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A Holiday Guide from Visit Wilco
A Holiday Guide from Visit Wilco
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Wilco’s southern hospitality roots are on full display during the holidays. When visiting any of our towns, you’re sure to find awesome holiday activities, festive holiday parades or the perfect gift at one of our many boutiques.

Holiday Bucket List

Attention Wilson County Christmas-lovers: We’ve got a festive challenge for you! If you’re ready to light up the streets of Wilson County with holiday cheer, we invite you to take on our Christmas bucket list. We’ve put together a list of local, magical activities that will leave you brimming with Christmas spirit. Bundle up in your ugly sweater and warm up your vocal cords for Christmas carols, because it’s about to be the merriest season ever!

Holiday Activities Galore

From Mt. Juliet to Lebanon and Watertown in between, Wilson County is gearing up for the holidays in a big way. To find the best Christmas parades, unbeatable light shows, ideal holiday shopping and the sweetest cup of hot chocolate, click below to find a list of upcoming holiday events near you!

Lebanon Events

Wilson County Dancing Lights Christmas Display

The Dancing Lights of Christmas
1033 Sparta Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087
November 11 – January 1

Located on the James E. Ward Ag Center grounds (Home of the Tennessee State Fair), The Dancing Lights of Christmas might be Tennessee’s most epic drive-through Christmas lights and music shows. From the comfort of your car, you’ll hear some of your favorite Christmas tunes as you enjoy over 2-million LED Christmas lights, displayed over a 2.5-mile tour. And on your way out, don’t forget to stop by Santa’s Village for some holiday fun, and maybe even see the big man himself.

Chads Winter Wonderland Christmas Lights Show

Chad’s Winter Wonderland
791 Old Laguardo Rd E, Lebanon, TN 37087
November 24 – December 31 (Open Daily)

A local favorite for the last 40 years, this nostalgic drive-thru display features 2.8 million lights and countless displays. The fun begins on Thanksgiving and runs each night through December 31st. Each year, Chad adds new surprises that you won’t want to miss. And don’t forget to bring your letter to Santa, they have a special mailbox just for him and he will be there every night!

Capitol Theater Christmas in Lebanon Tennessee

Capitol Theater – Holiday Movies
110 W Main St, Lebanon, TN 37087
November 18 – December 23

Bring on the Christmas nostalgia with a Christmas Classic flick at the Historic Capitol Theatre. Recently renovated, you’ll enjoy all of the historic charm with the modern comforts you’ve come to love. This holiday, choose from holiday films including Elf, The Polar Express, A Country Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life.


Mistletoe Merchants 2 
Farm Bureau Exposition Center 
December 2 – December 4

With more than 100 merchants, you’re sure to find lots of NEW, UNIQUE, and One-of-A-Kind gifts all in one place at the shopping event of the season. Just in time for Christmas, come experience 3-days of holiday fun and shopping!


Tis the Season Weekend Extravaganza  
324 West Main St. 
December 3 – December 4

Saturday: 10am – 8pm

Sunday, 1pm – 4pm

The holiday season is on full display during the ‘Tis the Season Weekend Extravaganza.  Historic Lebanon Square is buzzing during this 2-day celebration. Each day is filled with activities for the entire family, including Tree Lighting on Saturday and concluding with the Christmas Parade on Sunday. Every day features local music, promotions from Square Merchants, carriage rides, an ice-skating rink, and much more. The best part, it’s a free event!


MT. Juliet Events

Mt Juliet Providence Marketplace for the holidays

Providence Marketplace
Open Daily
401 S Mt Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

If one-stop shopping is your preference this holiday season, there’s not a better option than Providence Marketplace. It’s your premier holiday shopping, entertainment, and dining destination. Find the best gifts at a large selection of popular national and local retailers.


Christmas Place in Mt Juliet Tennessee

The Incredible Christmas Place
Open Daily
2250 N Mt Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN

The second Incredible Christmas Place location in Tennessee is the perfect place to get in the spirit this holiday season. This store is full of themed Christmas decorations and gifts, plus photos with Santa, seasonal candy and specialty items. You have to see it to believe it!


Watertown Events

Rhonda & Chris' Treeland in Watertown Tennessee

Rhonda & Chris’ Treeland
November 24-27 | December 3-4 | December 10-11
2054 Beech Log Rd, Watertown, TN 37184

For many, the real kickoff to Christmas is putting up the family Christmas tree. Rhonda & Chris’ TreeLand is the place for you and your family to choose and cut your Christmas tree this year. In addition to selecting the perfect tree, you can enjoy some hot chocolate, hot apple cider, cookies and marshmallows to roast on the campfire. And the best part, you can even bring your pet along for this family tradition.


Downtown Watertown Tennessee

Historic Downtown Watertown
Beginning November 26

There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than visiting the Historic Watertown Square during the holidays. Each year, this small town celebrates Christmas on the Square in their boutique shops and restaurants. Don’t miss the town’s special Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and Troubadourian Christmas production on December 3rd, honoring the heritage of their city.



Christmas Parades

To immerse yourself into the holiday spirit, there’s probably no better way than to experience the exciting energy of Wilson County’s Christmas hometown parades! Fill up your Christmas spirit as you experience holiday floats, your favorite holiday costumed characters, marching bands and your favorite holiday songs. Each of our cities has their own parades, learn more by clicking the links below:

Lebanon – Sunday, December 4 at 2PM

Mt. Juliet – Saturday, December 10 at 11AM

Watertown – Saturday, December 3 at 3PM

Gladeville – Sunday, December 11 at 2PM