Springfield Christmas Parade 2019 file photo

There are a number of events planned across Robertson County to celebrate the holiday season. JOSHUA HICKS

Robertson County has several holiday events planned for locals to enjoy this December, including:

  • The Lighting of the Tree kicks off Downtown Nights, Holiday Lights at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 in front of the Robertson County Court House. Downtown Nights, Holiday Lights will continue throughout December every Thursday evening, as merchants will be open from 6-9 p.m.
  • Willow Oak Center for the Arts and Learning will present a Robertson County Christmas Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m at the Springfield Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for students. Visit willowoakarts.org or call 615-380-8071 for more information.
  • The Christmas Tour of Homes, hosted by the Robertson County Historical Society, will take place Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1-5 p.m. The tour will feature homes and businesses located in the historical district. Tickets are $22.85 and can be bought online through a link on their Facebook page.
  • The Robertson County Community Band will present a Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Springfield Senior Center, located at 601 S. Locust Street in Springfield.  The concert will begin at 7 pm and is free.  Refreshments will be served during intermission. The Community Band will perform many well-known favorites including “Sleigh Ride,” "All I Want for Christmas Is You," “White Christmas," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and many more. The Robertson County Community Band, in its 14th season, is always looking for new members.  For more information about the concert, joining the band, or sponsorship, please call Janet McClain at (615) 384-2015 or at janetmcclain828@gmail.com.
  • Holiday After Hours Toy Drive will be held Thursday, Dec. 12. from 5-7 p.m. According to the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce, the toys will go the Greenridge Civitan’s Operation Elf.
  • Winter Wonderland in J. Travis Price Park in Springfield will take place Dec. 13-14 and 20-21. This outdoor event is open from 5:30-9 p.m. and admission is free. Explore a Candy Cane forest into fantasy scenes, decorations and a petting zoo.
  • The Music Ministry of First Presbyterian Church invites the community to its annual presentation of Advent/Christmas Service of Lessons & Carols on Sunday, Dec 15 at 4:30 p.m. The 7 lessons are highlighted by seasonal carols and beautifully arranged anthems sung by the choir of 21 singers representing First Presbyterian, Milldale Presbyterian, and the Springfield & Nashville Communities. An offering will be taken to support the mission work of The Master’s Table. Reception following in the Historic 1839 Room. The church is located at 200 Fifth Avenue West, immediately behind the Courthouse.

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