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    HOLIDAY EVENT GUIDE

    Find Things to Do this New Year's Eve in Middle Tennessee!

    Find Things to Do in Nashville & Middle Tennessee this December!  This year's Holiday Events Guide features Music, Kids & Family, Festivals, and Seasonal Events for the entire month of December. Happy Holidays!

    CMA Country Christmas

    Presented by Country Music Association - CMA and Bridgestone Arena at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

    November 7, 2014

    “CMA Country Christmas” will tape Friday, Nov. 7 here at Bridgestone Arena, for an ABC Television Network special, which will air during the holiday season.

    “CMA Country ...more


    Opry at the Ryman Matinee

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 2, 2014

    The show that made country music famous returns to its most famous home, the Historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry is a 2 hour show...more

    Vanderbilt Harp Ensemble

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Nashville

    December 2, 2014

    Marian Shaffer, director

    Nine harps on stage at the same time? A surfeit of sweet sounds from our superb student harpists.


    Toddler Splash

    Presented by City of Clarksville at Indoor Aquatic Center - Clarksville, Clarksville

    December 3, 2014

    Pool Party for toddlers ages 1 to 5 years old, the fun will include a water parade, fishing pond, penny hunt, water games, crafts and more. Parent or guardian must accompany children in the water....more

    Sankofa

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall, Nashville

    December 3, 2014

    Gyane Kwame Ahima, director

    Vanderbilt’s acclaimed African drum and dance ensemble provides adventure in rhythm, movement and music. Take a few hours and escape to another land!


    Blair Student Chamber Ensembles

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Nashville

    December 3, 2014

    A musical potpourri for a mixture of chamber ensembles, including string, woodwind and brass instruments. Blair collegiate students perform familiar masterworks as well as rare and new chamber...more

    Something Old... Something New: How to Repurpose your Clothing

    Presented by Gordon Jewish Community Center at Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville

    December 3, 2014

    Instructor: Carrie Mills, Parsons School of Design Alumni's career has included desinging for Anne Klein Studios, several NYC handbag design companies, and designing own line of vests voveted...more

    Nashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues

    Presented by Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

    December 4, 2014

    The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League led by team captain Shea Weber and head coach Peter...more

    Michael W. Smith: Spirit of Christmas with the Nashville Symphony

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    December 4, 2014

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores presents Michael W. Smith: The Spirit of Christmas with the Nashville Symphony. Ring in the Christmas season with an inspiring night of music featuring one of...more

    Christmas in the Country

    Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Livingston Historic Courthouse Square, Livingston

    December 5, 2014

    Enjoy a true Christmas in the Country on The beautiful, historic Livingston Town Square.  Join in the Tree lighting ceremony, visit Santa, listen to holiday music, while enjoying...more

    Jazz Series: The Manhattan Transfer Swings Christmas

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    December 5, 2014

    Jazz Series

    The beloved vocal quartet makes a stop at the Schermerhorn ready to deck the halls, trim the tree and sing all the Christmas songs that make you feel warm and fuzzy!...more

    Opry at the Ryman

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 5, 2014

    The show that made country music famous returns to its most famous home, the Historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry is a 2 hour show...more

    Cigar Women of Nashville Christmas Event

    Presented by Cigar Women of Nashville at UPtown's Smoke Shop, Nashville

    December 5, 2014

    Everyone loves a great Christmas party and the Cigar Women of Nashville are no different. Join us on Friday, December 5, 2014 to see who has been naughty and nice. We guarantee some really NICE...more

    Brantley Gilbert: Let it Ride Tour with Special Guests Tyler Farr and Chase Bryant

    Presented by Bridgestone Arena at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

    December 5, 2014

    Continuing to build on an already stellar year, BRANTLEY GILBERT strikes another career high-mark with the GOLD-certification of  JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.). His third studio...more

    The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

    Presented by The Franklin Theatre at The Franklin Theatre, Franklin

    December 5, 2014

    Although the Blind Boys of Alabama have been singing gospel music for more than five decades, it's only recently that the group has had the benefit of a major record company behind it. Led by...more

    BlueCross Bowl

    Presented by TSSAA (Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association) at Tennessee Tech University - Tucker Stadium, Cookeville

    December 4 - December 6, 2014

    The state high school football championships held in Cookeville, TN.

    The Tennessee Tech University...more

    8th Annual Elves' Holiday Bazaar

    Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Overton County Fairgrounds, Livingston

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    Come shop with local vendors who have many unique, one-of-a-kind items.  You will find something of interest for everyone.


    Santa's Rotary Run

    Presented by Cookeville Rotary Club at Cookeville High School, Cookeville

    December 6, 2014

    Santa's Rotary Run 2014 5k Run and a Kids Run with Winter Wonderland. This year's two main benefactors will be Rising Above Ministries and Cookeville High...more

    St. Nicholas Ball

    Presented by Holidayfest of Sumner County and CASA of Nashville at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club, Hendersonville

    December 6, 2014

    The 8th Annual St. Nicholas Ball, Visions of Sugar Plums, will be the social event of the season for Sumner County. It benefits the Sumner County CASA.

    Attire is festive and...more

    North Pole Express with Santa to Lebanon

    Presented by Tennessee Central Railway Museum at Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Come ride with Santa on Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s Santa Express excursion train to Watertown! Santa will be on board the train so be sure to bring your cameras!...more

    Humphreys County Christmas Parade

    Presented by Humphreys County Chamber of Commerce at Humphreys County Christmas Parade - Downtown Waverly, Waverly

    December 6, 2014

    Join Humphreys County for its annual county Christmas Parade in December. Cash prizes will be available for first 3 places in each category.


    Opry at the Ryman

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    The show that made country music famous returns to its most famous home, the Historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry is a 2 hour show...more

    Opry at the Ryman

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    The show that made country music famous returns to its most famous home, the Historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry is a 2 hour show...more

    Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks

    Presented by Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League led by team captain Shea Weber and head coach Peter...more

    The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Children's Series: Amahl and the Night Visitors

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Nashville Public Library’s puppet troupe Wishing Chair Productions joins the Nashville Symphony to perform Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved holiday classic. Ever since its premiere on...more

    Monterey Christmas Parade

    Presented by Monterey Civitan Club at Downtown Monterey, Monterey

    December 6, 2014

    The Monterey Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Monterey Civitan Club, the Monterey Lions Club, the Monterey Garden Club, the Monterey FCE Club and the Monterey VFW and Auxiliary will be Saturday,...more

    Home Alone with the Nashville Symphony

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    This beloved holiday classic features composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live by the Nashville Symphony while the movie is shown on the big screen. Macaulay...more

    Livingston Exchange Club "Tour of Homes"

    Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Livingston Historic Courthouse Square, Livingston

    December 7, 2014

    The tour includes several area homes, highlighting Christmas decorations.


    Romulus Hunt

    Presented by Nashville Opera Association at The Noah Liff Opera Center, Nashville

    December 5 - December 7, 2014

    Just say the name Carly Simon and beloved songs such as “That’s the way I’ve always heard it should be” and “You’re so vain” immediately spring to...more

    Tennessee Titans vs. New York Giants

    Presented by Tennessee Titans at LP Field, Nashville

    December 7, 2014

    Come cheer on the Tennessee Titans as they take on the New York Giants. The Tennessee Titans are a professional NFL team based in...more

    Jon Lovitz

    Presented by Zanies Comedy Night Club at Zanies Comedy Night Club, Nashville

    December 4 - December 7, 2014

     For the last twenty years, Jon Lovitz has been one of the best known comedians in the universe…well, according to his cats. For the first ten years of his career, he did plays in high...more

    Dave Barnes Presents a Very Merry Christmas with Special Guests

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    December 7, 2014

    Dave Barnes with special guests
    Presented without orchestra

    Join singer/songwriter Dave Barnes as he shares holiday favorites old and new during this most wonderful time of...more

    Gloria! A Concert of Christmas Favorites

    Presented by West End United Methodist Church at West End United Methodist Church, Nashville

    December 7, 2014

    The Choirs and Orchestra of West End United Methodist Church under the direction of Matthew Phelps presents a program of Christmas favorites including a performance of Vivaldi's Gloria.


    The Black Keys: Turn Blue World Tour

    Presented by Bridgestone Arena at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

    December 8, 2014

    The Black Keys will embark on an extensive North American tour this fall.  The tour supports the duo’s highly anticipated new album, Turn Blue, which will be released May 13 on Nonesuch...more

    Curb Youth Symphony

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall, Nashville

    December 8, 2014

    Carol Nies, director

    Presented with gratitude to an anonymous friend for generously supporting the Blair School.


    The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks Extravaganza!

    Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 8, 2014

    The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy® Award-winner Brian Setzer, returns with their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! Tour and will play the Ryman on Monday, December 8. With a...more

    Jim Brickman: On a Winter's Night

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    December 9, 2014

    Celebrate the holiday season with Jim Brickman as his On a Winter’s Night tour makes a stop at the Schermerhorn. Jim will showcase new music, along with holiday favorites and the...more

    Pauly Shore

    Presented by Zanies Comedy Night Club at Zanies Comedy Night Club, Nashville

    December 9 - December 10, 2014

     Pauly Shore is seared into the public consciousness for his attention- grabbing comedic talents, and his meteoric rise to notoriety in the 1990’s with starring roles in popular film...more

    Christmas Business After Hours

    Presented by Cookeville - Putnam County Chamber of Commerce at Leslie Town Centre, Cookeville

    December 11, 2014

    This evening event provides the opportunity for Cookeville- Putnam County Chamber members to network and make valuable new business contacts in a relaxed, social setting. The format is a standing...more

    8th Annual Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic

    Presented by Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association and Cookeville-Putnam County Sports Council at Tennessee Tech University - Tucker Stadium, Cookeville

    December 12, 2014

    88 all-star players from across the state come together to battle in this best-of-the-best competition.


    Christmas in the Country

    Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Livingston Historic Courthouse Square, Livingston

    December 12, 2014

    Come out to the beautiful, historic Livingston Town Square to be part of a true Christmas in the Country.  Take part in the tree lighting ceremony, visit Santa, listen to holiday music, while...more

    Opry at the Ryman

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 12, 2014

    The show that made country music famous returns to its most famous home, the Historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry is a 2 hour show...more

    Tony Bennett with Special Guest Antonia Bennett

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    December 11 - December 12, 2014

    The one and only Tony Bennett makes his first-ever appearance at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. With classics like “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I...more

    Trace Adkins, The Christmas Show

    Presented by Tennessee Performing Arts Center, TPAC at TPAC - James K. Polk Theater, Nashville

    December 12, 2014

    Adkins’ The Christmas Show 2014 Tour is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, The King’s Gift. The show combines fireside...more

    Collecting Politic: Selections From Ronnie Steine's Political Art Collection

    Presented by Belmont University - Leu Art Gallery at Belmont University - Leu Art Gallery, Nashville

    October 15 - December 12, 2014

    Former Vice Mayor Ronnie Steine shares selections from his unique and eccentric collection of political art, ephemera and memorabilia. Ronnie was exposed at a young age to both visual and...more

    49th Annual Livingston-Overton County Christmas Parade

    Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Livingston Historic Courthouse Square, Livingston

    December 13, 2014

    Come out to watch all of the beautiful floats, see Santa in his sleigh, and get in the Christmas spirit.


    North Pole Express with Santa to Lebanon

    Presented by Tennessee Central Railway Museum at Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    Come ride with Santa on Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s Santa Express excursion train to Watertown! Santa will be on board the train so be sure to bring your cameras!...more

    What a Time! with Lori and Aubrey Ghent

    Presented by Global Education Center at Global Education Center, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    Aubrey and Lori Ghent will have you dancing and singing in your seats as they share their rich family heritage in a unique gospel style that encompasses sacred, blues, jazz, country, folk and...more

    Opry at the Ryman

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    The show that made country music famous returns to its most famous home, the Historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry is a 2 hour show...more

    Opry at the Ryman

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    The show that made country music famous returns to its most famous home, the Historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry is a 2 hour show...more

    Vanderbilt Community Chorus

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    David Binns Williams, director

    The Vanderbilt Community Chorus celebrates its 15th season with a holiday concert featuring traditional and contemporary works by J.S. Bach, Randall...more

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