas
A Nashville tradition, a Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland has deep Southern roots. Guests can enjoy the lights, holiday scenes and dancing waters set to popular Christmas music at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Ice sculptures featuring A Christmas Story and Rudolph the Musical are other events that guests can include on their holiday outing with family and friends at Opryland in 2019. Gaylord Opryland Hotel Walking through the hotel is free of charge, but guests will have to pay for parking. Rudolph the Musical and Ice — prices vary.
3. Drive-Thru Dancing Lights of Christmas
Nearly 2.5 miles of Nashville are covered in more than 2 million lights all coordinating with musical lyrics. Guests can listen to the music through their radio while driving past the many light displays. After the Christmas light show, stop in Santa’s Village for family-friendly activities.
Located at: James E. Ward Agricultural Center $30 for a family vehicle.
Prices vary with larger vehicles.
4. Nashville Christmas Parade
Nashville’s Christmas Parade has been a holiday staple since 1927. Musical performances, floats, bands and a special appearance from Santa make up this must-see experience.
Located in: Downtown Nashville
Entry is Free
5. Holiday Pop-Up Bars
These bars take Christmas celebrating to a whole other level with over-the-top Christmas decor, seasonal cocktails and holiday flavors. Miracle at Hidden Bar (Noelle), Reindeer Games (Headquarters Beercade), Winter Waldenland (Walden)
Free admission — no reservations needed
6. Dickens of a Christmas
In the heart of historic downtown Franklin, guests will experience Christmas recreated to mimic the time of Charles Dickens featuring 200 musicians, dancers, and characters from Dickens’ work.
Located at: Historic downtown Franklin, TN
Dates: December 14th -15th, 2019
The event is free. Some attractions may have a small fee
8. Winter Warmer Nashville
Winter beer spectacular featuring 40 breweries offering rare and limited beers. Also featuring local food vendors and merchants on Dec. 7th.
Located at: East Park in East Nashville
Dates: December 7th, 2019 | Time: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
$75 per person (tickets are limited)
9. “Christmas at the Ryman” with Amy Grant & Vince Gill
Country legends Amy Grant and Vince Gill grace the Ryman stage with a Christmas concert full of classics and originals sure to get anyone in the holiday spirit. Mint Julep Experiences offers custom music city tours and pre-planned day tour packages that take you to Nashville’s historic music locations. You can attend the “Christmas at the Ryman” and then get a behind-the-scenes” tour at the auditorim on the Ryman Auditorium, RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print Tour.
Located at: Ryman Auditorium
Dates: December 11th through December 23rd, 2019
Cost varies – tickets are available online
10. Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville
The best way to ring in the New Year in Music City with Keith Urban, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Struts, Amanda Shires, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The event also includes fireworks and the traditional music note drop.
Located at: Bicentennial Park
Free -VIP Packages available to purchase
Make It a Jack Daniel’s Holiday!
If you’re planning to attend the Music City Midnight New Year’s Eve event, then make it a full day fueled by Jack Daniel. Mint Julep Experiences offers a premium Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour and Tasting. In addition to visiting the Jack Daniel’s distillery, you will have the afternoon to explore Lynchburg, learn the history behind the legendary Tennessee whiskey distillery and the story of Jack Daniel himself.