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Thompson's Station Tree Lighting

Join us on Sunday, December 2nd from 4-6 pm in Sarah Benson Park for our annual Tree Lighting! We'll have photos with Santa, food, caroling and more! Save the date!!!
Dates: 
12/02/2018
4 - 6 pm
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Location:

Sarah Benson Park
1513 Thompson's Station Rd W
Thompson's Station, TN, 37179
United States

Phone:

615-794-4333

Family Christmas Trail at Harpeth River State Park

Bring the whole family out for a fun holiday evening at Harpeth River State Park's Gossett Tract in Kingston Springs. There will be festive music, hot chocolate, fun christmas crafts and a self guided 1/2 mile hike through a wooded winter wonderland trail decorated in lights and ornaments. This event can be enjoyed at your own pace starting at 4:00pm and ending at 5:30pm. Please wear suitable outdoor shoes. This program is subject to weather. *This is an outdoor event.
Dates: 
12/02/2018
4 - 5:30 pm
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Location:

Hwy. 70
Kingston Springs, TN, 37887
United States

Phone:

(615) 952-2099

The Mini-Nutcracker

Centennial Youth Ballet's Mini-Nutcracker brings to life a young girl's Christmas dream. Swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers, dancing bon bons and giant mice battling miniature soldiers will transport the audience to a world of entrancing fantasy.
Dates: 
11/30/2018
12/01/2018
12/02/2018
Friday: 7 - 8:30 pm; Saturday: 2 and 7 pm; Sunday: 1 pm
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Location:

The Harpeth Hall School
3801 Hobbs Road
Nashville, TN, 37215
United States

Phone:

615-862-8439

Christmas at Cannonsburgh Village

Celebrate an Old-fashioned Christmas with hot apple cider, photos with Santa, cookies, and a hayride. Weather permitting, local crafters will be selling their handmade goods. This is an outdoor event, so bundle up and come enjoy the day. This is a free event, but there is a fee for pictures with Santa.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
10 am - 3 pm
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Location:

Cannonsburgh Village
312 S. Front Street
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129
United States

Phone:

615-893-7439

Bring Donation for Second Harvest Food Bank – Receive FREE Admission on Mondays at the Frist Center

Start the season off right by giving. We are offering free admission on Mondays in November and December to guests bringing nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Look for the collection barrels next to Visitor Services. The items most needed by Second Harvest are peanut butter, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, and cereal. We look forward to seeing you—thank you for your generosity.
Dates: 
11/26/2018
12/03/2018
12/10/2018
all day
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Location:

919 Broadway – Downtown
Nashville, TN, 37203
United States

Phone:

615.244.3340

Smyrna Christmas Parade!

Folks of all ages will gather along Lowry Street in anticipation of the arrival of floats, bands, classic cars, dancers and, of course, Santa Claus as they travel northbound on Lowry Street toward Sam Ridley Parkway. This year's theme is "Songs of the Season". Make sure to bring a donation of non-perishable items for the Nourish Food Bank of Smyrna! We will have a float in the parade to collect the donations!
Dates: 
12/02/2018
2-4 pm
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Organization:

Town of Smyrna, TN

Location:

315 South Lowry St
Smyrna, TN, 37167
United States

Phone:

(615) 459-9773

Metro Nashville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

This year's ceremony will be a family-friendly winter celebration featuring performances by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church Choir, the Nashville Classical Pop Choir, and the Isaiah T. Creswell Middle School of the Arts Choir. The event will also feature a live broadcast from Mix 92.9 FM, along with appearances by Santa, Gnash, T-Rac and Booster. For this holiday event, we're also partnering with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office to collect toys for the Last Minute Toy Store. All attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or other age-appropriate gift in the $10 – $25 price range for ages newborn to eighteen. Attendees will be able to utilize Nissan Stadium Parking Lots E and F for free public parking, starting at 4 p.m.
Dates: 
11/30/2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Location:

Public Square Park
3rd Ave N and Union St
Nashville, TN, 37201
United States

Phone:

615-880-3673

Christmas Parade in Hendersonville

Bring your chairs and hot cocoa and get ready for one of Hendersonville’s most anticipated events of the year! Smile and wave as your whole family enjoys a parade of marching bands, horse drawn floats, and of course your favorite Christmas characters brought together with love by local families, businesses and community organizations. This event is one you don’t want to miss!
Dates: 
12/02/2018
2:30 - 5 pm
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Location:

101 Maple Drive North
Hendersonville , TN, 37075
United States

Phone:

822-3898

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade in Hendersonville

The Sumner County “Deck the Hulls” Christmas Boat Parade brings a ton of family fun, excitement, and is a holiday spectacular for all ages! This annual event attracts thousands of spectators seeking to enjoy the beautiful boats showcase. Parade begins at Drakes Creek Marina . Viewing at Mallard Park is free.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
5:30 - 9 pm
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Location:

101 Maple Drive North
Hendersonville , TN, 37075
United States

Phone:

822-3898

Nashville Flute Choir at the Frist Center

The members of the Nashville Flute Choir combine the sounds of C flutes, piccolos, alto flutes, bass flutes, and harmony instruments to produce beautiful music. The choir performs throughout the community, spreading good cheer with gentle renditions of heart-warming holiday carols.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
1 - 1:45
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Location:

919 Broadway – Downtown
Nashville, TN, 37203
United States

Phone:

615.244.3340

Historic Home Yuletide Tours at the Nashville Zoo

Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16. The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today. Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.
Dates: 
12/01/2018
12/02/2018
12/08/2018
10 am to 3 pm
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Organization:

Nashville Zoo

Location:

3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN, 37211
United States

Phone:

(615) 833-1534