Did someone hit the lights? | Photo by Howard Ezell via Cheekwood
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City Editor Skylar here with your friendly reminder that, in addition to the fun happenings we’ve outlined below, two holiday light displays are also celebrating their opening weekends. Read more about what you can expect from the Nashville Zoo’s Zoolumination and Cheekwood’s Holiday LIGHTS.
Santa’s Arrival Holiday Kick-Off Party | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 9-10 a.m. | The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Rd. | Free | Visit the mall’s Main Atrium on the Lower Level for games, crafts, snacks, music, and jolly good fun for the whole family. Plus, a special appearance by Santa.
November Art Market | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 4-9 p.m. | 100 Taylor Arts Market, 100 Taylor St. | Cost of purchase | Listen to live music as you shop the works of local artisans.
Sunday, Nov. 19
The “Twilight” Saga | Sunday, Nov. 19-Tuesday, Nov. 21 | Times vary | The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin | $10.50+ | Celebrate Twilight’s 15th anniversary with a three-day movie marathon and themed cocktails.
Cooking Class Experience | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 3-5 p.m. | The Chef and I, 1922 Adelicia St., Nashville | $84 | In this class, you will learn how to prepare a three-course meal focused on vegetarian holiday creations.
Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience | Friday, Nov. 24 | 8 p.m. | TPAC, Andrew Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St. | $58.60+ | With video of Johnny from episodes of “The Johnny Cash Show” projected on a screen above the stage, a live band and singers will accompany him in perfect sync.
Full Belly 5K and Fun Run | Saturday, Nov. 25 | 8:30 a.m. | Shelby Park, 1601 Davidson St. | $10+ | Walk or run around the park after your Thanksgiving meals.
City Editor Lexa loved walking around town + admiring the leaves changing. | Photo by @chstoday
There is just something special about fall in Syracuse. The crisp, cool air, the leaves changing, the fall traditions — you can really feel the seasons changing + the significance of new beginnings. Plan a last-minute trip or start looking ahead to next year.
Why go: Visit Green Lakes State Park featuring two glacial lakes + 10 miles of trails. It’s a great way to get some fresh air, speaking from experience.
Drink: Visit the speakeasy lounge Gilded Club. Fill out the form for the access code beforehand.
Listen: Catch a live performance at Funk ‘n Waffles while you enjoy your breakfast.
Vrbo: Stone House, located right on Oneida Lake (~$192/night).*
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