Deck the Hall

Enjoy priceless gifts and discounts:

  • Take Advantage of Our Tennessee Driver's License Discount.

    Show your Tennessee driver's license or TN College ID at the box office from November 29 to December 31 to receive $5.00 off Adult General Admission to the Museum!

    No other discounts apply. Does not apply to discount packages.

  • Give the Gift of Membership!

    Your friends and family will love the ultimate gift that keeps giving this holiday season. Museum membership includes: unlimited free admission to the Museum for one year, free access to over 250 programs, exclusive artist meet and greets, exciting Member-only exhibition openings, discounts at the Museum Store, Two Twenty • Two Grill and Hatch Show Print retail, and more!

  • Bring Country Home for the Holidays!

    Looking for some country to put under the tree this Christmas? Look no further than the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Store! We have music, jewelry made from vintage records, iconic Hatch Show Print posters and much more.

Special Programs:

  • Tree Lighting and Live Performance with Lonestar's Richie McDonald– FREE
    Friday, November 29 • 4:00 p.m.

    Kick off this year's Deck the Hall in style. Richie McDonald, lead singer of Lonestar, will put you in the holiday spirit with a live performance, followed by the lighting of the Museum's 30-foot Christmas tree. Don't miss this free event for the whole family.

  • WSM-AM's Coffee, Country, Cody, and Christmas
    Friday, December 6 • 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Attend this annual live broadcast in the Museum's Curb Conservatory! Enjoy a buffet breakfast, live performances with Riders In The Sky, Baillie & the Boys, Sarah Darling, and Buddy Jewel, as well as the comedic antics of James Gregory. Tickets are available online beginning November 15 or at the Museum the morning of the show for only $6.50!

  • Sweet Dreams and Holiday Cheer with Mandy Barnett
    Saturday, December 21 • 2:00 p.m. .

    Mandy Barnett will perform songs from and discuss her new album, I Can't Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson. Barnett will also discuss her experiences portraying Patsy Cline in the production Always ...Patsy Cline, and her work with producer Owen Bradley. Selections from her 2010 Christmas release, Winter Wonderland, will also be featured. Museum admission or Museum membership required for program admittance. Limited seating. Program pass required.

  • Family Activities:

    • Photos with Santa Claus – FREE

      Children are invited to share their Christmas list with Santa Claus and pose for a complimentary photo. Timed passes are available in 15-minute increments. Pass pick-up begins at 9:00 a.m. that morning. Museum members may reserve their passes in advance.

      Become a Museum member today for other free benefits and exclusive opportunities. Learn more

      Saturday, November 30 • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
      Saturday, December 7 • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Saturday, December 14 • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Saturday, December 21 • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    • Embellished Instruments– FREE

      Create your own custom miniature instrument inspired by artifacts in the Museum. Choose a wooden cutout of a banjo, fiddle, guitar, dulcimer, or mandolin; decorate it with color, rhinestones, and glitter; then turn it into a magnet or holiday ornament. Ages 5 – 18 and accompanying adults. Museum admission or Museum membership required for program admittance.


      Saturday, December 7 • Drop in from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Saturday, December 14 • Drop in from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Saturday, December 21 • Drop in from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print – FREE

      Learn about letterpress printing from the staff of Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the United States. Use block images to make your own holiday print. For ages 5 – 18 and accompanying adults.


      Sunday, December 8 • 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 1:30, 2:15 p.m.
      Saturday, December 14 • 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 1:30, 2:15 p.m.
    • Film Screening Logo

      Holiday Film Screenings – FREE
      Sunday, December 1 • 2:00 p.m. • Riders in the Sky: Christmas the Cowboy Way (1987)and  Kenny Rogers Christmas Special: Keep Christmas With You (1992)
      Sunday, December 8 • 2:00 p.m. • Skinflint: A Country Christmas Carol (1979)

      Sunday, December 15 • 2:00 p.m. • Reba McEntire's Christmas Card (1991)
      Sunday, December 22 • 2:00 p.m. • Country Christmas in the Canadian Rockies (1980)
    • Artist Tree

      Who's your favorite singer or band? Use them as inspiration to decorate an ornament for the tree inside the Museum's new Taylor Swift Education Center! This program is on-going and part of your family's Museum experience. Museum admission or Museum membership required for program admittance.

    • School Performances – FREE:

      • Station Camp High School Choir
        Tuesday, December 3 • 10:00 a.m.

        JFK Middle School
        Friday, December 6 • 11:30 a.m.
        Thursday, December 12 • 10:30 a.m.

        Woodard Elementary School Choir
        Monday, December 16 • 10:00 a.m.

        Mt. Juliet Elementary
        Thursday, December 19 • 11:00 a.m.

      Support Provided by:

      Nashville Scene Nashville Parent Now Playing Nashville
      Metro Nashville Arts Commission Tennessee Arts Commision