Welcome to HolidayFest, TN

HolidayFestTN.org is the place to gather friends and families and plan your holiday and Christmas activities in and around Sumner County from September thru December!


HolidayFest, TN brings together the Sumner County community, its people, businesses, government, and service organizations in a celebration of Community, Tradition, Charity, Creativity, and Literacy

We are proud to present over two-dozen events planned for the 2019 Holiday Season including  Holiday Parades,  Local Shopping Extravaganzas, Concerts, Galas, and of course Breakfast with Santa all organized by local businesses, organizations, and non-profits. Your family and friends are sure to be delighted!

Last year, we were able to support so many wonderful organizations who greatly benefitted from the fun; Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation Middle Tennessee, and Community Childcare. And Sumner County, this Holiday Season is shaping up to be even BETTER!

Find your favorite events, or start a new tradition by searching our EVENTS CALENDAR by date, or title. Then, click the link for details including location, time, and description.

So, let's get started and make this the best year EVER!

Your friends and neighbors at HolidayFest, TN
Presented by Kimbro Air


Duane Allen, a member of The Oak Ridge Boys, will be the Honorary Chair for this year’s HolidayFest Events, which begin in September. Duane (“Ace”) Allen had formal training in both operatic and quartet singing before becoming the lead singer of the Oaks in 1966. Over the past twenty years, he has also co-produced a number of The Oak Ridge Boys’ award-winning Spring Hill/Gaither Music, Cleopatra Records, and Cracker Barrel music projects. He is the executive producer of “The Boys Are Back” CD, produced by Dave Cobb.

Duane and his family have lived in Hendersonville for more than 40 years, where he enjoys spending time on his 72-acre farm, which has been the home to a menagerie of animals, from beef cattle to horses, burros, and Canada geese. Duane and his wife, Norah Lee, raised two children, Jamie and Dee, and now enjoy spending time with their two grandsons, March and Kell, and two granddaughters, Texas LeeAnna and Tallant. The Allen’s children, as well as their grandchildren, are also gifted in music. Daughter, Jamie, son-in-law, Paul, and their four children tour as “Rockland Road,” which has been the headliner for the Annual Tree Lighting in Hendersonville. The Allen’s son, Dee, performs and records as lead singer for Tall Dark Stranger.


Santa Letters and Gifts

Honorary Chair, Duane Allen

Duane Allen, TN

Having such a legendary man as Duane Allen as our Honorary Chair, and the possibility of having him serve as our Grand Marshall for the Annual Christmas Parade is very exciting. We hope, with his support, we will raise the most money ever with our many events." - President of HolidayFest, Larry Phillips

Light Up Hendersonville!

LET’S ‘Light Up Hendersonville”! 

Businesses in Hendersonville are encouraged to enter our “Light Up Hendersonville” Contest between December 1st and 20th and win prizes for being the “Best Theme, “Most Creative, and “Best in Holiday Spirit”!

We will award the winners with a photo spread in Hendersonville Lifestyle Magazine and a plaque to display in their store for those who light up our city the BEST!


Sponsored by
Kimbro Air and HolidayFest 2019 – Hendersonville Parks and Recs DepartmentHendersonville Chamber of Commerce