As early as the month of November, and sometimes even earlier, Christmas merchandise hits the shelves. We are barely able to finish one holiday before another is tossed before us. However, as the song goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. And in the small town of Nashville it really is. Here are five things to do in Nashville for the Holiday season.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Start the holiday season off right on November 23rd with an event for the whole family at the annual tree lighting ceremony. This event is held at the Brown County History Center, located at 90 East Gould Street in downtown Nashville. There you can enjoy live Christmas music courtesy of the Brown County Music Christmas Sing-Along’s featured artists, as well as refreshments. The admission is free. Music begins at 5:30PM and the lighting of the tree begins at 6PM. For more information you can contact them at (812)-988-2899.
Breakfast with Santa
Celebrate the season with Santa at the Brown County Inn, located at 51 State Road 46 East. While you enjoy a full breakfast buffet and hot chocolate bar, the kiddies can visit with Saint Nicholas himself. But that’s not all. The event also includes a drawing for gifts, and more. Admission is $10 +tax for adults, $6 +tax for children ages 5-11, and children under the age of 5 get in free. The event will be held on December 1st and 2nd at 8:30AM and lasts until 11AM. Reservations are recommended. For more questions you can contact them at (812)-988-2291.
Holiday Light Parade
Sit back and relax on December 1st and watch the spectacular light parade as it travels through the streets of downtown Nashville. You can expect brightly lit floats, our own town train lit up in lights, and maybe even some furry friends in costumes as well. The grand finale is of course Santa Claus on his sleigh, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The event is free and begins at 6PM. For more information you can contact them at (812)-988-0234.
Stuff a Stocking
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a toy filled stocking, and that’s just what kids can expect and more at the annual Stuff a Stocking event. On December 1st from 11AM to 5PM children can follow a map leading to over twenty five businesses, where they can collect toys, ornaments, sweet treats, and more. Along the way you can take a free train ride and as you near the Brown County History Center you will find Santa Claus, who has checked his list not once but twice. There’s only 300 tickets available for this fun family event. Children with tickets receive a special stocking and a drawstring bag for those items that just won’t fit. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended since they sell out quickly. Online pre-order price is $20 and tickets purchased the day of the event are $25. For more information you can call the Brown County Community Foundation at (812)-988-4882.
Believe: A Brown County Christmas
For fans of the theater, you are sure to love this. Now for the eleventh year in a row at the Brown County Playhouse, Golden Ticket Productions presents a holiday show for all ages. The production has lots of variety, and it is one that changes each year. The show includes music, singing, dancing, special lighting effects, and of course some laughter. During the show young children can see Santa Claus, who always makes an appearance. The dates for this event are November 30th, December 1, 2, 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM. The prices range from $20.50 to $21.50, and children ages 10 and younger get in free with a paid adult. For more information you can call (812)-988-6555.
It’s safe to say that for most people Christmas is their favorite time of the year. For me it’s that magical glow it brings to everyday life, and who doesn’t love snow? These are just a few things you can do in and around Nashville during the holiday season. What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?