Welcome to Your Middle Tennessee Weekend Vol. 60

If you're looking for something fun to do, then look no further!

Hang out with Santa, sip on delicious cocktails, appetizers, and get into the holiday spirit at Cocktails With Santa Charity event.
Musical guests: Recording Artist Corey Layne, John Sparkman, Lain Tomlinson, Song Watson, Don Gaylord and more
Cocktails With Santa
Cocktails With Santa is a fun-filled event where you can mingle with the man himself, Santa Claus! Join us at Venue 142 , located at Public Square in Lebanon, TN, USA. Get into the holiday spirit as you enjoy delicious cocktails and have a jolly good time with Santa. This event is perfect for adults who want to share their Christmas wishes and snap some memorable photos with Santa. It's a benefit and toy drive for Give A Little Christmas. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to raise a glass and celebrate the holiday season in style!
Walk the Red Carpet! Dress is Cocktail or whatever you'd like.

Come out for the premiere shopping event in the South! Mistletoe Merchants 2 is coming to the Farm Bureau Expo Center December 1-3,2023!
Come shop 'til you drop at Mistletoe Merchants of Nashville! More than 125 merchants will showcase their one-of-a-kind items that you can't find anywhere else; gourmet foods, unique gifts, trendy fashion, fall home décor, and so much more! You don't want to miss this 3 day shopping event in Lebanon, TN.
Friday night is Margaritas & Mistletoe from 4-8PM! Enjoy margaritas in a souvenir cup while shopping Mistletoe Merchants with the purchase of a Margaritas & Mistletoe ticket! Those who pre-purchase tickets for this event will receive a FREE market tote!
Saturday morning is Muffins & Mimosas from 9AM-12PM! Each Muffins & Mimosas ticketholder receives mimosas in a souvenir cup and one muffin. Those who pre-purchase tickets for this event will receive a FREE market tote!

Do a little shopping before, during and after the Watertown Christmas Parade. You will find homemade gifts, personal care Items, candles and body care Items, custom gifts, baked goods and more. Plus enter a drawing for a holiday gift basket valued at over $100

Christmas Shopping galore

Come out for a very special Saturday story time with your favorite ice queen
Come dressed in your princess or prince attire and join Elsa in stories and songs.
They’ll have the hot chocolate ready, and can’t wait to see you!
Tickets will be available for a Sneak Peek meet and greet at 12 prior to the main event open to the public at 1:00.

Cannonsburgh Village is hosting a Drive-Through Christmas Lights event! Load up the car and enjoy a festive way to add to those cozy holiday memories. Cannonsburgh Village will come to life with a Christmas light display on the first three weekends in December on Fridays, December 1, 8 & 15, Saturdays, December 2, 9, & 16, and Sundays, December 3, 10, & 17, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Open to all ages. For more information contact Cannonsburgh Village at 615-890-0355. Donations accepted. 

Visit with Santa and have photos made with him at SANTA LAND!
Walk-ins are welcome for first available time-frame. Reservations are recommended for a guaranteed time-frame. Book your online appointment here: VisitSantaLand.com
The HOLLY JOLLY ARTISAN MARKET is open for your shopping pleasure all hours of the Santa Land Schedule!
Saturday, December 2.........10:00 - 6:00
Friday, December 8............... 1:00 - 6:00
Saturday, December 9.......... 2:00 - 6:00
Sunday, December 10 ........... 1:00 - 5:00
Friday, December 15.............. 1:00 - 6:00
Saturday, December 16 .......10:00 - 6:00
Sunday, December 17 ............1:00 - 4:00
Monday, December 18 .......... 1:00 - 6:00
Tuesday, December 19........... 1:00 - 6:00
Wednesday, December 20.... 1:00 - 6:00
Thursday, December 21 ......... 1:00 - 6:00
Friday, December 22............. 1:00 - 6:00
Saturday, December 23.......10:00 - 6:00

After the annual 4:00 Christmas Parade your family can stay downtown as The Windows of Historic Downtown Smithville come alive with fun live re-enactments of our favorite Christmas Memories, Movies, and Antics while the Shops stay open late and West Walnut hosts our famous fire pits on the street for S’mores and ornament-making at The Arts Garage - hot cocoa at The Vintage Owl - OH AND SO MUCH MORE! 

 Ring in the beloved magic of the holidays with an enchanting Nutcracker-themed afternoon tea experience at The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville’s most storied landmark destination.
Delight in the hotel’s signature beloved recipes passed down through the generations, complemented by an extensive selection of luxurious loose-leaf tea by In Pursuit of Tea.
Tea Sandwiches
Cucumber Dill Cream Cheese
Roast Beef Horseradish
Chicken Salad
Peppermint Macaron
Eggnog Cream Puff
Apple Cranberry Tart
Hot Cocoa Truffle
Scones served with Devonshire Cream & Lemon Curd
Orange Cranberry Scone
Buttermilk Scone

East Nash Holiday Bash presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka in the Five Points Area 
DECEMBER 1-2, 2023
Friday December 1
4pm - 9pm
Saturday December 2
4pm - 9pm
Enjoy a holiday cocktail while you shop for thoughtful gifts from the curated selection of local artisans, participate in a community tree lighting, capture the perfect group photo, warm up around a campfire while listening to live music, and so much more. 
This event is free and will include seasonal activities for all ages. 
Attendees who would like to enjoy an even more “spirited” adventure can purchase a ticket for the Holiday Cocktail Bash on Saturday December 2nd 6PM - 9PM. 

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-doo we’ve got another Way Late for you! 
What do you get when you mix science with sugar? A devilishly good time with tasty treats and science feats! Join us Friday, December 1 for Wonka Late Play Date. 
This after-hours event will be packed full of reasons why we are nuts about science. Sample a liquid nitrogen marshmallow, explore a chemical reaction between sugar, heat, and air (aka cotton candy), and see what happens when you place a candy bar in a vacuum chamber – all with a sweet or sour specialty cocktail in hand.
Plus, while you're here, pick up some sweet tricks to help with holiday preparations.
Kick off December with this whimsical walk into the wonderful world of Willy Wonka and his gloriously fun candy factory.

The time has come, little children! Krampus is coming again! On December 2nd, come out for a day of mischief and mayhem as THE Nashville Krampus takes over Honeytree Meadery!
Festivities for the Nashville Krampusnacht Celebration will begin at NOON with your chance to meet and greet pictures with the beast himself, followed by a march through 5 points at Dusk. Be sure to stick around for the afterparty to be held at Honeytree starting at 9 
This is an all-ages event! So bring your spawn, if they have been good they have nothing to fear!
Only $15 per human or $35 for groups of 4+
Joining the day will be vendors Olivia Frankenstein, Olivia Steen Art, Hoodoo Dollies, and Besitas Nashville!
See you December 2nd

Christmas Vacation team trivia is coming to Craftsman on the Hill in Hermitage on Saturday, December 2nd at 7pm!
Trivia is completely FREE to play and the top three teams receive gift cards!

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