As the crisp winter air descends upon the bustling streets of Nashville, the city transforms into a festive wonderland, beckoning residents and visitors alike to partake in the holiday spirit. Whether you’re a local in a charming Legacy South home or a visitor eager to experience Music City’s holiday charm, Nashville in December offers an enchanting array of events to fill your calendar with joy and celebration. Here’s what’s coming up:
Kick off the holiday season with a visit to the Porter Flea Holiday Market at The Nashville Fairgrounds on December 9. This annual market is a treasure trove of over 250 vendors showcasing unique gifts perfect for loved ones (or yourself!).
Nashville’s rich cultural tapestry is on full display with unique events like Hanukkah at Butcher & Bee on December 8th and 9th. Indulge in a four-course meal in the Rose Room, complete with a welcome drink and unlimited latkes. Tickets are $75 or just $25 for children under 13.
Bring the little ones to Brunch with Santa at the Assembly Food Hall on December 17th. This free event features hot chocolate, letter-writing to Santa, and a chance to meet the jolly old elf himself. It’s a delightful way to spend a Sunday morning with the family.
Stroll through the Holiday Lights at Cheekwood, open nightly until January 7th (besides Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days). Wander the one-mile path of over a million twinkling lights, a 20-foot poinsettia tree, and enjoy cozy s’mores stations. It’s a visual feast that encapsulates the joy and beauty of the season.
Experience the magic of A Country Christmas, an all-month event at Gaylord Opryland. From ice skating to gingerbread decorating, this event is a kaleidoscope of holiday activities that will delight every member of the family. Most events require a ticket purchased in advance, so make sure you check out their website for a full itinerary.
Add a touch of elegance to your December with Nashville’s Nutcracker at TPAC Jackson Hall, running from December 8-24. This family-friendly ballet is a Nashville tradition, offering a mesmerizing performance that captures the essence and magic of the holiday spirit.
Music City lives up to its name with events like Home Alone in Concert. Watch this Christmas classic at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center accompanied by live music from the Nashville Symphony – a perfect family outing. And for a night of holiday tunes, Celebrating Christmas with Emily West and Friends on December 13th at the Woolworth Theater is the perfect mid-week outing.
We need to mention Porter Flea Holiday Market again, as they’re offering an exclusive adult-only experience with a ticketed preview on the evening of December 8, where you can have first-pick of the exceptional goods on offer.
For those seeking a more spirited celebration, the Nashville Santa Rampage on December 9th is a must-attend. Dress up as Santa or his elves and join the festive pub crawl starting at Public Square Park. It’s a free, fun-filled night perfect for making new friends and reveling in holiday cheer.
The 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl on the same day offers another lively option. With a color-changing Santa cup in hand, enjoy drink specials and no cover charges at participating bars – a merry way to explore Nashville’s vibrant nightlife.
Celebrate the Holidays in Nashville Style
The beauty of celebrating December in Nashville, especially from the comfort of a Legacy South home, is the blend of city excitement and cozy community spirit. Whether you’re exploring downtown’s festive events or enjoying local neighborhood celebrations, Nashville’s holiday offerings are as diverse and vibrant as the city itself. Embrace the joy, wonder, and warmth of the season in Music City, and make this December one to remember! If you’re thinking about making Nashville home in 2024, why not explore our communities to find your dream home?