Thanksgiving Week in Nashville
Thanksgiving is a time for family, fun and togetherness. Nashville has a great landscape for all of it this Thanksgiving week.
Book your room or vacation package for the weekend. Then check out all the Discounts & Deals offered so you can celebrate more for less.
Nashville is rich with incredible dining options. Some restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day and during the weekend serving their regular menu. You can always explore Nashville's food scene and call specific restaurants for availability.
- Check out restaurants open on Thanksgiving.
- Take a look at catering options for Thanksgiving.
- Explore Nashville's food scene.
There are plenty of places to find a unique gift or something truly Nashville during the holiday weekend. Many places will be open on Black Friday and ready with the best deals.
- See Nashville's Black Friday specials and deals.
- Take a look at Nashville's shopping scene.
- Browse Music City's shops.
When you are not enjoying some great food, spend time with family at a great Music City event. Nashville offers everything the week of Thanksgiving with art galleries, special events, comedy shows, sports, and live music.
- Take a look at events happening in Nashville during Thanksgiving week.
- See FREE Music All the Time.
- Find out what Nashville offers for FREE.
- Browse our events calendar.
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— Restaurants open Thanksgiving day —
Below are the restaurants that will be open during Thanksgiving Day.
Chauhan Ale & Masala House
Commerce Street Grille
Dave & Busters
The District Bar & Kitchen in the Hotel Indigo Hotel
Hard Rock Cafe
Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Morton's The Steakhouse
The Opry Backstage Grill
Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Tin Roof Nashville
Trattoria Il Mulino
Union Station Hotel
M Restaurant & Bar and Mack and Kate's Cafe
Ted’s Montana Grill
— Catering/To-go Options for Thanksgiving —
Here are some of the catering/to-go options for Thanksgiving Day.
Peg Leg Porker
Provence Breads & Café - Hillsboro Village
Arnold's Country Kitchen
Crumb de la Crumb
Mack and Kates Catering
— Shopping in Music City —
Of course we all know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year. Feel like braving the crowds to get the best deals? Head to any of Music City's shopping malls, boutiques, and specialty stores to get more for less this holiday season. Browse Nashville shopping options here.
You can't forget about Small Business Saturday! Nashville has it all when it comes to local shops that are sure to provide unique gifts for loved ones or yourself. Places like the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, Oshi Flowers, Hatch Show Print, Barbershop Harmony Society, Opry Originals Two Old Hippies, Boots N More, Legends Gifts, and more.
Nashville's Music City Marketplace has some amazing gift items - in-store AND online. Stop by the Marketplace at the Nashville Visitor Center to pick up some unique music-themed merchandise for your friends and family. Or shop from the comfort of your own computer at the online Music City Marketplace.
Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Specials
Designer Renaissance will be open regular hours on Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday with seasonal markdowns and new merchandise. They will be closed Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Find out more.
Starting on Black Friday and lasting through Cyber Monday you may purchase a $100 Nashville Originals gift certificate and receive an additional $50 gift certificate for FREE. Check out the deals.
— Thanksgiving Week Events —
Music City is a magical place during the holidays. Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas offers Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. Tour the historic homes decked to their finest. See holiday stage shows, explore a children's wonderland of holiday treasures and so much more. See some of Music City's Holiday Harmony events.
Festivals & Special Events
The Dancing Lights of Christmas @ Yogi Bear Jellystone Park - November 6-January 3
Christmas at Belmont @ Belmont Mansion - November 12-December 5 (select dates)
Heart of Christmas Cruise @ General Jackson Showboat - November 19-December 22 (select dates)
Nashville Christmas Holiday Cruise @ General Jackson Showboat - November 20-December 25 (select dates)
A Country Christmas @ Gaylord Opryland - November 20-January 2
ICE! featuring The Nutcracker @ Gaylord Opryland - November 20-January 2
Arctic Plunge Snow Tubing & Glacier Glide Ice Skating @ Gaylord Opryland - November 20-January 2
Cooking Class - Thanksgiving Favorites! Prep Your Family's Feast! @ Dabble Studio - November 23
The Last Waltz Ensemble performs The Music of Bob Dylan and the Band: A Benefit for Musicians Corner @ City Winery Nashville - November 23
WWE Live @ Bridgestone Arena - November 23
10th Annual Tracy Lawrence Mission: Possible Turkey Fry @ City Winery Nashville - November 24
Cooking Demo Class - Thanksgiving Super Sides! @ Dabble Studio - November 24
The Building of a Monument @ LeQuire Gallery & Studio - November 24-28
It's a Gay Ole Opry Thanksgiving @ City Winery Nashville - November 25
Family Friday @ Loveless Cafe - November 27
Deck the Hall @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - November 27-December 23
Holiday LIGHTS @ Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art - November 27-January 3
Cooking Class - Holiday Hangover Brunch Basics @ Dabble Studio - November 27
String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music and Puppetry @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - November 27
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents A Christmas Story @ TPAC - November 27-December 20
Nashville Flea Market: Novel & Nostalgic @ The Fairgrounds Nashville - November 27-29
Holiday at Cheekwood @ Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art - November 27-December 20
12 Days of Science @ Adventure Science Center - November 28-December 31
Christmas and Holiday Open Studio Painting Workshop - Choose from Dozens of Paintings and Projects! @ Dabble Studio - November 28
North Pole Express with Santa to Watertown @ Tennessee Central Railway Museum - November 28-December 12
Lil Bub's "Science & Magic" Record Signing Tour @ Grimey's Too - November 30
Arts & Culture
Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - March 27-December 31, 2016
Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - July 3-December 31
Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - August 28-June, 2016
Eric Church: Inside the Outsider @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - September 18-February, 2016
Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived @ Adventure Science Center - September 26-January 31
Shinque Smith: Wonder and Rainbows @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts - October 9-January 10
Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts - October 9-January 10
Charlotte's Web @ Nashville Children's Theatre - October 29-December 6
Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts - October 30-January 6
Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts - October 30-January 6
Topography @ Tinney Contemporary - October 30-November 28
Boundaries: Spoken & Unspoken by Christine Patterson @ The Arts Company - November 7-25
New Works by Chris Coleman and Harrison Bramell @ Rymer Gallery - November 7-28
Three Carbon Tons @ Zeitgeist Gallery - November 7-December 19
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents A Christmas Story @ TPAC - November 27-December 20
Wrapped by Peter Fleming @ David Lusk Gallery - November 17-December 23
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical @ Grand Ole Opry House - November 20-December 27
Keith Alberstadt & Nate Bargatze @ Zanies Comedy Night Club - November 19-22
The Rich Guzzi Comedy Hypnosis Show @ Zanies Comedy Night Club - November 25
Paula Poundstone @ City Winery Nashville - November 27
DeRay Davis @ Zanies Comedy Night Club - November 27-29
Music City Thanksgiving Day 8/4 Miler @ Nashville Rescue Mission - November 26
Boulevard Bolt @ Belle Meade Boulevard - November 26
Challenge in Music City @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium - November 26-29
After Thanksgiving Hike - History Hike @ Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park - November 27
Battle of Franklin Trust 5K and Kids Fun Run @ Carnton Plantation - November 28
Nashville Predators vs Buffalo Sabres @ Bridgestone Arena - November 28
Tennessee Titans vs. Oakland Raiders @ Nissan Stadium - November 29
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