Celebrate the Holidays on Main Street
NASHVILLE—Tennessee Main Streets are beautiful year-round, but these historic centers truly take center stage during the holiday season while showcasing unique events, festivals and activities for families and people of all ages. Tennessee Main Street holiday events support the historic downtown districts of communities all across the state.
“Tennessee is fortunate to have vibrant, downtown districts that serve to anchor our communities with high quality jobs all across the state,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “I encourage everyone to visit their downtown districts during the holiday season to experience a piece of what makes Tennessee a wonderful place both to live and to do business.”
“This very special time of year is known for its traditions, time with family and friends, and celebratory events,” Tennessee Main Street Director Todd Morgan said. “Our Main Street communities provide many opportunities for creating special memories this season.”
A complete listing of more than 80 Main Street holiday events throughout the state can be found at
Tennessee Main Street provides technical assistance and guidance for communities in developing common-sense solutions to make downtowns safe, appealing, vibrant places where folks want to shop, live and make memories.
In 2012, certified Main Street communities generated more than $82 million of public/private investment and created 604 new jobs.
There are currently 27 certified Main Street communities across Tennessee: Bristol, Cleveland, Collierville, Columbia, Cookeville, Dandridge, Dayton, Dyersburg, Fayetteville, Franklin, Gallatin, Greeneville, Jackson, Jonesborough, Lebanon, Leiper’s Fork, Kingsport, Lawrenceburg, McMinnville, Morristown, Murfreesboro, Ripley, Rogersville, Tiptonville, Savannah, Sweetwater and Union City.
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