Nashville Christmas Village returns this weekend to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville with all of the lights, merriment, and cheer headed that way! From November 10-12, merchants from all over the United States are coming together to set up the 45th annual Nashville Christmas Village. Just a short distance from downtown Nashville, Christmas Village is fun, convenient, exciting and unique.
Called a shopper’s dream, Christmas Village consists of more than 260 merchants of all different kinds, selling just about everything you could think of!  Since the Village contains all Christmas and gift-themed items, attendees can find decorations, home furnishings, crafts, art, handmade items, jewelry, apparel, toys, children’s gifts, cookbooks, food and much more. They will find remarkable, original and one-of-a-kind items, perfect for    surprising everyone on the Christmas list.
Christmas Village, which began in 1961, is a yearly event put together by the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club. Ticket sales go to benefit the philanthropies of this group, including the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and others.
During the 56 year history, the event has generated over $10.5 million dollars benefiting thousands of people, as the proceeds support:
The first Christmas Village, held in 1961, at the Hippodrome in downtown Nashville, raised $1,000.
Last year, more than 20,000 people came to Christmas Village.
Operating Christmas Village requires more than 1,500 volunteer hours from over 200 volunteers each year. Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club members begin organizing the show in January under the direction of two volunteer co-chairs and approximately a thirty-member board. Work continues through the November event, traditionally held two weekends before Thanksgiving.
Christmas Village is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 10 and 11, and noon to 6 p.m. on November 12.
Tickets are $10 at the door or online and $8 in advance at select SunTrust Bank locations. Children age 9 and under are free.