NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -- Holiday break is just right around the corner for most schools in Middle Tennessee. We found affordable or free activities that the whole family can enjoy to keep the kids busy.
Union Station Hotel is hosting Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15. The breakfast is $35 for adults and free for children ages 10 and under.?There will be a seasonal buffet, arts and crafts, live music and pictures with Santa. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the property's holiday toy drive.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County's 35th annual Dickens of Christmas is returning to downtown Franklin on December 14 and 15. The festival is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event will take place rain or shine.?
Nashville Ballet's Nashville's Nutcracker is returning to Music City. The two hour show will be performed on weekends in TPAC's Jackson Hall from December 7 to December 23.?
ZOOLUMINATION is home to the country's largest Chinese lantern festival. This will take place every night November 15 to December 30 from 5-9 p.m. Then it will be available Thursday-Sunday January 2-February 2, 5-9 p.m.?
The 10th Annual?Dancing Lights of Christmas returns to The James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The price of admission is $30 per vehicle. If you want $5 off of admission bring 3 non-perishable food items or canned food on Mondays or Tuesdays to support Second Harvest Food Bank.?
At Nashville Public Library, they have everything from story time, yoga, and Christmas movies.?
Hotel Indigo?is hosting a?Santa Brunch on Sunday, December 15. Tickets include valet parking, brunch, photos with Santa, cookie decorating, a Candyland display and crafts. Prices start at $25.?
From Nov. 22nd through December 31st, from 4pm - 10pm at First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds, the inaugural "GLOW" event delivers Nashville's brightest Christmas experience, featuring the country's tallest Christmas trees, more than 4 million lights, and "over-the-top" ice skating and snow tubing. For more information visit GlowHoliday.com.
Nashville's Tallest Christmas Tree is located at?GLOW Nashville. Prices start at $19.99, but GLOW has a Value Day on Tuesday and Wednesday when standard prices are reduced. GLOW also has live music, a tubing park, and Santa's Workshop.?
If you love ice skating, Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville has prices starting at $6. Here's a link to their public skate times.
Another indoor ice skating option,?Ford Ice Center in Antioch and Bellevue. Prices start at $6.50.?
If you prefer to ice skate outside, check out?Downtown Commons in Clarksville. Downtown Commons is a seasonal rink, in the warmer months it is a wide open lawn.?
The?Frist Art Museum is free for children 18 and under. If you are older than 18, the price of admission is $15 or $10 for seniors. Admission is free for students with a college ID on Thursday and Friday evenings.?
And if you want to see the Christmas Lights voted as Best Local Event/ Festival, visit Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood. Tickets start at $10.?
The 2019 Gallatin "Christmas at the Movies" Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 at noon.?
Cheekwood also hosts gingerbread decorating on Saturday mornings. Only two Saturday's remain, December 14 and December 21. One ticket includes one gingerbread house and daytime admission to Cheekwood for up to five people.?
The Spring Hill Christmas Parade happens Saturday, December 14th, along Main Street beginning at 4:30pm. Additional information, as well as a route map, can be found on the city's website.
Vintage Market Days?is coming to Bristol Motor Speedway. An Appalachian Christmas is the theme for the three day market, starting Friday, December 13 and ending Sunday, December 15. Admission for children under 12 is free. The market is open form 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday.?
At Gaylord Opryland Resort's A Country Christmas you can enjoy over 3 million lights for free. The attraction also includes gingerbread decorating, carriage rides, and ICE! featuring A Christmas Story.