December is a huge month for events throughout Nashville. With the holiday season in full swing, most of the events have something to do with Christmas, winter, or New Years. Here's a quick look at some of the best December events in Nashville for this year.
Music City Winterfest
One of the biggest events of the month is the Music City Winterfest. This premier festival is held every year in Nashville with activities for children and adults to enjoy. It will happen from December 8th and 9th. On Saturday, the 8th, the event will run from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday, the 9th, it will go from 11am to 4pm.
The day will start with Breakfast with Santa or you can enjoy mimosas at the Onesie Brunch. The day will include plenty of activities including a beard competition, pet portraits, games, crafting, bounce houses, and so much more. In addition, you can enjoy shopping in the holiday market, along with plenty of great food and drink.
Of course, the big draw will be the incredible music. This festival will feature Crystal Day, Harding Strings, The Beltones, the Nashville Classical Choir, Girls Write Nashville, and Bill Crosby. Even the kids get their own entertainment with a Kids Stage including a magician, balloon artist, science, performing arts, and more!
Porter Holiday Flea Market
Another huge event held every year in December is the Porter Holiday Flea Market. If you want to get your shopping done for the holidays, this is the place to go.
The Holiday Flea Market will be held on December 7th and 8th at the Nashville Fairgrounds. It's the place for up-and-coming local artists. You'll find plenty of modern handmade goods here and it's a great place to find unique gifts.
You can choose from three types of tickets for the market including an early access ticket giving you access on December 7th from 6pm to 9pm before the crowds take over. You can also get a Porter Pass, which allows you to skip the lines and enjoy VIP access. Of course, general admission is also offered.
General admission is free ($5 for parking) and the market will run from 10am to 5pm. If you want to attend the preview market, the cost is $25 and those interested in the Porter Pass will need to pay $15 per pass.
Christmas "At Home" at Belmont Mansion
The Belmont Mansion offers a beautifully decorated attraction to enjoy every year during December. This year, you can attend the Belmont Christmas Open House event from 6pm to 8pm on December 14th. This event offers some of the most authentic Victorian Christmas decorations you will find. Many come from all over the country to enjoy this beautiful displace.
Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour to see all the decorations throughout. After you've toured the mansion, you will be able to enjoy cookies, hot cider, and music in the Grand Salon. You will need an advanced ticket for this event, which costs $10 per person.
The Music City Bowl
Another great event that happens every year in December is the Music City Bowl. This year, it's known as the Franklin American Mortgage Company Music City Bowl and will feature two great teams in the 21st annual bowl game. It will be held on December 28th at the Nissan Stadium in Downtown Nashville.
The teams playing in this game have yet to be decided and tickets are not on sale yet. The teams will feature the SEC vs. ACC or Big Ten. However, once the teams are announced, tickets will go on sale. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
This is one of the best free Christmas events for the entire family during December. It's held at Bass Pro Shops until December 24th and will feature all kinds of fun. Plenty of holiday characters will be on hand with an enchanted Christmas village with remote control trucks, Lincoln Logs building area and so much more. Kids can enjoy crafts, coloring and writing letters to Santa.
Enjoy a free visit with Santa including a photo. You can even register online for a digital pass to see Santa, which means you can enjoy Santa's Wonderland until it's time for your visit. There will also be drop-off stations for Toys for Tots.
Plenty of great events will be happening throughout December. These are just a few of the many great Nashville events you can enjoy throughout the holiday season and the month of December.