News & Information
New bar - Proper Sake Tasting Room!
628 Ewing Avenue. This new sake tasting room offers sake from Proper Sake Co. and is located in Pie Town. Hours of operation are Friday, 4 pm - 9 pm and Saturday, noon - 9 pm.
New ice cream shop - Whit's Frozen Custard!
327 Union Street. 615-712-7160. This new ice cream shop serves up ice cream in a cup, cake cone, waffle cone or dipped waffle cone, plus sundaes, specialty mix-ins, banana splits and more. Hours of operation are Monday - Wednesday, 11 am - 3 pm; Thursday - Friday, 11 am - 7 pm; and Saturday, noon - 7 pm.
New coffee shop: Starbucks!
Encore. 299 Demonbreun Street. This new full-service Starbucks is located in SoBro in the Encore building. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 6 am - 10 pm and Sunday, 8 am - 8 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 11 AM - 2 PM
Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North! This event takes place every other Thursday. Please note: road closure associated with this event. Deaderick Street (4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North) will be closed from 10 am - 2:30 pm on the day of the event.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY: 8 PM; SATURDAY: 1 PM & 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $34 - $119
Don't miss a cirque-tastic display with acrobats, contortionists, aerial flyers and more with the Nashville Symphony. Experience the must-see family concert this holiday season, featuring classics like "Ave Maria," "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," music from "The Nutcracker," "Carol of the Bells" and more.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 4:15 PM AND 5:30 PM
For four Fridays in December the 4:15 pm and 5:30 pm classes at Barre3 in The Gulch will be free to attend. In between classes neighboring merchants in The Gulch will bring surprises and deals just for attendees. On Friday, December 1 the studio has teamed up with Otaku Ramen. Call 615-679-9423 to reserve your spot.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 6 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
Mayor Megan Barry cordially invites you to attend the Metro Nashville Christmas Tree Lighting. This will be a fun, family-friendly event with fabulous music from special guests Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell. Meet Santa and mascots from the Nashville Predators and Nashville Sounds and enjoy performances by East Magnet High School Choir, Thomas Edison Elementary School Choir, the Glencliff High School Mariachi Band, and the Genesis and New Testament Choirs from The Temple Church. Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. Please note: road closure associated with this event. Union Street will be closed from approximately 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Friday, December 1 just in front of The Stahlman Building. Traffic will still flow eastbound from 1st Avenue North and 2nd Avenue North.
This festive fundraiser features a special screening of the classic holiday film "It’s a Wonderful Life" followed by a lively party with food, live music and wine pull, all to benefit a great cause. Enjoy an enjoyable evening raising money for families of children being treated for serious illness. Get your holiday season started in the spirit of giving! The Wonderful Life Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to ease the financial burdens encountered by families of children with cancer.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 8:30 AM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT FREE
Get into the holiday spirit by joining the festivities downtown during the 64th annual Nashville Christmas Parade! Nashville Predators' veteran Mike Fisher will be this year's grand marshal. The parade will feature musical entertainment by almost 15 artists, including Honorary Music Marshals MercyMe, giant balloons and floats, marching bands and so much more. The parade, hosted by Piedmont Natural Gas, will benefit Piedmont's Share the Warmth program as well as the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. New this year, the parade will begin at Nissan Stadium and will travel along the Woodland Street Bridge, down 1st Avenue and then up Broadway past Bridgestone Arena.
Please note: road closures associated with this event.
Friday, December 1:
- 5th Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) closed from 8 am - 3 pm
- 5th Avenue North (Broadway to Commerce Street) closed from 10 am - 3 pm
- Broadway (4th Avenue to 6th Avenue) closed from 10 am - 3 pm
Saturday, December 2:
- Broadway (4th Avenue to 8th Avenue) closed from 2 am - 3 pm
- 5th Avenue South (Broadway to Demonbreun) closed from 2 am - 3 pm
- 8th Avenue South (McGavock Street to Broadway) closed from 8:15 am - noon
- 7th Avenue (McGavock Street to Commerce Street) closed from 8:15 am - noon
- 6th Avenue South (McGavock Street to Broadway) closed from 8:15 am - noon
- 5th Avenue North (Broadway to Commerce Street) closed from 8:15 am - noon
- 4th Avenue (Commerce Street to Demonbreun) closed from 8:15 am - noon
- 3rd Avenue (Commerce Street to Demonbreun) closed from 8:15 am - noon
- 2nd Avenue (Commerce Street to Demonbreun) closed from 8:15 am - noon
- 1st Avenue South (Broadway to Demonbreun) closed from 8:15 am - noon
- 1st Avenue North (Broadway to Gay Street) closed from 8:15 am - noon
- Portions of Broadway (8th Avenue to 13th Avenue) closed from 7 am - noon
- 9th Avenue North (Broadway to Commerce Street) closed from 8:30 am - 2 pm
- Rosa Parks Boulevard (Broadway to Commerce Street) closed from 8:30 am - noon
- Commerce Street (9th Avenue North to Rosa Parks Boulevard) closed from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
- 1st Avenue North (Gay Street to Woodland Street Bridge) closed from 4 am - 11 am
- Brandon Street (2nd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North) closed from 4 am - 11 am
- Union Street (2nd Avenue North to 1st Avenue North) closed from 4 am - 11 am
- Woodland Street Bridge (1st Avenue North to South 1st Street) closed from 5 am - 11 am
- Russell Street (Interstate Drive to South 1st Street) closed from 6:30 am - 11 am
- South 1st Street (Russell Street to Highway 11) closed from 8 am - 10:30 am
- South 2nd Street (Russell Street to Highway 11) closed from 8 am - 10:30 am
- Woodland Street Bridge at Interstate Drive closed from 8 am - 10:30 am
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 7:30 AM
LOCATION: NISSAN STADIUM $35 - $40 ADULTS; $16 - $30 TEENS 13-18; $12 - $25 KIDS 12 & UNDER
Be a part of one of Nashville's favorite holiday traditions! Approximately 2,000 people will dress in their best holiday costumes and make their way along this 5K course to kick off the 64th annual Nashville Christmas Parade. Holiday-themed goodies and snacks will be provided after the race. The start and finish line is by Nissan Stadium. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Click here to view the Rudolph's Red Nose Run road closures, which are incorporated into the road closures for the Nashville Christmas Parade. Click here to view the run route.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE
Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Enjoy live music on the performance platform on 5th Avenue North by Free Spirit. See this month's gallery map. New this month, visit the pop-up gallery entitled "Letters to the Mayor: Nashville" at the Nashville Civic Design Center. Plus, the alley running perpendicular to 21c Museum Hotel will debut "Taking Flight" by Herb Williams. Two Gray Line Art Crawl Downtown Trolleys will provide complimentary shuttle service along the route from 6 pm - 10 pm. SPECIAL DISCOUNT: SP+ is offering an $8 rate to Art Crawl attendees at their 5th Avenue of the Arts Garage (147 5th Avenue North). Must purchase parking in advance. 1) Select the date of the crawl and the times. 2) Use promo code: ARTCRAWL. Please note: road closure associated with this event. The southbound lane on 5th Avenue North (Church Street to Union Street) will be closed beginning as early as 5 pm and ending as late as 9 pm on Saturday, December 2. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:
21c Museum Hotel
221 2nd Avenue North. 615-610-6400. 24/7. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
The Arts Company
215 Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Blue Fig Editions
56 Arcade. 615-942-9844. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Building Number 9
57 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
64 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography
64A Arcade. 615-308-7751. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Downtown Presbyterian Church's Browsing Room Gallery
154 5th Avenue North. 615-254-7584. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Erabellum Artisan Co-Op
61 & 63 Arcade. 615-601-1568. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue South. 615-577-7711. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Mary Hong Gallery
414 Union Street. 615-423-0818. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Music City Shop
501 Broadway. 615-259-4747. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Nashville Civic Design Center
138 2nd Avenue North, Suite 106. 615-248-4280. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
64 Arcade. 615-977-6918. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 615-752-6030. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
75 Arcade. 954-274-0178. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Wolf and Crow Gallery
44 Arcade. 615-336-0001. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
69 Arcade. 615-527-7970. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Rivive Nashville at Blush
144 5th Avenue North. 4:30 pm - 9 pm. Free.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 10 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $18.95 - $21.95 ADULTS; $9.95 - $12.95 KIDS; FREE AGES 5 & UNDER
Join Nashville City Club for its annual brunch with Santa on Sunday, December 3 before the Tennessee Titans take on the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium! The à la carte brunch menu will also feature a kid-friendly menu along with Bloody Mary and mimosa drink specials. Complimentary parking is available in the building's garage during brunch. Reservations required: call 615-244-3693 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a new lunch program series at Spark: Lipscomb’s Idea Center's recently opened downtown location! Have lunch and enjoy networking and interesting conversation. The New to Nashville lunch series is an hourlong free lunch and conversation with leaders in Nashville about the history, trends and issues facing our city. The series concludes on Wednesday, December 5 with a talk on the rich history of philanthropy in Nashville featuring Lewis Lavine (Senior Strategist of The Ingram Group), Kristen Keely-Dinger (President and CEO of Healing Trust) and Pete Bird (President and CEO of the Frist Foundation).
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH $8 IN ADVANCE; $10 AT THE DOOR
A long-running Christmas tradition, the Waffle Shop will serve homemade waffles, turkey hash, Southern grits, linked sausages, spiced tea and coffee. Plus, the event will include a silent auction, baked goods sale, Christmas gift shop and scheduled tours. All proceeds benefit the homeless ministries of the Downtown Presbyterian Church. One-hour complimentary parking will be available at 4th Avenue Garage (147 4th Avenue North). Call Downtown Presbyterian Church for advance tickets at 615-254-7585.