9 Glowing Reasons to Visit Clarksville This Holiday Season

Author:Michelle Dickerson
Friday, November 15, 2019

Christmas on the Cumberland opens Tuesday, November 26 with over one million lights in captivating displays along the RiverWalk. This FREE event includes special activities on select weekends and continues through January 1.


“A Christmas Carol” opens on Thanksgiving evening at the Roxy Regional Theatre in the heart of downtown. The special Christmas production runs through Saturday, December 22. 


Downtown Commons Winter Ice Skating returns to Clarksville Tuesday evening, November 26. The ice rink will be open weekends and other designated times through January 20.


Drive Thru Christmas Lights begins at the Clarksville Speedway on Thursday night, November 21, and continues days through January 1. 


Erin’s Farm bustles with Christmas activities, including WinterFest on Sunday, December 8. You can also select and cut your own fresh Christmas tree on weekends or attend a glass blowing workshop and blow your own glass ornaments.


The city’s 60th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade kicks off on Saturday, December 7 at 5:00 p.m. 


SpiritFest is a pre-parade event that includes a bounty of free activities like visits with Santa Claus, rides on the Polar Express, live music, art and gift markets, food trucks and more. This begins at 2:00 p.m. on December 7. 



More than 20 trees decorate the rooms of the historic Smith Trahern Mansion during Trees of Christmas.


Learn how our ancestors celebrated Christmas during the Civil War at A 19th Century Christmas at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center on Saturday, December 14. 


Start planning your holiday getaway at visitclarksvilletn.com or download our handy app to customize your trip.

Find event details on our Calendar of Events.

Video by Eric Johnson. Images by:  Stephen Schlegel, Budget Savvy Travelers, Donald Groves, and Lucas Ryan Chambers.


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