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Nashville's 2013 Christmas & Holiday Events Calendar

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12/5 Christmas In The Village

You and your family are invited to the annual Hillsboro Village Christmas In The Village event on Thursday December 5th, from 5 pm until 8 pm. Santa will arrive at 6 pm sharp to sit for photos at Fido (1812 21st Ave So). Photos will be FREE in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy to donate to TOYS FOR TOTS. Merchants will be offering holiday drink specials and free food samples including hot chocolate, sweet bakery treats, Yule logs and cookies. Bell ringers, carolers and bands will be performing. Live, funky Christmas music will be performed at several locations, including the stage on the corner of Belcourt and 21st avenues. Sign up for a Village-wide raffle at all participating merchant locations. A lucky winner will receive a huge assortment of gifts from many of our shops and restaurants. Artisans will have displays in many shops and Santa's helpers will show you how to make mistletoe ornaments. Join us to kick off your holiday shopping festivities with discounts and specials, rain or shine! WHAT: CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 5th 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rain or shine WHERE: All over Hillsboro Village, at all participating merchants. Hillsboro Village starts at the intersection of 21st Avenue and Belcourt Avenue. WHO: Family-friendly. For everyone who wants Christmas festivities and shopping fun. COST: FREE PARKING: Free parking behind Cornerstone Financial (1701 21st Ave So.)

12/5 Scarritt Bennett Holiday Concert

A celebratory evening the Scarritt Bennett Center filled at the with holiday classics.

12/5 TENsational: Sugar Plums

Nashville in Harmony (NiH) will present the musical gift of a holiday "greatest hits" show all wrapped up in a bow. "TENsational: Sugar Plums" will be December 5 at the Historic Ryman Auditorium. NiH has culled through all the holiday music they have performed over the last nine years and has selected the most requested songs to be performed at this amazing show.

12/6 61st Annual Nashville Christmas Parade

Piedmont Natural Gas proudly continues its support of a Nashville tradition, the Nashville Christmas Parade. The 61sth annual Nashville Christmas Parade will fill the Nashville night with holiday sights and sounds on Friday, December 6th. The parade normally starts at LP Field crossing the Woodland Street Bridge, west down 2nd Avenue and marching down Broadway.

12/6 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Christmas Concert

With almost 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are seven-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year Award. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Association Vocal Group of the Year, crowned in October at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, on the heels of Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the Ryman Auditorium

12/6-12/7 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.

12/6-12/7 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.

12/7 Yule Fest

Join in the celebration of Christmas customs typical of the late 18th century. Both the Bowen Plantation House and Mansker's Fort are decorated for the season. Enjoy musicians and storytellers at both sites.

12/7 Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes

Usher in the holiday season with this enchanting tour of historic homes. The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes will be from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The tour will feature beautiful and historic private homes as well as the graceful Oaklands Mansion. Set in the historic district of Murfreesboro, stops along the delightful tour will be festively adorned historical homes and churches, dressed in holly and evergreens. Additionally, living history demonstrations will be presented on the lawn of the mansion. Admission is charged.

12/7 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.

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