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Nashville's 2011 Christmas & Holiday Events Calendar

Seasonal Shows - Winter Wonderlands - Christmas Lights - Holiday Events


From late November throughout December, Nashville offers tons of festive opportunities during the Christmas and Holiday Season. There is an unlimited supply of Christmas and holiday events and activities to be found and explored in the Middle Tennessee Area.

A Listing of 2011 Nashville Christmas and Holiday Events happening this year during the month of November and December.

All Events are listed in the following order:
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Last Updated - 11/29/2011

Nashville Event Calendar - December

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Nashville has a never ending supply of world class entertainment that's sure to please anyone and an absolute ton of Things to Do and See in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
Browse through our Nashville Event Calendar to find out what's currently happening in and around Nashville this month.

December Annual Event Guide

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Take a tour through our listing of the Best & Most Well-liked Annual Events that take place in and around Nashville every year in the month of December.

Christmas Lights & Holiday Displays

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A listing of s ome of the best Holiday Lights and Wondrous Displays that the Nashville area has to offer this Christmas Season. These annual sparkling, twinkling displays, all in celebration of the Christmas Holidays, are enough to keep you coming back for more and year after year.

Middle Tennessee Antebellum Mansions & Holiday Tours

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Every year in Middle Tennessee, the old antebellum homes are opened up to the public during the holiday season in grandiose style. One can find these wonderful old homes decorated with plenty authentic holiday items from today & yesteryear.

Opryland's A Country Christmas

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From the third week of November until the week after Christmas, Gaylord Opryland Hotel is host to many holiday events including the viewing their spectacular holiday lights, Ice, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Treasures for the Holidays, Brightest Star Fountain Show, Hall of Trees, to taking a General Jackson Holiday Cruise. It is four weeks of non-stop activities.

New Year's Eve

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Nashville is known around the world as Music City U.S.A. and there is always, every day, plenty of live music to be heard. So you can bet that when New Year's Eve rolls around that you will find a ton of musicians lined-up to perform within the boundaries of Nashville - every year!

12/2-12/3 Sheryl Crow Acoustic Christmas

Nine-time Grammy Award Winning Artist and Nashville resident Sheryl Crow, will perform two benefit concerts at the Franklin Theatre on December 2nd and 3rd, 2011. The shows will benefit the New Hope Academy, a unique children's school, also located in Franklin.

12/3 Handmade Holiday Market

The Porter Flea team is excited to announce the final vendor lineup at the second modern market event of 2011, Porter Flea: Handmade Holiday Market. The artisan market will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, from 12-8 PM indoors at the East Park Community Center, 600 Woodland Street, located in East Nashville. Porter Flea: Holiday will feature handmade gifts from over 60 local and regional artisans and designers, half a dozen popular food trucks, and live DJs. This one-of-a-kind market event will also benefit the East Park Community Center and Metro Parks.

12/3 Blair School Holiday Concert

The Blair School of Music Suzuki strings share sounds of the season at a holiday tradition at the Frist Center. Enjoy the talents of approximately 50 Blair School of Music's violin and cello students ages 5-13. In addition to traditional carols, the students will perform classical works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. 2:00 p.m. Free

12/3 Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk for Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation, Tennessee Chapter, will host their annual Williamson County Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk in historic downtown Franklin. The 5K run and 1 mile walk will begin at the historic square of downtown Franklin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3. The prevalence of arthritis or chronic joint symptoms is surging, affecting more than 1.5 million adults and over 6,000 children in Tennessee, and approximately 46 million (one in 5) Americans. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis raises awareness and funds to help prevent, control and cure arthritis and related diseases. Registration begins at 7:45am

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