It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This month is full of festive events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Check out our event calendar for even more things to do.
Tour of Trees at First Baptist Clarksville
1-22 – Christmas Tour of Trees at First Baptist Clarksville
Over 40 decorated trees will be on display in Grace Concourse at First Baptist Clarksville. Each tree will tell a part of the gospel story of Jesus Christ. Tours are available with guides Monday-Friday 10 AM-3 PM, and self-guided tours are available Monday-Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM. The Tour of Trees is a free event.
1 – First Thursday Art Walk | Holiday Bazaar at Downtown Artists Co-op | Noel Night at Customs House Museum
In conjunction with the First Thursday Art Walk, the Downtown Artist Co-op will be hosting its annual Holiday Bazaar where visitors can shop from local artists and makers. Visit Noel Night at the Customs House Museum for holiday treats, live music from Red River Breeze, model trains, a children's craft, a special guest from the North Pole, and 15% off your entire purchase at Seasons: The Museum Store!
2-4 – Live Nativity at Clarksville Grace Church of the Nazarene
Grace Nazarene's Live Nativity is back from December 2 through December 4. Enjoy driving through scenes from the Biblical Christmas story, live animals, music from the choir, cookies, and hot chocolate. This free event will last from 6-9 PM on Friday and Saturday and 5-8 PM on Sunday.
3-5 - Festival of the Nativity
The 13th Annual Festival of the Nativity features hundreds of magnificently crafted nativity sets and artwork, including a life-size indoor nativity. This free event runs from 4-8 PM each night.
Spiritfest at Downtown Commons
3 – Spiritfest at Downtown Commons
Head Downtown on December 3 for an evening filled with holiday spirit. Spiritfest, hosted by First Presbyterian Church, will include a live nativity, visits with Santa, food trucks, holiday shopping, live music, and much more. The event will run from 2-5 PM and is free and open to the public.
3 – Downtown Commons Christmas Tree Lighting
The Downtown Commons Christmas Tree will be lit by Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden at 4:30 PM before the start of the Lighted Christmas Parade. This event is free and open to the public.
3 – Lighted Christmas Parade
The annual Lighted Christmas Parade will make its way through Historic Downtown Clarksville between 5 and 7 PM. Spectators will enjoy floats, vehicles, and festive groups in the lineup. This event is free and open to the public.
4 – Polar Express at the Roxy Regional Theatre
“Now, young man, Christmas may not be important to some people, but it is very important to the rest of us!” Visit the North Pole with this Christmas classic. The film will show between 6-8 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under.
4 – An 1860s Tennessee Christmas at Historic Collinsville
Experience an 1860's Tennessee Christmas celebration at Historic Collinsville. Attendees will rotate between stations at the pioneer settlement to experience different aspects of the holiday celebration. Stations will include refreshments, a sing-along, crafting decorations, storytelling by the fire, and caroling on the property. Guests will also be able to see Santa from different eras. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and above, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for children ages 5 and under.
7 – Roxy Reads: Christmas in Dixie
Join Roxy performers as they read Christmas in Dixie. After the reading, guests are encouraged to discuss their thoughts, impressions, and analysis of the work with the company. The reading will be between 7-9 PM and tickets are $25.
10 & 11– Gateway Chamber Orchestra Presents The Nutcracker
Enjoy the Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s unique take on the Nutcracker Ballet. An orchestra, a jazz band, and several dancers will make for a fun performance. Families will especially enjoy the Sugar Plum Party after the Sunday afternoon performance. Special tickets are required for the Sugar Plum Party.
10 – A 19th Century Christmas at Fort Defiance
Celebrate Christmas as the Civil War soldiers did in the 1860s. Visitors will be able to step back in time and create period decorations, hear a 19th-Century Santa read The Night Before Christmas, decorate the tree, see re-enactors, and enjoy refreshments, caroling, and more. The event will last from 3-4:30 PM and tickets are $3.
10 – Christmas Light Run
Calling all runners! The 4th Annual Christmas Light Run will include both a one-mile and a 5K event. Participants will run through the Christmas on the Cumberland lights along the Cumberland RiverWalk in McGregor Park. The proceeds from the event help with the purchase of new light displays for Christmas on the Cumberland. The run begins at 4:30 PM with registration starting at $15.
10 – Downtown Commons Holiday Market
Head to the 2nd Annual Downtown Commons Holiday Market between 10 AM and 2 PM to shop from local vendors, dine at food trucks, and visit with Santa. The event is free and open to the public.
10 – German Christmas Market
The annual German Christmas Market is returning with unique vendors, authentic German food, and fun activities. The market will be open from 11 AM until 6 PM and is free admission.
11 – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at the Roxy Regional Theatre
“It’s a beaut, Clark!” Celebrate a Griswold Family Christmas with this holiday classic playing from 6-8 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under.
11 – Red River Breeze: Tis the Season at the Roxy Regional Theatre
Enjoy traditional holiday tunes and carols performed by Clarksville's own acoustic Celtic band. The performance will be from 2-4 PM and tickets are $15.
Model Trains at the Customs House Museum
11 – The Snowflake Special Experience at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center
Put on your pajamas for a magical day of watching the model trains, reading a favorite holiday story, working with others to build a train city, making a train craft to take home, and visiting with Santa. Parents and family members are invited but only children will need tickets. The event will be held from 1:30-4 PM, and tickets are $8 for non-members and $5 for museum members.
14 – Live Ice Sculpting & Movie Night at the Downtown Commons
Head to the Downtown Commons between 6-8 PM to watch an ice sculptor carve a Christmas Tree as How the Grinch Stole Christmas plays. By the end of the movie, the tree will be finished! This event is free and open to the public.
14 – Company Cabaret: Holiday Hits at the Roxy Regional Theatre
Join the Roxy for a special night of music and entertainment, featuring their company of professional actors from across the country. Musical selections will vary from musical theatre and holiday tunes to contemporary music and classic standards. The event will run from 7-9 PM, and tickets are $25.
18 – It’s a Wonderful Life at the Roxy Regional Theatre
“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” Enjoy this special Christmas classic between 6-8 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under.
Various Dates – White Christmas at the Roxy Regional Theatre
Enjoy a live performance of this holiday favorite before the final showing on December 23. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 10 and under.
Christmas on the Cumberland
All Month – Christmas on the Cumberland
Visit this local favorite before January 2 to see over a million lights in displays along the Cumberland RiverWalk in McGregor Park. This is free and open to the public. Santa will be making special appearances on December 10 and December 17 between 6-8 PM.
All Month – Drive-Thru Christmas Lights at Clarksville Speedway
Drive through over 3 million lights in displays along the Clarksville Speedway this holiday season. The event will be open each night until January 1 and is $30 per carload. Be sure to check Clarksville Speedway's website as each night offers a special discount and different hours.
Check out our event calendar to see more events and details.