It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmastime in Nashville turns their iconic rooftop bars into winter wonderlands, the Opry is like Santa’s workshop and the hustle and bustle of the shops/markets are in full holiday mode. But what are the top 5 things to do during Christmas in Nashville that you can’t miss?! Let’s check em out!
Pop Up Bar Hoppin’
There are loads of rooftop bars in downtown Nashville that transform their swanky selves into a winter wonderland every December. Snag an Earth Ride downtown and start at the ones below, then make your way downtown to let the reindeer games begin. Check out our suggested bars to hit for max vibes.
- Camp Bobby at the Bobby Hotel- igloos and 70’s Greyhound Bus on rooftop
- Hidden Bar at the Noelle Hotel- National Lampoon Christmas themed
- Chalet 27 at the Westin
- Whiskey Wonderland at the JW Marriott
- Elf themed bar at Dream Hotel Parlor Bar
If you wanna hit perfect cold weather bars without all the lights and bows, check out East Nashville’s Urban Cowboy, Santa’s Pub for hipster karaoke, or Ember’s Ski Lounge on 12 South for an apres ski vibe.
Lights and Lattes
Grab a sugar cookie latte from Starbucks drive through then head out to catch some of the most unique holiday light spectaculars of the year in Nashville. Walk around outside at Cheekwood, inside the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, or drive through Tennessee’s Largest Drive Thru Christmas Light show. The Nashville Zoo is also hosting the annual kid friendly event, Zoolumination, the country’s largest Chinese lantern festival. For a full list of holiday light shows, check out Nashville Guru’s event page here.
Ice Skating at First Horizon Park
Wanna wake up one morning with random bruises on your body from too much fun, the sober way?! Enchant at the baseball stadium is the newest Nashville thing to do during December. Until the 30th, you can rent some skates and take on the ice Nashville style. They also have ice skating in the pop up at the fairgrounds called Jingle Beat which is super kid friendly.
Attend a Holiday Event
There are no shortage of events during the winter season, giving you and your fam loads of opportunities to holiday shop, snag some seasonal snacks, and maybe even get a photo with the big man himself. Make sure to check out the Christmas themed shows, holiday markets, and Nashville ballet Nutcracker. Check out the full list of what’s going on here at Nashville Guru’s event page. If you’d rather snag a private space to enjoy the seasons greetings with a little more privacy, check out our Nashville homes with rooftops! Some are even already decorated for Christmas. Perfect for any size holiday party with room for everyone!
And that wraps up (present pun intended) our top 5 Things to Do During Christmas in Nashville. Let us help you celebrate the season with your crew in Nashville to enjoy all the city has to offer. Click here to check out some of our Nashville homes (some with hot tubs on the roof- perfect for winter) still available in until the New Year. And if you can make it this season, happy holidays and can’t wait to host you in 2023!