Clarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.
This weeks highlights include: Santa’s Elves to visit Clarksville Community Centers, Christmas in Occupied Clarksville, Swim with Santa, Christmas on the Cumberland, and Indoor Aquatic Center to host New Year’s Eve Splash.
Santa’s Elves to visit Clarksville Community Centers
Community Centers celebrate the holidays with visits from Santa’s elves!
Santa’s elves will be making appearances to spread cheer at each of our three community centers this December. Families are welcome to have photos taken of their children as they visit Santa’s elves, enjoy snacks and games, all at no cost.
The Kleeman Community Center, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, will host Snowflakes with Santa on Wednesday, December 10th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Kids can create their own snowflake craft, listen to holiday music, enjoy refreshments, and take photos with Santa Claus!
The Burt-Cobb Community Center, located at 1011 Franklin Street, will host a Community Christmas Party on Thursday, December 11th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The Center will host games, food and opportunities to write a letter to Santa.
Young and old alike may enjoy cookies, punch, and merriment at the Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Monday, December 15th. You can write your letter to Mr. Claus and send it along with his elves!
Christmas in Occupied Clarksville
Make plans to visit Fort Defiance Interpretive Center on Sunday, December 14th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm to experience the holidays as soldiers and civilians did in the 1860’s.
Visitors to the event will be able to step back in time and see period decorations, visit with a nineteenth century Santa, and enjoy eggnog, cakes and caroling. The event is free and open to the public.
Swim with Santa
Families can enjoy refreshments, crafts, a photo booth and swimming!
When Santa heads back to the North Pole, feel free to stick around and swim! Cost is $3.00 and includes admission to the pool. Everyone entering the facility must pay admission.
Christmas on the Cumberland & Free Activities
Christmas on the Cumberland, the City’s popular lighted, walk-through event is now open at McGregor Park! Christmas on the Cumberland is open nightly from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Sunday through Thursday and 5:00pm to 11:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays through January 3rd, 2015. Admission to the event is free.
Don’t miss these upcoming free family friendly activities taking place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the McGregor Park Museum:
- December 12th & 13th – Gingerbread Houses (Pre-registration is required at recpro.cityofclarksville.com)
- December 19th – Elf School Relays
- December 19th & 20th – Giving on the Cumberland
- December 20th – Holiday Ornaments
Don’t miss your chance to visit with Santa from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, December 13th and 20th.
Indoor Aquatic Center to host New Year’s Eve Splash
Ring in the New Year at the Indoor Aquatic Center’s 3rd annual New Year’s Eve Splash! Join us from 8:30pm to 12:30am on Monday, December 31st. Party-goers can enjoy music, refreshments and free access to “The Aqua Run” wibit and “The Aqua Climb” climbing wall. Admission is $3.00.
Event is open to all ages. Minors ages 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian after 10:00pm.