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Nashville Annual December Event Guide

An Annual Event Guide to December Events in Nashville


A list of Annual December Events in Nashville that includes some of the Best & Most Well-liked Annual Events that take place in and around Nashville in the month of December.

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Nashville Event Calendar - December

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Nashville has a never ending supply of world class entertainment that's sure to please anyone and an absolute ton of Things to Do and See in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
Browse through our Nashville Event Calendar to find out what's currently happening in and around Nashville this month.

Opryland's A Country Christmas

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From the third week of November until the week after Christmas, Gaylord Opryland Hotel is host to many holiday events including the viewing their spectacular holiday lights, Ice, Breakfast with Charlie Brown, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Treasures for the Holidays to taking a General Jackson Holiday Cruise. It is four weeks of non-stop activities.

Nashville's Holiday Lights

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Take a look at all of the sparkling, twinkling displays that take place annually in Nashville, all in celebration of the Christmas Holiday's. They are enough to keep you coming back for more and year after year.

Middle Tennessee Antebellum Mansions & Holiday Tours

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Every year in Middle Tennessee, the old antebellum homes are opened up to the public during the holiday season in grandiose style. One can find these wonderful old homes decorated with plenty authentic holiday items from today & yesteryear.

Art After Hours

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Art After Hours, Nashville's first monthly citywide art crawl offers a chance for art lovers to enjoy art after work at some of Nashville's best art galleries. This fun fun event takes place on the first Thursday of each month, and "It's Free!"

Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland

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Every weekend beginning mid-November through the 3rd week of  December  at Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland, shoppers can introduce their children to time-honored traditions of making crafts and holiday ornaments. Kids will have fun making moose ornaments, reindeer cone ornaments, Santa bobbers, reindeer hats, candy cane reindeer and Christmas cookies.

Belmont Candlelight Tour

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Belmont Candlelight Tour is a new event that opens the doors of the Historic Belmont Mansion for a tour by the soft, wintry glow of candlelight.

Blair School Celebrates the Holidays

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The Blair School presents tons of great concerts during the holiday Season and most are free and open to the public so make sure to check their events calendar early on to see what entertainment they have in store for Nashville this year.

Brain Matters

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Brain Matters is an interactive exhibit that has in depth information about the brain, how it works and information about diseases and disorders. This exhibit consists of three stations that allow you to spend as much time as you like delving into the mystery of the human brain. Located in 100 Oaks Mall (upstairs), this free Vanderbilt exhibit is open during regular mall hours.

Buchanan Log House Lecture Series

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The Buchanan Log House host monthly lectures on the 3rd Sunday of each month. These historical lectures feature a different speaker each month and highlight the people and times that define the local Donelson-Hermitage area. Free and open the public.

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