Families waited in long lines to visit Santa at Nolensville’s North Pole Experience on Thursday night. / /Photo Matt Blois


Nolensville’s annual Christmas celebration attracted a big crowd in its first year at the historic schoolhouse on Nolensville Road.

There was a line out the door on Thursday evening for the North Pole Experience. Families had a chance to to visit with Santa Claus and stand inside of a life-sized snow globe.

Children sang songs from Disney’s “Frozen” with a live band and created their own ornaments. There were also face painters and Mama’s Java served hot chocolate.

Brad and Jenny Jones stood in line outside the school to see Santa with their daughters Brooklyn and Audrey. They said they love coming to the event because it’s a tradition for their family.

“We do it every year. It’s just been a tradition and the girls love it,” she said. “We love to support local. Every year they look forward to it.”

The girls were most excited to see Santa and make crafts.

The town previously held The North Pole Experience at town hall. Hundreds of people came to the event this year and the crowds barely fit into the new venue.

Residents dropped off donations for the Nolensville Food Pantry, filling two large Christmas trees at the entrance to the gym.

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