The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can often be the most expensive time of the year! Here's a few Christmas and holiday activities that won't cost a thing.
Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas
When: November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Where: 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
Cost: Free except for parking - on-site parking does cost, but mall parking is free
Details: Get in the spirit of the season as you discover more than 3 million dazzling Christmas lights around every bend of our resort! Don’t miss the magic of the new lights and festive décor Santa’s Elves have added for 2017.
There are several other light displays that are free to view throughout the mid-state: 10 Places To See Holiday Lights In Middle Tennessee.
Trees of Christmas
When: December 5 - December 31
Where: The Factory at Franklin
Details: Dozens of 10-foot-tall Christmas trees throughout the Factory, are on display throughout the Factory.
Music City Winterfest
When: December 9 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Centennial Park
Details: Enjoy a day of holiday cheer for the whole family. All day, shop our Holiday Market for unique gifts from Nashville craft artisans, enjoy live music by local performing groups, and treat yourself at our food trucks, holiday libation bars, s'mores stations and more.
Granville Country Christmas
When: November 10 - December 30
Where: 169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564
Details: Travel back in time to the 1940s to celebrate Christmas in the small town of Granville.
Free Holiday Movies
When: movie showings var: schedule
Where: Nashville Public Library
Details: Catch your favorite holiday movie, enjoy a holiday concert featuring the Grand Old Dulcimer Club, meet some special guests flown in all the way from the North Pole.
Upper Room "Night of the Child" Nativity exhibit and "Madonna and Child" painting gallery
When: Now - December 31 (hours may vary)
Where: Upper Room: 1908 Grand Avenue Nashville, TN 37212
Details: View 130 international Nativities from 40 cultures, as well as paintings from 1350 to the 21st century.
Centennial Art Center Gallery
When: November 16 - December 31
Where: Centennial Art Center 301 25th Ave. N. in Nashville’s Centennial Park
Details: View and buy holiday artwork by Centennial Art Center students & staff.
Walk Thru Bethlehem
When: December 10
Where: Woodmont Christian Church
Details: See the Christmas story come to life as you walk through a real-life Nativity scene at Woodmont Christian Church.
Chanukah at Public Square
When: December 12
Where: Nashville Courthouse 3rd Avenue North and Union Street
Details: Join Mayor Megan Barry and Jewish leaders as the light a large menorah downtown.
Nashville Farmers' Market's Breakfast with Santa
When: December 16
Where: Nashville Farmer's Market
Details: Kids can sit with Santa while parents can take photos. A Hot coco bar and breakfast is available for purchase.
S'more The Merrier
When: December 21
Where: Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 1900 Davidson Street Nashville, TN 37206
Details: Visit Shelby Botoms Nature Center for a Winter Solstice celebration filled with fun crafts, winter stories, and s’more making!