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Free Events

Saturday, December 8

Historic Mansker's Station, Goodlettsville

Santa and Mrs. Claus pose for photos with a photographer, plus kids can ride a trackless train, make crafts, nibble on cookies and sip cocoa.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Bellevue Library, Nashville

Create cards for the holiday of your choice: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, New Years Eve or Bodhi Day.

Categories: Ages: 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years

Linebaugh Public Library, Murfreesboro

Hear a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, then make a Grinch ornament.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Blair School of Music Ingram Hall, Nashville

Enjoy holiday music featuring the Blair Children’s Concert Choir, Young Men’s Chorus, Chorale, Blair Choristers, Nashville Boychoir and Training Choir.

Categories: Music Ages: All ages

Downtown Smyrna, Smyrna

Holiday fun includes s’mores, hot chocolate, carriage rides ($3) and photos with Santa ($5).

Categories: Ages: All ages

Sunday, December 9

Woodmont Christian Church, Nashville

More than 200 costumed characters and live animals recreate the village of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth. Hands-on children’s activities include basket weaving, carpentry, olive pressing, pottery and bread baking.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Franklin Recreation Complex, Franklin

Youth selected to be a part of this group will be able to fine-tune their craft and enjoy several public performance opportunities. For the audition, prepare a well-known pop or musical theater song to sing a cappella, and dress to move as a dance routine will be taught.

Categories: Ages: 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years, Teens

Franklin Recreation Complex, Franklin

Kids can audition for Into the Woods Jr. (performance dates are Feb. 28 – March 3, 2019). Prepare 16 – 32 bars of a musical theater song to sing a cappella. Bring a photo. Those cast will need to pay a participation fee.

Categories: Ages: 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years, Teens

First Presbyterian Church, Nashville

The FPC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra present an afternoon of classic music with a Christmas carol sing-along ending with the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.”

Categories: Music Ages: All ages

Monday, December 10

Timberland Park, Franklin

Meet by the fireplace at the interpretive center for a story and snack with St. Nick.

RSVP Categories: Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 - 24 Months, 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

Bemont Mansion, Nashville

Enjoy a night of bluegrass-style carols.

Categories: Music Ages: All ages

Tuesday, December 11

Happening thru:

Smyrna Public Library, Smyrna

Celebrate the season with a family-friendly holiday flick.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Bellevue Library, Nashville

Don your PJs for a reading of The Polar Express followed by a screening of the movie.

Categories: Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years

Wednesday, December 12

Whole Foods, Franklin

Multi-instrumentalist Jacob Johnson entertains kids.

Categories: Music Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 - 24 Months, 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years

Beaman Park Nature Center, Nashville

Hike the Henry Hollow Loop under the light of the moon.

RSVP Categories: Ages: All ages