A scene from a previous Nolensville holiday event. The North Pole Experience will be held at the Historic School House on Nolensville Road on Tuesday, December 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. // Photo Courtesy of Snyder Entertainment
By MATT BLOIS
The North Pole is coming to Nolensville on Tuesday, December 4.
The town will host the North Pole Experience at the Historic School House on Nolensville Road. The event will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 4.
Alderman Brian Snyder said the idea is to transform he gym of the historic school into the North Pole. The town previously hosted the event at Town Hall, but the event will look a little different this year.
“We are completely revamping. All new decorations,” he said. “Everything about it is going to be a little bit different this year. We’re going to have more food options.”
The crescendo of the event will be lighting a Christmas Tree. There will be a reading of “A Christmas Story” and Santa will be at the event to take photos.
Santa will have to get back to the North Pole promptly at 8 p.m. Arrive early to make sure there’s time for a photo. A reading of A” Christmas Story” is scheduled for about 7:45 p.m. and at about 8 p.m. the town will light the tree.
The Nolensville Food Pantry will be collecting canned goods during the event. Members of Life Community Church are building shelves in the shape of a Christmas tree.
The church is encouraging people to leave donations on the shelves as they arrive, hopefully filling the Christmas tree with food by the end of the night. Attendees also can donate toys, gift cards, toiletries and scarves or gloves.
Food trucks from Hoss’s Loaded Burgers and Two Girls and a Hot Dog will be at the event. There will also be live music, a life size snow globe and a face painter.
Mama’s Java will provide a coffee and hot chocolate station. Attendees can leave donations for Round Up Nolensville at the coffee station.
The Nolensville Historical Society will leave the museum at the school open during the event. Snyder expects 2,000 to 2,500 people will attend.