Attention Wilson County Christmas-lovers: We’ve got a festive challenge for you! If you’re ready to light up the streets of Wilco with holiday cheer, we invite you to take on our Christmas bucket list. We’ve put together a list of local, magical activities that will leave you brimming with Christmas spirit. Bundle up in your ugly sweater and warm up your vocal cords for Christmas carols, because it’s about to be the merriest season ever!
From Mt. Juliet to Lebanon and Watertown in between, Wilson County is gearing up for the holidays in a big way. To find the best Christmas parades, unbeatable light shows, ideal holiday shopping and the sweetest cup of hot chocolate, click below to find a list of upcoming holiday events near you!
The Dancing Lights of Christmas
1033 Sparta Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087
November 12 – January 2
Located on the James E. Ward Ag Center grounds (Home of the Tennessee State Fair), The Dancing Lights of Christmas might be Tennessee’s most epic drive-through Christmas lights and music shows. From the comfort of your car, you’ll hear some of your favorite Christmas tunes as you enjoy over 2-million LED Christmas lights, displayed over a 2.5-mile tour. And on your way out, don’t forget to stop by Santa’s Village for some holiday fun, and maybe even see the big man himself.
Chad’s Winter Wonderland
791 Old Laguardo Rd E, Lebanon, TN 37087
November 25 – December 31 (Open Daily)
A local favorite for the last 40 years, this nostalgic drive-thru display features 2.8 million lights and countless displays. The fun begins on Thanksgiving and runs each night through December 31st. Each year, Chad adds new surprises that you won’t want to miss. And don’t forget to bring your letter to Santa, they have a special mailbox just for him and he will be there every night!
Christmas at Fiddler’s Grove
945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087
November 12 – December 18 (closed November 24 – 29)
Join us as Fiddlers Grove Historic Village celebrates “A Tennessee Christmas in the Grove.” This peaceful little village is the perfect place to stroll through and take a step back in time, looking at the cabins and buildings decorated for Christmas. Don’t miss out on A Christmas Barn Sale and A Christmas Craft Workshop on November 13. Also new this year is A Tennessee Candlelight Tour on Saturday, December 11 that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Capitol Theater – Holiday Movies
110 W Main St, Lebanon, TN 37087
November 18 – December 23
Bring on the Christmas nostalgia with a Christmas Classic flick at the Historic Capitol Theatre. Recently renovated, you’ll enjoy all of the historic charm with the modern comforts you’ve come to love. This holiday, choose from holiday films including Elf, The Polar Express, White Christmas and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.
401 S Mt Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
If one-stop shopping is your preference this holiday season, there’s not a better option than Providence Marketplace. It’s your premier holiday shopping, entertainment, and dining destination. Find the best gifts at a large selection of popular national and local retailers.
The Incredible Christmas Place
2250 N Mt Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN
The second Incredible Christmas Place location in Tennessee is now open, just in time for the holiday season. This store is full of themed Christmas decorations and gifts, plus photos with Santa, seasonal candy and specialty items. You have to see it to believe it!
Rhonda & Chris’ Treeland
November 25-28 | December 4-5 | December 11-12
2054 Beech Log Rd, Watertown, TN 37184
For many, the real kickoff to Christmas is putting up the family Christmas tree. Rhonda & Chris’ TreeLand is the place for you and your family to choose and cut your Christmas tree this year. In addition to selecting the perfect tree, you can enjoy some hot chocolate, hot apple cider, cookies and marshmallows to roast on the campfire. And the best part, you can even bring your pet along for this family tradition.
Historic Downtown Watertown
Beginning November 27
There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than visiting the Historic Watertown Square during the holidays. Each year, this small town celebrates Christmas on the Square in their boutique shops and restaurants. Be sure to mark your calendar to take a ride on the North Pole Train Express on Saturday, November 27. For more info on this event, click HERE. Watertown has a special Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and a Troubadourian Christmas production on December 4th, honoring the heritage of their city.