Nashville’s Top Winter Events
As the temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, Nashville transforms into a winter wonderland. From dazzling light displays to heartwarming holiday traditions, the city offers an abundance of events to celebrate the season. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, get ready to experience the magic of Nashville winter events.
Christmas at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Immerse yourself in the festive splendor at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, where a dazzling winter wonderland awaits. From November 10 to January 1, 2024, this holiday extravaganza showcases over two million shimmering lights, enchanting Christmas displays, and life-size gingerbread houses. Revel in the joyous atmosphere with an array of live music performances, glide gracefully across the ice skating rink, and cherish a memorable visit from Santa Claus.
Further enhance your holiday experience with a visit to ICE!, featuring an extraordinary world inspired by The Polar Express, entirely sculpted from ice. This magical destination offers beloved activities such as ice tubing, gingerbread decorating, and photo opportunities with Santa. Additionally, the festive spirit is amplified with an exciting lineup of live shows, ranging from country music concerts to special holiday-themed performances.
Zoolumination Chinese Festival of Lights
Embark on a journey through a world of illuminated wonder at Zoolumination, happening at the Nashville Zoo from November 17, 2023, to February 4, 2024. Over 5,000 handcrafted silk lanterns will light your way as you explore themed areas featuring fantastical creatures, mythical scenes, and iconic landmarks. Be sure to stop by North Pole Village and visit with Santa!
Winter Wonderland at Cheekwood
Holiday LIGHTS, a cherished Nashville tradition, returns to Cheekwood Estate & Gardens this year from November 18, 2023, to January 7, 2024. Take a magical tour through a winter wonderland as you stroll along a one-mile walking path adorned with over one million twinkling lights, creating a breathtaking spectacle of color and wonder.
Witness elegant and creative displays crafted with meticulous attention to detail as you wander through gardens transformed into a luminous wonderland. Enjoy live music performances, browse unique gifts at the Holiday Marketplace, indulge in delicious treats, and meet Santa Claus in the Historic Stable and Tack Room.
Step Back in Time with Belmont Mansion’s Christmas Tours
From December 1, 2023, to January 7, 2024, step back in time with Belmont Mansion’s captivating Christmas tours. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the historic mansion adorned with twinkling lights, vibrant ornaments, and festive displays. Each room tells a story of Victorian-era Christmas traditions, and beyond the tour, enjoy live music, storytelling with Santa, holiday crafts, special events, and more.
Celebrate the Season with Amy Grant & Vince Gill Christmas at the Ryman
Nashville’s most beloved holiday tradition returns with Amy Grant and Vince Gill’s annual residency at the Ryman Auditorium. From December 13 to 23, 2023, catch the acclaimed singer-songwriters perform their cherished Christmas classics, including “Let It Snow,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “O Holy Night,” alongside captivating storytelling and heartwarming moments. This is the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories and embrace the spirit of the season with two of Nashville’s most treasured musical icons.
A Nashville Christmas Carol
Embark on a transformative journey with Ebenezer Scrooge as he rediscovers the true meaning of Christmas in A Nashville Christmas Carol, a heartwarming production brought to life by a talented cast of local and national performers at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) from December 1 to December 17, 2023. Experience the magic of the holiday season and let the spirit of giving fill your heart.
Make Your Winter Unforgettable: Wrap Up Your Nashville Trip with Tommy’s Tours
Unwrap the magic of Nashville winter events with Tommy’s Tours and create lasting memories you’ll cherish forever. Tommy’s Tours offers an unforgettable excursion through the heart of Music City, led by Nashville native “Charmin'” Tommy Garmon. These tours offer a unique perspective on the city, taking you to iconic landmarks, hidden gems, and the homes of your favorite country music stars.
With Tommy as your guide, you’ll see all that Nashville has to offer, from the vibrant energy of Broadway Honky Tonks to the historic charm of Music Row. You’ll laugh, learn, and fall in love with the city’s infectious energy.
Book your tour today and let Tommy show you the real Nashville!