By: Kyndal Driver, Cookeville Chamber Communications Intern
Don’t let 2020 be the Grinch that stole Christmas!
Sure, 2020 might look a bit different but we want to make sure that you and your family have those precious holiday memories no matter what. That’s why we have compiled a list of socially distanced Christmas activities for you and your household to enjoy!
Here’s to an amazing (yet safe) holiday season!
1. CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
NOW – JANUARY 2, 2021
DOGWOOD PARK, 30 E. BROAD STREET, COOKEVILLE, TN 38501
Start this week of celebration off right! Located in the middle of town in Dogwood Park, visit a holiday staple with beautiful decorations from Cookeville Leisure Services! The 40-foot Christmas tree is a family favorite!
2. HIDDEN HOLLOW – CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SPECTACULAR!
NOW – DECEMBER 31, 2020
5:00 – 9:00 P.M.
PRICE: $5 PER PERSON
Hop in your vehicle and take a scenic drive through Hidden Hollow’s spectacular light show, one of the largest in the Upper Cumberland! This attraction is the perfect socially-distanced Christmas activity that you can enjoy from the comfort (and warmth) of your vehicle!
3. CHRISTMAS FOREST
NOW – JANUARY 2, 2021
40 E. BROAD STREET, COOKEVILLE, TN 28501
10:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Cookeville History Museum will feature it’s 5th Annual Christmas Forest Exhibit this year. You and your family will learn about 14 different area non-profits that represent and decorate each tree. So don those masks and head over to admire the most festive Christmas Tree Forest in the Upper Cumberland.
4. HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES
NOW THROUGH CHRISTMAS
Christmas Lovers throughout Cookeville have decked those halls to provide you and your family a drive-thru tradition like no other. Sponsored by Cookeville Leisure Services, the Holiday Tour of Homes has become a joy to both viewers and participants. So load up the car, grab a coffee from Broast or Soulcraft and enjoy this holiday trek through town! The route itself takes about 3 hours!
View the map here: cookeville-tn.gov/ls
5. SOCIALLY DISTANCED COOKIE SWAP
Spend time with your house and take the opportunity to check on those quarantined neighbors with a socially distanced cookie swap! Everyone involved would decorate festive cookies and then drop them off at another participant’s front door. Participants will have a sweet treat waiting for them when they open their door! A great opportunity to drop off extra cookies on the doorstep of those quarantined as well!
We here at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday season! We hope our business owners are able to take a break, relax and enjoy time with family! As your support local businesses and eateries, be sure to #MaskUp to protect yourself and others from COVID-19!