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Today’s Forecast

59º | Cloudy | 0% chance of rain | Sunrise 6:49 a.m. | Sunset 4:33 p.m.

No coats required
indoor mini golf course
Try your luck on Puttshack’s mini golf courses or challenge a friend to life-size beer pong. | Photo by NASHtoday
If wrapping up in layers isn’t your style as the chilly months settle in, we have you covered with indoor entertainment spots where you can stay cozy without sacrificing a good time.

Have a tee-rific time

Puttshack, 138 12th Ave. N.
What do you get when you combine tech-infused mini golf, a globally-inspired menu, and live entertainment? Puttshack’s new 28,000-sqft space offering four 9-hole courses with balls that keep track of every stroke and point scored.

Topgolf Nashville, 500 Cowan St.
Topgolf’s indoor/outdoor complex features 102 climate-controlled bays, TVs, and bar-centric food like burgers, wings, and cheesy macaroni bites. Pro tip: Game play is half price every Tuesday.

Never leave a pin standing

Pins Mechanical Company, 1102 Grundy St.
Try your luck with duckpin bowling, pinball, and arcade games, or challenge someone to a round of ping pong or giant Jenga — kids are welcome anytime before 9 p.m.

Strike and Spare, Locations vary
Over 20 bowling lanes await families looking for hours of fun. Check each location’s calendar for theme nights and specials, like all-you-can-bowl pricing and Cosmic Bowling.


Vroom, vroom, vroom. | Photo via @k1speed

A need for speed

K1 Speed, 404 Davidson St.
Hop inside one of K1 Speed’s 20-horsepower electric adult go karts to reach speeds of up to 45 mph on the indoor track. To drive the junior karts (~20 mph), kids must be at least 48″ or taller.

Competition mode

Game Terminal, 201 Terminal Ct.
Calling all pinball wizards and Pac-Man pros. Put your arcade skills to the test with Game Terminal’s collection of 250+ games spanning four decades.

Up-Down Nashville, 927 Woodland St.
Choose from over 80 arcade games from the ‘80s and ‘90s, pinball machines, skee-ball, and more. All games cost 25 cents, and you can order pizza by the slice.

Great Big Game Show, 521 Opry Mills Dr.
This live-action experience from the creators of The Escape Game gives the “thrill of a televised game show” — the lights, music, questions, and challenges — without the pressure of an audience.
Thursday, Dec. 14
  • Bagelshop x Chrome Yellow | Thursday, Dec. 14 | 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bagelshop, 2708 Old Lebanon Rd. | Cost of purchase | Check out Bagelshop’s new location while sipping on rare coffee drinks.
  • Amy Grant & Vince Gill | Thursday, Dec. 14-Saturday, Dec. 23 | Times vary | Ryman Auditorium, 116 Rep. John Lewis Way N. | $101+ | The duo’s “Christmas at the Ryman” show is now in its 13th year.
Friday, Dec. 15
  • Old Dominion | Friday, Dec. 15 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway | $37+ | The band brings their “No Bad Vibes” tour downtown with special guests Chase Rice, Priscilla Block, and Kylie Morgan.
Saturday, Dec. 16
  • Tiny Toyshop | Saturday, Dec. 16-Sunday, Dec. 17 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Fairlane Hotel, 401 Union St. | $60 (one adult and one child) | Step inside the Frosted Fairlane pop-up experience for holiday crafts and festive snacks.
  • The Get-Presents-They-Actually-Want Christmas Market | Saturday, Dec. 16 | 12-4 p.m. | Diskin Cider, 1235 Martin St. | Cost of purchase | The pop-up features local vendors selling jewelry, home decor, candles, pet gifts, vintage clothing, and more.
Sunday, Dec. 17
  • Americano Holiday Party | Sunday, Dec. 17 | 7-10:30 p.m. | Americano Lounge, 434 Houston St. | $43 | Join the coffee shop for a cozy evening of holiday cheer — festive jazz, hors d’oeuvres, and a cookie decorating station.
Monday, Dec. 18
  • Kenny Lattimore’s Christmas & Love | Monday, Dec. 18 | 6 p.m. | City Winery, 609 Lafayette St. | $50+ | Lattimore’s career spans over two decades and is highlighted by hits like “Never Too Busy” and “For You.”
Plan Ahead
  • OLLI at Vanderbilt Winter 2024 Term | Sunday, Jan. 7-Tuesday, Feb. 27 | Vanderbilt University, 1231 18th Ave. S. | $60-$100 | Dabble in history, politics, comedy, music + more with OLLI at Vanderbilt’s Winter 2024 session, offering no-grades courses for 55+ Nashvillians (registration is open now-Dec. 29).*
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Try This
Pay-What-You-Want at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum through January
An exterior daytime shot of the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN
All you need is proof of residency to enjoy pay-what-you-want special access. | Photo provided by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
2023 might be coming to a close, but the Museum’s doors are wide open.

As part of its ongoing mission to preserve and share the rich + ever-evolving history of country music, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is extending a special invitation to all NASH locals.

Now through Jan. 31, 2024, residents in Davidson and bordering counties are welcome to enjoy pay-what-you-want admission.

You read that right: Any dollar amount allows you to explore the Museum exhibits, programs, and more.
News Notes
  • Here’s the scoop. East Nashville Cream & Bean’s grand opening is Saturday, Dec. 16. Visit 304 Douglas Ave. (in the Cleveland Park neighborhood) between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. to try a variety of ice cream flavors and coffee drinks.
  • Actor and comedian Jerry Seinfeld is bringing his new stand-up routine to TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Thursday, May 30. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Dec. 15.
  • Family-owned clothier Oak Hall is expanding to Franklin’s McEwen Northside as part of the development’s $125 million expansion. Oak Hall will open in the district’s Block E area, which is expected to be complete by spring 2025.
  • The Nashville Predators Foundation and American Red Cross are teaming up for a regional blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 26-Friday, Dec. 29. Going to the Preds game on Dec. 27? The venue will host a blood drive from 2 p.m. until the puck drops at 7 p.m.
  • WalletHub ranked Music City the No. 18 best place for celebrating on New Year’s Eve, but have they seen the lineup for Nashville’s Big Bash? If you plan to watch the celebration from home, CBS announced additional, pre-taped performances by Blake Shelton, HARDY, and more. (Variety)
Plan Ahead
  • The 2024 Nashville Pride Festival is set to take place Saturday, June 22-Sunday, June 23. Vendor, parade, and entertainment applications are now open through Friday, Feb. 9. Stay tuned for the lineup.
Try This
  • Your invite didn’t get lost in the mail. We took a chauffeured Premium Sprinter to Signature Transportation’s newest swanky distillery tour offering, and now we won’t travel any other way. Pssst — we’re talking lush amenities like seat massagers and TVs on board. See it for yourself.*
Making Nolensville Pike safer
A map of the Nolensville Pike corridor in Nashville with a highlighted section between McCall Street and Haywood Lane
Let’s zoom into the project area, which stretches from McCall Street to Haywood Lane. | Graphic via US Department of Transportation
Big changes are coming to a 2.5-mile section of Nolensville Pike.

Yesterday, the US Department of Transportation allocated $13 million for the “We Are Nolensville Pike” project. Let’s explore how Nashville plans to utilize the federal grant funding for safety improvements along the corridor.

🚧 What’s ahead

The funds, supplemented by an additional $3.2 million from Metro, will support safety enhancements along Nolensville Pike, spanning from McCall Street to Haywood Lane. The upgrades include, but are not limited to:
  • New sidewalk connections
  • Adding street lighting
  • Crossing improvements like pedestrian hybrid beacons and high-visibility crosswalks
  • Bike lane enhancements
  • Intersection changes
  • Signal timing adjustments
Stay tuned for future updates — NDOT plans to work with TDOT, WeGo Public Transit, and other groups to implement the upgrades.
The Buy
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Tennessee Cobbler Company is inviting Nashvillians to its Fill the Food Truck event on Satruday, Dec. 16. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to 2808 12th Ave. S. and enjoy some cobbler while you’re there.
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