Christmas 4 Kids (a division of Christmas For Kids, Inc.) is a 501(c)-3 Non-Profit Organization that was created in 1982, originally called Christmas Caravan. In 1992, we incorporated and changed our name to Christmas For Kids, Inc. For over 35 years, Christmas 4 Kids has given the joy of Christmas to thousands of Middle Tennessee children that might not otherwise experience it. Each December, local businesses, volunteers, celebrities, recording artists, and their bus drivers set aside two days from their busy schedules for these special children.
History of Christmas 4 Kids
Fun & Fundraising
Rooted In Music
The season for giving kicks off every November with our annual Christmas 4 Kids Concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The concert is the cornerstone of Christmas 4 Kids’ fundraising efforts. Also, everyone loves the Tour Bus Show, which features buses from some of today’s top artists, whose drivers graciously open their doors. For a small donation, fans can see what the artists’ home-away-from-home is really like. The best part is you never know who you’re going to meet. We will have 20-30 recording artists there to meet fans and sign autographs. Past artists have included Gretchen Wilson, Chris Young, Taylor Swift, Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Trace Adkins, Trisha Yearwood, Darryl Worley, Jeff Bates, and Larry-The Cable Guy.
The Big Event
The Biggest Christmas Party In Town
The entire year’s efforts come together when the buses pick up over 400 children and bring them to a Christmas Party held in their honor. Santa and Mrs. Claus host the party, which provides lunch (donated by Garth Brooks), live music, dancing and a lot of fun!! After the party, the children get back on the buses for a parade, led by the Nashville Trolley carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus, that stretches nearly five miles and features more than 70 Tour Buses, ending at Super Walmart in Hendersonville. Each child is met by his or her own chaperone, and they’re given $150.00 to buy anything they want. Plus, Christmas 4 Kids gives every child a brand new winter coat.