Holiday Activities Offered by the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) Department is excited to offer a variety of holiday events and programs for all ages throughout the county during the month of December.
Now through December 17, 2023 the Letters to Santa program will be collecting letters to Santa in personalized mailboxes throughout the county. Letters can be dropped off at any of the following locations and should include a return address.
Franklin Recreation Complex at 1120 Hillsboro Road in Franklin
Fairview Recreation Complex at 2714 Fairview Boulevard West in Fairview
Nolensville Recreation Complex at 7250 Nolensville Road in Nolensville
Longview Recreation Center at 2909 Commonwealth Drive in Spring Hill
Williamson County Indoor Sports Complex at 920 Heritage Way in Brentwood
This December, the Star Bright Players will present their 2023 winter production, A Christmas Carol the Musical, a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story, adapted by Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island). Six performances will take place over two weekends: December 1 – 3, 2023 and December 8 – 9, 2023 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at 112 Everbright Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064. Tickets are currently on sale at $15 per person and can be purchased at www.wcpactn.com/tickets_and_events/index.php.
On Saturday, December 2, 2023 WCPR is proud to assist the Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) again in hosting Deck the Howls, in partnership with dozens of pet shelters across the country. From 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. children (ages 4-12) will have the opportunity to read to shelter pets, decorate cookies, create ornaments and visit with Santa at the WCAC at 1006 Grisby Hayes Court in Franklin. The cost is $25 to participate, and registration is required. Space is limited, so advance registration is encouraged. For more information on registration, contact Evan Smith at Evan.Smith@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or visit www.wcparksandrec.com/activities/community_events/index.php.
For more information about class details, contact Penny Adams at Penny.Adams@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.
The Williamson County Community Chorus (WCCC) will present two performances of their Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin at 101 Legends Club Lane. This program is family-friendly and will include Christmas songs both familiar and new, performed by over 80 members of the WCCC, accompanied by local musicians. The concerts are free to attend and open to the public.
On Sunday, December 3, 2023, the Williamson County Community Band will present a Winter Concert at 3:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at 110 Everbright Avenue in Franklin. The concert will feature a varied program, including traditional carols from at home and abroad, medleys of seasonal popular tunes, holiday movie themes, and a surprise piece or two. It is free and open to the public.
The following weekend, on Saturday, December 9, 2023, WCPR will host A Charles Dickens Victorian Tea from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at 110 Everbright Avenue in Franklin. Guests will have the opportunity to taste traditional Victorian Christmas teas, finger foods and desserts while delving into the characters and meaning behind one of Charles Dickens’ most popular pieces of fiction, A Christmas Carol, published in 1843. This experience is open to all ages with registration required for all participants. The cost is $35 per person, but children ages three and under receive free admission with a paid adult. Visit www.wcparksandrec.com/activities/community_events/index.php to register and for questions, contact Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@WilliamsonCounty-tn.gov.
Also on December 9, 2023, join the Rhythm & Spirit Dance Program for A Frozen Adventure: Winter Ballet Performance. Get ready to be transported to the snowy kingdom of Arendelle, where an extraordinary holiday adventure unfolds. In this heartwarming tale, Anna and Elsa discover that their family lacks holiday traditions of their own. Determined to save Christmas and create unforgettable memories, Olaf embarks on a merry mission to find the very best traditions. Through captivating dance routines and breathtaking choreography, our talented dancers bring the story to life. This event is the perfect way to kick off the Holiday Season with the whole family! This performance will take place on December, 9, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at the College Grove Artsitorium at 861 Horton Highway in College Grove. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at https://www.ticketor.com/wcpac/tickets/rhythm-and-spirit-s-a-frozen-adventure-ballet-experience-276392. Now through November 24, 2023, guests can use code WinterBallet at checkout to receive $3 off each ticket.
To close out the holiday season, on Monday, December 18, 2023 the Williamson County Performing Arts Center will host A Celtic Christmas. Embrace the spirit of the holiday season with the enchanting melodies, timeless traditions, and heartwarming sing-alongs of “A Celtic Christmas.” Get ready for an unforgettable evening with progressive folk band The Founding, known for their unique balance of traditional Celtic music and contemporary innovation. This musical journey will feature traditional and original Christmas tunes alike, as well as beloved Celtic classics that will transport you to the heart of the Emerald Isle. Your soul will be uplifted, your spirits will be brightened, and the echoes of your voices singing along will resonate with the joy of the season. This performance will take place Monday, December 18, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $25 for seniors (55+) and children and can be purchased at www.wcpactn.com/tickets_and_events/index.php.
For additional information about holiday events and activities with WCPR, visit our website: www.wcparksandrec.com.
A Christmas Carol is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) is a public organization benefitting the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. You may also receive department information by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook or following us on Instagram at @willcoparksandrec.