The holidays officially kick off in Nashville on Friday, December 5th with the 61st Annual Nashville Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year grammy-nominated singing legend Brenda Lee, best known for her rendition of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” will be making a guest appearance in the parade. Also slated for guest appearances are Megan Alexander of Inside Edition and singing duo Haley & Michaels. It promises to be a great event. Please visit here for road closures and here for parking. The Mayor’s Tree Lighting festivities begin at Public Square in front of the courthouse at 6:30 with fireworks immediately following and 7:00 for the parade start.
Along with this week’s activities, there are a ton of other things going on around the city to get you in the holiday spirit. Here are a few suggestions:
- November 13th-December 25th – Jellystone Park will be hosting it’s 5th annual Dancing Lights of Christmas
- November 14-January 3, 2015 – Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas. Opryland hosts shows, ICE!, Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing & Glacier Glide Ice Skating, just to name a few.
- November 20-December 28 – A Christmas Carol at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre.
- December 3-January 1, 2015 – A Grand Holiday Lights Tour
- December 6 – 30th Annual Donelson-Hermitage Christmas Parade
As well, there are loads of free events around the city. Visit Ms. Cheap’s Holiday Guide for a complete list.
As always, Advance Financial is here to help. If you’re in need of holiday cash for presents, events, traveling, etc., you can call on us 24/7/365.
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