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Nashville's 2013 Christmas & Holiday Events Calendar

Seasonal Shows - Winter Wonderlands - Christmas Lights - Holiday Events

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11/15-11/17 Whistlestop Weekend

Hear that whistle off in the distance? It's coming from the Adventure Science Center and it sounds the start of the holiday season! Whistlestop Weekend, the Center's traditional model train extravaganza, returns for the 27th year, heralding the beginning of the holidays and delighting young and old with a dizzying array of magical model trains.

11/15-11/17 Christmas Village

The Annual Christmas Village is a shopping tradition in Middle Tennessee and there are over 260 merchants, from around the country, selling their products to more than 25,000 enthusiastic shoppers throughout the multi-day event, which includes a highly anticipated private sneak preview night.

11/24 Christmas with Renaissance

Christmas with Renaissance is an annual celebration that showcases the talents of the Renaissance Program at Bethel University. This "fun for the whole family" performance will boast a wide variety of genres of music all focused on the Christmas theme. Christmas with Renaissance will be at James K. Polk Theater in Nashville, TN - November 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

11/23 Mannheim Steamroller

The Mannheim Steamroller tour, now in its 27th year, is still met by sold-out audiences and was one of the top 20 concert tours in the nation last year. This year Mannheim Steamroller's two touring ensembles will hold over 90 performances throughout the United States. Grammy Award® winner Chip Davis will direct and co-produce the performances with MagicSpace Entertainment. The shows will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in an intimate setting.The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller will be at Andrew Jackson Hall in Nashville, TN - November 23, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

11/25 Christmas 4 Kids Benefit Concert

Grand Ole Opry member and Country music legend celebrate this annual event at the Ryman Auditorium to benefit Christmas 4 Kids - every year.

11/29 The Story Tour

The Story Tour, presented by World Vision, is a Christmas celebration featuring an all-star cast of some of today’s top Christian recording artists including Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, Matthew West, Nichole Nordeman, Selah and Rawsrvnt, along with special guest author/speakers Randy Frazee, musical director Bernie Herms, and a full orchestra and children’s choir. THE STORY TOUR is a fully-produced multi-media experience with the artists performing the multi-artist album of the same name in its entirety.

11/29-12/1 Bright Lights & Biscuits

Pop-up Retail Shop in the Loveless Barn featuring the Loveless Holiday Gift Collection and year-round traditional treats. Includes make-your-own gift baskets, gift-wrapping and shipping. Santa and the Mrs. stop by for lunch (between 11 am and 2 pm). Sample the world-famous Loveless Preserves, Bacon, Piggy Popcorn (yes … caramel popcorn flavored with bacon pieces!) and more wonderful tasty treats. Watch and learn from live Cooking Demonstrations of much-loved holiday dishes. Sip hot holiday beverages. Enjoy holiday-themed Kid’s Activities. Delight in the Christmas Lights and Decorations.

12/3 Chanukah at the Tennessee State Capitol

Celebrate the festival of Lights with the lighting of the tallest Menorah in Tennessee with Governor Bill Haslam. ~ The event will include the historic lighting of Tennessee's Tallest Menorah ~ Chanukah Party with live music ~ Dreidels, Chanukah Gelt and Donuts Tuesday, December 3, 4:15 PM Corner of Charlotte and Sixth Ave.

12/4 Martina McBride - Joy of Christmas Tour

Superstar singer/songwriter Martina McBride is set to bring her Joy of Christmas Tour to Nashville for a one-night-only extravaganza at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Holiday revelers young and old will celebrate the season, as Martina and her 12-piece band bring their love of the holidays to the Mother Church of Country Music.

12/5 Irish Tenors Christmas Show

Joined by the Nashville Symphony, the Irish Tenors will breathe new life into traditional carols, classic Irish ballads and beloved religious hymns at this very special holiday concert. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season, so bring the whole family and help us deck the halls with festive cheer!

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