Top 5 Holiday Activities in Nashville
Holidays in Nashville are always full of fun attractions, tours and events to enjoy. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the holiday cheer, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 Nashville holiday must-dos. Enjoy!
You can’t go wrong with Opryland Hotel at Christmas time. Each year, the hotel is decorated with more than 2-million dazzling lights that attract multitudes of visitors from around the world. In addition to indoor holiday decor, there are carriage rides, an outdoor nativity and more.
While there, consider checking out ICE! ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This special event happens from November 24, 2015 until January 3, 2016 and features two thousand pounds of hand carved ice sculptures, four ice slides, six individual rooms and loads of fun!
General Jackson Showboat
Cruise down the Cumberland River in one of the largest showboats ever built. On the General Jackson Showboat, you will encounter stunning views, delicious meals and toe-tapping entertainment in the two-story Victorian Theater.
This year, be sure to see the Heart of Christmas Dinner show, where there will be glamorous costumes, glimmering lights and various colorful production numbers. Audience favorites include “Sleigh Ride,” Winter Wonderland” and “The Christmas Song.”
Dickens of a Christmas
Dicken’s of a Christmas, put on by the Heritage Foundation, returns this year December 12-13. The event steps back in time to the era of Charles Dickens using historic downtown Franklin’s Victorian architecture as a backdrop. The streets will be filled with more than 200 musicians, dancers and characters like Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol and Fagin from Oliver Twist.
Holiday at Cheekwood
Holiday spirit is at Cheekwood! You will meet Santa, get up close with reindeer and enjoy gingerbread workshops. Special events taking place this year include Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays, which features Rockwell’s celebrated holiday cover illustrations representing a broad range of festive imagery.
Nashville Bus Tour
We may be a bit biased, but we believe Tommy’s Tours is the best Nashville holiday attraction! On our bus tour, you will explore the best of Nashville, including homes of the stars, Broadway Honky Tonks, the State Capital and the Ryman site. Great entertainment for the whole family, Tommy’s Tours is three hours of laughter, learning and loving Nashville. Group tours available. Bus fits up to 25 people.
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