Have a holly, jolly, 19th-century Christmas with Nashville Zoo!
To celebrate the season, the Zoo's Historic Home will be decorated with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former tenants of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations.
Yuletide tours will be offered at the Home the first three weekends in December that showcase a traditional Victorian Christmas and explores some of the time's customs that we still honor today. Tours will start daily at 10 a.m. and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3 p.m.
Tours of the Home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to assemble on the front porch of the Historic Home where the tour guide will meet them.
Saturday, Dec. 1 – Music by The Nashville Caroling Company from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 8 – Recorder music by residents of the Del Webb Lake Providence Community:
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: The Providence Players (10-piece group)
12 – 1 p.m.: Bicinium (recorder duo)
1 – 3 p.m.: The Providence Consort (quartet of recorders and keyboard)
If your group can't make it for one of our weekend tours, why not schedule a group tour during the week? Tours are available weekdays Dec. 3 - 21, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. There is a limit of 25 people per tour. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and include light refreshments. For more information or to schedule a tour, please complete the online request form, or contact Tori Mason, Croft House Manager, at , or 615-833-1534 ext. 316