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The Dailies

Saturday, December 1

Happening thru:

TPAC's Jackson Hall, Nashville

Nashville Ballet’s holiday tradition steeped in local history includes hundreds of kids in the cast.

$$ Categories: Dance Ages: All ages

Linebaugh Public Library, Murfreesboro

Learn key life skills like cursive handwriting and the importance of signing your name, then play the game “Will it Waffle?”.

Categories: Ages: 9 - 12 Years, Teens

Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville

Enjoy tours of the decorated home of Daniel and Sarah Smith, Christmas caroling, fresh-baked cookies and wassail.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Downtown Portland, Portland

Cookie decorating, crafts, live music, Santa visits, vendor booths, fairy princesses and more. The city’s Christmas parade follows at 5:30 p.m.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Christ Church, Nashville

Gospel star Sandi Patty joins the choir and orchestra for a holiday concert.

$$ Categories: Music Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

AR Workshop, Nashville

Your family can get creative making custom signs, wood photo frames, canvas pillows, tote bags and more. Also available at the Franklin location — 330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. A-9; 615-285-4292;

RSVP $$ Categories: Ages: All ages

The Curious Kitchen, Murfreesboro

You and your kids can learn to make Italian chopped salad, fresh pasta, marinara sauce, basil and mozzarella stuffed garlic bread and berry shortcakes.

RSVP $$ Categories: Ages: 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years, Adults, Teens

The Hermitage, Nashville

Explore old holiday traditions, hear Christmas ghost stories, enjoy live music, make s’mores at the bonfire, tackle some gift shopping and more.

$$ Categories: Ages: All ages

War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville

Watch a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life followed by a festive party with live music, a silent auction, food, drinks and merriment. Proceeds benefit the Wonderful Life Foundation supporting families of children who are treated for series illnesses.

$$ Categories: Ages: All ages

Historic Mansker's Station, Goodlettsville

Kick off the holiday season in 18th century style with musical entertainment, storytelling, carriage rides, refreshments and shopping.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Opryland Hotel Tennessee Ballroom, Nashville

While you dine on a chicken dinner, Grammy-winning country star Trace Adkins performs Christmas standards, Celtic classics and other tunes.

$$$ Categories: Ages: All ages

Hatch Show Print, Nashville

Twenty-five art galleries in the downtown area host receptions and art openings.

Categories: Art Ages: All ages

Hatch Show Print, Nashville

Work with image blocks and ink to create a design you can hand-print onto paper, a tote bag or T-shirt.

RSVP $$ Categories: Ages: 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years, Adults, Teens

Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville

Enjoy an Italian dinner followed by holiday music, comedy and stories by Kevin Raymond and guests.

RSVP $$ Categories: Music Ages: All ages

Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna

Paint a Christmas wreath.

RSVP $$ Categories: Ages: Adults, Teens

Happening thru:

Fontanel, Nashville

View more than 50 decorated trees as you stroll through the former mansion of Barbara Mandrell, listen to live music and more.

$$ Categories: Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Fontanel, Nashville

Radio personalities report on various yuletide activities, including the annual lawn-display contest.

$$ Categories: Theater Ages: 9 - 12 Years, Adults, Teens