231. Twelve Things To Do This Weekend In Nashville (December 21-28)


Happy holidays to all! There’s plenty of fun for those in the festive spirit. Check out the events/things to do, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts below, and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.

EVENTS

HOLIDAY LIGHTS THROUGHOUT TOWN
Some of you might be interested in looki1455226_A_Country_Christmas_at_Gaylord_Opryland_Resort.jpgng at holiday lights this weekend. Check out Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas featuring 2 million lights. Another great option would be Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art’s Holiday LIGHTS which features 1 million lights across their grounds. And there is the Dancing Lights of Christmas At Jellystone Park™ where guests can drive through and see thousands of lights dancing to rockin’ tunes. See more festive fun at: visitmusiccity.com/holidayharmony.

HOLIDAY TOURS
Gray Line of Tennessee has two options for holiday tours. The first is Twinkling Tennessee Christmas, taking patrons on a journey through Nashville and Franklin to see some of Tennessee’s decorated homes, including the Lotz House. The other, called The Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood, will take them to experience Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Grand Avenue is offering two tours, too! The North Pole route heads to Dancing Lights of Christmas At Jellystone Park™ and the South Pole route takes visitors to see the festive homes in Brentwood and Franklin.

WINTER WONDERS WEEKENDS
Each weekend from now to December 31, the Adventure Science Center will host special holiday programs with a hint of science during Winter Wonders Weekends. There will be activities each day from December 19t-23 and from December 26-30. adventuresci.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

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Gaylord Opryland’s annual holiday celebration, A Country Christmas, continues until January 1st, 2017. This year, guests 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, guests 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

HOLIDAY HARMONY
Every year, bounteous holiday events set throughout Music City offer joyful celebrations and beautiful decorations for people of all ages. To see what’s going on follow: visitmusiccity.com/holidayharmony.

SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER’S HOLIDAY CONCERTS
The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is hosting a TON of holiday concerts this week. There is Brian McKnight: An Evening with Holiday & Hits (on December 21), Keith & Kristyn Getty (on December 22), and The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show (on December 23). nashvillesymphony.org

CITY WINERY HOLIDAY SHOWS
City Winery Nashville also has some great seasonal concerts including Christmas with the Celts on December 22 and Musicians Corner Christmas ft. Jon McLaughlin, Paul McDonald, and more on December 23. citywinery.com

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE’S CINDERELLA
The Nashville Children’s Theatre’s current production is Cinderella and will last until December 22nd. nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

NASHVILLE RESTAURANT

Restaurants Open for the Holidays
Plenty of options for those looking to dine out this holiday weekend. Check out the wonderful list crafted by those fine folks at:  visitmusiccity.com/holidayharmony.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Amy Grant & Vince Gill @ Ryman Auditorium – November 30-December 22 (select dates)
Keith & Kristyn Getty @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 22
Home for the Holidays ft. Derek Minor, Chancellor Warhol, Bellamoon, and more @ The Basement East – December 22
Matthew Wright EP Release Show w/ Keelan Donovan @ The Basement – December 22
Sally Jaye w/ Rosa Pulman, Jesse Cole @ The Basement – December 22
Elmo Buzz & Eastside Bulldogs @ The Basement East – December 23
Raelyn Nelson Band w/ Hannah Fairlight and Janelle & The Gentlemen @ The Basement – December 23
Gillian Welch @ Ryman Auditorium – December 27
Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas from Fam-O-Lee @ Ryman Auditorium – December 28
CBDB @ Exit/In – December 28

NEXT WEEK

See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.

Music City Bowl @ Nissan Stadium – December 30
Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville @ Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park – December 31
New Year’s Eve Parties @ Throughout Nashville – December 31

And so much more.

231. Twelve Things To Do This Weekend In Nashville (December 21-28)

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