Christmas WreathNashville is known for its thriving music scene, but did you know there are many venues for family theater? Here are five performances coming to the stage this holiday season that are sure to be a hit with families.

Nashville’s Nutcracker with The Nashville Symphony – Held at TPAC’s Jackson Hall downtown, this is a Nashville Ballet tradition and one that I recall getting all dressed up for as a little girl with my dad. Performances scheduled Dec. 9-18.

Oliver! – The Boiler Room Theatre presents this production of a Dickens’ holiday classic in The Factory, a historical fully-renovated former factory that is now home to unique boutiques, restaurants, and more. Performances scheduled Nov. 18-Dec. 23.


A Christmas Carol – The newly renovated crown jewel of quaint downtown Franklin, the Franklin Theatre, presents Studio Tenn’s adaptation of the classic story of Ebeneezer Scrooge. Performances scheduled Dec. 8-18.

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! – Nashville Children’s Theatre presents this fun play featuring well-known children’s book character Junie B. Jones. Performances scheduled Nov. 1-Dec. 18.

Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag – Situated in West Nashville’s original barn theatre which opened its doors in 1967, Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre presents their annual holiday children’s play. Performances scheduled Dec. 6-23.

Jamie Reeves is a Nashville based blogger who’s been pontificating about poop and pinot noir since 2005 at She enjoys discovering new places with her husband and two daughters, heading to Southern shores, and is always planning her next family vacation.