Whether you are visiting town for the holidays or hosting all the family at your home this year, there are plenty of things to keep everyone entertained in Clarksville, Tennessee this Thanksgiving Weekend. Here are eight activities we suggest you include in your family's itinerary.

1. Experience Christmas on the Cumberland

Grab your jackets and head down to the Cumberland RiverWalk at McGregor Park for one of Clarksville locals' favorite Christmas traditions. Christmas on the Cumberland is the perfect spot to snap some festive photos with over one million lights displayed along the river’s edge.

2. Head to the Roxy Regional Theatre

Get into the Christmas spirit with a live performance of White Christmas at Clarksville's very own regional theatre. More of a movie type of family? Visit the theatre Sunday afternoon for a showing of the holiday classic Elf.

3. Drive-Thru Christmas Lights

Load up the car with your loved ones and plenty of snacks and head to the Clarksville Speedway for Drive-Thru Christmas Lights. Enjoy over one mile of three million lights from the comfort and warmth of your own car.

Christmas retail display

Mildred & Mable's in Historic Downtown Clarksville

4. Shop Small Business Saturday

Instead of getting into the Black Friday madness, spend the day eating leftovers, watching movies, and playing board games. Then head into town on Saturday to support local businesses and find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Several shops in Historic Downtown Clarksville will be hosting holiday open houses. Be sure to stop by Miss Lucille’s Marketplace, a 52,000-square-foot warehouse with over 200 vendors, for store-wide sales, a specialty cocktail, and exclusive giveaways.

5. Appreciate Nature

Clarksville certainly has no shortage of trails, parks, and outdoor recreation. Check out the complete list of things to do and plan some time outdoors with your family. With Clarksville's temperate climate, visitors are able to experience their favorite outdoor activities like disc golf, hiking, and rock climbing nearly year-round.

6. Find the Perfect Tree

Pick out the perfect Christmas tree for your home at Erin’s Farm. It is recommended to bring something warm to sip on, pack a tasty picnic, and have some straps to hold the tree down. Straps are also available for purchase at the farm.

boy playing in an arcade

The City Forum

7. Make it a Competition

Is there really any better way to bond as a family than some good old-fashioned competition? See who can solve all the clues at Excape Games, who has the best aim at The Flip’N Axe, and who comes out on top on the battle beams at DEFY Clarksville Extreme Air Sports. Spend a fun-filled afternoon at The City Forum with go-karts, mini golf, laser tag, an arcade, and a bowling alley all under one roof.

8. See Santa at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery

Santa Claus is coming to town! You can find him at Beachaven on November 27. Tickets are $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child and include admission to the event, a Thistle Sweet macaron, a cup of hot cocoa, and a glass of wine for the accompanying adult.

For more things to do, check out our event calendar.