How to Ensure a Tender Tennessee Christmas
While season’s bright lights, upbeat music, and omnipresent candy canes are supposed to bring joy, it’s easy to let stress siphon away your Christmas cheer. If you’re having family over, making plans with friends, or even just trying to make the holidays special for your kids, here’s a list of things to do in the Nashville area to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Glow is one of the newest attractions to Nashville, TN. From now through December 31st from 5-10pm located at First Tennessee Park experience Nashville’s brightest Christmas experience. GLOW Nashville features one of the country’s tallest Christmas trees, millions of lights, epic ice skating and tubing experiences, a life-size Santa’s workshop and many more immersive activities.
2. Nashville Christmas Parade
The Nashville Christmas Parade, a Middle Tennessee holiday classic since 1927, will return on December 7th. Starting at 8:30am, enjoy an energetic array of Santa floats, dancing reindeer, and countless musical acts.
3. Dancing Lights of Christmas Drive Thru
What if we told you that your family can experience an amazing lights display through a forest of towering Christmas trees, all without leaving your car? The Dancing Lights of Christmas in Lebanon is a 30-minute journey available all throughout December. In case that wasn’t fun enough, you’ll be able to stop at Santa’s Village, where Santa Claus, holiday treats, and pony rides await.
4. Gaylord Opryland Hotel Country Christmas
The Gaylord Opryland typically goes all out for the holiday season, with a sizable Santa’s village with lights and festive décor, and this year is certainly no exception. Take your kids to an ice show, ride a carriage or miniature train, or even go snow tubing!
5. Zoo Lights
Where better to catch a beautiful display of holiday lights than at a night spent at the zoo? From now through December 30, the Nashville Zoo will host its first ever Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights. As the largest Chinese lantern festival in the country including a 200 foot-long dragon and all of your furry friends, this event is sure to dazzle!