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12 Days of Christmas Holiday Events At Parade of Homes

As you plan your December holiday festivities, you’ll want to have the 12 Days of Christmas on your calendar! Throughout Nashville’s premier home tour, the Parade of Homes, there will also be fun, festive holiday events surrounding Nashville’s premier home tour packed with great building, decorating & holiday ideas.

Dress Homes, holiday Parade of Homes, Kings' Chapel community, Arrington, TN

Inspired by the natural beauty of Kings’ Chapel neighborhood, Master Floral Designer Mary Clingan has wrapped the Drees Homes door at the holiday Parade of Homes, open Dec. 6-21,  with textured burlap, muted metallic ribbon, pinecones & lichen vine.

Designed for holiday cheer, the events range from Deck The Halls with Southern Living Lifestyle Garden Editor Carmen Johnston and a Santa’s Workshop to a Mother/Daughter High Tea and ends with a historical rendition of a Civil War Era Christmas sermon at the onsite chapel which dates to the early 1800s.  Please email kingschapelparadeinfo@gmail.com to sign up for any of the events listed below. Check out the full, 12 Days of Christmas schedule below and here is a quick video overview!

1st Day of Christmas – Santa’s Fun Run

On Saturday, December 6, the 12 Days of Christmas at the Parade of Homes kicks off with 8:30 a.m. Santa’s Fun Run throughout the Kings’ Chapel community in Arrington, TN. Fun for all ages, the $15 entry fee supports Make-A-Wish event and includes one Parade of Homes tour ticket. There will be a short course for children with a candy cane at the finish line and 5K Course for adults with the top three finishing runners given prizes.

2nd Day of Christmas – Two Turtle Doves

On Sunday, December 7, all day, visitors at the Parade of Homes will receive Two Turtle Doves!!

3rd Day of Christmas – Virtual Online Pinterest Party

On Monday, December 8, you bring the refreshments and join us online at Kings’ Chapel’s Pinterest page as rock star bloggers join NewsChannel 5’s Meryll Rose, the editor & publisher from Greater Nashville House & Home magazine, Nanci Gregg and Lori Fisk-Conners, and pin live some of the top holiday and home images of the Parade of Homes. We will be virtually discussing what’s cool, new and different! Stay tuned to Kings’ Chapel Community’s Facebook, Instagram and website for all the details.

4th Day of Christmas – Reindeer Games Paint Party

On Tuesday, December 9, at 6 p.m., a Reindeer Games Paint Party is at the Clubhouse of Kings’ Chapel. The fun evening includes all materials and painting instruction as well as refreshments. The cost is $50 per person and includes all materials and a ticket to tour the Parade of Homes. Reservations are required. kingschapelparadeinfo@gmail.com.

5th Day of Christmas – Five Golden Rings!

On Thursday, December 11, the Parade of Homes at Kings’ Chapel is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the last ticket sold at 7 p.m. Parade visitors will receive five chocolate coins with their ticket!

Arnold  Homes/Julie McCoy Interiors Tablescape, Parade of Homes, Kings' Chapel, Arrington, TN

The Nashville area Parade of Homes is wrapped with great holiday decorating ideas including this dreamy dining room by Julie McCoy Interiors in the Arnold Homes LLC Parade house, open for tour Dec. 6-21.

6th day of Christmas – Deck The Halls With Southern Living’s Carmen Johnston

On Friday, December 12, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., Southern Living Lifestyle Garden Editor Carmen Johnston will be presenting a workshop on creating beautiful holiday and New Year’s tablescape with container gardening sharing her tips and secrets with a great assortment of door prizes. The cost is $20 per person and includes a Parade of Homes tour ticket. Limited seating requires a reservation via kingschapelparadeinfo@gmail.com. Johnston will be appearing on NewsChannel 5’s Talk of the Town and creating with show hosts a special tablescape that will be part of an ongoing Parade of Homes Silent Auction benefiting Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.

7th Day of Christmas –High Tea

On Saturday, December 13, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., there will be three seating times for a High Tea where folks are welcomed including grandmothers, mothers and daughters and your favorite doll! Come experience an old-fashioned high tea, enjoy food and beverage as well as capture the moment in our event photo vignette and tour the Parade of Homes. The cost is $15 per person with seating times at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are requested at kingschapelparadeinfo@gmail.com

8th Day of Christmas – Grinch Who Stole Christmas Brunch 

On Sunday, December 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., a Grinch Who Stole Christmas themed brunch is being served at the Clubhouse at Kings’ Chapel and prepared by onsite chef, Brian Cochrane, and includes green eggs and ham, Christmas Pudding, and roast beast! Reservations are requested for seatings at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 per adult and $10 per child, 10 and under, reservations at kingschapelparadeinfo@gmail.com.

 

9th Day of Christmas – Baby It’s Cold Outside

On December 15, all day at the Parade of Homes, delicious hot chocolate with a splendid assortment of toppings will be available and guests are welcomed to make a donation to the “Wish Bucket” with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.

10th Day of Christmas – Christmas Cooking Demo With Kings’ Chapel’s Chef

On December 18, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., a free cooking demonstration is being held in the gourmet kitchen of one of the Parade homes with Kings’ Chapel’s Chef Brian Cochrane will be teaching how to make yummy appetizers. There will be take home recipes and participants are asking to make a donation to the “Wish Bucket” with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.

11th Day of Christmas – Santa’s Workshop

On Saturday, December 20, from noon to 2 p.m., geared for children 12 and under, crafts and decorating a “Christmas cookie Parade house” takes place and includes holiday pictures! Tickets are $8 per child.

12th Day of Christmas – Historic Reenactment of Civil War Era Sermon

The 12 Days of Christmas ends with a historic reenactment of a Civil War era sermon by Reverend Alan Corry at the 1804 Kings’ Chapel on site. Inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, the event includes a carol singing of the period hymns lead by local musicians Randy and Cindy Moore. Cost-free, 6:00 p.m. Alan Corry, 615-945-7500 or more at https://www.facebook.com/TimeCapsuleMinistries/timeline