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.
Below is a list of all the fun we had in 2016. Get a little taste of how Music City celebrates the season and don't miss next year's fun!
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.
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.
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.
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— Shopping in Music City —
Of course we all know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year. (P.S. - The online Music City Shop is offering FREE shipping all day on Cyber Monday!) 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, and more.
Nashville has an excellent selection of stores to buy all your holiday gifts. Check out shopping in Nashville.
The Music City Shop has some amazing items - in-store AND online. Stop by the Music City Shop (which is offering free shipping online on Cyber Monday) at the Nashville Visitor Center to pick up some unique music-themed merchandise for your friends and family. Or feel free to journey to the Music City Marketplace at our Nashville Visitor Center located in the Regions Building. Each product has been hand-selected from local artisan boutqiues and craftsmen to provide the perfect curated selection of Nashville goods.
Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Specials
Offering a special Cyber Week special on Nashville’s Nutcracker tickets. Save $8 on tickets Friday, November 25 - Monday, November 28. To get the $8 discount, use promo code CYBERNUT at nashvilleballet.com.
— Thanksgiving Week Events —
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Christmas Dinner Show
The Time Jumpers
The Marshall Tucker Band
Mike Henderson Band with Michael Rhodes and Kevin McKendree
Emily Reeves and Friends
The Jack Pearson Band
Tracy Lawrence "Mission Possible" Turkey Fry
Opry at the Ryman
Thanksgiving Blues Show: Jimmy Hall and the BMF's ft. Nick Buda, Steve Mackey & Greg Foresman
An Evening with Don Schlitz
The Naked and Famous
FAB Beatles Revue and Vinyl Radio
Ben Rue and Friends
An Evening with the Sweethearts of the Rodeo and special guest Jenny Gill
The Good Life
John Jackson and The Rhythm Rockers with The Cerny Brothers
Alex Seier and Friends
Quaker City Night Hawks with Blackfoot Gypsies
Thanksgiving Throwdown ft. Static Headz & i4Ni hosted by DJ Orig
The Time Jumpers
Kacey Musgraves - A Very Kacey Christmas Tour
An Evening with Tony Bennett
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 4-January 1, 2017
A Country Christmas @ Gaylord Opryland - November 11-January 1, 2017
ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer @ Gaylord Opryland - November 11-January 1, 2017
Artic Plunge Snow Tubing @ Gaylord Opryland - November 11-January 1, 2017
Glacier Glide Ice Skating @ Gaylord Opryland - November 11-January 1, 2017
Heart of Christmas Cruise @ General Jackson Showboat - November 17-December 23 (select dates)
Nashville Christmas Holiday Cruise @ General Jackson Showboat - November 17-December 25 (select dates)
Christmas 4 Kids ft. The Marshall Tucker Band with Ray Stevens, Montgomery Gentry, and more @ Ryman Auditorium - November 21
Tracy Lawrence "Mission Possible" Turkey Fry @ Wildhorse Saloon - November 22
The Hip Hop Nutcracker @ TPAC - November 25
Nashville Flea Market: Novel & Nostalgic @ The Fairgrounds Nashville - November 25-27
Deck the Hall @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - November 25-December 23
Mary Poppins @ Belcourt Theatre - November 26
North Pole Express with Santa to Watertown @ Tennessee Central Railway Museum - November 26-December 10
Holiday LIGHTS @ Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art - November 25-January 1, 2017
Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular @ Bridgestone Arena - November 27
Arts & Culture
Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - March 27-December 31
Homegrown: Zac Brown Band @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - July 22-July 18, 2017
Alabama: Song of the South @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - August 25-June 12, 2017
Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - September 23-March 5, 2017
Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss @ Adventure Science Center - September 24-January 8, 2017
Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook @ Nashville Children's Theatre - October 27-December 4
Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts - November 18-February 12, 2017
Samurai: The Way of the Warrior @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts - November 4-January 16, 2017
Jefferson Street Art Crawl @ Jefferson Street - November 26
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical @ Grand Ole Opry House - November 18-December 25
Brad Paisley: Diary of a Player @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - November 18-May 14, 2017
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents A Christmas Story @ TPAC - November 25-December 21
New Work: Paintings and Drawings by Denise Stewart-Sanabria @ The Arts Company - November
Southernacana by Don VanCleave @ The Rymer Gallery - November
Underground Again @ Zeitgeist Gallery - November 5-December 17
Marc Maron: The Too Real Tour @ TPAC - November 19
Nick Cannon @ Zanies Comedy Night Club - November 22-23
Roy Wood Jr. @ Zanies Comedy Night Club - November 25-26
Battle of Franklin Trust 5K and Kids Fun Run @ Carnton - November 19
Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning @ Bridgestone Arena - November 21
Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars @ Bridgestone Arena - November 23
Boulevard Bolt @ Belle Meade Boulevard - November 24
Music City Thanksgiving Day 8/4 Miler @ Nashville Rescue Mission - November 24
Challenge in Music City @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium - November 25-27
After Thanksgiving Hike @ Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park - November 25
Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets @ Bridgestone Arena - November 25
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