Sumner Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend


Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 5 events in and near Sumner County!

1Hendersonville Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting


Sunday, December 3
Parade begins at 2pm, Tree Lighting at 4p
Memorial Park

Join the City of Hendersonville in celebrating the holiday season with their Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. The Grand Marshall for the parade is William Michael Morgan and the Emcee is Holly Thompson.

The parade begins at 2pm. Tree lighting begins at 4:00pm

This event is part of Hendersonville’s HolidayFest. To learn more, visit here.

2Goodlettsville Christmas Parade

Stock Photo


Saturday, December 2, 4pm

Goodlettsville Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 4:00pm. The parade will begin at the Delmas Long Community Center at 200 Memorial Drive and continue up Memorial Drive, taking a right onto Main Street and ending at the Goodlettsville Plaza on Rivergate Parkway. This year’s theme is “Country Christmas.”

3ICE – Polar Express at Opryland

photo courtesy of Gaylord Opryland

Runs through January 1, 2024
Gaylord Opryland,2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville

Gaylord Opryland’s 40th annual A Country Christmas began on November 10, 2023 and runs through January 1, 2024. The resort’s signature attraction features a brand-new ICE! theme, The Polar Express™, based upon the beloved Warner Bros holiday film. Using more than two million pounds–or 1,000 tons–of ice, “The Polar Express” is brought to life in ice sculpture form by a team of 40 world-class ice artisans from Harbin, China.

Find tickets here. 



Saturday, December 2
5pm – 8pm
Historic Mansker’s Station in Moss-Wright Park
713 Caldwell Dr, Goodlettsville

Goodlettsville’s Annual Yulefest event takes place on the grounds of Historic Mansker’s Station in Moss-Wright Park on Saturday, December 2, 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Step back in time and ring in the holiday season in 1780s style. Mansker’s Fort and the Bowen House will be open for a free and fun night of 18th Century festivities, and the Visitor’s Center will feature Olde World Santa in his workshop. Enjoy an evening full of musical entertainment, storytelling, carriage rides, refreshments, and unique shopping in the Gift Shop. Yulefest is truly an event for all ages, and with the exception of 2020, has been a Goodlettsville tradition since 1988.

5Goodlettsville Tree Lighting


Friday, December 1
City Hall, 105 S. Main Street

The Christmas Tree Lighting for the City of Goodlettsville will take place on Friday, December 1, 2023 starting at 6:00pm. Watch as Mayor Rusty Tinnin and his special guests flip the switch on the giant tree in front of City Hall and the tiny houses inside Candy Cane Village. Entertainment will be provided by the Men of Harmony Barbershop Chorus. This event takes place at 105 S. Main Street on the grounds of City Hall. Parking will be available at Goodlettsville City Hall and the Delmas Long Community Center. Following the lighting of the tree, guests are invited to explore the tiny houses as they make their way to Santa’s Holiday Party at the Delmas Long Community Center. Beginning at 6:30pm participants will have the opportunity to visit with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, create a special holiday craft, and enjoy live entertainment.


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