230. Thirteen Things To Do This Weekend In Music City (December 4-6)

One big parade, beer festivals, Prohibition celebrations, flea markets, and more. Nashville has it all this weekend. See below for a list of weekend happenings, a Nashville Restaurant, and upcoming concerts. Then, check out what will occur the following week.


(Events arranged in alphabetical order.)

The 12 Days of Science
Discover and play at the Adventure Science Center with a lineup of seasonal programs for the entire family lasting from now to December 31. adventuresci.org

12South Winter Warmer
The annual 12South Winter Warmer beer festival featuring 35 hand-selected local, regional, and national craft breweries is happening, December 5, at Sevier Park. 12southwinterwarmer.com

62 Annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade
The 62nd Annual Nashville Christmas Parade will start at 10am, December 5, with Grand Marshal Jana Kramer leading the way through downtown Music City. nashvillechristmasparade.com

Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston
Art enthusiasts will love to take part in Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston. The event takes place every first Saturday of every month featuring a ton of galleries that display new groundbreaking art plus live music. visitmusiccity.com/saturdayartcrawl

Breakfast with Santa & Batch Nashville
Nashville Farmers’ Market is hosting Breakfast with Santa & Batch Nashville on December 5 offering the opportunity to visit with the big man and enjoy a nice meal in Music City. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

Deck the Hall
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s holiday celebration Deck the Hall continues in Music City. From now until December 23 they will be celebrating with holiday-themed programs for the whole family including some special concerts from Brenda Lee (12/9), Lonestar (12/16), and The Oak Ridge Boys (12/23). countrymusichalloffame.org

First Saturday Art Crawl
Step inside Music City’s art world with First Saturday Art Crawl. The first Saturday of every month, from 6-9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. visitmusiccity.com/saturdayartcrawl

Holiday at Cheekwood
Celebrate the season at Cheekwood with holiday concerts, cookie decorating, gingerbread workshops, art activities, and LIVE reindeer from now through January 17. Also, for the first time ever the mansion and grounds will be lit up with 750,000 lights during Holiday LIGHTS. cheekwood.org

Holiday Lights Carriage
You may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through Hillsboro Village and West End neighborhood which passes by Nashville homes decorated for the holidays from December 5th through the 6th. hwen.org

Holiday Season at Chaffin’s Bard Dinner Theatre
For their 50th holiday season Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre is hosting two special shows to see. The first is “Yule Ya’ll” and second “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” which both will occur through December 27. Read more from the press release.

Nashville Children’s Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web
The Nashville Children’s Theatre’s production of “Charlotte’s Web” continues until December 6. nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

Nashville Shakedown
On December 5, you can head to Marathon Village for the Nashville Shakedown to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. The event will feature cocktails, live music, vintage fashion, and dancing. Find more information and purchase tickets.

Porter Flea Holiday Market
The Porter Flea Holiday Market is a free holiday shopping opportunity with over 95 vendors selling apparel, accessories, home goods, furniture, jewelry, and more taking place, December 5, at Oz Arts Nashville. porterflea.com


Elliston Place Soda Shop
This joint has been offering classic Southern cuisine since 1939. They offer a delicious breakfast menu, and during the midday a variety of sandwiches and “meat and three” options. Not much has changed in 75 years, so whether you’re looking for a good meal, or just a trip down memory lane, stop by Elliston Place. Head on over and let us know what you think on Twitter: @365Nashville.


The Buzz Swanky Sweater Christmas Jam ft. AWOLNATION @ War Memorial Auditorium – December 4
Relient K @ Cannery Ballroom – December 4
Those Darlins with Ranch Ghost and Savoy Motel @ Mercy Lounge – December 4
White Violet, Kip Bradley, and Becca Mancari @ The High Watt – December 4
Malcolm Holcombe with Jon Latham @ The Basement – December 4
Opry at the Ryman ft. Vince Gill, Chris Tomlin, and more @ Ryman Auditorium – December 4
A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 4
Greg Bryant’s Justice League: Crusaders of Funk @ Exit/In – December 4
The Weeks with Chrome Pony & Junior Astronomers @ The Basement East – December 4
Home Alone @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 4
Red Wine Hangover, Jet Black Orchid, Casey Weston @ The Basement – December 4
Opry at the Ryman with Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, Clare Bowen, and more (7pm show) @ Ryman Auditorium – December 5
Ryan Scott Travis with Devin Dawson and Jake Vroon @ The Basement East – December 5
Cio Cio San & the Half Japanese Girls: A Weezer Tribute w/ Hand of Doom (Black Sabbath Tribute), The Re-Mones (Ramones Tribute), and Are You Famous?: A Tribute to the Nerves @ Exit/In – December 5
The Revivalists @ Mercy Lounge – December 5
Opry at the Ryman with Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, and more (9:30pm show) @ Ryman Auditorium – December 5
Drivin N Cryin ft. Warner E. Hodges with Special Guest Sadler Vaden @ The Basement East – December 5
Palaver Records Night @ The Basement – December 5
Jill Andrews @ The High Watt – December 5
David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 6
David Dennis EP Release Show w/ The Case Study @ Exit/In – December 6
T. Hardy Morris with Saint Pe and Justin and the Cosmics @ The Basement East – December 6
The Brian Setzer Orchestra @ Ryman Auditorium – December 6
#ENSC (East Nashville Songwriter’s Club) @ The Basement East – December 6
Samantha Harlow with Mercy Bell @ The Basement – December 6


There’s your list for this weekend and see below for a couple events in the coming weeks.

Mid-Season Finale of ABC’s Nashville @ Belcourt Theatre – December 9
Santa’s Sugar Plum Market @ Music City Center – December 10-13
Tinsel & Twang @ The Nashville Palace – December 11
A John Waters Christmas @ War Memorial Auditorium – December 12
Lightning 100’s Festivus Charity Show @ Marathon Music Works – December 12
Music City Winterfest @ Centennial Park – December 12

(See upcoming events)

Until next time!

230. Thirteen Things To Do This Weekend In Music City (December 4-6)

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