What: Bell Buckle Old Fashioned Christmas
When: Quilt Walk - Friday, Dec. 6th and Sat. Dec. 7th 11:00am – 5:00pm
Old Fashioned Christmas –Saturdays, December 7th, 14th, and 21st, 2019
Where: Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Who: Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce

A Bell Buckle Christmas is a Christmas that brings out the best in all of us. It evokes warm fuzzies, smiles, and a memory of a more simple time with time spent with loved ones. An Old Fashioned Bell Buckle Christmas celebrates the simple goodness of the season – sleigh rides with Santa, a Tour of Homes, strolling carolers, a s’mores pit, a Pet Parade, and it’s all free! Not. A. Dime! Every bit of it FREE! Those wallets need a break and your heart needs a smile and your soul needs to relax and take it all in!

The Christmas season has an aura of joy that cannot be found any other time of the year. Bell Buckle is a special place all year but takes that Christmas joy next level! To spread as much joy as possible, we have some special treats for everyone that visits the little railroad village. Every Saturday in December, there will be something fun for the entire family to come and enjoy.

The first weekend will start off the Christmas season in a big way. On Friday, December 6th there will be a Night Market at the downtown pavilion area. Shops will be staying open late. There will be demonstrations, a kids’ movie playing in the pavilion, outdoor games, live music, as well as food booths and crafters. That same night and again on Saturday, December 7th, there will be a Quilt Walk and Tour of Homes with eleven stops. Tour maps can be picked up at the pavilion or downloaded from the Bell Buckle Chamber website. You can drive at your own pace or shuttles will be available. Each home will have quilts on display, and there will be Viewers’ Choice awards given for first and second place! If you would like to enter your quilt, contact Lana Garvin at Also, on Saturday the 7th, there will be the ever popular Pet Parade. Again, go to for registration and entry forms. It’s a sight to see with all those happy pets and their owners strutting on Main Street in their festive holiday attire!

Santa and his sleigh will be offering FREE magical rides every Saturday around the quaint, tree lined streets to take in the mesmerizing lights and festive spirit that abound in Bell Buckle. And there’s no chocolate shortage in Bell Buckle! No sir! In fact, in Bell Buckle we say “Let Them Eat S’Mores” at our free S’Mores Pit! Bring the kids to the pavilion on Main Street to write their letters to Santa and pick up a few candy canes to boot! Honestly, it just cannot get more Christmas than all this! In case of rain, Santa will be parking his sleigh under the pavilion to stay dry and be available for photos.

Enjoy the sounds of the holidays with our old time strolling carolers! Honestly, when you think of Christmas, the songs and music of Christmas are one of the best parts of the entire season – all about happiness, anticipation, family, friends – the best of everything! Everyone stops whatever they’re doing when the carolers start up to listen or to even join in.

And truly there is no more authentic place to celebrate the simple goodness of the holidays than in Bell Buckle where the warmth of the season radiates from each and every store and every person you meet. Christmas in Bell Buckle evokes memories of Christmas past. Warm, inviting, friendly, filled with the spirit of the holidays – that’s Bell Buckle.

It’s old fashioned, simple pleasures that make the holiday memories we love most. That’s what Bell Buckle is all about.

Bell Buckle, Tennessee- Close to home but a world away!

Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 222
Bell Buckle, TN 37020

Schedule of Events

Old Fashioned Christmas
(Be sure to check the Bell Buckle Chamber Facebook page for updates in case of weather)

Friday, December 6th
11:00am – 5:00pm Quilt Walk and Tour of Homes
4:00pm – 8:00pm Night Market

Saturday, December 7th
11:00am – 5:00pm Quilt Walk and Tour of Homes
12:00pm Pet Parade
12:00pm – 4:00pm Sleigh Rides with Santa, S’mores Pit, and Carolers

Saturday, December 14th
12:00pm – 4:00pm Sleigh Rides with Santa, S’mores Pit, and Carolers

Saturday, December 21st
12:00pm – 4:00pm Sleigh Rides with Santa, S’mores Pit, and Carolers