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    HOLIDAY EVENT GUIDE

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    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!

     

     

    A Christmas Story

    Presented by Nashville Repertory Theatre at TPAC - Andrew Johnson Theater, Nashville

    November 28 - December 21, 2014

    Adapted by Phillip Grecian from the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark

    Nashville’s All-American Holiday Tradition Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary!

    Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his unflappable campaign to get Santa (or anyone else) to give him a "legendary ...more


    A Sanders Family Christmas

    Presented by Cumberland County Playhouse at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville

    October 31 - December 21, 2014

    Faith, family and fun abound in this heavenly holiday favorite. It's got great gospel music, uproarious laughter and a romantic surprise! 

    SPONSORED BY:  Retirement Specialty...more

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

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

    December 16 - December 21, 2014

    Based on the beloved stop-motion classic, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday...more

    It's A Wonderful Life

    Presented by Studio Tenn Theatre Company at Jamison Hall, The Factory, Franklin

    December 4 - December 21, 2014

    This holiday season, Studio Tenn presents its company debut of Hollywood’s heirloom Christmas gift to post-war America: “It’s a Wonderful Life.” A foremost fixture of...more

    LIVE Reindeer EVERY DAY!

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    November 29 - December 21, 2014

    Get up close and personal with two of Santa’s trusted North Pole companions on display! Tuesday - Sunday 9 am - 5 pm.


    Parade of Homes at Kings' Chapel

    Presented by Kings' Chapel Neighborhood at Kings' Chapel Community, Arrington

    December 6 - December 21, 2014

     With a spectacular array of holiday, building and design ideas, the Parade of Homes returns to the gorgeous, gated community of Kings’ Chapel in Arrington, just south of Nashville. The...more

    Regions Free Day: Holiday at Cheekwood

    Presented by Regions and Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    November 30 - December 21, 2014

     With the holiday season fast approaching, Regions Bank is offering free admission to Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art on four consecutive Sundays: Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and...more

    The Christmas Schooner: A New Musical

    Presented by The Center for the Arts at The Center for the Arts - Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro

    December 5 - December 21, 2014

    Take a ride on The Christmas Schooner! The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the...more

    Joy - An Irish Christmas

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    December 22, 2014

    Joy - An Irish Christmas with Keith and Kristyn Getty

    Presented without orchestra

    Returning for 2014 with new songs, more instruments and a few surprises, Joy - An Irish...more

    A Christmas Carol...more or less

    Presented by Mel O'Drama Theater and Dave and Busters at Dave and Busters, Nashville

    December 22, 2014

    Don't miss A Christmas Carol….More or Less by Stefano LoVerso and Mary Irey, husband/wife and former SNL writers!

    It's a Family Friendly Comedy Staring Francine Berk and...more

    Acoustic Christmas

    Presented by White House Community Initiative for the Arts at White House Civic Center, White House

    December 22, 2014

    Presented in a cozy home setting, Acoustic Christmas is a family friendly event filled with music, laughter, and love. Hosted by: Mike Jackson & Friends


    Snow Globes

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Edgehill Branch Library, Nashville

    December 22, 2014

    Let it snow! At least inside your little globe!


    Movie Day: Elf

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Goodlettsville Branch, Goodlettsville

    December 22, 2014

    After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. PG, 90 min.

    Holiday movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2001)

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Hadley Park Branch , Nashville

    December 22, 2014

    Why is the Grinch such a grouch? No one seems to know, until little Cindy Lou Who takes matters into her own hands and turns both Whoville and the Grinch's world upside down, inside out, and funny...more

    Lorrie Morgan Acoustic Christmas Show: Up Close and Personal

    Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville, Nashville

    December 22, 2014

    Lorrie Lynn Morgan has become the essence of country music femininity. Having blossomed from a bright-eyed Opry starlet to carrying the torch for many a lady trendsetter—Patsy Cline, Loretta...more

    That's Snow Fun!

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Madison Branch, Madison

    December 22, 2014

    Join us for a craft that all ages will love. Using the power of teamwork we will build our very own snow globes that are great for the winter season!

    Nashville's Nutcracker with the Nashville Symphony

    Presented by Nashville Ballet at TPAC - Andrew Jackson Hall, Nashville

    December 6 - December 23, 2014

    Nashville’s Nutcracker celebrates the wonder of the holidays with young Clara as she goes on a fantastic adventure through magical destinations, including the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of...more

    Chocolate Estate Holiday Tours

    Presented by Milky Way Farm at Milky Way Farm, Pulaski

    December 2 - December 23, 2014

    The historic Milky Way Farm Manor House is dressed for the holidays. Step back in time with stories of the Southern estate in the 1930’s. Make yourself at home at the historic...more

    Stacy Mitchhart Christmas Trio

    Presented by Sambuca at Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville, Nashville

    December 23, 2014

    Sambuca Nashville hosts Grammy Award winning performers and features a unique, eclectic atmosphere. Guests are...more

    Photos with Santa at Santa Land!

    Presented by The Streets of Indian Lake at Streets of Indian Lake, Hendersonville

    December 5 - December 23, 2014

    Have family photos made with Santa at the Streets of Indian Lake Mall in Hendersonville - located on the corner next to Kohana's Japanese Restaurant, across from Barnes and Noble. Kids...more

    Christmas Ham and Jam

    Presented by The Sutler at The Sutler, Nashille

    December 22 - December 23, 2014

     The Sutler will host “Christmas Ham & Jam,” a holiday supper and show, on December 22 and 23. The all-ages event will include a three-course meal and a...more

    Radio City RockettesĀ® Christmas Spectacular

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville

    November 21 - December 24, 2014

    Fill your heart with Christmas as the world-famous Radio City Rockettes bring their legendary eye-high kicks and a cast and crew of over 100 to town in America's #1 holiday show, the Radio...more

    Belmont Carillon Concert

    Presented by Belmont University - College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University Bell Tower, Nashville

    December 24, 2014

     Join School of Music faculty member Richard Shadinger for Belmont University’s annual Christmas Eve Carillon Concert at 2 p.m. Continuing a tradition begun during the Ward-Belmont...more

    Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

    Presented by Harpeth Hills Church of Christ at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, Nashville

    December 24, 2014

    We will hold two Identical Christmas Eve candlelight services at 5:00pm and 11:00pm. Carols, communion, and praise by candlelight celebrating the Birth of Jesus.


    The Arts Company presents the 18th Annual Holiday Arts Market

    Presented by The Arts Company at The Arts Company, Nashville

    December 6 - December 24, 2014

    Join us for our 18th annual Holiday Arts Market featuring artwork, clay, collectable and pop-up books, ceramics, deluxe vintage items and more.


    Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

    Presented by Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, Madison

    December 24, 2014

    Come and hear the story of God's greatest gift: His Son, sent to be the Savior of the world!


    Christmas Eve Meal for the Homeless at McKendree Church

    Presented by McKendree United Methodist Church

    December 24, 2014

    McKendree United Methodist Church, in downtown Nashville, is offering a feast of a Christmas Eve Meal for the homeless and displaced in our community.  We invite folks to participate as...more

    Christmas Eve Hike

    Presented by South Cumberland State Park at South Cumberland State Park, Monteagle

    December 24, 2014

    Join Ranger Park an easy 2 mile winter hike around the Grundy Day Loop. Meet at the Grundy Forest parking lot and bring your families for a good activity to celebrate the coming holiday! Wear...more

    Restless Heart: A Season of Harmony Dinner Show

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

    November 20 - December 25, 2014

    Country music powerhouse group Restless Heart is bringing its rich, soaring harmonies to Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas with the all-new A Season of Harmony Dinner...more

    White Christmas (1954)

    Presented by The Franklin Theatre at The Franklin Theatre, Franklin

    December 21 - December 25, 2014

    A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.


    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    Presented by The Franklin Theatre at The Franklin Theatre, Franklin

    December 23 - December 25, 2014

    An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.


    Holiday Cruise: Nashville Christmas

    Presented by General Jackson Showboat at Opryland - General Jackson Showboat, Nashville

    November 13 - December 25, 2014

    Christmas Time’s a Comin’ to the General Jackson Showboat.Come experience a genuine Nashville Christmas with some of the finest country musicians and singers...more

    It's A Wonderful Life

    Presented by Belcourt Theatre at Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

    December 19 - December 25, 2014

    Frank Capra's inverted take on “A Christmas Carol” stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a good man who's spent a lifetime giving up on his dreams in order to keep life in his...more

    Christmas Day Service

    Presented by Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, Madison

    December 25, 2014

    Special worship service celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ!


    Christmas Worship Services

    Presented by First Lutheran Church at First Lutheran Church, Nashville

    December 24 - December 25, 2014

    Come join us in celebrating the Birth of our Savior. Christmas Eve, December 24, Early Worship at 5:30pm, Evening Worship at 10:30pm, preceded by Music at 10:00pm.  Christmas Morning Worship...more

    Christmas Day Hike

    Presented by South Cumberland State Park at South Cumberland State Park, Monteagle

    December 25, 2014

    Meet Ranger Park and Katie at Grundy Forest parking lot for a moderate 3 mile hike to Sycamore Falls and back to enjoy the outdoors on the holiday! This is a good way to build up that apetite for...more

    Garden Conservatory Christmas Brunch

    Presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

    December 25, 2014

    This Christmas, treat your loved ones to a delicious buffet prepared by our award-winning chefs in the beautiful setting of the Garden Conservatory.


    Opry at the Ryman ft. Jeff Bates, Chris Janson, Holly Williams, Lindsay Ell and more

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 26, 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

    A Grand Holiday Lights Tour

    Presented by Grand Avenue Worldwide

    December 3 - December 26, 2014

    Bells are ringing and spirits are bright! Enjoy an enchanting holiday tour like none other with Grand Avenue this season. Twinkling lights, steaming cider and holiday memories...more

    An Intimate evening with Shawn Mullins and Opener Chuck Cannon

    Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville, Nashville

    December 26, 2014

    Since we last heard from Shawn Mullins on 2008’s honeydew, the Atlanta-based singer/songwriter and band leader has undergone a series of transformative experiences, leading to a...more

    Opry at the Ryman ft. Kelleigh Bannen, Charles Esten, Chris Janson, Holly Williams and more

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 27, 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 Philadelphia Flyers

    Presented by Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

    December 27, 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

    Songwriter Session: Marc Beeson

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    December 27, 2014

    Marc Beeson wrote “Send ‘Em On Down the Road,” which appears on the new Garth Brooks album, Man Against Machine.” Beeson’s other credits include “When She...more

    Family Program: Eye for Design

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    December 27, 2014

    Design is all around us. In the museum, design is seen in intricate costumes, one-of-a-kind instruments, customized cars, vintage photographs, and many other distinctive artifacts. This workshop...more

    An Acoustic Evening With Jason Isbell and Special Guest Amanda Shires

    Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville, Nashville

    December 27, 2014

    Two nights! December 27 and ...more

    The Long Players performing VAN MORRISON : MOONDANCE

    Presented by 3rd and Lindsley Bar and Grill at 3rd and Lindsley Bar and Grill, Nashville

    December 27, 2014

    The Long Players performing VAN MORRISON : MOONDANCE

    The Long Players are a group of Nashville-based musicians who have, since 2004, taken classic albums and performed them live in their...more

    Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts

    Presented by Tennessee Titans at LP Field, Nashville

    December 28, 2014

    Come cheer on the Tennessee Titans as they take on the Indianapolis Colts. The Tennessee Titans are a professional NFL team based in...more

    A Christmas Carole

    Presented by Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Nashville

    November 20 - December 28, 2014

    The classic Dickens tale told with a twist.  Six actors transform from character to character as three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey where he discovers the true...more

    Sunday Spotlight with Kevin Ball and the Busters

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    December 28, 2014

    Sunday Night Spotlights feature great bands and up and coming songwriters. They might not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show. This show lasts until 7:00pm. The room will then be...more

    Film Screening: The Buck Owens Show featuring Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens (1967)

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    December 28, 2014

    Buck Owens and the Buckaroos grin through two episodes of this television series with music, comedy, and bright, sequined costumes. Owens welcomes guests the Blue Ridge Quartet, Merle Haggard,...more

    Coors Light Official Pre Game Tailgate Party

    Presented by Acme Feed & Seed at Acme Feed & Seed , Nashville

    December 28, 2014

    Join us for a night of live music featuring:

    10am - 1pm: Gypsy Hombres (1st floor)

    3pm-7pm: Coach & DJ Rate (rooftop)

    Music City Toppers 3-5pm (1st floor)

    Music...more

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