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Free Holiday Events to Know About

Who says you have to spend a lot to have fun this holiday season?! Enjoy these festive — and FREE — events!

You’re already spending so much on presents, so don’t break the bank and look for a few free events this holiday season.

Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite FREE holiday events (listed by date):

Free drive-thru lights display at Cannonsburgh Village in December

1. Drive-Through Cannonsburgh Christmas Lights

First three weekends in December

Load up the car and enjoy a festive way to add to those cozy holiday memories as Cannonsburgh Village (312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro) comes to life with a Christmas light display.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Come build and decorate a holiday-inspired home for the whole family out of graham crackers and candy from 3 – 4 p.m. Each family will get to create and take home an edible work of art.

3. Santa at the Franklin Library

Saturday, Dec. 16

Join the Williamson County Public Library Franklin branch (1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin) for some special holiday fun and get your picture with Santa from 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Join at Linebaugh Library (105 West Vine Street, Murfreesboro) for a special holiday show presented by The Amazing Abner Youth Magic Group from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16

This event will be focused on showcasing classes and curriculum for the upcoming Spring 2024 semester. Participants who sign up in person on that day will get a coupon for a free Creator class.

Science for Kids | Science for Kids | Mr. Bond's Science Guys

Wednesday, Dec. 20

The Science Guys celebrate all the fun of winter with lights, lasers and snow at the Nashville Public Library Edgehill Branch (1409 12th Ave S, Nashville)! You’ll make chilling experiments with dry ice and learn about winter weather-big and small from 4 – 5 p.m.

7. Winter Solstice Celebration

Thursday, Dec. 21

Celebrate the beginning of Winter and the longest night of the year during this annual special event featuring seasonal wreath making, a luminary trail through the forest, campfires, s’mores, astronomy, music and more at Warner Park Nature Center.





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About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.