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8 Family-Friendly Activities to Enjoy in Nashville This Christmas

Christmas is a time to celebrate with loved ones, forge beautiful memories, and incorporate holiday traditions – both new and old.

As the holidays rapidly approach, you may find yourself rummaging through your local newspaper to find Christmas activities in Nashville, Tennessee that are both fun and family-friendly.

If you’re looking to start some new traditions and experience some holiday cheer but aren’t sure where to start, allow us to share a few of our best ideas with you. Here are eight festive events that are coming up soon in your area.

Santa Visits – November 30th

Although Santa doesn’t officially arrive at homes until Christmas Eve, he’ll be making quite a few pit stops in Nashville before then.

If you have young children who would like to make a day out seeing him, you can visit the beautiful Cheekwood Estate, a 55-acre botanical garden, and art museum. From 10 am until 1 pm, you’ll be able to experience holiday activities that include a Letter Writing Station and festive family crafts that your entire family can enjoy. Also, have on mind that is always a good time to open a gift – you can find here some gift ideas.

Home Depot Kids’ Workshops – November 30th

On November 30th, from 9 am to noon, participating Home Depot stores in Middle Tennessee will be offering free workshops for children.

Of course, your whole family is invited, and you might even have fun participating in the many crafts that will be available. All children will get to keep the special craft they make while also receiving a certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.

This year, specifically, your child will be able to make his or her own stocking ornament using a special kit. This kit will include the tools necessary to also build a frame onto the ornament that can hold any small picture. Then, with your help, your child will be able to paint it so that it is unique to them.

Holiday Spectacular and Sing-Along – December 7th

Hosted by the Nashville Symphony, the Holiday Spectacular, and Sing-Along provides a great way to kick off the season.

Starting at 11 am, you and your family will be able to enjoy a holiday concert that features songs from traditional holiday favorites, such as Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Because there is such a high demand for these concerts, be sure to purchase your tickets before they run out.

If your schedule allows you to show up to the concert an hour early, your children will get to see the Instrument Petting Zoo and participate in some pre-show crafts.

A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes and Special Guests – December 8th

Nothing is quite like Christmas in Music City. If you and your family enjoyed the Holiday Spectacular, then you can return the next night at 7:30 pm to witness live performances from singer-songwriter Dave Barnes and other guests.

They will be performing all of your favorite Christmas classics, including “All I Want for Christmas is You”, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, and more!

Disney Junior Holiday Fun – December 14th

If you have younger children, you know that it can be difficult to find activities that hold their attention for a long period of time.

Well, starting at 11 am, you and your little ones will be able to catch several seasonal events inspired by the Disney Junior shows that your children love. Admission is free, and the first 100 attendees will receive an Exclusive Character Card.

Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Feast – Every Weekend and the Week of Christmas

Nearly every child knows the beloved Christmas story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Bring the story to life by enjoying dinner and games with not only Rudolph but also his best friend, Hermey.

This event has multiple dates and times, so you’re sure to be able to make at least one showing this holiday season.

Breakfast with Santa at the Aquarium – December 22nd

Looking for a way to stay out of the cold weather while still experiencing the joys of Christmas? Come out to the Aquarium Restaurant at 8:30 to enjoy a holiday breakfast with Santa Claus.

You and your family will have the chance to eat at a breakfast buffet while getting photos with both Santa and the fish. Just remember to reserve your spot in advance, as it is required for admission.

Pick a Tree at the Country Cove Christmas Tree Farm – Until December 22nd

Sometimes the very best memories come from a simple, beloved tradition, such as picking out the perfect Christmas tree and decorating it together.

Country Cove offers up to four to five different species of trees to choose from each year. The farm will be open from November 23rd until December 22nd, leaving you plenty of time to find the best tree for you and your family.

Ready to turn this Christmas into a fun-filled season for the entire family? There’s plenty to do in the beautiful city of Nashville, so don’t let the cold weather stop you from visiting Santa, singing a few carols, and picking out a new tree with the little ones.

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