Holiday Storytimes

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Santa shares stories and leads caroling at Providence Marketplace. See our collection of all local storytimes.

The magic of the season comes alive with festive storytime outings.

 

FARMERS’ MARKET SANTA

Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville
615-880-2001 | nashvillefarmersmarket.org
Saturday, Dec. 8
Hear holiday stories with St. Nick. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free.

GRINCH STORYTIME

Linebaugh Public Library
105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro
615-893-4131 | rclstn.org
Saturday, Dec. 8
Hear a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, then make a Grinch ornament. 2 – 4 p.m. Free.

HOLIDAY STORYTIMES AT THE VISITOR CENTER

Williamson County Visitor Center
400 Main St., Ste. 130, Franklin
615-591-8514 | visitfranklin.com/events
Dec. 1, 8 & 15
Santa (Dec. 1), The Polar Express Conductor (Dec. 8) and Buddy the Elf (Dec. 15) shares stories and pose for pics. 9:15 a.m. Free.

MERRY MANSKER’S CHRISTMAS: STORYTIME WITH MRS. CLAUS

Historic Mansker’s Station
705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville
615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com
Dec. 3 – 7
Santa’s wife reads two stories then leads kids ages 2 – 7 in carols with treats to follow. Each day features a different story and treat. 10 – 11 a.m. Free. Register.

MR. & MRS. CLAUS VISIT THE LIBRARY

Inglewood Library
4312 Gallatin Road, Nashville
615-862-5866 | nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Saturday, Dec. 8
Ages 10 & younger can hear stories and share their wish lists with the jolly elf. 10:30 a.m. Free.

MOMMY & ME WINTER WONDERLAND

Bradley Academy Museum
415 S. Academy St., Murfreesboro
615-962-8773 | murfreesborotn.gov/parks
Dec. 5, 7, 12 & 14
A special story hour where kids 3 & older with a parent will hear a seasonal tale then make winter-themed crafts and snacks. 10 a.m. $4 adults, free for children.

NORTH POLE EXPERIENCE

Nolensville Town Hall
7218 Nolensville Road, Nolensville
615-776-3640 | nolensvilletn.gov
Tuesday, Dec. 4
Hear a reading of A Christmas Story during the festivities. 6 – 8 p.m. Free.

THE POLAR EXPRESS AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

Brentwood Library
8109 Concord Road, Brentwood
615-371-0090 | brentwoodtn.gov/library
Monday, Dec. 3
Gather ‘round the fireplace as “Conductor” Jim Burgin reads the beloved holiday tale. Catch the reading at 5 or 6 p.m. (the tree lighting outside is at 5:30 p.m.). Admission tickets are free, but you must pick them up in advance at the Children’s Service Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Free. Register.

THE POLAR EXPRESS AT PARNASSUS BOOKS

Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike #14, Nashville
615-953-2243 | parnassusbooks.net
Saturday, Dec. 1
Enjoy a reading of The Polar Express with related activities. 10:30 a.m. Free.

POLAR EXPRESS EVENING

Bellevue Library
720 Baugh Road, Nashville
615-862-5854 | nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Tuesday, Dec. 11
A reading of Chris Van Allsburgh’s book followed by a screening of the film. Wear your PJs! 5:30 p.m. Free.

SANTA STORYTIME

MGL Library
521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro
615-907-3429 | rclstn.org
Thursday, Dec. 20
All ages can nibble cookies while Santa shares holiday stories and songs followed by photo ops. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Free.

S’MORE THE MERRY

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Nashville
615-862-8539 | sbnc.nashville.gov
Friday, Dec. 21
This winter solstice celebration for all ages includes winter stories, s’more making and seasonal crafts. 1 – 2 p.m. Free.

SANTA & MRS. CLAUS

Bordeaux Branch Library
4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville
615-862-5856 | nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Saturday, Dec. 8
All ages can join Mr. & Mrs. Claus for stories, balloon animals and photos. 1 p.m. Free.

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

Providence Marketplace
401 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Ste. 320, Mt. Juliet
615-773-2298 | shopprovidencemarketplace.com
Saturday, Dec. 15
Santa tells stories, reads from a magic book and leads Christmas carols. There’s also cookie decorating stations, a hot cocoa bar and holiday photo ops. 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free.

STORYTIME WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS

Linebaugh Library
105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro
615-893-4131 | rclstn.org
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Stories, crafts, snacks and visiting with St. Nick. 10 a.m. Free.

WINTER CELEBRATIONS STORYTIME

Watkins Park Library
612 17th Ave. N., Nashville
615-862-5872 | nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Thursday, Dec. 6
Ages 5 – 8 can enjoy winter-themed stories, songs and other activities. 4:30 p.m. Free.

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

Warner Park Nature Center
7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville
615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov
Friday, Dec. 21
All ages can enjoy stories and cocoa next to the fire along with other activities. 3 – 6 p.m. Free.

 

 

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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