Nashville is a premier destination for celebrating the holidays with ample attractions, extravagant light displays and cheerful special events.
Walk through more than 1,000 custom-made silk lanterns in elaborate display at Nashville Zoo’s Zoolumination — the largest Chinese lantern festival in the country.
Immerse yourself in the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at Gaylord Opryland’s ICE!, where 2 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 more than 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, 3-D 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 holiday season in Music City.
Nashville shops have a unique gift for everyone on your list. Discover records by local musicians, hand-crafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind vintage finds, artisanal goods and more. ‘Tis the season for giving by supporting brands that give back! Shop Thistle Farms’ home collection and fuel its mission to provide meaningful jobs and a safe place to live for survivors of prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Shop ethically made, high-quality leather goods and clothing garments from ABLE, and Nisolo, where sustainability is at the forefront.
Spend the last night of the year in Nashville with hours of live music, fireworks and the signature Music Note Drop at Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash. Brooks & Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini and Zac Brown Band will headline the free mainstage event at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
Join in the holiday festivities with one of Music City’s vacation packages. Perfect for those traveling with family and friends, the Zoolumination Package includes a minimum one-night stay at a participating hotel and tickets to Zoolumination. Ring in the new year with Nashville’s Big Bash Package which includes a minimum one-night stay at a participating hotel with a NYE Celebration Pack delivered to your hotel.
Enjoy happy holidays in Music City!
There’s no reason to shiver your way through the holidays this month. Family travelers can escape to Mexico for the season with family-friendly Christmas offerings at Velas Resorts in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and beyond.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
As family travelers get ready for the holiday and gift-giving season, this thrilling and unique offer from SkyBridge Michigan at Boyne Mountain Resort should be on all travelers’ radar. The new SkyBridge Michigan Flex Ticket is the perfect experience-style gift for your adventure-loving loved one.
The end of the year is a great time to plan family travels — kids have time off and the holiday season is the perfect time for bonding and making memories. But while there are plenty of destinations known for big New Year’s Eve parties, it can be tough to find just the right spot for a family-friendly trip to celebrate this annual milestone. This year, Door County in Northern Wisconsin offers the perfect solution.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth is a colorful, festive time filled with holiday spirit, a perfect choice for a couples’ getaway to shop without the whole family in tow. It’s worth traveling to this historic seacoast city to be part of the weeks full of twinkling lights, decorated shops and streets, holiday music, theater and merriment, all of which led Portsmouth to be called the Christmas Capital of North America.