Thanksgiving is almost upon us and with it comes the official start to the holiday season! While the Christmas cheer has already begun to make its way into Music City, there are still many other kinds of events taking place to tie you over before the holiday rush. Check out what’s going on this weekend below.
One of Nashville’s most lavish establishments is launching its Christmas makeover with the kickoff of A Country Christmas. Now through New Years,’ Opryland becomes a Winter Wonderland with an abundance of holiday-themed events. This weekend, enjoy activities like snow tubing, ice skating, beautifully decorated Christmas trees designed by various country stars, horse-drawn carriage rides around the hotel’s festive grounds and so much more. Check out the full list of activities taking place throughout the holiday season at the link above.
When: Fri., Nov. 20 – Jan. 2, 2016
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Prices vary per event
What better time of year to indulge in brews and barbeque than football season? Thankfully, the Nashville Sports League can hook you up at Brew-B-Q this Saturday. Enjoy local brews and a selection of spirits from Jack Daniels and Old Forester as you sample some of the best barbeque around. Attendees can take part in the People’s Choice Award, judging the various chicken and rib entries created by 15 backyard barbeque competitors. Your taste buds will thank you!
When: Sat., Nov. 21, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: One C1ty, 3001 Charlotte Ave
Tickets: $35 online, $45 at door
PHOTO COURTESY WALK EAT NASHVILLE
It may sound like a dream, but it is possible to eat and exercise at the same time – all thanks to Walk Eat Nashville. This afternoon, explore some of the delicious food East Nashville has to offer as you try bites from 6 restaurants and speciality food shops and even talk to the chefs.
In between tastings, learn about the food scene in Nashville, along with taking in the architectural beauty of one of the city’s historic neighborhoods.
When: Fri., Nov. 20, 11am – 2pm
Where: East Nashville
PHOTO COURTESY MUSIC CITY YOGA FESTIVAL
Wind down from the busy work week at the Music City Yoga Festival. Exercise your body and mind as you explore different styles of yoga from local instructors and shop the marketplace featuring several community businesses. Learn all types of the therapeutic activity ranging from Kundalini to restorative yoga. Proceeds will benefit Nashville nonprofit Small World Yoga. It’s something different to do with your weekend and will free your mind in the process.
When: Sat., Nov. 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Rocketown, 601 4th Ave S
Beloved Nashvillian Vince Gill and STARS Nashville come together for the 7th annual music event at the Country Music Hall of Fame Event Hall. The evening includes a silent auction curated by Ron York, exhibiting more than 70 art works by artists both local and regional. Then be treated to a special performance by Vince Gill – you never know who he’ll bring on stage!
When: Fri., Nov. 20, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Country Music Hall of Fame