Winter Wonderland: Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is a premier winter destination with ample attractions, extravagant holiday light displays and special events.
Walk through over 1,000 custom-made silk lanterns in elaborate display at Nashville Zoo’s Zoolumination – the largest Chinese lantern festival in the country. Interactive, multi-world holiday adventure, Jingle Beat at Nashville Fairgrounds, features engaging installations, an outdoor projection-mapped ice rink, curated food and cocktails, and more.
Immerse yourself in the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at Gaylord Opryland’s ICE! where two million pounds of colorful ice carved by expert artisans create larger-than-life sculptures and slides, plus ice tubing, skating and much more. Cheekwood Estate & Gardens’ Holiday LIGHTS glisten with elegant and creative light displays along a one-mile walking path, featuring s’mores and bar stations and a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree in the historic mansion. Wander in Enchant’s illuminated winter wonderland at First Horizon Park with its over 4 million sparkling lights, a charming village, Santa & Mrs. Claus and live entertainment.
It wouldn’t be Music City without world-class entertainment. From the producers of Immersive Van Gogh comes Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle at Lighthouse Artspace, a 30-minute, three-dimensional production. Beloved residency Amy Grant & Vince Gill Christmas at the Ryman runs during December and evergreen Opry Country Christmas Show will once again charm audiences. All of this and so much more awaits this winter in Music City.
Photos by Kate Johns and Nathan Zucker