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2023 Christmas Activities & Crafty Events for Kids in TN

Get ready to unwrap a world of holiday creativity and joy with the most exciting Christmas crafts and activities for kids in Tennessee in 2023!

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From hands-on crafting sessions to magical seasonal events, Tennessee offers a wealth of opportunities to spark your child's imagination and create cherished holiday memories.

Join us as we explore the top Christmas crafts and activities tailor-made for kids in the Volunteer State, ensuring that this holiday season is filled with laughter, creativity, and the spirit of togetherness.



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Thursday, Dec. 7th, 2023, 2 PM

Tipton County Public Library

3149 Highway 51 S, Bldg C

Covington, TN 38019

Ages 11 & under will watch Holiday cartoons & make a Christmas craft!

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Friday, Dec. 8th, 2023,3:30-4:30 PM

Paris Civic Center

650 Volunteer Dr # A

Paris, TN 38242

Kids ages 6 to 10 are invited to Crafty Friday at Paris Civic Center on December 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

Instructor Alex Hassell has fun Christmas Crafts planned.

Parents, you can stay and help or leave, depending on what works best for you.

All materials are provided, just register at and show up!

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Saturday, Dec. 9th, 2023, 11 AM-1 PM

Cordelia's Market

737 Harbor Bend Rd

Memphis, TN 38103

Bring your kiddos to create a card for Santa to thank him for stopping by!



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Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 2023, 10 AM

The Goobs

260 Needmore Road

Clarksville, TN 37040

This craft is meant to get the kids out, socializing with others and using their creativity!

Things will kick off around 10:15am and normally lasts about an hour!

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Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2023, 6 PM

The Fly Arts Center

204 S Main St

Shelbyville, TN 37160

Do you enjoy astronomy or just looking up at night?

Do you love the Christmas story about the star in the East?

If so, you are invited to enjoy a performance of “The Christmas Star: An Astronomer’s Journey”.

It’s a journey for all to enjoy!

Everyone is invited to the presentation of “The Christmas Star; An Astronomer’s Journey” conducted by Billy Hix.

Hix, who is an internationally recognized educator, will present a program based on a scientific search for the Star of Bethlehem using historical documents and computer simulations.

As part of the program, you will see a computer simulation of the night sky in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago.

You will see the night sky as it looked to the Magi.

Hix is retired from higher education and NASA.

In retirement, he founded the Motlow College Foundation STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Outreach Program and last year visited 131 schools conducting science programs. Hix’s programs have received global recognition.

Hix is a passionate and entertaining educator who will provide an evening to remember.

Come and learn about the Magi and their journey. The program is free and open to everyone!

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Saturday, Dec. 16th, 2023, 4:30 PM

Music City Archery

1113 Murfreesboro Rd

205 Franklin, TN 37064

Enjoy fun holiday themed targets, shooting through wreaths, and shattering ornaments!

All equipment provided or bring your own.

Cookies and Cocoa provided! Ugly Christmas shirt contest!

Youth ages 8+ and Adults welcome!

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Saturday, Dec. 9th, 2023, 3-4 PM

120 Duncan Street

Clarksville, TN 37042

Come celebrate Christmas as soldiers did in the 1860s in Clarksville, TN.

Join the Friends of Fort Defiance and Park Staff December 9th from 3pm-4:30pm.

There will be period refreshments, parlor games and re-enactors.

Step back in time and create period decorations, decorate the tree, and enjoy eggnog, cakes, caroling, and more!

There will also be goodie bags for you to take home.

*Pre-registration and a fee of $3.00 per person are required to participate.

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Tuesday. Dec. 12th, 2023, 5:30-6:30 PM

220 S Jefferson Street

Shelbyville, TN 37160

FREE Program for children ages 5-11 years old

5:30 PM in the Storytime Room

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Friday, Dec. 15th, 2023, 10 AM-4 PM

Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park

401 Volunteer Road

Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Looking for something fun to do during these cold and gloomy days?

Choose between 2 different crafts for your little ones to decorate your home for the holidays.

Children under 4 can participate under parental guidance.

Stop by anytime between 10-4!

For more information call or email the Wilderness Station!

Cost: $3 per person. For ages 4+.

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Saturday, Dec. 16th, 2023, 12-2 PM

3955 Nolensville Pike

Nashville, TN 37211

The event will include story time, arts and crafts, kid's activities, characters, and a chance to take a picture with the Grinch!



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Saturday, Dec. 9th, 2023, 2-4 PM

Hillside Baptist Church

1321 Hickey Road

Knoxville, TN 37932

All ages welcome to this free event.

Celebrate the reason for the season.

Decorate festive crafts and enjoy a delicious hot cocoa bar!

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Saturday, Dec. 16th, 2023, 9-11 AM

Knoxville Botanical Garden

2743 Wimpole Ave B

Knoxville, TN 37914

In this hands-on holiday crafting workshop, you and your child will get to experience the fun of handmade creations, using their choice of design with natural and found items, just in time for the holidays!

Jennifer Durant, founder of FarmCare, will walk you through the basics of creating sustainable, creative gifts and decorations that teach your children about health, curiosity and conservation.

Dazzle your friends and family with a homemade, beautiful craft this holiday season.


For more information about upcoming events in Tennessee, visit our Tennessee Family Vacation Calendar.



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