Wilson Happenings: 5 Things to do this Weekend


1. Chad’s Winter Wonderland

Photo courtesy of Chad’s Winter Wonderland Facebook

Sunday, December 19, 5:00pm-10:00pm

791 Old Laguardo Rd, Lebanon, TN

The lights of Winter Wonderland were turned on Thanksgiving night and will continue to shine right through New Year’s Eve. This year’s show will feature over 2 million lights, live animals, and a drive-thru nativity scene. The best part? Santa will be there every night! Although Santa will be there, still be sure to bring your letter to drop in Santa’s mailbox!

For more information, click here.

2. Reptile Show

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Saturday, December 18 to Sunday December, 19

Saturday: 9:00am- 3:00pm and 6:00pm- 9:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am- 3:30pm

945 E Baddour Pkway, Lebanon, TN

Show me Snakes presents the Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show. Learn about reptiles and share your passion with the organizers. Get some quality feeders and supplies here and see a variety of different reptiles. The Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show is one of the largest shows in the region. This is a safe and family friendly event geared to educate and introduce people to reptiles and exotics. This is the best place to purchase and learn with industry leading breeders bringing their knowledge, quality and passion to the show. This is also a great place to go if you already have pets. So bring the whole family out for a great day at the reptile show. Come learn and explore, maybe get a new pet.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

3. Amy Grant & Vince Gill

Photo courtesy of The Ryman

Sunday, December 19, 3:00pm

116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN

Ryman Auditorium

One of Music City’s most treasured traditions has returned for 2021 with Amy Grant and Vince Gill’s “Christmas at the Ryman” residency. Tickets for the 12-show run are on sale, and will once again feature matinee performances of the show. In previous years, the husband and wife duo have filled the show with Christmas favorites such as “Let it Snow,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” “Tennessee Christmas,” and more. The show ends with a crowd and artists favorite, “Til the Season Comes ‘Round Again.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

4. A Charlie Brown Christmas

Photo courtesy of TPAC

Saturday, December 18, 7:00pm

505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN

James K. Polk Theater

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE is a present the whole family can enjoy! Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, the show features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There’s no better way to discover the magic of the season!

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

5. Ultimate Party Festival of Lights

Photo courtesy of Holidayfest TN

Sunday, December 19, 5:00pm-9:00pm

151 E. Main St, Hendersonville, TN

Memorial Park

The Festival of Lights is a spectacular light show that you and your family will be able to drive-thru and enjoy together! Due to an overwhelmingly positive response last year from the community, the organizers are adding houses to the map for the Festival of Lights! Make sure to use the Cherokee entrance when going through the Festival of Lights Display.

For more information, click here.

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