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Winter and the holiday season is here…we tapped our amazing Nashville BCB Market Leader, Brittany Millsaps, to help put together an awesome Top Family Winter Bucket List of hot spots, hidden gems & fun things to do with your kiddos all winter around the city! Do you have any to add to this list? Comment below with your fave Nashville-area spots to hit with the fam!
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Nashville Winter Bucket List
The holidays are so magical and there is nothing better than taking in the moments with your little ones. I have put together a list of MUST DO Holiday activities in the Nashville area.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Head over to the Grand Ole Opry and watch the Holiday classic movie come to life on stage.
ICE! featuring A Christmas Story
This years ICE! exhibit at Opryland Hotel features one of my favorite Christmas movies, A Christmas Story. ICE! features 2 million pounds of hand carved ice featuring some of your favorite scenes from the movie. The exhibit stays at a chilly 9 degrees so make sure that you dress warm.
This Winter Wonderland can be found at First Tennessee Park (home of the Nashville Sounds). It features the country’s tallest Christmas trees, millions of lights, ice skating, tubing, a life size Santa’s Workshop, and so much more.
Dancing Lights of Christmas
The Dancing Lights of Christmas is located at the Wilson County Fair Grounds. This Drive thru light and music show features a 2.5 mile route and over two million dancing lights that perform to the music on your radio. At the end of the light show stop into Santa’s Village for some fun kid activites (this year it is free with The Dancing Lights of Christmas vehicle admission).
Nashville Christmas Parade benefiting Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
Head Downtown Dec 7th to enjoy Nashville’s Christmas Parade Live and in person.
Santa’s Flight Academy
Head over to The Mall at Green Hills for Santa’s Flight Academy. Here you can become an official member of Santa’s flight crew and enjoy your visit with Santa. While you are there you will be able to try on a virtual flight suit, dance under magical lights and snowfall, create a personalized Cadet badge, and more.
Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Fest
Head over to Gaylord Opryland Resort and you can enjoy breakfast or dinner with Rudolph and Hermie. Enjoy a buffet of food while Rudolph greets each table and a chance to take photos with Hermie and Rudolph. This is always a fun experience for the little ones.
Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood
Enjoy Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood featuring a mile long path of over one million twinkling lights. While there make sure to check out all of the other fun things going on including: a smores pit, carolers, Santa, gingerbread workshops, and maybe even some real reindeer.
Nashville’s Nutcraker – The Nashville Ballet
Enjoy watching Nashville’s Nutcracker performed by The Nashville Ballet at TPACs Andrew Jackson Hall this holiday season.
Franklin Festival of Lights
You can find the Franklin Festival of Lights at the Williamson Couty Ag Center. This is a drive through Holiday Light Spectacular featuring over 1 mile of lights that come to life as you listen to your radio.
Brittany, 32, is our Nashville Market Leader. She has three kiddos, Braden (age 5), Preston (age 3), and baby Hudson. She helps bring our BCB community of mamas together in her area by maintaining a community of moms and families by arranging monthly free playdates and workouts and sharing resources. Her favorite part about living in Nashville is: “I love that the greater Nashville area is so interconnected, plus there is no shortage in events and entertainment options for the whole family.”
We hope you enjoy this round-up of super fun activities and adventures to do with your kiddos in Nashville this winter and holiday season! Leave us a comment below & let us know what else we should add to the list.
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