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Downtown Nashville's New Year's Eve Events
Want to get a jump start on your New Year's Eve plans? We've got you covered. Our online calendar features more than 35 New Year's Eve events from dinners to concerts to parties throughout downtown! Next week's edition of this newsletter will feature these parties.
Events This Week
Christmas Eve services at 1 pm and 11 pm.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5 PM AND 8 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE
Two Christmas Eve services featuring carols, candles and communion. The 5 pm service will include soloists and great carols of the season in the Sanctuary. The 8 pm service will feature holiday music with a contemporary flair in the Fellowship Hall.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5:30 PM AND 10:30 PM
LOCATION: FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA FREE
Two candlelight services on Christmas Eve featuring traditional carol singing and Holy Communion. The 5:30 pm service will include music performed by the children's choir, and the 10:30 pm service will feature the adult choir along with instrumentalists. Free parking is available in the lot on the corner of 8th Avenue S and McGavock.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24 - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 12:15 PM, 4 PM AND 11 PM TUESDAY; 10 AM WEDNESDAY
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE
Christmas Eve service featuring Holy Eucharist at 12:15 pm and 4 pm. Solemn Holy Eucharist at 11 pm (music begins at 10:15 pm). Christmas Day service with Holy Eucharist at 10 am.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24 - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 5 PM AND MIDNIGHT TUESDAY; 10:30 AM WEDNESDAY
LOCATION: ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH FREE
A 5 pm and midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Plus, a service at 10:30 am on Christmas morning.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24 - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 6 PM TUESDAY; 11 AM WEDNESDAY
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FREE
Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6 pm on Tuesday night featuring communion and favorite hymns. A relaxed and joyful Christmas Day worship service including communion and hymns on Wednesday at 11 am.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24 - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 5:30 PM - 9 PM TUESDAY; 9:30 AM - 3 PM AND 5:30 PM - 9 PM WEDNESDAY
LOCATION: KITCHEN NOTES DINNER: PRICES à LA CARTE; BRUNCH: ADULTS $45.95 AND CHILDREN 12 & UNDER $20.95
Kitchen Notes, located inside The Omni Hotel, is offering a special three-course dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Options include roasted pear and brussel sprouts salad, Tennessee orange blossom roasted turkey, house smoked prime rib with sorghum whiskey sauce, sticky toffee pudding and more. Plus, a Christmas Day brunch including a buffet with breakfast items, a carving station, chilled seafood display, desserts, a kids' buffet and more. Make reservations in advance by calling 615-716-3700.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 11 AM - 4 PM BRUNCH; 5 PM - 9 PM DINNER
LOCATION: CAPITOL GRILLE AT THE HERMITAGE HOTEL BRUNCH: $59.50 ADULTS AND $32.50 CHILDREN; DINNER: $65 ADULTS AND $35.50 CHILDREN
Two options for your Christmas feast: brunch or dinner. The brunch buffet menu by Chef Tyler Brown includes Niman Ranch steamship ham, roasted sirloin, Ashley Farms turkey, sweet potatoes with pecan crumble, green beans with roasted onion and wild mushroom, brioche stuffing with vegetables, southern-style braised greens, a Hermitage Hotel grand dessert display and more! Christmas Dinner is a three-course meal with options including beef and barley stew, Tennessee duck, sorghum glazed ham and more. Limited reservations are available, call 615-345-7116.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 11 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: UNION STATION HOTEL $48 ADULTS; $15 CHILDREN
The Twelve Tastes of Christmas is a culinary delight. Enjoy a delicious family-style dinner while relaxing in an elegant atmosphere. Menu items include turkey and andouille gumbo, Chateaubriand, grilled lamb chops, roast Christmas goose, dressing, green bean and wild mushroom casserole, balsamic glazed brussel sprouts, a selection of holiday desserts and much more! Complimentary valet parking. Reservations highly suggested: 615-620-5665.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: COMMERCE STREET GRILLE $34.95 ADULTS; $17.48 CHILDREN 6-12; 5 & UNDER FREE
Featuring garlic rubbed rib eye, cranberry and walnut stuffed chicken with a fresh rosemary glaze, honey lime salmon, mashed root vegetables, buttered baby bean blend, a carving station including herb rubbed fried turkey and bourbon glazed pit ham, a children's buffet, a variety of holiday sweets and more. Call 615-493-4050 for reservations.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE
Gather at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broadway to watch the marching bands from Ole Miss and Georgia Tech perform and "battle" against each other. Prior to the event, 38 Special will perform a free concert. Note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include 1st Avenue (Demonbreun to Church); 2nd Avenue (Demonbreun to Commerce) and Broadway (1st Avenue to 4th Avenue). Closures begin as early as 6 am on Friday, December 27 and end as late as midnight on Thursday, January 2.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 11:45 AM PRE-GAME CONCERT; 6 PM POST-GAME CONCERT
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE
Music City’s New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway has expanded to include free live music on Monday, December 30, with Music City Bowl pre-game and post-game concerts. Nashville vocalist Jason Eskridge will perform at the pre-game concert while country trio The Shuggah Pies will perform at the post-game concert, both taking place at the New Year’s Eve stage on Lower Broadway near 1st Avenue. Note: same road closures apply as listed above.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2:15 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $15 - $187
Now in its 16th year, the 2013 Bowl matches teams from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). This year's game is between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Monday's matchup will mark the fourth time these teams have played one another. Both featured universities' marching bands will provide the halftime entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase online or on game day at the gate.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Nashville Predators vs. Boston Bruins at Bridgestone Arena Monday, December 23
Painting Class: Lightini at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, December 23
Vince Moreno at Legends Corner Tuesday, December 24
Lane Kristian & Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, December 25
Gil Gann Happy Hour at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, December 25
The Grass Stains at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, December 26
Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys at Station Inn Thursday, December 26
Kelcy Lee and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, December 26
Music at the Frist: John Richards at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 26
Kuzin It 3rd Annual Pre-New Year's Eve Party at The Rutledge Friday, December 27
Jami Grooms at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, December 27 - Sunday, December 29
Relax and Enjoy Yourself Dance Party at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Friday, December 27
Opry at the Ryman featuring The Willis Clan, Dailey & Vincent and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 27
Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 28
Opry at the Ryman featuring Jenn Bostic, Dailey & Vincent and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 28
Paul Thorn at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, December 28
Songwriter Session: Marcus Hummon at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 28
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, December 28
Amanda & Justin at Second Fiddle Sunday, December 29
Matt and Jutt at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, December 29
Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Sunday, December 29
Titans Pre-Game Brunch at Nashville City Club Sunday, December 29
Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, December 29
Brandon Harris at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, December 29
Holiday Film Screening: Coast to Coast at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 29
Cole Phillips at Legends Corner Monday, December 30
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, December 30
The Hardin Draw at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, December 30
Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Monday, December 30
Larry Cordle & Friends at Station Inn Monday, December 30
Old Crow Medicine Show at Ryman Auditorium Monday, December 30 - Tuesday, December 31
Ben Graves at Sambuca Monday, December 30
Eric Von at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, December 30
Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena Monday, December 30
12th & Porter Trivia at 12th & Porter Monday, December 30
Carl Stewart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, December 30
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, December 30
The Other Side at Silver Dollar Saloon Monday, December 30
Nick Cross at Bootleggers Inn Monday, December 30
Open Jam at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, December 30
New Year's Eve with Holland Marie, Mark Chapman Band and more at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, December 31
First Class Bluegrass New Year's Eve at Station Inn Tuesday, December 31
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve at Hotel Indigo Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve with Soul Sacrifice at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, December 31
Brandon Holder Band at Second Fiddle Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve Show with Medicine Man at The Rutledge Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve Lock-In at Rocketown Tuesday, December 31
Ring in the New Year with Style at Union Station Hotel Tuesday, December 31
Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Farm House Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve at Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve on M Street Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve at Anthem Tuesday, December 31
Ring in the New Year at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve Bash at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, December 31 - Wednesday, January 1
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Tuesday, December 31
Jared Gray at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, December 31
Rock'n New Year's Eve with Stacy Mitchhart at Sambuca Tuesday, December 31
Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway at The District Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve at The Southern Steak & Oyster Tuesday, December 31
A Very Gatsby New Year's Eve at Nashville City Club Tuesday, December 31
Bassnectar at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 31
Guilty Pleasures New Year's Eve Show at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve Party at 12th & Porter Tuesday, December 31
Blue Year's Eve Bash at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, December 31
Nick Smith at Silver Dollar Saloon Tuesday, December 31
Jessie Cain at Bootleggers Inn Tuesday, December 31
Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, December 31
Pop at the Rock: New Year's Eve at Hard Rock Cafe Tuesday, December 31
New Year's Eve with The Wild Feathers at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, December 31
My So-Called Band's Ultimate '90s New Year's Eve at Cannery Ballroom Tuesday, December 31
She's Lost Control on New Year's Eve at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, December 31
Collectors Art Night at 5th Avenue of the Arts Friday, January 3
Nashville New Year's Resolution Run at Walk of Fame Park Saturday, January 4
Express Bus Service to Airport
Traveling by air this holiday season? Save time and money by riding the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority’s bus route to and from the airport. Hourly express bus service to and from Nashville International Airport and major downtown hotels is available for only $1.70 or less each way. Click here for additional route information.
Shop 'Til You Drop!
Still have holiday shopping to do? There are more than 115 shopping options downtown! Use our online map and select specific retail categories to locate stores of interest to you.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown December 23, 2013 - January 8, 2014 include the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (40,000, December 28 - January 2) and the Archery Trade Association (8,000, January 6 - 8). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.