We all know the story of how Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas, and forgets his greedy ways in Charles Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol. No matter how many times you have heard the story, we guarantee you have never seen the breath-taking rendition of Studio Tenn’s A Christmas Carol. Adapted by Paula Y. Flautt, this production mixes the style and silhouettes of Charles Dickens’ day with modern twists. This innovative re-imagining transforms this holiday classic into a fresh and unforgettable experience that you are not going to want to miss. The show starts TODAY December 12 thru December 22 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Word of advice, get your tickets now before the sell out!
November 1963, 50 years ago the Nashville Symphony Chorus formed. On that date their mission became dedicated to enriching the Greater Nashville community through high-quality performances of works from a vast and ever-growing body of choral literature. The chorus has grown from 90 members to 150 members in the last 50 years, producing some of the most magnificent and beautiful sounds Nashville has ever heard. We are so proud, and want to say CONGRATULATIONS to the Nashville Symphony for 50 years. Today marks another 50 year anniversary for the Nashville Symphony Chorus first performance of Handel’s Messiah in 1963. Since the first performance, Handel’s Messiah has become a holiday tradition enjoyed by families year after year. We encourage everyone, from December 11-13, to witness one of the most inspiring pieces of music ever written, performed by none other than the Nashville Symphony Chorus.
Why do we hang stockings during Christmas? Don’t know? HA! We do, all because of The Hermitage Holiday Evening Tours. The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson is just outside Nashville, and is one of the most preserved presidential estates in the country. As a family man, Andrew Jackson loved to surround himself with family and friends. This season, experience some of the rich history behind Nashville in an intimate after hours tour as you discover the origins of many Christmas traditions, and how the Jackson’s celebrated during the 19th century. General admission starts at $30 for adults, $20 for children, and $20 for members.
It’s that time again! The football season is coming to an end but not without some great collegiate competition. Yesterday, it was announced the 16th Annual Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl pits the SEC’s Ole Miss against the ACC’s Georgia Tech on December 30 at Nashville’s LP Field. The game should be amazing, as these two powerhouse teams go head to head, but don’t just come for game! There is plenty to do before and after December 30 in Music City. December 28 the Nashville Predators will play the L.A. Kings, then watch the Tennessee Titans go up against conference rivals the Houston Texans on December 29, and last but not least stay for the Music City New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway with Hank Williams Jr. and more. With so much to do, it is no wonder the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl has become Nashville’s Holiday Tradition. See you there!
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Looking to do something a little different this holiday season? Head to Adventureworks for their first Redneck Christmas Zip tour. It is happening throughout the entire month of December. The entire place is decorated for Christmas and ready for some family fun! Adventureworks is also asking for people to come dressed for the occasion to earn a special daily prize for the most redneck hillbilly zip liner. The best part, you get to fly through the trees just like Santa’s reindeer. Prices start at 24 for youth, and 48 for adults. They are open Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 1-4pm.
Here’s your chance to ride with Santa! Head to The National Corvette Museum, just a short drive from Nashville, for their holiday event Sleigh Rides with Santa, TOMORROW, December 8 from1-3pm. Guests can join Santa for a photo and then a quick ride around the Museum grounds in his sleigh. That’s not all! There will be holiday sweet treat stations, and arts & craft activities for everyone! Ticket prices will be $10 for people who will ride the sleigh, and $5 for non-riders. There will be photo ops available for non-riders from 3-3:30pm. Tickets will grant you access to the museum and the new KidZone. Make the dream come true, and take a ride with the big guy in Music City!
Here for the sixth consecutive year, witness the classic Nashville’s Nutcracker! Starting December 7, watch nearly 200 dancers perform to the Nashville Symphony as they portray Tchaikovsky’s ballet classic set in Nashville. See your favorite characters come to life like the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, the Nutcracker, the Dancing Bear and historic characters from Nashville’s past. This is the perfect holiday event for all ages. It will be held at TPAC’s Jackson Hall for 12 performances (prices and schedule below).
Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m.
Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m.
Friday, December 20 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Single ticket prices for Nashville’s Nutcracker begin at:
Level A: $65.00
Level B: $47.00
Level C: $35.00