Cassadee Pope to kick off annual Deck the Hall festivities

The museum’s month-long holiday celebration begins Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, with a tree lighting ceremony and special performance by Cassadee Pope.

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s annual Deck the Hall eventa month-long holiday celebration presented by Balsam Hill, kicks off Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at 4:30 p.m., with the lighting of a 25-foot Balsam Hill Christmas tree in the museum’s Mike Curb Conservatory. The evening will feature a special performance by Grammy-nominated recording artist Cassadee Pope, who will sing hits and holiday classics.   

 “The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Balsam Hill are the perfect union of timeless classics,” said Kristen Gasior, chief marketing officer. Balsam Hill is the leading retailer of realistic artificial Christmas trees and holiday décor. “We look forward to joining together for the annual tree lighting ceremony.”

“With a long-standing commitment to our community, the museum offers family programming all year long,” said Ali Tonn, senior director of education and public programs. “The tree lighting and Cassadee’s performance mark the beginning of our season full of special holiday programs.”

In addition to the tree lighting, museum goers can take part in these fun and festive activities throughout the holiday season:

  • Free photos with Santa Claus in the museum’s Mike Curb Conservatory, every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 24 to Dec. 16.
  • String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry, a free puppet show created by the Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, returns for a two-day run, Nov. 23 and 24.
  • On Sunday, Dec. 2, kids can print their own Hatch Show Print poster for free and learn about letterpress printing from the staff of one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the United States.
  • A variety of hands-on activities Taylor Swift Education Center including cookie and ornament decorating on Sunday, Dec. 9.
  • Tours of Historic RCA Studio B featuring live performances of classic country and holiday songs by Emily West and Whiskey Wolves of the West on Dec. 8 and Jason Coleman with Meagan Taylor Anderson on Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 and seating is limited.

Most holiday programs are free with museum admission and to museum members. Through Community Counts, youth (ages 18 and under) who live in Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson or Wilson county will receive free walk-up admission outside of school hours, and up to two accompanying adults will receive a 25 percent discount on admission. Click here for more information on Community Counts.

 A comprehensive list of all Deck the Hall activities can be found at