Must-see Christmas events fill the Clarksville calendar


Christmas is in the air in Clarksville.

Get into the holiday spirit with several events and activities now throughout the rest of the year.

Outdoor events like ice skating will have you bundled up, while Christmas movie screenings of classics like “Elf” and “Santa Claus” will keep you warm and comfortable inside the Roxy. Theater.

Here are 10 holiday events you shouldn’t miss.

Ice skating downtown

Until January 9, visit downtown Clarksville and feel the cold of winter as you ice skate along the Downtown Commons outdoor rink at 215 Legion Street.

The rink will be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Skaters can slide around the ice between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday.

All sessions last 45 minutes.

Hours may vary on statutory holidays, school vacations and special events. Ice skates are provided and included in the price of tickets. Adult tickets cost $ 12, while $ 10 tickets are available for ages 12 and under, government employees, military personnel, and Austin Peay State University students.

Downtown Commons is home to the Montgomery County Christmas Tree and a large sleigh designed for photos.

Christmas lights at the wheel

The Christmas lights at the wheel of Clariskville Speedway are back until January 1.

Montgomery County is hosting the opening day of ice skating at the Downtown Commons on Friday night in Clarksville, attended by Gnash of the Nashville Predators.

Cruise along the mile-long track, 1600 Needmore Road, and immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit as Christmas lights up the racetrack.

The cost is $ 25 per car. The display opens at 5:30 p.m. each night and includes over 3 million lights.

Christmas on the Cumberland

McGregor Park, 640 N. Riverside Drive, will host the annual event along the banks of the Cumberland River until January 2.

Free entry.

Hours of operation are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Over its 22 years, the holiday event has created memories with a display of over a million lights along the half-mile boardwalk nestled against the Cumberland River.

Organizers will lead crafts, dances and seasonal activities throughout the event’s run in the park.

Visit with Father Christmas from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 11 and 18.

Roxy Regional Theater

The Roxy Regional Theater, 100 Franklin St., will host several film events through December 18.

“Elf” (November 28), “Le Père Noël” (December 13) and “National Lampoons Christ Vacation” (December 5) will take center stage, culminating with a Holiday Hits Cabaret to include “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Musical “, December 16.

For tickets and times, visit Roxy’s website at roxyregionaltheatre.org.

Illuminated Christmas Parade

Santa Claus arrives in Clarksville as part of the city’s 62nd annual Christmas Parade, which kicks off at 5:00 p.m. at 800 College Street.

Programming will include marching bands, lighted floats and lots of candy as Santa welcomes visitors to downtown Clarksville.

This year’s theme is Gingerbread Houses.

Christmas with David Steinquest and his friends

Spend Christmas with Steinquest, an APSU music teacher, and his “We Need a Little Christmas” concert at 7:30 p.m. on December 3 at Mabry Concert Hall, 601 College St.

Tickets cost $ 5 or two canned foods donated to Loaves & Fishes.

Food must be donated to the Music and Mass Communication Building Room 139. For tickets, visit APSU Music Facebook Page.

The concert features Christmas standards like “We Need a Little Christmas”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, “T’was the Night Before Christmas”, “Silent Night”, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “God Rest Ye Happy gentlemen.

“I usually steal music from a lot of great people, so this year we’ll have stuff from James Taylor, Family Force 5, Diana Krall, Civil Wars, Amy Grant and the Bare Naked Ladies,” Steinquest said. “We also have some new ones from Nichole Nordeman and a band called Brilliance.”

The evening will feature the vacation group from Steinquest, consisting of Allison Steinquest, on vocals; Paul Carrol Binkley, guitar and vocals; Trey Andrews, vocals and guitar; Laura Epling, violin and vocals; Kevin Madill, piano; Tony Nagy, bass; Sam Campbell, drums; David Steinquest, percussion; and the APSU Percussion Ensemble.

Christmas Village & Noel Night

The Customs museum and cultural center, 200 S. 2nd St., will feature hundreds of porcelain pieces that build a festive Christmas village.

Moving parts, lights and a model train will bring the village to life, just in time for Christmas.

The exhibition will run until January 1.

Noel Night at the Museum is an open house event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 2 with special offers in the Seasons Gift Shop, free gift wrap, food, music and a special guest from the North Pole .

For more information, call 931-648-5780.

German Christmas market

Directory German Christmas market, 2425 Kirkwood Road, returns with a hybrid event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 11, featuring vendors inside and out.

Homemade German dishes as well as an artisanal quine will be available.

Spiritfest and illuminated Christmas parade

SpiritFest is an outdoor pre-parade event at First Presbyterian Church, 213 Main St. and Trinity Episcopal Church, 317 Franklin St.

Activities begin at 2 p.m. on December 3 and include musical performances, a petting zoo, hot chocolate and snacks, arts and crafts, and storytelling. The event culminates with the 61st Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade at 5 p.m.

Erin’s farm

Erin’s farm Winterfest, 7000 Hodges Road, Cunningham, Tennessee, will host winter from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 27.

The event will feature free arts for Hearts kids’ crafts, Xander’s Pizza food truck, and a chance for families to choose and cut their own farm-fresh Christmas tree.

The forest farm will also be open on November 26 and 28 and from December 3 to 5.

Gift gallery features a variety of mouth-blown glasses and other works of local artisans – perfect for holiday shopping

For more information, call 931-980-3985.

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