Holidays - Franklin-Theatre


Plan Your Holidays at The Franklin Theatre!

The holiday season is here! Check out all of our shows and movies for this holiday season and when you're here, be sure to peruse our full line of merchandise. We have stocking stuffers for your friends and family (and maybe even yourself) right here at The Franklin Theatre!


All Holiday Movies Presented by Republic Bank

The Last Holiday

Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell all her possessions and live it up at a posh Central European hotel.


A human baby raised as an elf. A city where no one remembers the true meaning of Christmas. Will Ferrell (Old School) stars as Buddy, a human raised in the North Pole to be an elf.

This Christmas

A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

A Christmas Story

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville.

It's A Wonderful Life

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback.

The Polar Express

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg.

White Christmas

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont.

The Perfect Stocking Stuffers!

Franklin Theatre Gift Cards

Our gift cards make the perfect gift for the music fans in your life! Gift cards are good for any event for which tickets are available and on sale to the public. Concessions items and Franklin Theatre merchandise may also be purchased with a gift card. And… they never expire!

Marquee Messages

Know someone who would love to see their name in lights? Tell that special someone “Congratulations!” with a Marquee Message at The Franklin Theatre!

Live Shows

Levi Kreis

Levi’s stunning piano/vocal holiday show infuses gospel, country, rockabilly and jazz into a fresh and flawless collection of Christmas classics and holiday favorites.  His storytelling and comedic timing will have you in stitches while his ability to embody a song will bring you to tears.  Don't miss this unique and intimate evening from one of Broadway’s Tony award-winning talents.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band – the one that lives on today – in March of 1938. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been a “hit” ever since. Today, the 18 member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Additionally, it also plays some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world.

Christmas is Coming

Tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Lori Mechem Quartet.

As founder of the Nashville Jazz Workshop, along with husband Roger Spencer, Lori Mechem is a respected jazz pianist, composer and educator that has lived in the Nashville area since 1988. In addition to directing production shows and conducting musical theatre, she has performed with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Red Holloway, Jimmy Smith, Cal Collins, Roy McCurdy, Terry Gibbs, Pete Christlieb, Edie Gorme, Bobby Militello, Kirk Whalum and Donna McElroy. The Quartet will perform classics from Vince Guaraldi Trio’s  beloved “A Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack.

A Family Christmas with Louis York & The Shindellas

Louis York is the creation of multi-GRAMMY nominated songwriting and production duo Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony who left the City of Angels for Music City to open Weirdo Workshop, their company and label that produces music for other artists and musicians, including themselves, as well as all-female band The Shindellas.

Studio Tenn Presents: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

You may think you know Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by heart, but you’ve never seen anything quite like actor-writer-director Mark Cabus’ acclaimed solo performance of the beloved holiday classic. In this ingenious adaptation, Cabus takes on more than 18 characters — from Scrooge to Marley’s Ghost, Mr. Fezziwig, Bob Cratchit and even Tiny Tim — engaging audiences with his quick wit and sharp skills, capturing the haunting tale of an angry, old man bound to save his shrunken heart.

Christmas With Veritas

Ring in your Christmas season with a night of holiday classics, sacred favorites, and all the beloved sentiments of the season.  From lush orchestral settings to heart-warming a cappella carols, this holiday show has become an annual Christmas tradition for Veritas, as well as individuals and families across the country!

Melinda Doolittle

December 16th

Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress. She is a flawless vocalist with irresistible artistry and effortless style compelling her audiences to keep listening.  Tone deaf as a child, Doolittle went on to become the favorite of American Idol judge Simon Cowell on season 6.  She has performed with Post Modern Jukebox and The Boston Pops and her own signature show, The Great American Soul Book garners rave reviews.

Christmas With The King: A Holiday Tribute to Elvis

December 17th

Nashville Elvis Festival presents CHRISTMAS WITH THE KING: A HOLIDAY TRIBUTE TO ELVIS — A special 2-hour show starring world champion Elvis tribute artist COTE DEONATH. The 5th annual show features costume changes, a visit by Santa Claus and 25 of the King's biggest hits plus Christmas classics synonymous with Elvis including “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Winter Wonderland,” "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Blue Christmas,” "Merry Christmas Baby” and so many more. CHRISTMAS WITH THE KING is a holiday concert event for the whole family!

Street Corner Symphony

Street Corner Symphony is a contemporary a cappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee. After competing in NBC’s all-vocal competition, “The Sing-Off,” these southern gents quickly won over sing-off judges Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five), Shawn Stockman (Boyz 11 Men) and Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls), and -most importantly - millions of NBC Primetime viewers after demonstrating their unique, laid-back-yet-dynamic style of a cappella. Since their success on “The Sing-Off,” Street Corner Symphony has made their mark on the music world, recording albums, providing clinics for schools, giving benefits for cancer, performing across the country and around the world, and even working with major artists including Ben Folds, Alison Krauss and Take 6’s Claude McKnight.

The Gatlin Brothers: Country & Christmas

Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers are Grammy® award-winners who have dazzled audiences for more than six decades. They have accrued a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career, including a Grammy® for Best Country Song (“Broken Lady”), three ACM awards for Single of the Year (“All The Gold In California”), Album of the Year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year, along with five nominations for CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Single, Album. The brothers have accumulated seven #1 singles, 33 Top 40 records; more than 20 studio albums and five BMI “Million-Air” Awards.

A Matt Logan Production: New Year's Eve Concert

Travel back in time as The Franklin Theatre turns into a swinging 1950s jazz club for one-night-only. Join us as we say goodbye to 2022, as we explore the iconic catalog of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, and countless other musical legends. Hosted by Matt Logan and featuring renowned local voices, such as Patrick Thomas, Piper Jones, Melonie Madden Addams, and a myriad of special guest artists, a New Year's Eve Concert will certainly be the most memorable way to ring in the new year!