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Nashville's 2013 Christmas & Holiday Events Calendar

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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 2013 Nashville Christmas and Holiday Events happening this year during the month of November and December.

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Last Updated - 12/17/2013

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.

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.

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.

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 Parties

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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!

11/9 The Spirituality of Advent

Advent is about waiting, watching, anticipating and preparing for the coming of the Christ Child. This special time within the church year can help us grow in our faith and aid us on our spiritual journey. This retreat will help the participant wait and watch with great expectation; anticipate with an openness to the presence of God and God's surprises; and prepare to receive a sense of renewed joy, hope, courage, peace, love, and justice within one's heart. Various methods of spiritual enrichment will be used including Bible study, prayer, conversation, music and poetry, and worship. Come and reinvigorate your spirit! Come and "prepare the way of the Lord" within your heart! 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 2nd Floor of Fondren Hall $25 includes lunch The Spirituality of Advent Led by Joyce D. Sohl, Laywoman-in-Residence, Scarritt-Bennett Center

11/9 Elves’ Faire

Join the Linden Waldorf School for the 17th Annual Elves’ Faire on the Linden Waldorf School campus in Green Hills. Enjoy traditional Elves’ Faire favorites including Candle Rolling, the Angel Room, the Global Music Stage, Jacob’s Ladder, Elves’ Den Marketplace, Linden Seeds Store, and Jump Rope Making. See some of our traditions in the making including Lantern Making! More food trucks, added admission lines, new Marketplace vendors and more are part of this year’s Elves’ Faire. November 9, 2013 9AM to 4PM

11/9 Mistletoe Market

Franklin High School Class of 2015. Presents The Holiday Event The Mistletoe Market. Warm up for the holidays with our festive holiday Market. Enjoy shopping for exceptional and unique holiday gifts, while you relish in the vision of delightful displays and a showcase of apparel, home décor, jewelry, accessories, gourmet foods and sweets. Mistletoe Market November 9th, 2013 10am - 4pm Franklin High School 810 Hillsboro Road

11/9 Making Merry in Berry Hill

With activities planned for the entire family, the fourth annual Making Merry in Berry Hill is prepared for a big turn-out next Saturday, November 9th, 9am-5pm. "Bransford Avenue is closed for the street festival to make way for the vendors and fun -- including the 'Kid's Zone' which will feature cookie decorating, a cupcake walk, gumdrop toss, balloons and bouncy castles," said a Berry Hill spokesman. The event has many area sponsors, including the House of Blues, Cafe Monells, Curious Heart, GasLamp Antiques, Pinnacle and Regions Banks. The festival will begin at City Hall with a parade at 9 a.m. led by Santa himself, who will also be on hand for photos. Throughout the event, musical entertainment will be performing on the festival stage, adding to the creative ambiance of the day.

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