Plus, an update on the new Titans stadium.
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Today’s Forecast

68º | Partly cloudy | 20% chance of rain | Sunrise 6:28 a.m. | Sunset 4:36 p.m.

Let’s mistle-toast
A rooftop space filled with a firepit, artificial trees, igloos, and a retro bus
Reserve an igloo 10 stories above downtown Nashville. | Photo by Digital Love
‘Tis the season for festive fun with holiday pop-ups for everyone. Nashville is transforming into a winter wonderland, from hidden bars and rooftops to restaurants and hotel lobbies.

Now open

Camp Bobby, Bobby Hotel | Open through Sunday, Feb. 18
  • Step into this 1970s-inspired rooftop with fire pits (first come, first served), igloos, and a holiday lounge tucked inside a 1956 retrofitted Greyhound bus.
Rudy’s Rooftop Retreat, Virgin Hotels Nashville | Open through end of December
  • No need to stay indoors. Experience the hotel’s new heated outdoor pool, along with campsite-inspired dinners, warm cocktails, and festive cookies.
The Rink Above Broadway, Grand Hyatt | Open through Sunday, Dec. 31
  • Take the elevator to the fifth floor for ice skating, seasonal drinks and eats + special events like cookie decorating classes and breakfast with Santa.
A festive pink cocktail surrounded by fake snow and ornaments

As an ode to Dolly Parton, the pop-up bar is decked out in bold colors and bright candy canes. | Photo via A. Marshall Hospitality

Hard Candy Christmas, Americana Taphouse | Open through Sunday, Dec. 31
  • You’ll be surrounded by nutcrackers, candy canes, lollipops, and gumdrops as you sip on seasonal beverages and enjoy s’mores served tableside.
Frosted Fairlane, Fairlane Hotel | Open through TBD
  • The penthouse bar boasts frosty drinks, holiday snacks, and wintry backdrops around every turn.
Chalet 27, L27 Rooftop Lounge at Westin Nashville | Open through Monday, Feb. 20
  • Relax and unwind 27 floors above downtown at the hotel’s annual après-ski-inspired pop-up. Try this: Beer & Gruyere Fondue served with pretzel bites, bratwurst, and grilled sourdough.
A bar space with artificial trees and snow in front of a overlooking downtown Nashville

Picture yourself in this cozy space on a cold night in Music City. | Photo by Digital Love

Coming soon

Saint Nicky’s, Nicky’s Coal Fired | Saturday, Nov. 25-Saturday, Dec. 23
  • Sip on a collection of new winter cocktails, including the Snowflake Spritz and Gingerbread Old Fashioned. Bonus: The heated patio doubles as “Tropical Tidings,” a cozy first come, first served cocktail cabana.
Candy Cane Jane’s, Jane’s Hideaway | Tuesday, Nov. 28-Monday, Jan. 1
  • The East Nashville bar and restaurant is spreading cheer with holiday lights and decor, festive cocktails, and a new music lineup.
Disco Chalet, Thistle & Rye at Conrad Nashville | Friday, Dec. 1-mid-February
  • Groove your way into this winter disco wonderland with outdoor curling, disco beats, and cozy cocktails. Pro tip: Reserve a one-hour curling experience.
Monday, Nov. 20
Tuesday, Nov. 21
  • Thankful for Hill Forest | Tuesday, Nov. 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100 | Free | Hike with gratitude and appreciation for the ridges and valleys of the undisturbed Hill Forest — registration required.
Wednesday, Nov. 22
  • Hermitage Holiday Pies | Wednesday, Nov. 22 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Hermitage Hotel, 231 6th Ave. N. | $38+ | Pick up a 9-inch apple, chocolate pecan, or pumpkin pie just in time for Thanksgiving.
  • Peter Frampton | Wednesday, Nov. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium, 116 Rep. John Lewis Way N. | $79+ | See the guitarist, singer, and songwriter on his “Never Say Never” tour.
Thursday, Nov. 23
  • Music City Turkey Trot | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 8 a.m. | Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way | $39+ | The race includes a costume contest, largest teams competition, entertainment on the course, and finisher medals for all participants.
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Ring in the holidays with these gifts
holiday gifts
This holiday season shop for unique gifts from our small business partners. | Photo by 6AM City
Our online shop (Six & Main), a site that celebrates small businesses locally and in our 25 sister markets, is dishing out major deals this holiday season. From coffee to artwork and apparel, there’s a gift for everyone.

Black Friday
  • 30% off items included in our gift guides for her + him
Cyber Monday
There are more savings this weekend for the foodies, pet parents, and more…
News Notes
  • The Nissan Stadium name is here to stay. The Tennessee Titans announced a 20-year naming rights deal with Nissan for the team’s new domed stadium, set to open in 2027. Construction on the 60,000-seat, 1.85 million-sqft stadium is slated to begin next year.
  • East Nashville’s Noko has been named one of America’s top 100 restaurants for 2023 by OpenTable. The Asian-inspired, wood-fired restaurant opened this spring and has a 4.9-star rating on the platform — guests are especially loving Noko’s creative cocktails.
  • G by Guess is now open at Opry Mills. The store offers a variety of denim, apparel, and accessories + is located near Entry 2 across from Lucky Brand Outlet.
  • The Tennessee Titans fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-14 yesterday afternoon, bringing their season record to 3-7. The team returns to Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 26 to take on the Carolina Panthers. Score tickets.
  • Fifth + Broadway debuted “Pearl’s Holiday Express,” a new seasonal outdoor installation near Slim + Husky’s and Hattie B’s. Bonus: Attend the shopping district’s Candy Cane Lane event on Sunday, Dec. 10 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) for photos with Santa, kids activities, and gift wrapping services.
  • Did you know? Greenville, SC is a pet-friendly haven for travelers. Plan the paw-fect trip with these dog-friendly experiences.*
  • Have you heard of the “Target Phenomenon” — why people can’t leave Target without a cartful of goodies? Brad’s Deals explains 11 reasons to love Target.*
🥾 First we feast, then we hike
Hit the trail at Radnor Lake
Hit the trail at Radnor Lake. | Photo by NASHtoday
Whether you’re searching for a Black Friday alternative or wish for a post-shopping outdoor adventure, Tennessee State Parks is bringing back its annual Day After Thanksgiving Hikes on Friday.

Many of the free, guided hikes are suitable for all ages and abilities and range from peaceful strolls to off-trail excursions.

Pro tip: Individual hikes typically fill up quickly, so be sure to register in advance.

Join a guided hike

  • Radnor Lake | 7-9 a.m. | This 2-hour moderate hike (1.5 miles) involves pulling invasive-exotic plants at the park’s new 12-acre tract.
  • Harpeth River State Park | 9-10 a.m. | Meet at the Harris Street Bridge parking lot for a “moderately difficult” 1.6-mile hike.
  • Long Hunter State Park | 1 p.m. | Bring the family for a short 1-mile hike on the Inland Trail as Ranger Jeremy shares about survival skills and life of the 1700s.
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park | 2-3 p.m. | This hike is on a flat and paved sidewalk and is suitable for all ages.
The Buy
A Black Friday deal on the ultimate gift: A Bwine F7 GPS Camera Drone. They’ll have fun flying it and capturing incredible footage. Get it for $529.99 $370.99.
What’s on your Thanksgiving Day playlist?
Dinner is best served with a turkey, the fixings, and a side of good music. Let us know your favorite songs about family, gratitude, and food, and we’ll arrange a playlist to get your dinner party started this Thanksgiving.

We’ll kick things off with three songs recorded right here in Music City.
  • “Country Pie” by Bob Dylan | “Raspberry, strawberry, lemon, and lime... Blueberry, apple, cherry, pumpkin, and plum.”
  • Family Table” by Zac Brown Band | “This family table’s held together by love that never dies.”
  • Family is Family” by Kacey Musgraves | “You might look just like ‘em, that don’t mean you’re like ‘em, But you love ‘em.”
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The Wrap
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Happy Monday, Music City. I finally had the chance to check out TailGate Brewery’s new taproom at Tanger Outlets. Have you heard about the brewery’s Thanksgiving Feast Pizza? It’s topped with everything you’d expect and is available through the end of November.
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