Christmas Traveler site banner

Christmas In Nashville, TN


Nashville skylineThere's lots to do and see (and hear!) around Nashville during the holiday season.

Nashville Hotels: See special offers.

Orpryland puts on gala Christmas shows for visitors. Historic antebellum homes are decorated and open for tours. Christmas light displays brighten the evenings. And you can even take a holiday riverboat tour.

Plus, there's all the music expect to find in Nashville. Be sure to pay a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Things to Do

Christmas Village

This huge Christmas market is held each year at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. The event is organized by the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumni Club and benefits their philanthropies. Over 200 merchants sell seasonal and gift items. The Christmas Market takes place November 15 - 17th, 2023.

Opryland's "A Country Christmas"

Gaylord Opryland Resort hosts a bunch of special events throughout the holidays. November 10, 2023 - January 1, 2024.

Nahsville neon signsThe whole place is lit up with lights for the holidays, plus there are horse-drawn carriage rides and ice skating. There are special dinner shows and performances at the Grand Ole Opry House. You could keep yourself pretty busy just staying on their property.

ICE! returns for 2023, featuring The Polar Express. ICE! is a walk-through attraction with 2 million pounds of ice carvings and four ice slides.

Opry Country Christmas takes over the stage at the Grand Ole Opry House, with Christmas songs performed by your favorite country music artists.

Plantations and Homes Tours

The historic homes in and around Nashville are always interesting to visit, and they're particularly beautiful when they're decorated for the holidays.

The Hermitage has special holiday evening tours. Belle Meade Plantation decorates for the holidays. Cheekwood has special Holiday at Cheekwood activities on the weekends and a holiday lights display. Belmont Mansion is decorated for the season and offers musical performances and special Christmas meals.

Holiday Cruises on the General Jackson Showboat

The General Jackson Riverboat offers special holiday cruises. With a lunch or dinner cruise, you'll enjoy a holiday meal and musical performances as you cruise the Cumberland River. A neat way to see the lights of the city.

New Year's Eve Music City Midnight

Nashville's annual Music City Midnight street party/concert is place to be to ring in the new year. The event happens at Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park. Big-name performers play the night away, and since Nashville's all about the music, there's a "music note drop" as the clock counts down to midnight. A fireworks show brings in the new year with a bang.

The performer lineup for December 31, 2023 free New Year's Eve Celebration includes Thomas Rhett Lainey Wilson and Lynyrd Skynyrd.


Nashville Hotels - Choose from a full selection of hotels in and around Nashvile.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center - Opryland goes all out for the holidays with decorations, ICE!, diner shows, and Cirque Dreams Holidaze.

Hotels near the County Music Hall of Fame - Stay downtown, close to the Hall of Fame. Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, shops, and restaurants can also be found in this area.

Nashville hotels with free breakfast - List of hotels that provide free on-site breakfast for their guests.