The long-standing tradition of Christmas Village, a one-stop shopping experience for the holidays, has been canceled.
2020 would have been its 60th year for the Nashville tradition that was scheduled for November 13-15, 2020.
Via Facebook, they posted, “As difficult as it is to share, we have made the heart-wrenching decision to cancel Nashville’s Christmas Village 2020. This is especially painful considering this year would have been our 60th anniversary of the event.”
They continued, “This decision was not made lightly. The Christmas Village board has spent months exhaustively exploring possible solutions even as the ominous odds stacked higher and higher against us. Our top priority is to protect the integrity of this beloved event and that means keeping our volunteers, merchants and shoppers safe. Our efforts will be tireless as we explore new ways to support our philanthropies in 2020 and we will incorporate the evolving trends as we prepare for Christmas Village 2021. Our hope is that our 60th, although delayed, will be unforgettable.”
Dates for the 2021 event have been set. Christmas Village 2021 will take place November 12-14.
Created in 1961 by the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, Christmas Village brings shoppers the opportunity to buy gifts from a variety of unique merchants both locally and from across the country. The Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that works year-round to successfully produce this annual event with all net proceeds benefiting most significantly the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, as well as other Pi Beta Phi charities.
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