The debate on when to start celebrating Christmas has been deliberated for years. Some say before Thanksgiving, some say wait until after. Here in Nashville, we believe it’s never too soon to start getting in the holiday spirit. Although it is the weekend before Thanksgiving, magic is in the air in Nashville with many festive events happening around town.
Opryland is always glowing this time of year. Lights galore and entertaining events are sure to get you in the spirit of the season.
Country music group Restless Heart is bringing their talents to Opryland’s A Country Christmas. The original members will perform holiday hits along with songs from their new Christmas album. This is a dinner show, so come hungry and ready for a night of musical entertainment!
The Rockettes have been bringing the holiday spirit to the stage at The Grand Old Opry House for thirteen amazing years. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is not like anything you’ve ever seen before. This year will feature an original act starring Santa Claus. Don’t miss the chance to see them as they return for their last year in Nashville.
Two miles north of Gaylord Opryland is Jellystone Park Campground, which boasts Middle Tennessee’s Largest Drive Thru Light and Music Show. Pack your car with family and friends to drive through The Dancing Lights of Christmas. This remarkable show contains Christmas lights that dance to Christmas songs as you tune in through your radio. This is the perfect family experience as it is amusing to all ages.
If you’re not into celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving, don’t worry; there are other options for you to do this weekend.
It will be a busy weekend at Bridgestone Arena as events are occurring each night. They will host Slipknot Friday night, The Nashville Predators take on the Florida Panthers Saturday night, and World Outreach Church will be in town Sunday night to turn the arena into a “Thanks Arena”.
There are lots of great things to look forward to this weekend leading up to the week of Thanksgiving. Here at Sports and Entertainment Nashville we anticipate the abundance of food next Thursday will bring. If you’re not one for cooking on Thanksgiving we have good news for you. Multiple restaurants will be open for you and your loved ones to enjoy a worry-free, no cleanup meal. If this entices you, check out the list below.
Capitol Grille – 11am-4pm , 5pm-8pm
Commerce Street Grille – 11am-3pm
Loveless Café – 7am-2pm
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – Open 12-8pm
Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland – 12pm-8pm
Garden Conservatory at Gaylord Opryland – 11am-7pm
Mere Bulles – 10am-4pm
Prime 108 at Union Station Hotel – 11am-5pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy – 10am-10pm
Hard Rock Cafe – 10:30am-3pm
Cracker Barrel – 6am-7pm
Monell’s – 10am-6pm
Shoney’s – 6am-10pm
Sperry’s – 11am-8pm
Ted’s Montana Grill – 11am-8pm