Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 1st, 2018
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

    Entertainment:

    Saturday, Dec. 1:  Ted Guillaum, Organ Grinder, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 8: Caroling by the American Caroling Company, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 2nd, 2018
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

    Entertainment:

    Saturday, Dec. 1:  Ted Guillaum, Organ Grinder, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 8: Caroling by the American Caroling Company, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 8th, 2018
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

    Entertainment:

    Saturday, Dec. 1:  Ted Guillaum, Organ Grinder, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 8: Caroling by the American Caroling Company, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

    More Details
  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 9th, 2018
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

    Entertainment:

    Saturday, Dec. 1:  Ted Guillaum, Organ Grinder, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 8: Caroling by the American Caroling Company, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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  • Metro Nashville Police Department's Annual Toy Drive

    Dec 15th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Metro Nashville Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Division will collect donated toys for its annual Christmas Basket Program on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 at Nashville Zoo. As an added incentive, the Zoo is offering a complimentary admission ticket for every new toy donated (limit two tickets per person).

    Metro police officers will collect the toys in the Zoo’s parking lot from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kids are invited to drop off letters to Santa Claus for the officers to deliver to the North Pole in time for Christmas. Horses from the Mounted Patrol Division will also be available for guests to meet. Located next to the toy drive, the Zoo will offer a selection of toys that guests can purchase for the purpose of donating to the toy drive. 

    The toy drive is part of the Metro Police Department’s annual Christmas Basket Program, a charity drive designed to collect toys and other items for area families in need of assistance during the holidays. In addition, the Metro Police Department is assisting with USA Cares, a charity that supports wounded military veterans and their families. Police officers will deliver the donated toys to children on the morning of Dec. 24.

    Zoo admission is not required to donate toys. Toys must be unwrapped and designed for children 12 and younger. The complimentary Zoo tickets may be used anytime during normal Zoo hours through the end of 2019. Guests must be present to receive complimentary admission tickets.

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  • Meet Me at the Zoo: Santa

    Dec 15th, 2018
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Have you been naughty or nice this year? Find out by visiting Santa at Nashville Zoo on Saturday, December 15th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will be checking his list twice, taking gift requests and posing for photos throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to dress in their most festive sweaters or outfits. 

    Meet Me at the Zoo is included with general Zoo admission and Nashville Zoo membership.

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  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 15th, 2018
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

    Entertainment:

    Saturday, Dec. 1:  Ted Guillaum, Organ Grinder, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 8: Caroling by the American Caroling Company, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

    More Details
  • Metro Nashville Police Department's Annual Toy Drive

    Dec 16th, 2018
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Metro Nashville Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Division will collect donated toys for its annual Christmas Basket Program on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 at Nashville Zoo. As an added incentive, the Zoo is offering a complimentary admission ticket for every new toy donated (limit two tickets per person).

    Metro police officers will collect the toys in the Zoo’s parking lot from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kids are invited to drop off letters to Santa Claus for the officers to deliver to the North Pole in time for Christmas. Horses from the Mounted Patrol Division will also be available for guests to meet. Located next to the toy drive, the Zoo will offer a selection of toys that guests can purchase for the purpose of donating to the toy drive. 

    The toy drive is part of the Metro Police Department’s annual Christmas Basket Program, a charity drive designed to collect toys and other items for area families in need of assistance during the holidays. In addition, the Metro Police Department is assisting with USA Cares, a charity that supports wounded military veterans and their families. Police officers will deliver the donated toys to children on the morning of Dec. 24.

    Zoo admission is not required to donate toys. Toys must be unwrapped and designed for children 12 and younger. The complimentary Zoo tickets may be used anytime during normal Zoo hours through the end of 2019. Guests must be present to receive complimentary admission tickets.

    More Details
  • Historic Home Yuletide Tours

    Dec 16th, 2018
    10:00am - 3:00pm
    Nashville Zoo

    Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16.

    The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today.

    Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.

    Entertainment:

    Saturday, Dec. 1:  Ted Guillaum, Organ Grinder, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 8: Caroling by the American Caroling Company, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

    More Details