Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now it's time to get into the holiday spirit! There are plenty of fun events and activities in and around Nashville to get you in the mood for hot chocolate, gingerbread, candy canes, and cozy socks. Here is a list of some of the top holiday festivities:

Christmas Tree Lightings

Metro Nashville Tree Lighting

Nashville Public Square Park. November 30, 2018, at 6 pm

Franklin Christmas Tree Lighting

Public Square. November 30, 2018, at 7 pm

Brentwood Annual Tree Lighting

Brentwood Library. December 3, 2018, at 5 pm

Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas

November 9, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Stand in amazement at lavish holiday displays featuring more than three million twinkling lights and festive décor at A Country Christmas, Gaylord Opryland Resort's celebration of the season. Come to enjoy the festive atmosphere and events with our exclusive Christmas packages. Get more info >>

Photo via Gaylord Opryland

Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

November 23, 2018 - December 30, 2018

Delight in the quaint, joyful holiday atmosphere of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens during Holiday LIGHTS. Delight in one of Nashville's favorite traditions with one million lights twinkling and illuminating the garden. Learn more about this ticketed event >>

Photo via Cheekwood

Drive-Thru Dancing Lights of Christmas

November 16, 2018 - December 31, 2018

The Dancing Lights of Christmas returns for its 9th consecutive season. Wilson County and the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, home of the Wilson County Fair, will host the Dancing Lights of Christmas this holiday season. This has quickly become a Nashville tradition where attendees pile in a car and drive through an incredible dancing light show, which synchronizes with a special FM radio channel. The cost is $25 per car. The show opens nightly at 5:00 pm, even on holidays. With over one and a half million lights dancing to the music on the radio, each visit will be a new experience. It's a great evening for the entire family! Learn more about this event >>

Dickens of a Christmas

December 8 - 9, 2018, 10 am - 5 pm

The festival will recreate the time of Charles Dickens using historic downtown Franklin’s Victorian architecture as the backdrop. Some 200 musicians, dancers, and characters will fill the streets, including several from Charles Dickens’s stories. Find out more >>

A Christmas Story at TPAC

November 23, 2018 - December 22, 2018

A Christmas Story, a favorite story for many during the holidays, is at TPAC’s Andrew Johnson Theater for the 10th and final year of the performance, so don’t miss your chance to see this classic movie performed live. This is a fun family outing before Christmas. Tickets range in price starting at $45. Learn more about this ticketed event >>

Nashville's Nutcracker

December 1, 2018 - December 23, 2018

The Nashville Ballet will be performing Nashville’s Nutcracker for the eleventh consecutive year. Dancers will perform over a dozen magical shows. Come to see your favorite characters like the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, and the Nutcracker. Learn more about this ticketed event >>

Photo via TPAC

Deck the Hall

November 23, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Celebrate the holidays with Deck the Hall events and activities at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum! Learn more about their holiday programs >> 

There are so many holiday events to get out and enjoy this season! Share your outings with us -- tag @musiccityexperts in your posts.