Frequently Asked Questions
What are the COVID guidelines for Christmas Village?
- Following Metro Nashville COVID guidelines, as of November 12, 2021 at approximately 5pm, masks are no longer mandated but strongly encouraged.
- In addition to creating more designated eating and drinking areas, the Fairgrounds will also have a bar/lounge for our guests this year. All alcohol consumption will be limited to this area only.
- General admission tickets will not be sold at the door this year. Tickets can be purchased in advance at select SunTrust now TRUIST locations or online.
How much are tickets to Christmas Village and where can I get them?
Tickets are $10 online plus a $2 processing fee and $8 in advance at select SunTrust, now TRUIST locations. No tickets will be sold at the door this year. Return tickets are available for $5 at the information booth and must be purchased before you leave on your first day at Christmas Village. Children 9 and under are free. If Christmas Village is canceled, the cost of your general admission ticket will be refunded minus the $2 processing fee.
Where is Christmas Village Located?
Christmas Village is located at the The Fairgrounds Nashville. <Directions> The address to use if using a GPS device is 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.
How much is parking and where do I park at the Fairgrounds?
Parking is $5. Due to construction, there is limited parking available at the Fairgrounds. Ride shares are encouraged.
The best way to access the main parking area will be by using Craighead St as Wedgewood will probably experience heavy traffic. To get to Craighead St, take I-65 to 440E towards Knoxvile, get off on the Nolensville exit, turn left onto Nolensville, go to Craighead St and turn left. The parking entrance will be on the right.
Parking attendants will be giving directions on available parking. Please check our Facebook (@christmasvillageTN) and twitter (@cmasvillage) pages for up-to-date parking information during the event.
How many people attend Christmas Village each year?
An estimated 30,000 shoppers attend the event annually.
How many vendors are present at the village?
There are more than 200 merchants from 29 states who will be participating in Christmas Village this year.
Do you rent wheelchairs?
We do not rent wheelchairs, however, we are ADA accessible.
Are pets allowed at Christmas Village?
No pets allowed. Service animals only.
Is my patron donation tax deductable?
Yes, your patron donation is tax deductible in the amount of your donation less the number of tickets ($40 each), t-shirts ($20 each), and shopping bags ($3 each) you receive.
When was Christmas Village established?
It was created in 1961 by the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, an organization made up of Alumnae members of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for women from colleges all over the United States and Canada who live in the middle Tennessee area, to raise money for its philanthropies and to engage its members in an interesting and worthwhile project.
Who operates Christmas Village?
Christmas Village is operated by over 200 volunteers who donate more than 1500 hours of their time to ensure a successful event each year.
How many years has Christmas Village been at the Fairgrounds Nashville?
Christmas Village moved to the Fairgrounds Nashville in 1968, so 2021 marks the 53rd year at our current location.
How much money has Christmas Village raised to support philanthropic projects?
In 2019, $758,000 was raised bringing cumulative donations to over $12.8 million since 1961.
When will the merchant application be posted on the website?
The application will be posted in early February.
Do I have to re-apply each year to be a new merchant at Christmas Village?
The waiting list does not roll over from one year to the next. Merchants are placed on the waiting list based on category and quality of merchandise and latest date available to be notified of acceptance. All decisions are final. We kindly request prospective merchants submit an application for no more than 3 consecutive years.