Frequently Asked Questions
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.
How much are tickets to Christmas Village and where can I get them?
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Children age 9 and under are free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Nashville area branches of SunTrust Bank, and the Vanderbilt Concierge for $8. Online tickets are $10.
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.
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 many years has Christmas Village been at the Fairgrounds Nashville?
Christmas Village moved to the Fairgrounds Nashville in 1968, so 2020 marks the 52nd 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.
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 260 merchants from 29 states who participate in Christmas Village.
Do you rent wheelchairs?
We do not rent wheelchairs, however, we are ADA accessible.
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.