Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    

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Dashing Downtown Deals!

Shop local this holiday season. Downtown Nashville has plenty of options to take care of your shopping list from top to bottom. Check out a selection of discounts and other offers at your favorite downtown stores, restaurants and more! Save time. Save money. Save your weekend! 
 

Events This Week

92nd Annual Waffle Shop

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 the 4th & Commerce Garage (147 4th Avenue North). Call the church for advance tickets at 615-254-7585.

 

Street Food Thursdays

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 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! 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 Thursday, December 7.

 

Gulch Holiday Street Party

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH FREE

Pine Street Flats is taking its annual Holiday Expo to the streets this season! The entire Gulch neighborhood is joining together for an evening of shopping from local vendors, sipping on hot chocolate, watching a holiday movie on the big screen and the lighting of Pine Street Flats' Christmas tree. Shop for your holiday gifts and enjoy a festive street party.

 

Holiday Open House Series

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 4:15 PM & 5:30 PM
LOCATION: BARRE3 FREE

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. Call 615-679-9423 to reserve your spot.

 

Photos with Santa

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM FREE

​Children of all ages are invited to share their Christmas lists with Santa and pose for a free photo. Participants will also receive a commemorative photo holder designed by Hatch Show Print.

 

Nashville Santa Rampage

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 8 PM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT

Join more than 1,000 holiday enthusiasts for Nashville Santa Rampage! Dress in your best Santa suit and go on a bar crawl through downtown Nashville. Meet at the Christmas tree in Public Square at 8 pm and then get started on your crawl to various bars downtown with drink specials just for Santa Rampage participants.

 

Keyboards at Christmas

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 6 PM - 7:15 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FREE

Six grand pianos, 528 keys, 24 hands, The Sanctuary Choir and some of Nashville First Baptist's most talented instrumentalists will present Keyboards at Christmas on Sunday, December 10. All ages will delight at the sights and sounds of this festive musical evening to celebrate Christmas on a truly grand scale. Childcare is available for children up to 3 years of age beginning at 5:30 pm.

 

Tuba Christmas

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 11 AM & 12:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FREE

This event is Nashville First Baptist Church's annual concert of Christmas carols featuring 100 tubas. Tuba and euphonium players of all ages will play Christmas carols, first with instruments only and then with everyone singing along. The performances are approximately 45 minutes in length. Parking is free in the lot behind the church.

 

Taste of Tennessee

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 10 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM STORE FREE TO ATTEND

The Tennessee State Museum Store will have its annual holiday sale kick-off event, Taste of Tennessee, which includes free tastings of locally-made chocolates, jams and other food items as well as entertainment by David Anderson—the Ambassador of Music City. Sale prices will continue through Sunday, December 17. The sale includes 20% off holiday merchandise, Tennessee food items and Thistle Farms products and 30% off jewelry. Give a gift that gives back because proceeds from your purchase benefit the Museum's educational programs.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Christmas with Jennifer Nettles & the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, December 6

Amy Grant & Vince Gill: Christmas at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 6 - Thursday, December 7

CeCe Winans: Holidays & Hits with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 7

Nashville House Concerts: Mandy Barnett, David Fanning & Natalie Stovall at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, December 7

Janet Jackson at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 7

Stacy Mitchhart at Sambuca Friday, December 8

The Mafia Jug Band with Leroy Troy at Station Inn Friday, December 8

Tristan Lockamy Writer's Round at Two Old Hippies Friday, December 8

Two-Day Educator Workshop: Stories of Self & Society at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 8 - Saturday, December 9

Free Beer & Whiskey Tastings at Frugal MacDoogal Warehouse Friday, December 8 - Saturday, December 9

Coffee, Country, Cody & Christmas at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, December 8

The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year at Old Spaghetti Factory Friday, December 8

Nashville Predators vs. Vegas Golden Knights at Bridgestone Arena Friday, December 8

Andrew Bird at Downtown Presbyterian Church Friday, December 8 - Saturday, December 9

A Charlie Brown Christmas at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, December 8

A Johnnyswim Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, December 8

Opry at the Ryman: Amanda Shires, Rory Feek, Riders in the Sky & More at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 8

Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 9 - Sunday, December 10

Painting Class: Noah's Ark Fundraiser: Choose Reindeer or Wine at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, December 9

A Child's Calendar at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 9

Nashville Whiskey Society Repeal Day Bash at Citizen Saturday, December 9

Opry at the Ryman: Alison Krauss, Kristian Bush, Jessie James Decker & More at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 9

2017 Ball Late Party at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 9

Up and Vanished Live at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 9

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, December 10

Kids' Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Sunday, December 10

Steve Roper at Sambuca Sunday, December 10

Holiday Concert featuring The Grand Old Dulcimer Club at Nashville Public Library Sunday, December 10

LeAnn Rimes at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 10

Drew & Ellie Holcomb's Neighborly Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, December 10

Sebastian Maniscalco at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Sunday, December 10

Painting Class: Jolly St. Nick at Sips 'n Strokes Monday, December 11

The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, December 11

Pub Quiz at The Pub Nashville Monday, December 11

Vinyl Night at L.A. Jackson at L.A. Jackson Monday, December 11

Holiday Concert featuring The Providence Players at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 11

Andrew Peterson & Special Guests at Ryman Auditorium Monday, December 11

Free Frist Admission for Second Harvest Food Bank Donations at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, December 11

Dan Schafer at Sambuca Tuesday, December 12

Holiday Concert featuring Providence Pipes at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, December 12

Food for Thought: Changing the World at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Tuesday, December 12

Jason Isbell: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Artist-in-Residence at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday, December 12

Opry at the Ryman: Chris Young, Del McCoury Band, Lucie Silvas & More at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 12

Amy Grant & Vince Gill: Christmas at the Ryman at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 13 - Thursday, December 14

Kayla Woodson Writer's Round at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, December 13

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Circle Round Home at Station Inn Wednesday, December 13

Free Cider Tasting at Frugal MacDoogal Warehouse Wednesday, December 13

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, December 13

Wine Down Wednesday at Sea Salt Nashville Wednesday, December 13

Handel’s Messiah at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 14 - Sunday, December 17

Honoring Brian Ahern at Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Thursday, December 14

Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley & Friends at Station Inn Thursday, December 14

Cinderella at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, December 14

Nikki Michelle at Sambuca Thursday, December 14

Holiday Concert featuring NPL Staffer Amanda at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 14

Educator SPARK Evening at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 14

Lunch & Learn: Momentous Conservation Project for the New Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum Thursday, December 14

Music at the Frist: The Contrarian Ensemble at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 15

Holiday Open House Series at Barre3 Friday, December 15

Opry at the Ryman: Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, Radney Foster & More at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 15

Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Friday, December 15

The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year at Old Spaghetti Factory Friday, December 15

Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 16 - Sunday, December 17

Photos with Santa at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 16 - Sunday, December 17

Cinderella at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, December 16 - Sunday, December 17

Chelsie Love at Two Old Hippies Saturday, December 16

Painting Class: Chic Reindeer at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, December 16

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys at Station Inn Saturday, December 16

Cube Pushers Game Club at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 16

Opry at the Ryman: Ricky Skaggs, Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn & More at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 16

Stephanie Adlington at Sambuca Sunday, December 17

NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 17

Shopkins Live! Shop it Up! at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, December 17

Signing Story Time at Nashville Public Library Monday, December 18

Holiday Concert: The Providence Pipes at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, December 18

A Very Merry Christmas with Dave Barnes & Special Guests at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, December 18

Free Frist Admission for Second Harvest Food Bank Donations at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, December 18

The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, December 19 - Wednesday, December 20

Tot Up at Jackalope Brewing Company Tuesday, December 19

Painting Class: $20 Tuesday at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, December 19

Jason Isbell: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Artist-in-Residence at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday, December 19

A Johnnyswim Christmas at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, December 19

Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 19

Wine Down Wednesday with Sea Salt Nashville at Sea Salt Nashville Wednesday, December 20

Cirque Musica at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, December 20

Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!

Express Bus Service to Airport

Traveling by air this holiday season? Save time and money by riding Nashville MTA'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!

The holidays are here, and downtown is the perfect spot for all your shopping needs. Downtown boasts more than 105 different shopping options. Use our online map and select specific retail categories to locate stores of interest to you.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown December 6 - 20, 2017 are Foundation for Excellence in Education (900, November 29 - 30), National Ground Water Association (4,500, December 4 - 8), American Legislative Exchange Council (900, December 4 - 8), The Waterways Journal, Inc. (500, December 5 - 9), Hunt Brothers Pizza (900, December 8 - 10), and Bridgestone Americas (1,400, December 10 - 14). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.

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