210. Twenty-Five Upcoming Events in Nashville (November 30-December 6)


Let the holiday fun begin! So much to do, so many lights to see, and so much fun to be had around Music City. Check out the events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts, below and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.   

EVENTS

WINTER WONDERS WEEKENDS
Each weekend from November 26th to December 31st, the Adventure Science Center will host special holiday programs with a hint of science during Winter Wonders Weekends. From December 19th to the 23rd, there will be activities each day. adventuresci.org

HOLIDAY TOURS AT ANDREW JACKSON’S HERMITAGE
From December 1st to December 16th, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President will host special holiday tours giving guests a more personal look into the 7th president’s home. Find more information.

PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE
The 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade will take place throughout Downtown Nashville on December 3. The Grand Marshal will be none other than Kelly Clarkson. nashvillechristmasparade.com

METRO NASHVILLE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
You are welcome to join the tree lighting ceremony at Public Square Park featuring Margo Price on December 2. Find more information.

A VERY MERRY POPS
The Schermerhorn Symphony Center will host A Very Merry Pops, December 1-3, featuring many holiday songs families and friends will love. nashvillesymphony.org

NASHVILLE’S NUTCRACKER
The Nashville Ballet’s production of Nashville’s Nutcracker will take place, December 3-23, at TPAC. nashvilleballet.com

NASHVILLE REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS STORY
Nashville Repertory Theatre’s production of A Christmas Story will last until December 21st. nashvillerep.org

CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE
The shops in Hillsboro Village will open their doors hosting special family activities, deals, and more during Christmas in the Village on December 1. Some of the participating places include Pizza Perfect, Belcourt Theatre, and Jackson’s Bar & Bistro. Find more information.

A MERRY MOVIE NIGHT WITH MUSICIANS ON CALL
Emma Bistro will host Musicians On Call’s A Merry Movie Night featuring National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on December 1. classy.org

MOTEL NOEL
Motel Noel is a production by Writer’s Stage occurring at 4th Story Theater December 1-17. The show will benefit Room in the Inn, an organization to serve Nashville’s homeless community. writersstage.com

RUDOLPH’S RED NOSE RUN
Runners will be dressed in their holiday best to participate in Rudolph’s Red Nose Run which will start at East Bank Landing on December 3. raceroster.com

HOLIDAY LIGHTS CARRIAGE TOURS
You may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through Hillsboro Village and the West End neighborhood as they pass by Nashville homes decorated for the holidays during Holiday Lights Carriage Tours happening December 3-4. hwen.org

WINTER HOLIDAY FEST MARKETPLACE
TPAC will host a Winter Holiday Fest Marketplace at War Memorial Auditorium, on December 3, providing an opportunity to shop local artisan vendors, listen to festive tunes, and more. Find more information.

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Gaylord Opryland’s annual holiday celebration, A Country Christmas, continues until January 1st, 2017. This year, you may experience Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing, and so much more! visitmusiccity.com/acountrychristmas

CHEEKWOOD HOLIDAY LIGHTS
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Arts’ Holiday LIGHTS will last until January 1st, 2017. This year, you may enjoy cookie decorating, gingerbread workshops, art activities, and live reindeer each day. Of course, there will also be a million lights strung throughout the grounds to marvel in. cheekwood.org

DECK THE HALL
You can celebrate the season with holiday-themed programs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during Deck the Hall happening until December 23rd. countrymusichalloffame.org

THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS
Tennessee Women’s Theater Project is performing The Twelve Dates of Christmas, December 2-11, at the Z Alexander Looby Theater. twtp.org

12SOUTH WINTER WARMER
The annual 12South Winter Warmer will occur, on December 3, at Sevier Park. This year will feature many local and regional breweries for patrons to try. 12southwinterwarmer.com

SECRET SISTERS’ TOY DRIVE
The Secret Sisters are providing a toy drive for Youth Encouragement Services, on December 1, at Lindsley Avenue Church. By donating a toy, you are granted entrance to a Secret Sisters concert which also includes performances from The Nobility, Dylan Walshe, and The Rushings. Find more information.

JOEL OSTEEN
Bridgestone Arena will host a Night of Hope with Joel Osteen on December 2. bridgestonearena.com

THROWBACK 70’S – SOUL TRAIN AT HOTEL PRESTON
Hotel Preston is putting on a Throwback 70’s party with live music and festive decorations on December 3. hotelpreston.bpt.me

REPEAL DAY PARTY
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is celebrating the end of Prohibition, on December 5, with a Repeal Day Party. fristcenter.org

REVEL: A REPEAL DAY EVENT
On December 5, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery will host Revel: A Repeal Day Event to celebrate the end of Prohibition. greenbrierdistillery.com

ZANIES COMEDY NIGHT CLUB SHOWS
Zanies Comedy Night Club will host Craig Robinson December 2-4, and Kathleen Madigan on December 6. nashville.zanies.com

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THANK GOD FOR JOKES
Comedian Mike Birbiglia will perform at TPAC on December 7. tpac.org

NASHVILLE RESTAURANT

The Sutler Saloon
The Sutler is a spirited saloon and bar featuring drinks, dining, and live music on two levels of a historic Nashville building. Each and every Sunday they offer Bluegrass Brunch with an amazing menu featuring buttermilk biscuits, biscuit sandwiches, pancakes, breakfast tacos, and so much more. thesutler.com

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Opry at the Ryman ft. Parmalee, Chris Janson, and more @ Ryman Auditorium – November 29
Charlie Daniel’s Band @ Bridgestone Arena – November 30
Jenny Leigh, Beau James, and Evan Thompson @ The Basement – November 30
Amy Grant & Vince Gill @ Ryman Auditorium – November 30-December 22 (on select dates)
Dylan LeBlanc w/ The Pollies @ The Basement – December 1
The Dead Deads @ The Basement East – December 1
Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ Exit/In – December 1
Andy Shauf @ The Basement – December 2
Holiday Spectacular & Sing-Along @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 3
Catfish and The Bottlemen @ Marathon Music Works – December 3
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedwon w/ The Wans @ The Basement East – December 3
The Brian Setzer Orchestra @ Ryman Auditorium – December 4
Stealing Oceans w/ Ian Ferguson & Dylan McDonald & The Avians @ The Basement – December 4
Kenny G @ Ryman Auditorium – December 5
An Evening with David Crosby & Friends @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 5
R. Kelly – 12 Nights of Christmas Tour @ Bridgestone Arena – December 5
A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes & Special Guests @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 6
Jacob Martin Band: Benefit for Shiners Children’s Hospital @ Exit/In – December 6

THE NEXT FEW WEEK

See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.

Cheers 4 Children Benefit for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt @ Gaylord Opryland – December 8
Beer & Hymns @ Mercy Lounge – December 8
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily presents Circus XTREME @ Bridgestone Arena – December 8-11
A Studio Tenn Christmas @ TPAC – December 8-18
Battle of Nashville 152nd Anniversary @ Fort Negley – December 9-10
Porter Flea Holiday Market @ Nashville Skyway Studio – December 9-10
Dorrance Dance – ETM: Double Down @ OZ Arts Nashville – December 9-10
Backstage Nashville Kick-Off Party ft. Ray Stehenson, Tim James, Nicholson, and more @ 3rd and Lindsley – December 10

And so much more.

210. Twenty-Five Upcoming Events in Nashville (November 30-December 6)

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