12 Holiday Shows to Attend this Season

Take the family for a holiday outing or Christmas Show. Our list below shows you where you can see a variety of shows and events around the area.

1A Charlie Brown Christmas

Now through Dec 9
The Factory at Franklin
230 Franklin Rd, Franklin

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in Source One Five’s premiere production at The Factory at Franklin; A Charlie Brown Christmas! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story, A Charlie Brown Christmas features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There’s no better way to discover the magic of the season!

Show dates now until December 9. Find tickets here. 

2Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Christmas

Dec 6 – 15
Rudy’s Jazz Room
809 Gleaves St, Nashville

Join Franklin resident -The New King of Swing, Tim Rushlow and his all-star Big Band, along with his daughter and featured guest vocalist, Bailey Rushlow, as they delight and entertain the crowd in the cozy, warm and intimate Prohibition-era setting of Rudy’s Jazz Room with timeless Christmas classics that will touch the heart, along with “Rat Pack” hits from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin, as well as fan favorites from Judy Garland, Buddy Holly and many others. Rushlow and his Big Band carry on the musical romance and swagger of an earlier era and will transport patrons back to a time when Christmas was “Classic.” Retro swing and ultra-cool, intoxicating musical class, coupled with Rudy’s tasty libations and a delicious dinner of tasty New Orleans’ finest cuisine will make for magical and unforgettable nights to remember.

Opens December 6 until December 15. Find tickets here. 

3Center Stage Entertainment’s – A Christmas to Remember

Dec 14 – Dec 22
Academy Park
112 Everbright Ave, FranklinCome enjoy this musical celebration of the season that features over 40 of the most beloved holiday songs. Go on a musical journey with styles ranging from traditional holiday classics and sacred favorites to rock and roll, country, big band, and more. “A Christmas to Remember” is perfectly suited for audiences young and old. Everyone will enjoy this high energy holiday production featuring a professional cast of singers, dancers, live band, and even a few special guests in Franklin at Academy Park.

Opens December 14 until December 22. Find tickets here.

4Sierra Hull Christmas

Dec 8
The Franklin Theatre
419 Main St, Franklin

Sierra Hull, the singer, mandolinist and former child prodigy who signed with Rounder at age 13 and distinguished herself by becoming the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship, will make a stop at the Franklin Theatre with her Sierra Hull Christmas tour. At this concert, she has partnered with Toys for Tots and is asking the audience to bring an unwrapped toy to the concert or canned food item to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank for a signed poster by Hull.

Hull will be with her band (Justin Moses, Kai Welch, Eddie Barbash, Ethan Jodziewicz, and Jamie Dick), spreading Christmas joy.

Opens on December 8. Find tickets here.

5Deborah Allen’s Rockin’ Little Christmas

Dec 15
The Franklin Theatre
419 Main St, Franklin

The Franklin Theatre will be full of Christmas spirit as multi-award winning songwriter and recording artist Deborah Allen celebrates the Holidays with her ‘Rockin’ Little Christmas’ concert Saturday, December 15th! She’ll be singing many of your holiday favorites along with some of her original Christmas songs such as “Merry Christmas,” “Walk All The Way To Memphis,” “Moody Bluesy Christmas,” “Birthday Party For Jesus” and her CMT Holiday classic, “Rockin’ Little Christmas!”

Opens December 15. Find tickets here.

6Lee Greenwood Christmas

Dec 19
The Franklin Theatre
419 Main St, Franklin

Lee Greenwood is bringing Christmas to the Franklin Theatre with a show made up of entirely Christmas music. The accomplished artist has received many accoldaes over his career. With seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles his hits include: “It Turns Me Inside Out”, “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands”, ”She’s Lyin”, “I don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose”, “Dixie Road”, “Somebody’s Gonna Love You”, “Going Going Gone”, “You Got A Good Love Comin”, “Fools Gold”, and “Mornin Ride”. Several cross over hits include, “Touch & Go Crazy”, “IOU” and the duet with Barbara Mandrell, “To Me”. An additional duet with Suzie Boggus, “Hopelessly Yours”, was nominated for a Grammy. The CD “American Patriot”, recorded & released in 1992, went Platinum in 3 months.

Opens December 19. Find tickets here. 

7Towne Center Theatre “Christmas on the Towne”

Dec 6 – Dec 16
Towne Center Theatre
136 Frierson St, Brentwood

“Christmas on the Towne” is a wonderful Christmas cabaret of holiday songs – some old, some new and some with a twist that are sure to get you in the festive spirit. There will be pre-show entertainment and caroling before each show with complimentary wine and photo opportunities. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the 8:00 evening performances and 2:30 Sunday performances. Don’t miss this event as it will be the last show at the Towne Center.

Opens December 6 until December 16. Find tickets here www.townecentretheatre.tix.com.

8Pull-Tight Players “A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio Play”

Now through Dec 15
Pull Tight Players

112 Second Avenue South, Franklin

For many of us, Christmas isn’t Christmas without the opportunity to see some form of this beloved story, but how to keep it fresh?  For the first time, Pull-Tight Players presents this live 1940s radio broadcast version of the Dickens classic, in which a small group of actors brings the story to life complete with vintage commercials, live sound effects, and musical underscoring to lead Scrooge through his journey of discovering the true meaning of Christmas and of life.

Opens November 30 until December 15. Find tickets here. 

9Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate’s Christmas

Dec 13 – Dec 23
505 Deaderick St, Nashville

This singing, swashbuckling adventure is performed in the high-flying style of a British holiday panto. Take off on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy, and Peter Pan at TPAC as they try to put a stop to the plot of some dastardly pirates who plan to kidnap Peter as a present to Captain Hook. Filled with big laughs, magic, dancers, and contemporary songs by everyone from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees, this family show has a little bit of something for everyone. The talented cast is set to include John O’Hurley (Seinfeld) as Captain Hook. Known for their creativity and involvement in television hits American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, Lythgoe Family Panto produces fun musical theater the whole family can enjoy.

Opens December 13 until December 23. Find tickets here. 

10Nashville Ballet Nutcracker

Now through Dec 23
505 Deaderick St, Nashville

Nashville’s Nutcracker heralds the return of the holiday season in Music City as young Clara takes audiences on a journey through a spectacular dreamland with her magical Uncle Drosselmeyer. Weaving the awe-inspiring wonder of the classic tale with the city’s glittering past, Nashville’s Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition guaranteed to delight the young and young-at-heart.

Opens December 1 until December 23. Find tickets here. 

11Michael W. Smith Christmas with the Nashville Symphony

Dec 18
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Place, Nashville

One of Christian musics biggest stars returns to ring in the holiday season with your Nashville Symphony. Bring the family for a very special evening of holiday favorites and original tunes by Michael W. Smith, including: Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, I ll Be Home for Christmas, The Spirit of Christmas, Joy to the World, O Holy Night, and more.

Opens December 18. Find tickets here. 

12Cirque Dreams Holidaze Show

Now through Dec 28
Grand Ole Opry House
2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville

Now playing at the Grand Ole Opry House- the show is back this year. Director Neil Goldberg’s Cirque Dreams Holidaze will again delight audiences during 50 unforgettable performances. The holiday show includes new and astonishing acts, colossal costumes, grand music and an encore of memorable signature favorites. This critically acclaimed Broadway musical, new cirque adventure and family show is the perfect holiday gift wrapped in one.

Opens November 16- December 28. Find tickets here. 


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