On the first Friday night of December, holiday revelers gather around the the historic 1859 Rutherford County Court House, for the annual lighting of the Rutherford County Christmas tree. Main Street organizes this event, featuring entertainment, caroling, the lighting of the tree and a visit from a very special bearded gentleman...
A big thank you to our "Celebrate Christmas" sponsors: Middle Tennessee Electric Membership, Pinnacle Financial Bank, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Geico Insurance, First Community Mortgage, AH Company, Murfreesboro Nissan, Dempsey, Vantrease & Follis, Century 21 Wright Realty, 103.3 Country (emcees), Murfreesboro City Parks & Rec (in-kind support), and Rutherford County Government (in-kind support).
The Christmas Tree lighting for 2021 will allow us all to walk around the our historic downtown and view the beautifully decorated windows in our locally owned small businesses during the Holiday Season.
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Celebrate Christmas Line-up starting at 6:00pm: Center for the Arts performing “A Christmas Song” and “Never Fall in love with an elf” from the performance “Elf the musical” City and County Schools Holiday Choir featuring 4-6th graders from Campus School, Black Fox, Rockvale, and Siegel Elementary Schools MTSU Dance Theatre performing ballets from The Nutcracker's "Whimsical Candy Cane Swirls", "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", and "Ave Maria". Community Christmas Choir featuring Belle Aire Baptist Church and friends performing and leading the community in “The Glory of Christmas.” Santa and Mrs. Claus will be reading a story and leading the children in the searching for the magic of Christmas to turn on the lights of our tree! City of Murfreesboro Parks and Rec will be hosting movie under the stars after the event at 7:30pm, showing "The Santa Claus".
Activities for children include: Pictures with Santa in the courthouse starting after 7:15pm until 9pm Story time from Read to Succeed Letters to Santa station Making reindeer food & ornaments Petting live Reindeer Free hot coco Food trucks
Please enjoy the video from the Rutherford County Virtual Christmas Tree lighting, December 4, 2020
In 2020 (due to Covid-19 restrictions), Murfreesboro CityTV Channel 3 produced a 60 minute recorded Holiday Spectacular Program, showcasing area celebrities, singers, dancers, story tellers, and Santa himself.