December Plan Ahead: Your December events calendar

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  • Amy Grant & Vince Gill | Mon., Dec.13-Wed., Dec. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $40+ | This 12-concert residency, “Christmas at the Ryman,” features multiple guest artists. 
  • Laser Holidays | Days vary | Times vary | Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd. | $11 | A 30-minute laser show set to Christmas classics in the Planetarium
  • Holiday LIGHTS | Daily | 5-10 p.m. | Cheekwood Estate & Gardens | $16+ | Marvel at more than 1 million lights covering the gardens and estate. 🎄
  • A Christmas Story | Thurs., Dec. 2-Sun., Dec. 19 | Times vary | TPAC, Johnson Theater | $46.50+ | A rendition of the feature film brought to life for live audiences 
  • Nashville’s Nutcracker | Wed., Dec. 15-Fri., Dec. 24 | Times vary | TPAC, Andrew Jackson Hall | $35+ | A classic play with dreamy costumes, glittering sets + more
  • Nightscape Presents: “Snow Globe” at JW Marriott | Fri., Dec. 3-Thurs., Dec. 30 | 4:30-9 p.m. | JW Marriott | $20+ | Be transported into a winter wonderland with LED visuals, nostalgic scents, falling snow, and a holiday-inspired menu.
  • “The Nightmare Before…” Holiday Pop-Up | Wed., Dec. 1-Fri., Dec. 31 | 12 p.m.-1 a.m. | Dream Nashville | Cost of purchase | Head to the Parlour Bar for a frightfully merry time at this immersive “The Nightmare Before Christmas”-themed display.

Dec. 1-5

Wed., Dec. 1 

  • Midland | Wed., Dec. 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $35+ | The Texas-based group will perform with special guest Hailey Whitters.
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Wed., Dec. 1 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $45+ | The progressive rock band will be celebrating 25 years of music on its winter tour. 
  • Jennifer Nettles | Wed., Dec. 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $44+ | The artist will perform holiday and Broadway hits with the Nashville Symphony. 
  • Holiday Bingo Night | Wed., Dec. 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | A family-friendly event with multiple prizes available 🎲
  • Nashville Veterans Job Fair | Wed., Dec. 1 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Veterans can connect with multiple industries for career opportunities. 💼
  • Anzie Blue Turns 2 | Wed., Dec. 1 | 7 p.m. | Anzie Blue, 2111 Belcourt Ave. | $20 | Watch comedian Josh Black perform and enjoy a special menu paired with coffee, cocktails, and CBD.

Thurs., Dec. 2 

  • Frist at Home: Architecture | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 1:30-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | An online conversation that focuses on the architecture of the museum
  • Midland | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $35+ | The Texas-based group will perform with special guest Hailey Whitters.
  • Nashville Predators vs. Boston Bruins | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $20+ | The Preds will take on the Bruins for the first time this season. 🏒
  • Family Program: Songwriting Tune-Up | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 3-5:15 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame | Cost of Admission | A one-on-one songwriting session with a professional songwriter that can help develop a young artist’s craft
  • Brené Brown | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | $37+ | The author will discuss her newest novel, “Atlas of the Heart,” with the book included in the price of admission. 
  • Farruko | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | $70+ | The artist will perform on his “La 167” Tour. 
  • Levi Hummon & Roman Alexander | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 8 p.m. | The Basement East | $12+ | The artists will perform on their “Good Times & Late Nights” Tour. 
  • East Nash Holiday Bash | Thurs., Dec. 2-Sat., Dec. 4 | Times vary | 1108 Woodland St. | Cost of purchase | Get in the holiday spirit by making festive crafts, enjoying food vendors, and hanging ornaments on the community tree. 
  • Candlelight: Holiday Special | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 9 p.m. | Studio 615, 272 Broadmoor Dr. | $30+ | A string quartet will perform holiday classics with a vocalist on select pieces. 🎻
  • Hermitage Christmas Tree Lighting | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 6 p.m. | Hermitage Library | Free | The Donelson Hermitage Neighborhood Alliance will be collecting toys for donation and canned food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. 🎄

Fri., Dec. 3 

  • The Mavericks | Fri., Dec. 3 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $45+ | Fresh off the band’s new album, “En Español,” the group will be joined by special guest The Lizzy Project.
  • Evanescence & Halestorm | Fri., Dec. 3 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $40+ | The bands will perform with special guest Lilith Czar.
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol | Fri., Dec. 3-Sun., Dec. 5 | Times vary | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $40+ | The Nashville Symphony will perform the musical score along with a screening of the film. 📽️
  • Friday Night Opry | Fri., Dec. 3 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $50+ | The show will feature Keith  Kristyn Getty, Shenandoah, Birdtalker, Holly Williams, and others.
  • The Weeks | Fri., Dec. 3 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $25 | The band will perform with special guests The Foxies + Motherfolk.
  • Fireside Fridays | Fri., Dec. 3 | 7-10 p.m. | The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels Nashville | Free | Take in skyline views with DJ entertainment + one complimentary s’more.

Sat., Dec. 4

  • Vol Call: Pullin’ Party | Sat., Dec. 4 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100 | Free | Help fight the invasive species + restore the natural integrity of the park by pulling weeds. 🌿
  • Explore the Dirt Under Our Feet | Sat., Dec. 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100 | Free | Explore the soils in the different areas of the park. 
  • Saturday Night Opry | Sat., Dec. 4 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $50+ | The show will feature Suzy Bogguss, Clare Dunn, The Kentucky Headhunters, Del McCoury + more. 
  • Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens | Sat., Dec. 4 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $50+ | Guests are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test. 🏒
  • Tennessee Storytime | Sat., Dec. 4 | 10-11 a.m. | Tennessee State Museum | Free | Miss Morgan will read stories related to our history + culture to kids ages 3-6. 
  • The Mavericks | Sat., Dec. 4 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $35+ | Fresh off the band’s new album, “En Español,” the band will perform with special guest Hector Tellez Jr. 
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol | Sat., Dec. 3 | 7 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $40+ | The Nashville Symphony will perform the musical score along with a screening of the film. 
  • Live Greenery Workshop | Sat., Dec. 4 | 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. | Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Estate | $46.50+ | Learn how to make a custom winter wreath for your home. 
  • Family Program: Songwriting 101 Workshop | Sat., Dec. 4 | 10:30-1:30 a.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame | Cost of Admission | Music professional Adam Ollendorff will teach the fundamentals of songwriting, including form, theme, and rhyme. 
  • Free Kids Saturday | Sat., Dec. 4 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | Bring the kids for storytime, music + more. 
  • Beyond Wings | Sat., Dec. 4 | 7-10 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | Watch a circus performance that includes flow arts, fire dancing, stilt walking, juggling, and more.
  • Show & Sell: A Maker’s Bazaar | Sat., Dec. 4 | 1-5 p.m. | 507 Hagan St. | Free | Explore this outdoor market featuring handmade custom apparel, experimental comics, and more.
  • Reuse Workshop Extravaganza | Sat., Dec. 4-Sun., Dec. 5 | Times vary | Turnip Green Creative Reuse, 407 Houston St. | Donation based | Attend a series of leatherworking workshops + learn how to make wallets, clutch handbags, earrings, and other items.
  • A Donelson Christmas | Sat., Dec. 4 | Donelson Pike + Donelson Plaza | 2 + 4 p.m. | Free | A parade followed by the decorating of the community Christmas tree at Donelson Plaza.

Sun., Dec. 5

  • Opry Country Christmas | Sun., Dec. 5 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $45+ | The show will feature John Berry, Mandy Barnett, The Gatlin Brothers, Charlie McCoy, Lorrie Morgan + Riders in the Sky. 🎄
  • Nelly | Sun., Dec. 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $43.95+ | The artist will perform with Jimmie Allen + Blanco Brown on his “Lil Bit of Music” series. 
  • Repeal Day Mixology Class | Sun., Dec. 5 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Frist Art Museum | $60+ | Learn how to make three Prohibition-era cocktails in celebration of the passage of the 21st Amendment on Dec. 5, 1933. 🍸
  • Andrew Peterson | Sun., Dec. 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $52.50+ | Nashville singer-songwriter presents the advent song cycle: “Behold the Lamb of God.” 
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol | Sun., Dec. 5 | 7 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $40+ | The Nashville Symphony will perform the musical score along with a screening of the film. 
  • Beyond Wings Sunday! | Sun., Dec. 5 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | Watch a circus performance that includes flow arts, fire dancing, stilt walking, juggling + more. 🤸‍♀️
  • Plaza Mariachi Farmers Market | Sun., Dec. 5 | 9 am.-5 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | Find fruits + vegetables, clothing, furniture + more.
  • Neighborgoods Market | Sun., Dec. 5 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Farmhouse at Durham Farms, 351 Azalea Cir., Hendersonville | Free | Shop from over 40 women-owned small businesses, artisans, and creatives at this outdoor market. 
  • Holiday Art Festival | Sun., Dec. 5 | 12-5 p.m. | 4340 Sidco Dr. | Free | Shop fine art, hand-crafted artisan gifts, holiday decorations, and more made by local artists.
  • 8th Annual HanukkahFest | Sun., Dec. 5 | 12-3 p.m. | Gordon Jewish Community Center, 801 Percy Warner Blvd. | $6+ | Tickets include dinner, latkes, and donuts in celebration of Hanukkah. 

Dec. 6-12

Mon., Dec. 6 

  • Artists: Exhibit Your Work at Greenville Center for Creative Arts | Dec. 6-Fri., Jan. 28 | Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 101 Abney St. | $30 | With over 2,000 sq ft of exhibition space, Greenville Center for Creative Arts invites artists and curators to submit proposals for its 2024 exhibition schedule ($30 per artist proposal). Ⓟ
  • Andrew Peterson | Mon., Dec. 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $52.50+ | Nashville singer-songwriter presents the advent song series, “Behold the Lamb of God.” 
  • InsideOut Theater Workshop | Mon., Dec. 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | Learn how to create a character for a performance with Mark Cabus. 🎭
  • Ashley Herring Blake & Rebecca Podos | Mon., Dec. 6 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join as the editors of “Fools in Love: Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales” discuss the book. 
  • Mariachi Olimpico | Mon., Dec. 6 | 12-2:45 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | Watch an authentic mariachi band perform at the plaza. 
  • Pink Sweat$ | Mon., Dec. 6 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $22+ | The band will perform with special guest Kirby on its “Pink Moon” tour.
  • Christmas with Patrick Thomas | Mon., Dec. 6 | 7 p.m. | The Franklin Theatre | $40+ | “The Voice” alum will perform a full-band show with holiday tunes + special guests.

Tues., Dec. 7 

  • Tuesday Night Opry | Tues., Dec. 7 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $45+ | The show will feature Jimmie Allen, Bill Anderson, John Crist, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, and Dailey & Vincent.
  • Home Free | Tues., Dec. 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $40+ | The all-vocal entendre will perform on its “Warmest Winter” tour. 🎤
  • Night at the Hall | Tues., Dec. 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame | $70+ | Troubadour members can view an exclusive concert by recording artist Hannah Dasher.
  • Ann Patchett in conversation with Amor Towles | Tues., Dec. 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | $33+ | Guests will listen to the author discuss her latest novel, “These Precious Days,” and receive a copy of the book.
  • Loteria Night | Tues., Dec. 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | Play the Mexican bingo-style game with a potential to win cash prizes. 🎴
  • Lunch with Les Dames | Tues., Dec. 7 | 11:30-1:30 p.m. | Margot Café & Bar, 1017 Woodland St. | $95 | Tickets include lunch, wine pairings, and a copy of “The Row 34 Cookbook.”

Wed., Dec. 8 

  • Opry Country Christmas | Wed., Dec. 8 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $45+ | The show will feature John Berry, Mandy Barnett, The Gatlin Brothers, Charlie McCoy, Josh Turner + Riders in the Sky. 🎄
  • A Very She & Him Christmas | Wed., Dec. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $40+ | Zooey Deschanel + M. Ward will perform songs from their 10-year-old holiday album.
  • Holiday Bingo Night | Wed., Dec. 8 | 7-9 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | A family-friendly event with multiple prizes available 🎲
  • Starset 2021 | Wed., Dec. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $25+ | The band will perform with special guests The Word Alive + All Good Things. 
  • Tippi Toes Nashville | Wed., Dec. 8 | 3:30-4 p.m. | The Studio Belle Meade, 5409 Harding Pk. | $65 | A chance for adults to participate in a class with their toddlers 🩰

Thurs., Dec. 9

  • Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jam | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $30+ | The artist + guest Samantha Fish will perform a Louisiana-centered musical show. 
  • Frist at Home: Medieval Bologna | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 1:30-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A conversation focusing on the newest art exhibit in the museum 
  • Keb’ Mo’ | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame | $45+ | An intimate evening of song + storytelling with additional surprise guests 
  • Chicano Batman | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $20+ | The artist will perform with special guest Los Retros. 🦇
  • Cocktail Class | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 1-2 p.m. | Standard Proof Whiskey Company, 219 5th Ave. N. | $50+ | Get the 101 on whiskey + cocktail making. 🍹
  • Candlelight: Holiday Special | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 9 p.m. | Studio 615, 272 Broadmoor Dr. | $30+ | A talented string quartet will perform holiday classics with a vocalist on select pieces. 🎻

Fri., Dec. 10

  • Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $63.45+ | All previously purchased tickets will be honored for this rescheduled show.
  • Friday Night Opry | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $45+ | The show will feature artists Jon Pardi, Killer Beaz, Old Crow Medicine Show + Charlie Worsham. 
  • Colter Wall | Fri., Dec. 10 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $25+ | The artist will perform with special guest Corb Lund. 
  • Futurebirds | Fri., Dec. 10 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $25 | The band will be performing with special guest Bobby’s Shorts. 
  • Titans Art Show | Fri., Dec. 10 | 6-10 p.m. | Saint Elle, 1420 3rd Ave. S. | $30 | Enjoy an open bar, live Dj + art for purchase with proceeds benefiting Tennessee Titans Foundation. 🖌️
  • ELF’d UP: A Crazy Christmas Pop Up Cocktail Experience | Fri., Dec. 10-Sat., Dec. 11 | Times vary | 915 Buchanan St. | $60 | Each ticket includes two themed cocktails, live entertainment, and access to a photo booth and props for two hours.
  • Fireside Fridays | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7-10 p.m. | The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels Nashville | Free | Take in skyline views with DJ entertainment + one complimentary s’more. 

Sat., Dec. 11

  • Mini Holiday Market | Sat., Dec. 11 | 12-5 p.m. | 1214 Wedgewood Ave. | Free | Shop small at this holiday market featuring local artists and makers.
  • Hill Forest Hike | Sat., Dec. 11 | 1-3 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100 | Free | Explore the old growth forest during a rugged, off-trail hike. 🏞️
  • Sarah Brightman | Sat., Dec. 11 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $60+ | The former “The Phantom of the Opera” star will perform holiday classics accompanied by an orchestra and choir. 
  • Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show | Sat., Dec. 11 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $63.45+ | All previously purchased tickets will be honored for this rescheduled show.
  • 75th Anniversary Concert | Sat., Dec. 11 | 8 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $150+ | The symphony will celebrate 75 years with a special performance featuring Itzhak Perlman. 
  • Adult ARTlab: Intro to Calligraphy | Sat., Dec. 11 | 1-4 p.m. | Frist Art Museum | $50+ | Participants will be introduced to uncial calligraphy hand through multiple exercises. 
  • Tennessee Storytime | Sat., Dec. 11| 10-11 a.m. | Tennessee State Museum | Free | Miss Morgan will read stories related to Nashville’s history + culture to children ages 3-6.
  • Heather McMahan | Sat., Dec. 11 | 7 + 10 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $45+ | The comedian will have a last hoorah on her “Farewell” tour. 
  • Saturday Night Opry | Sat., Dec. 11 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $50+ | The show will feature Old Crow Medicine Show, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Don Schiltz + Randy Travis.
  • Family Program: City Lights Skyline Painting | Sat., Dec. 11 | 11-11:30 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame | Cost of Admission | Learn how to create a watercolor picture of the city skyline. 🖌️
  • Lawrence | Sat., Dec. 11 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $20 | The group will perform with special guests Proxima Parada + Will Rosedale. 
  • Winter Wonder at 5+B | Sat., Dec. 11 | 2-6 p.m. | Fifth + Broadway | Free | Shop, stroll, and enjoy live musical performances, holiday treats, custom stocking embroidery, ornament painting, and other festive activities.
  • Holiday Bazaar | Sat., Dec. 11 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Casa Azafrán | Free | Shop local art, jewelry, and more from local and immigrant-owned businesses.
  • Jefferson Street Sound Annual Fundraising Gala | Sat., Dec. 11 | 5-8 p.m. | Jefferson Street Sound Museum, 2004 Jefferson St. | $40 | This year’s gala will honor Lorenzo Washington + feature a signing event for his book, “Rising Above.” 

Sun., Dec. 12

  • Opry Country Christmas | Sun., Dec. 12 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $45+ | The show will feature Trace Adkins, Mandy Barnett, The Gatlin Brothers, Charlie McCoy + Riders in the Sky. 🎄
  • Jazz AM: Music to Young Ears | Sun., Dec. 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Frist Art Museum | Free | This interactive concert for families will focus on the life + music of Ella Fitzgerald.
  • Heather McMahan | Sun., Dec. 12 | 7 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $45+ | The comedian will have a last hoorah on her “Farewell” tour. 
  • Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars | Sun., Dec. 12 | 12 p.m. | Nissan Stadium | $67+ | Head to the stadium early for tailgating and other activities. 🏈
  • Backstage Nashville | Sun., Dec. 12 | 12:30 p.m. | 3rd and Lindsley, 818 3rd Ave. S. | $20+ | Songwriters Brice Long, Erin Enderlin, Ray Stephenson + Timothy Baker will perform country hits.
  • Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Watch Party | Sun., Dec. 12 | 12 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall, Fifth + Broadway | Cost of purchase | Wear your Titans spirit gear to get $10 off domestic beer buckets.

Dec. 13-19

Mon., Dec. 13 

  • InsideOut Theater Workshop | Mon., Dec. 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | Learn how to create a character for a performance with Mark Cabus. 🎭
  • Real Estate Investing Expo | Mon., Dec. 13 | 4-8 p.m. | Oak Hill Assembly, 5200 Franklin Pk. | Free | A networking event with speakers, food, prizes, giveaways + more. 
  • UT vs. Memphis Men’s Basketball | Mon., Dec. 13 | 11 a.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $60+ | Two Tennessee basketball programs will go head-to-head in Music City. 🏀
  • Jonatha Brooke | Mon., Dec. 13 | 7 p.m. | City Winery, 609 Lafayette St. | $20+ | All guests are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
  • JORDY | Mon., Dec. 13 | 8 p.m. | The High Watt, 1 Cannery Row | $15 | The artist will perform with special guest OSTON on “The Mind Games” tour.
  • The Round Downtown | Mon., Dec. 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall, Fifth + Broadway | Cost of purchase | Enjoy live music + sip on featured cocktails. 🎶

Tues., Dec. 14

  • Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames | Tues., Dec. 14 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $27+ | Guests are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test. 
  • Tuesday Night Opry | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $50+ | The show will feature Henry Cho, Lady A, Nefesh Mountain, and others. 
  • Loteria Night | Tues., Dec. 14 | 6-9 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | Play the Mexican bingo-style game with a potential to win cash prizes. 🎴
  • Scott Seiss | Tues., Dec. 14 | 7 p.m. | Zanies, 2025 8th Ave. S. | $25 | The comic famous for his ‘’Angry Retail Guy” sketches will perform more hilarious rants. 
  • A SmithField & Friends Christmas | Tues., Dec. 14 | 7 p.m. | The Analog, 1808 West End Ave. | $40+ | Guests are encouraged to bring a gift to donate to the Pinson Hospitality House. 

Wed., Dec. 15 

  • Chicago | Wed., Dec. 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $59.50+ | The group will perform classics from its lineup. 
  • Holiday Bingo Night | Wed., Dec. 15 | 7-9 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | A family-friendly event with multiple prizes available 🎲
  • Clare Bowen & Brandon Robert Young | Wed., Dec. 15 | 8 p.m. | City Winery, 609 Lafayette St. | $35+ | All guests are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
  • TDOT Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Fair 2021 | Wed., Dec. 15 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | James K. Polk Building Multimedia Room, 505 Deaderick St. + Virtual | Free | This event’s theme is “Emerging from Adversity, Embracing Diversity, & Establishing Equity.”
  • Cocktail Class | Thurs., Dec. 15 | 3-4 p.m. | Standard Proof Whiskey Company, 219 5th Ave. N. | $50+ | Get the 101 on whiskey + cocktail making. 🍹

Thurs., Dec. 16

  • “A Very Special Christmas” | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 7 p.m.  | Grand Ole Opry | $30+ | Micheal W. Smith + Darci Lynne will perform holiday hits.
  • Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $33+ | Guests are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test. 🏒
  • Music City Christmas | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 7 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $47+ | This symphonic spectacular will feature dancers, Broadway singers + some very special guests, including Jolly Old Saint Nick.
  • Way Late Playdate: Wizarding Word | Thurs., Dec. 16 | Adventure Science Center | Sold Out | The evening will include wand making and other magical lessons for Muggles including Care of Magical Creatures, Herbology, Divination, Astronomy, and more.
  • Frist at Home: American Art Deco | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 1:30-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A conversation focusing on the newest art exhibit in the museum. 
  • Katie Pruitt | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 8 p.m. | The Basement East | $20 | The artist will perform with special guest Tré Burt. 

Fri., Dec. 17

  • Winter Solstice Celebration | Fri., Dec. 17 | 4-7 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100 | Free | Join for wreath making, campfires, music, luminar trails + more. 
  • Night Market | Fri., Dec. 17 | 5-9 p.m. | Nashville Farmers Market | Free | Live music, shopping, + food under the stars supporting farmers, artists, local businesses and community organizations ✨
  • Rickey Smiley & Friends | Fri., Dec. 17 | 7 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $40+ | The television show host, actor + radio personality will perform with special guests.
  • Friday Night Opry | Fri., Dec. 17 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $50+ | The show will feature Jason Crabb, Gary Mule Deer, Kathy Mattea + Restless Road. 
  • Mike Farris Sings! The Soul of Christmas | Fri., Dec. 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame | $55+ | The artist will perform his annual holiday show with his 13-piece band. 
  • Moon Taxi: Hometown Holidays | Fri., Dec. 17 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $40+ | The show will feature special guests Illiterate Light and Goldpark along with a toy drive. 
  • Music City Christmas | Fri., Dec. 17 | 8 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $47+ | This symphonic spectacular will feature dancers, Broadway singers + some very special guests, including Jolly Old Saint Nick. 🎄
  • Fireside Fridays | Fri., Dec. 17 | 7-10 p.m. | The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels Nashville | Free | Take in skyline views with DJ entertainment + one complimentary s’more. 

Sat., Dec. 18

  • Daytime Solstice Celebration | Sat., Dec. 18 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100 | Free | Join for wreath making, campfires, music, luminar trails + more. 
  • UT vs. Memphis Men’s Basketball | Sat., Dec. 18 | 11 a.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $69+ | Two Tennessee basketball programs will go head-to-head in Music City. 🏀
  • Tennessee Storytime | Sat., Dec. 18 | 10-11 a.m. | Tennessee State Museum | Free | Miss Morgan will read stories related to Nashville’s history + culture to children ages 3-6.
  • Saturday Night Opry | Sat., Dec. 18 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $50+ | The show will feature Lauren Alaina, Bill Anderson, Ingrid Andress, Gary Mule Deer + Ricky Skaggs.
  • Family Program: Beginner Holiday Ukulele Workshop | Sat., Dec. 18 | 10:30-11 a.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame | Cost of Admission | Learn the basics around the ukulele and how to play the holiday classic, “Mele Kalikimaka.” 
  • Moon Taxi: Hometown Holidays | Sat., Dec. 18 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $40+ | The show will feature special guests Illiterate Light and Olympic Music along with a toy drive. 🎵
  • Dopapod | Sat., Dec. 18 | 9 p.m. | The Basement East, 917 Woodland St. | $18+ | The jam band will perform a wide variety of musical performances. 
  • Music City Christmas | Sat., Dec. 18 | 8 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $47+ | This symphonic spectacular will feature dancers, Broadway singers + some very special guests, including Jolly Old Saint Nick.
  • Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl | Sat., Dec. 18 | 8 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall, Fifth + Broadway | $55 | Wear your best festive sweater + go on a self-guided bar crawl through Assembly Food Hall. 

Sun., Dec. 19

  • For King & Country | Sun., Dec. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | Sold Out | The band will perform its special “A Drummer Boy Christmas” show.  
  • Gifford’s Bacon Workshop | Sun., Dec. 19 | 12-2 p.m. | Gifford’s Bacon, 1109 Straightway Ave. | $55 | Join Nathan Gifford at his shop for a class centered on bacon while learning about how Gifford’s Bacon became what it is today. 🥓
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers | Sun., Dec. 19 | 8 p.m. | City Winery, 609 Lafayette St. | $30+ | The band will perform on its “Holiday Caravan” tour. 
  • JD McPhearson | Sun., Dec. 19 | 8 p.m. | The Basement East, 917 Woodland St. | $23+ | The artist will perform with Joel Paterson on his “SOCKS: A Rock N’ Roll Christmas” tour. 
  • Nashville Beatles Brunch | Sun., Dec. 19 | 12 p.m. | City Winery, 609 Lafayette St. | $15+ | Enjoy brunch while listening to Forever Abbey Road cover hits by The Beatles. 🍳
  • Music City Christmas | Sun., Dec. 19 | 2 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $47+ | This symphonic spectacular will feature dancers, Broadway singers + some very special guests, including Jolly Old Saint Nick. 
  • Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Watch Party | Sun., Dec. 19 | 12 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall, Fifth + Broadway | Cost of purchase | Wear your Titans spirit gear to get $10 off domestic beer buckets.

Dec. 20-26

Mon., Dec. 20 

  • Josh Turner | Mon., Dec. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $35+ | The artist will perform tunes from his holiday album with special guest Mo Pitney. 
  • A Very Dave Barnes Christmas | Mon., Dec. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $35+ | The artist will perform holiday classics with several guests. 🎄
  • A Christmas Party | Mon., Dec. 20 | 6-9 p.m. | Analog Nashville, 1808 West End Ave. | $10 | Join Jenn Bostic, Katrina Stone + Benj Heard for an evening of holiday classics. 
  • Annie & the Big Band Christmas | Mon., Dec. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | 3rd & Lindsley | $20+ | Annie Sellech will perform holiday songs with an 18-piece jazz orchestra.
  • How Does Christmas Sound? | Mon., Dec. 20 | 8 p.m. | City Winery, 609 Lafayette St. | $45+ | Recording artist Kirk Whalum will perform with special guest Andréa Lisa. 
  • The Round Downtown | Mon., Dec. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall, Fifth + Broadway | Cost of purchase | Enjoy live music + sip on featured cocktails. 🎶

Tues., Dec. 21

  • Solstice Hill Forest Hike | Tues., Dec. 21 | 2-4 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100 | Free | Take a hike through the grandeur of the Hill Forest, celebrating the onset of winter and the shortest day of the year. 🥾
  • Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets | Tues., Dec. 21 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $40+ | Proof of vaccination or COVID-19 test is no longer required. 
  • Tuesday Night Opry | Tues., Dec. 21 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $50+ | The show will feature Bill Anderson, Mandy Barnett, John Crist, and others. 
  • FAB: A Beatles Christmas | Tues., Dec. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | 3rd & Lindsley | $12 | The cover band will bring holiday cheer with The Beatles’ classic songs. 🎵
  • Morgan James | Tues., Dec. 21 | 8 p.m. | City Winery, 609 Lafayette St. | $22+ | The artist will perform on her “A Very Magnetic Christmas” tour. 

Wed., Dec. 22 

  • Drew & Ellie Holcomb’s Neighborly Christmas | Wed., Dec. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $35+ | Enjoy an evening of original holiday tunes, along with Holcomb favorites like “Fire & Dynamite,” “American Beauty,” and more. 
  • Holiday Bingo Night | Wed., Dec. 22 | 7-9 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | A family-friendly event with multiple prizes available 🎲
  • Candlelight: Holiday Special | Wed., Dec. 22 | 9 p.m. | Studio 615, 272 Broadmoor Dr. | $30+ | A string quartet will perform holiday classics, with a vocalist on select pieces. 🎻
  • The Cleverlys | Wed., Dec. 22 | 8 p.m. | 3rd & Lindsley | $18 | The quintet will perform songs from its eclectic catalog. 
  • Regi Wooten & Friends | Wed., Dec. 22 | 9 p.m. | Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves St. | $15+ | “The Teacha” will perform a wide variety of genres, expanding the limits of music. 

Thurs., Dec. 23

  • Natalie Grant & Danny Gokey | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $35+ | The two will perform holiday songs on their “Celebrate Christmas” tour. 
  • Kieth & Kristyn Getty | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $25+ | Sing along with the duo and special guests on the “Sing! An Irish Christmas” tour. 
  • Tennessee Titans vs. San Francisco 49ers | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 7:20 p.m. | Nissan Stadium | $100+ | The second-to-last home game of the season will air on national television. 🏈
  • Boy Named Banjo | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $20 | The artist will perform with special guest Adam Hambrick on the “Where The Night Goes” tour. 🪕
  • Jeremy Lister Jazzy Christmas | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 8 p.m. | 3rd & Lindsley | $15+ | The show will feature big band/jazz holiday music with special guest Kristian Dambrino. 🎷
  • Tennessee Titans vs. San Francisco 49ers Watch Party | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 7:20 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall, Fifth + Broadway | Cost of purchase | Wear your Titans spirit gear to get $10 off domestic beer buckets.

Fri., Dec. 24

  • Bluegrass Brunch | Fri., Dec. 24 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Sutler Saloon, 2600 8th Ave. S. | Free | Enjoy bottomless mimosas, hot biscuits, brisket hash, biscuits and gravy + live music. 🍳
  • Country Club Day Party | Fri., Dec., 24 | 12-4 p.m. | Acme Feed & Seed, 101 Broadway | Free | The Cowpokes will perform authentic country + western hit songs from the 40s-60s. 
  • The Beasley Brothers | Fri., Dec. 24 | 8-10 p.m. | Acme Feed & Seed, 101 Broadway | Free | The group will perform Americana and rock jams. 
  • Feast of the Seven Fishes | Fri., Dec. 24 | 5-9 p.m. | Yolan at the Joseph, 401 Korean Veterans Blvd. | $230+ | Indulge in a traditional 8-course seafood feast prepared by Chef Tony + Cathy Mantuano.
  • Christmas Eve Open Tasting | Fri., Dec. 24 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Saint Goose, 134 2nd Ave. N. | Free | Come taste holiday wines that are available for purchase. 🍷
  • Fireside Fridays | Fri., Dec. 24 | 7-10 p.m. | The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels Nashville | Free | Take in skyline views with DJ entertainment + one complimentary s’more. 

Sat., Dec. 25

  • Saturday Night Opry | Sat., Dec. 25 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $50+ | Spend Christmas evening with John Berry, Teeea Goans, and other Opry performers.

Sun., Dec. 26

  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise | Sun., Dec. 26 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $46 | The five-piece band is known for its harmonies, dynamic instrumentation + introspective lyrics. 🎶
  • Avery*Sunshine | Sun., Dec. 26 | 6:30 + 9:30 p.m. | City Winery | $30+ | The singer and composer will put on a show that blends soul, gospel, jazz, and R&B.

Dec. 27-31

Mon., Dec. 27

  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise | Mon., Dec. 27 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $46 | The five-piece band is known for its harmonies, dynamic instrumentation + introspective lyrics.
  • The Round Downtown | Mon., Dec. 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall, Fifth + Broadway | Cost of purchase | Enjoy live music + sip on featured cocktails. 🎶
  • Nashville Jazz Orchestra | Mon., Dec. 27 | 7-10 p.m. | City Winery | $25 | The group of musicians will be joined by special guest Sandra Dudley.

Tues., Dec. 28 

  • Robert Earl Keen’s “The Road to Christmas” | Tues, Dec. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $39.50+ | The singer-songwriter will be joined by opener Brent Cobb for a family-friendly evening of fan favorites and holiday hits.
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise | Tues., Dec. 28 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $46 | The five-piece band is known for its harmonies, dynamic instrumentation + introspective lyrics.
  • Maddie Poppe | Tues., Dec. 28 | 8 p.m. | Basement East | $7.50+ | Join the “American Idol” alum + multi-instrumentalist for an evening of music.
  • Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball vs. Alabama State Women’s Basketball | Tues., Dec. 28 | 7 p.m. | Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium | $5+ | Take the family to a home basketball game to cheer on the Commodores. 🏀
  • KDSLM & Friends | Tues., Dec. 28 | 9 p.m. | Exit/In | $10 | The Nashville-based DJ will be joined by special guests.

Wed., Dec. 29

  • Holiday Bingo Night | Wed., Dec. 29 | 7-9 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Free | Play holiday-themed bingo + win cash prizes. 🎲
  • Candlelight: Holiday Special | Wed., Dec. 29 | 6:30 + 9 p.m. | Studio 615, 272 Broadmoor Dr. | $30+ | A string quartet will perform holiday classics, with a vocalist on select pieces. 🎻
  • Nashville Predators Watch Party | Wed., Dec. 29 | 5:30 p.m. | Headquarters Beercade Nashville, 114 2nd Ave. S. | Free | Watch the Nashville Predators take on the Washington Capitals.
  • The 1952 | Wed., Dec. 29 | 8 p.m. | The Basement, 1604 8th Ave. S. | $5 | Guests must be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to the event.

Thurs., Dec. 30

  • Nearly New Year’s Eve Family Party | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 5-8 p.m. | Harpeth Hotel ballroom, 130 2nd Ave. N., Franklin | $37.50+ | Ring in 2022 early at this family-friendly event hosted by the Purple Butterfly — featuring a magician, door prizes, dinner and beverages, party favors, virtual fireworks + other activities.
  • Old Crow Medicine Show | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $39.50+ | The string band will be joined by Nashville-based singer-songwriter Sierra Ferrell.
  • Frist at Home: American Art Deco | Thurs, Dec. 30 | 1:30-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about the international style during the 1920s and 1930s showcased by the museum’s current exhibit. 
  • St. Paul & the Broken Bones | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $40+ | The Birmingham-based soul band is traveling to Music City for back-to-back shows.
  • Tennessee State Women’s Basketball vs. Tennessee Tech Women’s Basketball | Thurs., Dec. 30 | 5:30 p.m. | Gentry Center, 3500 John A Merritt Blvd. | $15 | Watch two Tennessee teams battle it out on the court.

Fri., Dec. 31

  • Saturday Night Opry | Fri., Dec. 31 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry | $50+ | Spend New Year’s Eve at the Opry with performances by Mandy Barnett, the Steel Woods, and others.
  • Old Crow Medicine Show | Fri., Dec. 31 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $39.50+ | Music City’s Keb’ Mo’ will open the New Year’s Eve show.
  • St. Paul & the Broken Bones | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $40+ | The Birmingham-based soul band is traveling to Music City for back-to-back shows.
  • New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash | Fri., Dec. 31 | 4 p.m. | Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park | Free | Nashville’s annual New Year’s Eve event will be broadcast on CBS + feature headliners Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Sam Hunt, and many others.
  • Sparkle City Disco | Fri., Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Eastside Bowl, 1508 Gallatin Pk. S. | $35+ | Ring in the New Year with disco hits spun by Nashville-based vinyl disco DJs Jonas Stein and David Bermudez.
  • All That Glitters: New Year’s Eve Celebration | Fri., Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | Grand Hyatt Nashville, 1000 Broadway | $200+ | Ring in 2022 from the rooftop bar with a champagne elevator ride, two included craft cocktails, food stations, live entertainment, and more.
  • 5th Annual NOON Year’s Eve Celebration | Fri., Dec. 31 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | East Nashville Beer Works | Cost of purchase | Celebrate with brews, live music, and pizza at this kid-friendly event.