Christmas in Nashville

By Swathi Ramaswamy on May 08, 2018
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Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, has become a perfect place to celebrate Christmas and enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones. Known for its legendary music venues with the Grand Oley Opry House ranking on the top, this city serves the people with entertainment, dining, cultural and architectural attractions. Being a diversified place, the Christmas season in Nashville has a lot to offer. From exciting events and theater shows to exuberant light displays and markets, the city ensures you have memorable celebrations here! 

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Events taking place during Christmas Celebrations in Nashville

The celebrations start at least a couple of months before Christmas where the streets and malls are decorated with Christmas trees and lights. Nashville has become one of the best places for the Christmas celebrations in the USA with these events. Check some of the best Christmas events in Nashville that are a must for everyone - 

Drive Through the Dancing Lights of Christmas

With the success of 10 years, the Dancing Lights of Christmas are set to return this season with all the more dazzle. Head to the Wilson County and the James E. Ward Agricultural Center and you will be welcomed by more than 2 million sparkling lights lining the route. Driving along this 2.5-mile stretch has become one of the best ways to celebrate Christmas in Nashville amongst locals. Dancing Lights of Christmas usually starts mid-November and continues till the 1st week of January. 

Enjoy Christmas Lights at Opryland

Opryland Hotel and Resort is one of the most recommended places to be visited during Nashville Christmas Celebrations as over three million lights transform this place into a magical destination. It offers an ice rink, Santa’s snow throw, carriage rides, snow tubing, gingerbread decorating corner and many more activities for different age groups. The entry fees to Opryland during Christmas celebrations are free of cost; the money has to be carried for enjoying the rides, food, and drinks.

Attend Nashville’s Nutcracker

Nashville’s Nutcracker is a ballet performance performed by a group of professional ballet girls at the TPAC’s Jackson Hall where the dancers show the sixteen magical shows to the audience making them enthralled. In order to make this a memorable event, different magical elements are added every year during the celebrations along with the fake snowfall on the audience at the end of the show. Tickets are also required during the show which can be purchased both online as well as an office at the ticket counter.

Sparkle: A Country’s Christmas Carol

To experience Charles Dickens's Christmas Carol, make sure to head your way to the Fontanel which is a place most visited by the people of Nashville during Christmas celebrations. This is the place where the entire story is depicted through large sculptures with the narration of the whole story done from the backend. Each chapter of the famous book is told to the kids and their parents in a period of an hour where they can also enjoy the bright lanterns and the six-story Christmas tree which is well decorated with lights. In order to visit this place during the Nashville Christmas season, make sure to make the advance booking for the same as the place is completely packed jam during Christmas Celebrations.

Nashville looks wonderful during the Christmas celebrations! So in order to enjoy and get fascinated with the beauty of this place, make sure to visit it during Christmas where everyone can have fun with various activities and events.

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