3 Holiday Adventures in Rutherford County
- Want to make the most of your holidays? Looking for adventure ideas your whole family will love? We are here to help with our holiday edition! Located only 30 miles south of Nashville on I-24, Rutherford County is bursting with magical family fun! Whether your visit is for a few hours or a few days, holiday adventure awaits in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne and Eagleville.
1. Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway - Outdoor Ice Skating
Looking to make memories over the holiday season? Look no further than Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway. The ice rink -- and the suprised delight of those skating and family members watching them -- is a joy for all ages. Add to that Christmas music, a snow machine and a firepit and the scene is set. It is perfect for families with kids, college students, groups of teenagers and couples wanting a night out. What's more, Winterfest offers a variety of live concerts, themed skate nights and special events (College Student Wednesdays, Pictures with Santa and Diseny's Frozen Night)
Admission - the price of admission includes skate rentals and 90 minutes of time on the ice.
Kids at Heart: $15
Kids 4-12: $12
Kids under 3: Free (with a paid ticket)
Winterfest runs from November 22 -January 20 and is located at Fountains at Gateway (1900 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129). For more information, hours and a full calendar of events at the Winterfest website!
Photo left by Fountains at Gateway, Photo right @nolagirlnashvilleworld and @ancpphotography.
2. Frosty Outdoor Fun
Have you ever been to a real Christmas tree farm?! Located in Murfreesboro, Country Cove Christmas Tree Farm has it all. You can either choose-&-cut your own tree or pick from a wide selection of pre-cut trees. At the Christmas and Wreath Shoppe, you can build your own fresh wreath while enjoying complimentary hot cocoa or spiced cider, find perfect holiday gifts and personalize ornaments. This is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit, and not to mention a great family photo op! Check out the website to plan your trip out.
Need to get the kids out of the house and blow off some steam? Race over to Go USA FunPark, a facility with many options for amusement including go-karts, a driving range, batting cages, mini-golf and arcade! Open 7 days a week, check website for hours of operation.
Photo Left: Kimberly Short and Sweet T Photography Photo right: @zwolf81. Caption: " Yeah so we killed it on the track today! Had to show little man how to be a race car driver! #proudfather"
3. Thrilling Indoor Fun
No matter the weather or what you are in the mood for, Rutherford county has plenty of options for thrilling indoor fun. Hit up the bowling lanes, bumper cars, laser tag, and arcades at Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center Smyrna or Lanes Trains and Automobiles in Murfreesboro !
Want a challenging activity that gets your group working together? Locked: Escape Game Murfreesboro and 60 Minute Escape have a variety of captivating games that keep you on your toes and racing against the clock. Can you escape?
Photo left: Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center Smyrna. Photo right: Locked Murfreesboro
Making the most of the holidays is hard work and we know your crew will be hungry. Thankfully, Rutherford County is home to hundreds of restaurants and the number keeps growing! Check out our dining guide featuring familar favorites and unique local eateries here.
For more great holiday events and programs, visit or event page here.