20+ Winter Activities To Do In Nashville


photo credit: Gaylord Opryland

It’s never too cold for a concert! Catch one of these awesome winter shows.   

The Love, Laugh, and Hip Hop Holiday Fest on December 6

Holiday Concerts at The Frist

Guitar Night in the Lounge @ City Winery on January 26

The Nashville Ballet will be showcasing the Nutcracker all December long. Don’t miss out on this amazing display of talent! And principal dancer Kayla Rowser.

Catch one of your favorite holiday movies or musicals at these family friendly showings. From Home Alone to Elf and The Grinch, you‘ll never get bored with these winter classics!

Classic Christmas Movies at Premiere 6

Holiday Movie Series at Inglewood Branch Library

Home Alone in Concert with the Nashville Symphony 

Cinderella at Studio Tenn

Auntie Claus at the Nashville Children’s Theatre

Beautiful light displays always signal the start of winter. Drive or walk through some of Nashville’s brightest and most extravagant displays.

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Nashville

Zoolumination at Nashville Zoo

Christmas on the Cumberland

Bring in the new year with Nashville’s biggest New Year’s celebration! 

Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight features hours of live music and fireworks with the classical countdown to the new year all for free. It’s the perfect way to bring in 2020! 

Try some of Nashville’s best hot chocolate at these cafes!


15 Hermitage Ave | Nashville, TN 37204 

Bang Candy Company

1300 Clinton St | Nashville, TN 37203

Sip Cafe

3939 Gallatin Pk | Nashville, TN 37216

Nordic Winter Village at Bobby Hotel

Bobby Hotel’s beloved rooftop lounge has been transformed into a Nordic winter village. Reserve a cabin or igloo installation for you and whoever from friends to loved ones. Have dinner and drinks in true winter fashion!

A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland

Gaylord Opryland Resort is making Christmas extra special this year. Come to the Nashville resort for winter activities from a reindeer games scavenger hunt to gingerbread house decorating and ice skating. Also, don’t miss ICE!, an ice sculpture display inspired by the holiday classic, A Christmas Story. Reserve your spots ASAP!

Ice skating is the perfect winter activity! Give it a try at these various locations. 

Ford Ice Center

Centennial Sportsplex

The Fountains at Gateway in Murfreesboro  

Hockey season is here! Catch a Nashville Predators game and show your support. 

It’s the season of giving! Spend some time volunteering before the year ends.

Hands On Nashville – supporting nonprofit businesses

Nashville Rescue Mission – homelessness

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee – poverty and hunger

Thistle Farms – women’s health and wellness

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