Christmas is a few weeks away! With all the hustle and bustle, everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays!

Check out these local December & Christmas Events in Cookeville, Tennessee and the surrounding area.

christmas events in cookeville tennessee

Christmas Drive-Thru Light Display

Hidden Hollow Park · Cookeville, Tennessee

The Largest Christmas Light display in the Upper Cumberland! Continue your family tradition with a tour of the lights.
Bonfires -Saturday Nights. Mine for gems will be open. Mini Golf will be open. Santa and Frosty visits. Snack bar, gift shop, Christmas Fudge and more!!

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Santa Claus comes to Main Street

December 4th · Collins River BBQ & Cafe · McMinnville, Tennessee

Collins River BBQ and Ashley’s Attic are teaming up to bring Santa Claus to Main Street McMinnville! Santa will be upstairs at Collins River and available for photos (bring your camera or phone) and visits with the kids! Please make plans to join us to kick off December with Santa!

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Christmas Open House

December 6th · Fringe Salon & Boutique

We’re bringing you HOLIDAY CHEER from just over here. Join Fringe for a night of sips & sweets followed by sales & treats.
SANTA will be there (without his sleigh) and door prizes every 30 minutes, hip-hip-HOORAY!!!
Bring a friend or two, this event isn’t just for you! 😘
Save this date today, don’t let this event slip away…

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Free Holiday Photos

December 6th · Putnam County Library

Get dressed up and join us for FREE family or group photos. Festive background set up and fun props available for you to create your perfect holiday photo!

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Cookeville Christmas Parade

December 8th · Cookeville, Tennessee

The 2018 Cookeville-Putnam County Christmas Parade will be all about the kids having a blast and making memories! The 2018 theme is “A Cookeville Storybook Christmas”! The parade this year will not only be loads of fun for our children, but very meaningful as well, as it will be dedicated to the families of the 278th who are currently deployed.

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Reindeer Market Craft Show

December 8th · Upperman High School

UCCC supports campus improvements for the betterment of students and community through truth, honor, loyalty, and service. Join them for their craft show!

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DBCC Bazaar & Christmas Parade

December 8th · Cookeville

Bazaar starts at 9am at the Dodson Branch Community Center. Chili & Hot Dogs from 11am, Parade at 2pm
Cookies & Hot Cocoa with Santa following the Parade. Bring your Camera.

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The Road to Bethlehem: A Live Nativity

December 14th · First Christian Church · Cookeville, Tennessee

Come drive or walk through a live reenactment of the story of Christmas. You will experience the Christmas story scene by scene starting with the angel proclaiming to Mary that she will have a baby boy all the way through the birth of Jesus in the manger. This is a FREE event for the whole family!

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Christmas Carousel Rides

December 13th – 26th · Dogwood Park · Cookeville, Tennessee

Bring your family and enjoy FREE rides on our carousel throughout the Christmas season! The ride will be open Monday – Friday from 3 – 9pm and Saturday and Sunday 12 – 9pm from December 13th through December 26th!

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The Nutcracker

December 14th – 15th · Cookeville Performing Arts Center

Stage One Dance Studio presents The Nutcracker this holiday season at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. Performance dates are December 14th at 6pm and December 15 at 10am and 6pm. Tickets are $8.

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Pictures with Santa

December 14th · Dogwood Park · Cookeville, Tennessee

Bring your children to Santa’s House in Dogwood Park! Visit and take pictures with Santa and his elves for FREE! There are 6 different days and times to fit your schedule. The Santa House is located in Dogwood Park directly behind the History Museum. Concessions will be available during operating hours.

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Christmas Movie in the Park

December 15th · Dogwood Performance Pavilion · Cookeville, Tennessee

Bring your family and enjoy a FREE Christmas double feature movie in the park!
Movie titles are The Polar Express with Tom Hanks and Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey.
The movies will play in the Dogwood Performance Pavillon which is located directly behind the History Museum. Concessions will be available during the movie.

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Christmas Dance Party

December 20th · Cookeville Community Center Pool

Come out and dance!!

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