4 Best Winter Activities for Seniors in Nashville

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Winter’s here, but chillier temps don’t mean adventures end. Seniors in the Nashville, Brentwood and Franklin area can bundle up and enjoy a range of unique experiences with friends and family.

Nashville’s mild winters, beautiful outdoors and vibrant city culture create a winter filled with possibility. From experiencing your own Tender Tennessee Christmas to touring historic homesteads, Seniors can beat the winter blues by planning memorable excursions.

Take a Trolley Ride
Old Town Trolley Tours offers three Winter Tour options from November 27-March 14. You can take a Trolley City Tour, a Trolley City Tour and Night Tour, or a Nashville City Tour which “explores the soul of Music City.”

If you’ve not taken a trolley ride through Nashville, this winter is your chance. The tours include live narration, often with song, and a stop at the Farmer’s Market and Bicentennial Mall State Park. Enjoy a memorable day or night exploring the heart of Nashville and meeting new friends who are along for the ride.

Enjoy the Dancing Christmas Lights this Winter in Nashville
Spend a wondrous night taking in “Tennessee’s Largest Drive Thru Light and Music Show.” Open November 13, 2020- January 3, 2021, rain or shine, this holiday spectacle takes place at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, TN, about 40 minutes from Nashville.

Bring a car- full of friends or grandkids, and enjoy over 2 million Christmas lights that “dance” in sync with music from your car radio. Weekends tend to be much busier, so make a weeknight memory, trek out to the Dancing Christmas Lights, and create a new annual tradition.

Tour Belle Meade Plantation
Seven miles west of Downtown Nashville, you can tour an 1853 Greek Revival Plantation and have a wine tasting with friends! With a Mansion Tour admission ticket to Belle Meade Plantation you receive a walking tour of the mansion and grounds, a complimentary wine tasting in the winery, and access to the gift shop and restaurant.

Belle Meade hosts a range of programs, volunteer opportunities and special events. Once you visit, you may choose to continue your connection with this special historic home. Their excellent website supplies Seniors with specific details about tour lengths and wheelchair access.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Each year The Discovery Center honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King with a full day of festivities. This year’s event will be January 18, 2021 and admission is free for the day. Seniors can join the community to learn and reflect on Dr. King’s legacy through hands-on activities and programs.

If this will be your first visit to The Discovery Center, you’ll be back. This one-of-a-kind cultural learning center offers opportunities for curious and always-learning minds and is the perfect spot to visit with family in any season.

Experience Nashville Together This Winter
Seniors who live in a community at Blakeford, have continuous activities in which to participate, regardless of the weather. Even more, you have the benefit of close neighbors and friends excited to join you for an adventure.

“There isn’t a slow season here, “ says Nashville resident, Marjorie. “What we do changes, but we’re never at a loss for activity, or dear friends to join us.”

This winter, discover a different side of the Nashville, Brentwood and Franklin area. You’ll marvel at all that’s happening in this place you call home.