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    All Aboard for a Trains! Encore

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

    September 22, 2012 - Ongoing

    If you loved last year’s Trains! exhibit at Cheekwood, you’re in for a treat this fall. We’re thrilled to have special selections from our wonderful garden railroad exhibition back again this year, on the lawn across from the Frist Learning Center. Explore all the details of three amazing outdoor model trains on three separate tracks— a treat for train enthusiasts and ...more


    All Through the House: An 1820s Christmas

    Presented by Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum at Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum, Nashville

    December 19, 2014

    Come see Christmas in the making! The 1820s were a transitional time for the holiday. Some of the traditions we take for granted today were not around yet, and many of the customs of the past have...more

    Holiday Classics Storytime

    Presented by Barnes & Noble - Cool Springs at Barnes & Noble - Cool Springs, Brentwood

    December 19, 2014

    Join us for a special Holiday Storytime on Friday, December 19 at 7:00 pm featuring holiday classics such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Night Before Christmas. Kids, come in your PJs...more

    Cinderella

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

    December 19, 2014

    Don't miss Wishing Chair Productions' ?Cinderella?! This musical telling is filled with magical surprises, featuring some of Tom Tichenor's most beautiful puppets. Group accommodations are not...more

    Cinderella

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

    December 19, 2014

    Don't miss Wishing Chair Productions' ?Cinderella?! This musical telling is filled with magical surprises, featuring some of Tom Tichenor's most beautiful puppets. Group accommodations are not...more

    Cinderella

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

    December 19, 2014

    Don't miss Wishing Chair Productions' ?Cinderella?! This musical telling is filled with magical surprises, featuring some of Tom Tichenor's most beautiful puppets. Group accommodations are not...more

    Scrooge

    Presented by Cumberland County Playhouse at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville

    November 21 - December 20, 2014

    The classic musical tale of Ebenezer Scrooge - and the spirits who guide his reluctant journey and show him the true spirit of Christmas. Great fun for the whole family!

    SPONSORED BY:...more

    "Let It Go" Winter Performance

    Presented by Williamson County Parks and Recreation at Rolling Hills Community Church, Franklin

    December 20, 2014

    Students from the Rhythm & Spirit dance, cheer and tumbling program present their holiday recital: “Let It Go,” at 1:00 p.m. (Longview students) and 5:00 p.m. (Franklin students)...more

    42nd Annual Candlelight Tour

    Presented by Carnton Plantation & Battlefield and Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

    December 16 - December 20, 2014

    In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, the theme of this year's Candlelight Tour is "The Christmas That Never Was." The Carter House and Carnton...more

    BEING EBENEZER - One Family's Christmas Carol

    Presented by GroundWorks Theatre at Darkhorse Theater, Nashville

    December 12 - December 20, 2014

    GroundWorks Theatre presents the premiere of BEING EBENEZER - One Family's Christmas Carol.

    Experience the love, forgiveness & redemption of Christmas as you watch a cast of actors...more

    Elf (PG)

    Presented by The Franklin Theatre at The Franklin Theatre, Franklin

    December 13 - December 20, 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...more

    Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: Christmas with The Rigneys

    Presented by Granville Museum, Inc. at Sutton General Store, Granville

    December 20, 2014

    Enjoy a Christmas Bluegrass Dinner & Show at Sutton's Ole Time Music Hour in Granville TN.
    The Rigneys is a high energy bluegrass band that offers...more

    Quilts for Friends on Display in Cannon Hall

    Presented by Arts Center of Cannon County at Arts Center of Cannon County , Woodbury

    November 8 - December 20, 2014

    John Harris and his family moved from NYC to Dekalb County some 40 years ago.  After retiring 7 years ago John decided to see if he could learn to use a sewing machine and...more

    Winter Celebration

    Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

    December 20, 2014

    Join us as we celebrate the Winter Solstice by watching the sunset on one of the shortest days of the year, enjoying winter stories, warming up around a campfire, and walking through the woods...more

    Family Program: Song and Story Time

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

    December 20, 2014

    Little listeners hear a story and create art inspired by the music, artists, and objects featured in the museum’s galleries. This month’s program will explore family traditions during...more

    Photos with Santa

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

    December 20, 2014

    Children are invited to share their Christmas list with Santa Claus and pose for a complimentary photo. Photos provided by Generation Domination. Deck the Hall is supported by Coca-Cola Bottling...more

    Family Program: Guitar 101

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

    December 20, 2014

    Learn a few guitar chords and some simple festive songs that celebrate the season! Touring musician and teacher Jeff Burke will lead this introductory, hands-on workshop. Burke taught group...more

    The Ornaments Present: A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Presented by The Family Wash at Family Wash, Nashville

    December 15 - December 20, 2014

    It's an East Nashville tradition! The Ornaments — Jen Gunderman, James "Hags" Haggerty and Martin Lynds...more

    The Ornaments Present: A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Presented by Belcourt Theatre at Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

    December 20, 2014

    It's a Nashville tradition! With a Saturday morning at the Belcourt! The Ornaments — Jen Gunderman, James "Hags"...more

    4th Annual Holiday Improv Comedy Spectacular!

    Presented by Nashville Improv Company at Bongo After Hours Theatre, Nashville

    December 20, 2014

    The Holidays are a magical, stressful, wondrous, and fun time of the year. Let us make your year brighter by giving the gift of comedy, the only present that can't be regifted or...more

    Christmas in Carrie's Attic

    Presented by Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

    December 20, 2014

    On Saturday, Dec. 20 The Battle of Franklin Trust will host this year’s final Hands on History program, featuring festive activities that would have been present during a Civil War era...more

    My Best Little Buddy Book Signing to Benefit Nashville Cat Rescue

    Presented by Woodcraft Music at PetSmart Rivergate, Madison

    December 20, 2014

    Part of a continuing series of book signings to benefit Nashville Cat Rescue. Songwriter turned author Tom Templeman will be selling and signing copies of his book, My...more

    Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

    Presented by Murfreesboro Little Theatre at Murfreesboro Little Theatre, Murfreesboro

    December 5 - December 20, 2014

    Jacob Marley was dead to begin with.  There is no doubt whatever about that.  Marley was dead. And with these words, the story of Jacob Marley - both before and after his death -...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

    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.


    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

    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

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

    December 20 - December 21, 2014

    Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.
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    Family Program: Make Letterpress Holiday Prints with Hatch Show Print

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

    December 21, 2014

    Kids get hands-on with letterpress in this unique workshop at Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the United States. Participants learn about letterpress...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

    Drop-In Family Program: Country Cookies

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

    December 21, 2014

    Share in our tradition of cookie decorating to celebrate the holiday season. Frost and garnish your cookie to represent your favorite artist, song, or artifact, or invent a creation all your own....more

    Drop-In Family Program: Country Cookies

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

    December 21, 2014

    Share in our tradition of cookie decorating to celebrate the holiday season. Frost and garnish your cookie to represent your favorite artist, song, or artifact, or invent a creation all your own....more

    My Girls Holiday Fundraiser

    Presented by My Girls at New Providence Outreach Center, Clarksville

    December 21, 2014

    The My Girls organization will be hosting our first fundraiser! Join us for crafts, music, and holiday cheer. We will be creating holiday cards for local nursing homes, homeless shelters, and...more

    Two Old Hippies Kids Rock Open Mic

    Presented by Two Old Hippies at Two Old Hippies, Nashville

    December 21, 2014

    Join us at Two Old Hippies in the Gulch every Sunday for our Kids Rock Open Mic! If you're children are under age 17 and need a stage to perform on, please come on by and show off those...more

    Mother Goose Moments

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

    December 22, 2014

    Every Monday at 10:00 a.m. Babies, birth through 24 months, may join Miss Donna for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, ABCs, 123s, stories and more.


    Preschool Story Time

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

    December 22, 2014

    Mondays at 10:00 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, and fun!


    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


    Preschool Story Time

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

    December 22, 2014

    Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. be part of the fun, sharing stories, songs, dancing and sometimes crafts!


    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!


    Toddler Time

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

    December 22, 2014

    Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. Includes 15 mintues of stories, songs, & fingerplays and 15 minutes of socialization through play for ages 18 months to 3 years.

    Wonder Baby!

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

    December 22, 2014

    Come on over to the Inglewood Branch Library for an engaging program geared toward babies (0-24 months) & their caregivers. We'll have fun with stories, songs, sign language, music & creative play!

    Baby & Me Story Time

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

    December 22, 2014

    Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. Bring your baby (0-24 months) to this special story time. We will have fun learning songs, nursery rhymes, and other beginning literacy skills.

    All About Air Science Club

    Presented by Mr. Bond and The Science Guys at Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet

    October 21 - December 23, 2014

    This fun eight week program will be all about air! We will freeze objects with Liquid Nitrogen, explode things with air pressure, run planes with air power, separate oxygen from water, make hot...more

    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

    Twilite Story Hour

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

    December 23, 2014

    Every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a fun family evening filled with stories and crafts!


    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

    Baby and Me Story Time

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

    December 23, 2014

    Stories and activities are for the caregiver and the baby to do together. Limited to babies 24 months or younger.

    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

    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

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