Happy Thanksgiving weekend! From the “Sports and Entertainment Nashville” team, we hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and are gearing up for an equally festive weekend. With Thanksgiving behind us, we have officially entered the frenzy that is holiday shopping. But seeing as we are in Nashville, there are plenty of other shopping options that don’t involve fighting over a parking space at the mall. Check them out below.
Described as the “most creative retail corridor in the city,” Gallatin Ave in East Nashville offers up some of the city’s best and most unique shops. Gallatin Galavant showcases these eclectic spots like the bohemian chic Sisters of Nature, Star Struck Vintage, Ellie Monster, Nest 615 and more. Grab brunch at Little Octopus where you’ll find Found Pop Up selling vintage gems from the ‘80s and ‘90s, stop for a coffee break at Barista Parlor, or grab a bite at the many other neighborhood eateries (this event marks the official opening of Bar Luca to the public for the first time). There will be no shortage of incredible food and goods on hand as you explore some of the best East Nashville has to offer.
When: Sat., Nov. 28, 7am
Where: Gallatin Ave, East Nashville
It’s the fourth weekend of the month, which means the Nashville Flea Market is back in town. Stumble upon one-of-a-kind pieces from hundreds of dealers across the country offering items like antique furniture, boutique clothing, jewelry and leather goods among a vast variety of other items. You are sure to go home with at least one piece you can’t resist!
When: Fri., Nov. 27, 8am – 5pm; Sat., Nov. 28, 7am – 6pm; Sun., Nov. 29, 7am – 4pm
Where: Tennessee State Fairgrounds
After sweeping through the big chain stores on Black Friday, wind down from the shopping frenzy while helping smaller shops in the process. Tomorrow at the Nashville Farmers’ Market, peruse goods from more than 50 local businesses as you sip on mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and local beer. With so many amazing stores in our area, you’re bound to find the perfect gift you won’t see anywhere else.
When: Sat., Nov. 28, 10am – 2pm
Where: Nashville Farmers’ Market
Now through the end of December, the Adventure Science Center gives you a scientific behind the scenes look at holiday-themed traditions. Tomorrow, learn all about the science involved in four Christmas classic films such as thermodynamics in “A Christmas Story,” how conductivity comes to play in “Rudolph,” the role of pendulum physics in “Home Alone” and even make your own glow-in-the-dark painting inspired by the visual effects of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
When: Sat., Nov. 28, 10am – 3pm
Where: Adventure Science Center
Speaking of “A Christmas Story,” this weekend kicks off the Nashville Rep’s four-week run of the classic holiday tale. Watch the comedic happenings of Ralphie Parker come to life on stage with his Red Rider BB gun and the crazy antics he encounters along the way. Plus, Nashville Rep is hosting a Hat, Mitten Scarf drive throughout the show’s residency, adding a benevolent Nashville twist to this renowned story.
When: Sat., Nov. 28 – Sun., Nov. 20, various times
Where: Andrew Johnson Theatre
Admission: $45 – $52.50