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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!

     

    North Pole Express with Santa to Watertown

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

    November 29, 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! And, be sure to bring letters to Santa and mail them at Santa's Post Office during our layover in Watertown! Order your tickets soon as this trip will sell out quickly!

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    Columbia Main Street Annual Christmas Parade

    Presented by Columbia Main Street Corp at Historic Downtown Columbia, Columbia

    December 1, 2014

    This festive event features marching bands, school groups, boy scouts and girl scouts, church and civic groups, dance troupes, classic automobiles, motorcycles, and Santa spreading...more

    Angel Tree Day & Red Kettle Kick-off

    Presented by Salvation Army at Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, Nashville

    December 1, 2014

    Resolved as “The Salvation Army Angel Tree Day” by the state of Tennessee, Dec. 1 serves to raise awareness of the substantial need in the Nashville community and the state of...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.


    DECEMBER Smorgasbord Class: GLASS BEAD BRACELET with Judith Heath

    Presented by Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at The Plateau Creative Arts Center, Fairfield Glade

    December 2, 2014

    Learn how to string beads and use crimping pliers to make this simple bracelet out of brightly-colored beads.


    Pre-Holiday Happy Hour Guitar & Tap Pull with Webb Wilder, David Olney and Kevin Gordon

    Presented by The Stone Fox at The Stone Fox, Nashville

    December 2, 2014

    The Stone Fox has an embarassment of riches this night. Join a trio of outstanding Nashville artists -- Webb Wilder, ...more

    An Evergreen Christmas Movie Premiere

    Presented by The Franklin Theatre at The Franklin Theatre, Franklin

    December 2, 2014

    Leaving her seemingly glamorous Hollywood life on hold, Evie Lee is forced to return to her small hometown of Balsam Falls, Tennessee and her family's once-thriving Christmas tree farm to...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

    Photos with Santa Benefit at The Farm at Natchez Trace

    Presented by The Farm at Natchez Trace at The Farm at Natchez Trace, Franklin

    December 2 - December 3, 2014

    The Farm at Natchez Trace, a unique pet lodging, bathery and spa, and "Dog's Day Out" day camp facility, will offer holiday pet portrait packages with Santa Claus to benefit Proverbs...more

    Home Alone (PG)

    Presented by The Franklin Theatre at The Franklin Theatre, Franklin

    November 28 - December 3, 2014

    An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars.


    Christmas for the Kiddos - Benefit for Live4Tay Foundation

    Presented by The Listening Room Cafe at The Listening Room Cafe, Nashville

    December 3, 2014

    Join us for live music tonight featuring Scott Reeves, Brice Long, Earl Bud Lee, Dave Pahanish, Dylan Altman, Amber's Drive and so much more! Proceeds will benefit the ...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

    First Thursday Artwalk

    Presented by Downtown Clarksville Association at Downtown Clarksville, Clarksville

    December 4, 2014

    Business owners and downtown galleries open their doors to those interested in seeing the works of local artists. Produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a...more

    Mailbox and Door Decor: Live Greenery Workshops with Geny’s Floral

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

    December 4, 2014

    Nothing says Christmas like a traditional greenery around the house! Join Geny's Wholesale and Cheekwood staff in this hands-on workshop to...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

    Deloitte Jazz Series: The Manhattan Transfer Swings Christmas

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    December 5, 2014

    Deloitte 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...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

    102.9 The Buzz's Swanky Sweater Party with Bush, Royal Blood, and Meg Meyers

    Presented by War Memorial Auditorium at War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville

    December 5, 2014

    Gavin Rossdale is good at giving directions: “The only way out is through,” he sings, pointedly, in the first single from Bush’s new...more

    Christmas Dinner at Belmont Mansion

    Presented by Belmont Mansion at Belmont Mansion, Nashville

    December 5, 2014

    Join us for our annual Christmas celebration as we dine in the elegant Belmont Grand Salon. The evening begins at Belmont Mansion where a trolley will take guests to nearby home for cocktails and...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 Lebanon! Santa will be on board the train so be sure to bring your cameras! Order...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.


    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 in HD 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

    Yulefest at Mansker's Station

    Presented by City of Goodlettsville Parks at Mansker's Fort & the Bowen Plantation House, Goodlettsville

    December 6, 2014

    Ring in the holiday season in 1780s style. On this night, Historic Mansker's Station opens its doors for a free, festive night of old-tyme festivities. There will be refreshments in the...more

    Holiday Concert: The Blair School of Music's Suzuki Strings

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    The Blair School of Music Suzuki Strings performs songs of the season in an event that has become a holiday tradition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Enjoy the talents of approximately 50...more

    Christmas on Main Street

    Presented by Goodlettsville Area Chamber of Commerce at Goodlettsville Main Street, Goodlettsville

    December 6, 2014

    Kick off the Christmas season with Breakfast with Santa, the Christmas on Main Street Parade, kids' activities, musical performances, food, community and vendor booths, the City Tree Lighting...more

    Vol State Christmas Music Concert

    Presented by Volunteer State Community College at Wemyss Auditorium, Caudill Hall, Vol State, Gallatin

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    Vol State students perform holiday favorites in jazz, rock, soul and pop styles. There will also be a release of the annual holiday music CD.


    Family Workshop: Good as Gold: Creating Gilded Holiday Gifts

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    All that glitters in this program is gold. Work with family members to create unique holiday gifts and family heirlooms using real gold! Experiment with a variety of gilding...more

    First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown - December

    Presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts at Downtown Nashville, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of every month when art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings! Over 2,000 people attend this very popular monthly event....more

    Inaugural Christmas Tour Hohenwald Historic District

    Presented by Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce at Downtown Hohenwald, Hohenwald

    December 6, 2014

    Lewis County Historical Society in Hohenwald, Tennessee, is organizing the 1st Annual Christmas Tour of Hohenwald’s Historic District, on Saturday, December 6.

    Ticket admission is...more

    12South Winter WarmUP

    Presented by 12 South Neighborhood Association and Start 2 Finish Nashville at Sevier Park, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    The 12South Neighborhood will host the 3rd Annual Winter WarmUp 6K/12K race on Saturday, December 6, 2014 starting at 8 a.m. The race precedes the 5th Annual 12South Winter Warmer Beer Festival,...more

    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Presents: Deck the Hall Holiday Concert: Gene Watson

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

    December 6, 2014

    Considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation Gene Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business. Watson will share some songs...more

    Community Christmas – Handel's Messiah & After-Party

    Presented by Christ Presbyterian Church at Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Christ Presbyterian Church (on Old Hickory Blvd) will host its annual Community Christmas. The evening begins at 6:00pm with a professional production of Handel's...more

    Biltmore Christmas Concert in Nasville

    Presented by Bellevue Community Chorus at Bellevue Church of Christ, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    The Bellevue Community Chorus is excited to announce their performance of three concerts on the evening of December 28, 2014, at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The Chorus will be a...more

    Jill Brooks Christmas At The Vineyard

    Presented by Natchez Hills Vineyard at Natchez Hills Vineyard, Hampshire

    December 6, 2014

    Enjoy a relaxing Christmas dinner show at Natchez Hills Vineyard. Dine in style watching local recording artist Jill Brooks and Mt. Pleasant Middle School Kids On Stage perform at the Natchez...more

    2014 Christmas Parade

    Presented by Portland Chamber of Commerce at Freedom Drive/Main Street, Portland

    December 6, 2014

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    Lipscomb Bisons Men's Basketball vs. Tennessee State

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Allen Arena, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Lipscomb basketball games are the best value for family-friendly entertainment in Nashville . Every game features a Kids Zone with inflatables, games and other fun activities, player autograph...more

    1st Annual Marathon Village Holiday Market & Open House

    Presented by Marathon Village at Marathon Village Building, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

     Celebrate the holidays & shop local in the historic Marathon Village neighborhood during the inaugural Marathon Village Open House & Holiday Market! Explore the most creative and...more

    Christmas Luncheon at Belmont Mansion

    Presented by Belmont Mansion at Belmont Mansion, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Join us for a Festive Christmas Luncheon in the Belmont Grand Salon. The entire home will be decorated with Christmas cheer and we will dine to festive holiday melodies.


    Donelson Hermitage Christmas Parade

    Presented by Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce

    December 6, 2014

    30 Years ... An American Christmas Tradition.

    Join us for the 30th Annual DH Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6, 2014 with Grand Marshall: Hope Hines, Emmy Award...more

    Holiday Bazar

    Presented by Conexion Americas at Casa Azafran Community Center, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Support the budding businesses of our small business program! Shop for handmade gifts and enjoy coffee and treats from our food entrepreneurs. | Ven y disfruta cafecito, churros, empanadas y...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

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