Individuals are now required to wear masks in public.

Individuals are now required to wear masks in public.

Holiday Magic

Clarksville’s iconic Roxy Regional Theatre features an annual family-friendly Christmas production that will bring out the kid in you! Whether it’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” or “Scrooge” or a musical revue, you’re guaranteed to leave a little more light-hearted.

Leaving the theatre, you’ll be captivated by the jaw-dropping lights adorning historic downtown Franklin Street, Public Square and Strawberry Alley. Soak it in for a minute and remember your favorite Christmas.

Christmas on the Cumberland kicks off the holiday season where one million lights in festive displays illuminate the half-mile walk along the river. The popular festival opens the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and continues through January 1.

Winter ICE takes center stage at Downtown Commons. Here the entire family will enjoy open-air ice skating, hot chocolate and food trucks from the Tuesday before Thanksgiving through Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Drive Thru Christmas Lights begins at the Clarksville Speedway on Thanksgiving night and continues days through January 1. Enjoy over one mile, and over a million lights, from the comfort of your car. See their website for admission and special discount nights.

Erin’s Farm is ablaze with Christmas activities. The seasons kicks off with WinterFest the first      Sunday in December. The day includes hayrides and hot cocoa, food, activities and crafts for the kids, and family fun and games. You can also select and cut your own fresh Christmas tree. 

The city’s Annual Lighted Christmas Parade kicks off on the first Saturday in December at 5:00p.m. Winding its way from Austin Peay State University through historic downtown, the sights and sounds of this event will thrill the young at heart of all ages. 

SpiritFest is a pre-parade event that includes a bounty of free activities. Visits with Santa Claus, rides on the Polar Express, inflatables, live music, art and gift markets, food trucks and a live nativity with animals begin at 2:00p.m. the first Saturday of December.

More than 20 trees decorate the rooms of the historic Smith Trahern Mansion during Trees of Christmas. Each tree in this display is designed and decorated by a local club or organization to a theme.

First Baptist Church downtown offers Tour of Trees, a display of more than 30 designed trees. Each tree is adorned with ornaments, ribbons and toppers, and tells the story of Christ through decoration, song and scripture. 

The Christmas season at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center brings multiple events and activities. Noel Night, the first Thursday in December is an evening of festivities includes refreshments and special sales at Seasons: The Museum Store. The seasonally decorated massive train display and at least one dedicated Christmas exhibit are sure to wow.

Learn how our ancestors celebrated the holidays at a 19th Century Christmas. Step back in time at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to see and make decorations, visit with a 19th century Santa, and enjoy eggnog, cakes and caroling.

For the latest on these and more holiday events, check our Calendar of Events.