5 Things to Do Over Christmas Break with Your Family

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the whole family during Christmas break, or if you have family visiting from out of town, try these family-friendly, holiday themed events in and around Williamson County.

1. Christmas Lights

christmas lights

Take in some Christmas lights. There are places all over Williamson and Davidson County with excellent light displays, including local neighborhoods. See our list of local light displays here.

2. Predators Game at Bridgestone


Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway, Nashville

Start a new holiday tradition of attending a hockey game just before the holidays. Enjoy a Predators home game at Bridgestone Arena. There will be two home games to attend during the holiday break – Dec 21 and Dec 30. Find tickets here. 

3. Adventure Science Center – Winter Wonder Weekends

800 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee
Science Saturday events on Dec. 9, 16, 23 & 30

From discovering the physics of winter sports to marveling at the natural wonder of the aurora borealis, guests can discover the science of the season while making unforgettable memories together every Saturday in December. Winter Wonder activities and demonstrations, included with the price of admission, may include:

WILD WINTER SPORTS – Learn the cold, hard facts about winter’s coolest competitions in this fun activity that explores the physics of our favorite winter sports.
DRY ICE BUBBLES – Create shimmering, shivering bubbles with dry ice, then try to catch them wearing special winter mittens.
ICE FISHIN’ – Explore the chemical reaction between frozen water and salt while “fishing” for ice.
AMAZING AURORA – Get a backstage pass to the greatest light show in nature, the aurora borealis, while discovering the science behind its stunning colors.
ICE AGE EXCAVATORS – Break the ice while digging for arctic animals hidden deep below the snow.
BUNDLE UP – Step up to the infrared wall to learn what really keeps us warm in the winter.
ARCTIC ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS – Discover what it takes critters up North and way down South to survive through the winter.
SHIVERING SCIENCE (at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.) – Examine the differences in two very different liquids, water and nitrogen, when brought to their boiling and freezing points in this “supercool” live demonstration.

Learn more here.

4. Nashville Children’s Theatre’s Cinderella

Dec 14-21
Nashville Children’s Theatre
25 Middleton St
Nashville, TN 37210

As colorful as a Victorian pop-up book and as lush as a Viennese Waltz, this sparkling holiday confection brims with humor, romance, and spectacular theatrical effects. All the iconic elements one would hope to see are here; hilarious stepsisters, wise fairy godmother, amazing transformations, delicate pumpkin coach, beautiful ball gown, a handsome Prince, the striking clock, a desperate flight and, of course, a delicate glass slipper left behind in the snow – all lovingly designed, carefully crafted, and beautifully played by the extraordinary artists of Nashville Children’s Theatre. This holiday season, come and warm your hands and heart with NCT’s Cinderella, purchase tickets at Nashville Children’s Theatre.

Admission Info:

$15/Youth Ticket
$20/Adult Ticket
$17/Senior, Military, Educator Ticket

5. Nashville Ballet’s Nutcracker

Nutcracker - Nashville Ballet
credit-Karyn Photography

Dec 2-23
505 Deaderick St
Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville Ballet selected 84 dancers from Williamson County to perform in the youth cast for Nashville’s Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years! The show runs through Dec 23rd at TPAC’s Jackson Hall. This year’s youth cast marks the organization’s largest to date, with 296 dancers from School of Nashville Ballet and the community at large performing alongside Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Symphony in the local holiday favorite. Purchase tickets online here.