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Nashville's 2013 Christmas & Holiday Events Calendar

Seasonal Shows - Winter Wonderlands - Christmas Lights - Holiday Events

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12/11-12/12 Behold The Lamb Of God - Andrew Peterson

One of the most highly anticipated Christmas concerts of the holiday season, Behold The Lamb Of God, will launch in December for its annual run.

12/11-12/13 Handel's Messiah

The Nashville Symphony and Chorus ring in the holiday season with their annual performances of Handel's brilliant oratorio Messiah. The Nashville Symphony and Chorus ring in the holiday season with their annual performances of Handel’s inspiring oratorio Messiah. This Baroque-era masterpiece gives expression to universal thoughts and emotions through an astonishing range of music, with moments of tranquility, darkness and exuberance — and there’s no better place to hear it than at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

12/14 Christmas Toy Train Show

The Annual Christmas Toy Train Show sponsored by the Music City Chapter of the Train Collectors Association features operating train layouts, workshops and demonstrations, hard to find parts, drawings for complete Lionel Trains sets, door prizes, and free parking. This event takes place in the Agriculture Building and the children absolutely adore it.

12/14 Natchez Hills Vineyard Christmas Dinner & Show

12/14- Natchez Hills Vineyard Christmas Dinner & Show - Featuring Porter Howell of Little Texas, Templeton Thompson, Sam Gay & Kids On Stage. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at www.natchezhills.com or by phone at 931-285-2500.

12/14 St. Nicholas Ball

The St. Nicholas Ball is being held Saturday evening on December 14th with a VIP reception from 6:00 pm – 6:30pm and dinner and dancing from 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm. Enjoy a premiere silent auction of designer Christmas trees and a display of award winning gingerbread houses. Festive, semi-formal attire.

12/14 Christmas in Carrie’s Attic

Join the Carter House in celebrating Christmas! Children will learn about how Christmas was celebrated during the mid-1800s, listen to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and make some Christmas decorations. For children 5-10 yrs and reservations are required!

12/14 Twas The Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say, "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. Don't miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!

12/14-12/15 Dickens of a Christmas

Downtown Franklin is transformed in to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with over 250 costumed characters, street performers, Victorian food, and horse-drawn carriage rides. The Dickens of a Christmas event is held on Franklin's Historic Main Street & brings the joy and charm of an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas recreated from the pages of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and other Dickens' tales.

12/15 Festival of Carols

Brentwood United Methodist Church (BUMC) will present its 2013 "Festival of Carols,” on Sunday, December 15, 2013, at 7 p.m., in the Sanctuary. The “Festival of Carols” features the over 90-voice BUMC Chancel Choir, directed by Dr. Bill Caldwell and accompanied by Patsy Wade, pianist; Dr. Gregg Bunn, organist; and a 40-member professional orchestra. Other musical participants on the program are the Alleluia Choir of 5th and 6th graders, directed by James Wells; and the BUMC Ringers, the adult handbell choir conducted by Dr. Bunn. In addition to an array of memorable seasonal musical selections, the free concert will include some well-known Christmas carols with an opportunity for the audience to join in singing at several points during the one-hour festival of music. Scheduled to be on the program are "Ding Dong Merrily," "Heavenly Light," "Ave Maria," "I Saw Three Ships," "A Father's Love," "Breath of Heaven," "Sussex Carol," and "Fum, Fum, Fum," plus other favorites. Brentwood United Methodist Church is located at 309 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027. For information, call (615) 373-3663

12/18 John Tesh Big Band Christmas

John Tesh and his Big Band Orchestra are “swinging” into town so you can “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”! On stage with 14 performers, John will play favorite holiday tunes in the big band style, will treat you to piano solos, and will charm you with his engaging rapport with the audience. Designed to delight all ages, this show is sure to entertain young and old alike. With three gold albums, two Grammy nominations, and the nationally-syndicated "John Tesh Radio Show", John Tesh is known worldwide as a leading and respected figure in the entertainment industry.

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