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Nashville's 2012 Christmas & Holiday Events Calendar

Seasonal Shows - Winter Wonderlands - Christmas Lights - Holiday Events

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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 2012 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 - 12/1/2012

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.

11/30-12/1 Maury Christmas Tour

Tour majestic Antebellum and Federal homes and churches where Union troops headquartered, were surrounded, and escaped! See Oaklawn, where Gen. John Bell Hood spent the night while Union soldiers slipped through confederate lines. Be thrilled by Rippavilla Plantation, the site of the General's breakfast meeting - 5 of the Generals at the breakfast would be dead by day's end, killed at the Battle of Franklin.

11/30-12/1 Carter House Candlelight Tour

The Candlelight Tour illuminates the rich heritage of Franklin by opening historic homes, churches, and businesses for two evenings. Sites are decorated for the Christmas holiday, combining the beauty of some of Franklin’s most beautiful homes with the warmth of the season. Guests are greeted with visions and stories of the past as they progress through the tour. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Participating sites will be announced in the fall. November 30 & December 1

12/1 Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk

Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.

12/1 Blair School of Music - Holiday Music

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. 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. The Blair Suzuki String Program is directed by Carol Smith. Free - Saturday, December 1 2:00 p.m.

12/1 A Farmhouse Christmas

A Farmhouse Christmas Tour is an invitation to join Joey+Rory in their living room for a special evening of love, country music and Christmas at the farm. The stage will be set up like the living room in their own 1870s farm house in Tennessee, and the evening of music, stories and memories will warm your heart more than a cup of hot cider on a cold day.

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