Handmade, Extra-Special Gifts

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Get a jump on your holiday shopping by checking out one of this month's fall craft fairs or holiday marketplaces!

Centennial Holiday Craft Show
at Centennial High School
5050 Mallory Lane, Franklin
615-472-4271
centennialholidayshow.com
Nov. 19 – 20 (Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 12 – 4 p.m.)
Admission: $4 one-day pass, $5 weekend pass
More than 195 artisans from 12 states come together to sell hand-made crafts for holiday shopping.

Christmas Village
at The Fairgrounds Nashville
500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville
christmasvillage.org
Nov. 11 – 13 (Fri 9 a.m. – p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 12 – 6 p.m.)
Admission: $8 in advance ($10 at the door) ages 10 and older, free ages 9 and younger, $5 parking
This is the 55th year for the Christmas Village and more than 250 vendors will be on site to sell their items from toys for all ages, clothing for children and adults, jewelry, food items, pottery, collectibles and unusual pieces.

Holiday Craft Show
at Williamson County AgExpo Arena
4215 Long Lane, Franklin
wcparksandrec.com
Nov. 12 – 13 (Sat 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun 12 – 4 p.m.)
Admission: $2 per person, free ages 12 and younger
Visit 140 craft booths for holiday shopping. There’s also the 13th Annual Kris Kringle Kar Classic happening at the same time, too.

Holiday Marketplace
at Stewarts Creek High School
301 Red Hawk Pkwy., Smyrna
615-904-6771
e-mail spearse@rcschools.net
Saturday, Nov. 19 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Admission: Free
Various arts and craft vendors will be on hand selling their wares and food trucks will be there to satisfy your hunger while you shop!

Holiday Market & Hoedown
at Hayshed Farms
1514 Kingston Springs Road, Kingston Springs
615-337-1529
hayshedfarms.com
Saturday, Nov. 19 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Admission: $2
Shop hand-made items for the holidays while listening to live music, letting the kids enjoy some activities and more.

Holiday Tinsel & Treasures
Downtown Gallatin
118 W. Main St., Gallatin
615-452-4000
gallatintn.org
Nov. 12 – 13 (Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 12 – 5 p.m.)
Admission: Free
Several retail merchants offer holiday shopping opportunities before Black Friday.

Home for the Holidays
at Mt. Juliet Community Center
1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet
Saturday, Nov. 12 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Admission: Free
Enjoy plenty of vendor booths for your holiday shopping and kids can get their picture with Santa (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.).

Made South Holiday Market
at The Factory at Franklin
230 Franklin Road Jamison Hall + Liberty Hall, Franklin
madesouth.com
Nov. 18 – 19 (Fri 5 – 9 p.m. VIP Party, Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Admission: $59 two-day VIP pass, $15 Saturday Market only if purchased before Nov. 19, free ages 12 and younger
More than 130 vendors on site as well as chef demonstrations, live music, free parking and more.

Paisley and Plaid Christmas Market
at Lane Agri-Park
315 John R. Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro
facebook.com/Paisleyandplaidhandmademarket

Saturday, Nov. 12 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Admission: $3 (12 and younger are free)
Enjoy shopping nearly 60 vendors in an indoor shopping location with half the door proceeds benefiting the Child Advocacy Center. Kids can enjoy pictures with Santa at the Market from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and you will receive your pictures before leaving the market that day! Come join us for local shopping while supporting a great local organization.

Treasures for the Holidays
at Gaylord Opryland Resort (Ryman Exhibit Hall)
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville
615-889-1000
christmasatgaylordopryland.com
Nov. 18 – Dec. 20 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Admission: Free
This craft show offers hand-made and novelty gifts from seasonal items, jewelry, clothing, home decor, art and more.

Wilson Living Holiday Expo
at James E. Ward Agricultural Center
945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon
615-969-6751
wilsonlivingexpo.com
Nov. 18 – 19 (Fri 5 – 9 p.m. pre-opening GALA, Sat 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
Admission: $15 per person for the GALA on Fri, free on Sat
Shopping, Santa and plenty of swag can be expected at the 8th Annual Wilson Living Holiday Expo. On Friday, the first 300 shoppers will receive a reusable shopping bag filled with more than $200 worth of swag from area businesses including Starbucks coffee, Chick-fil-a and Regal Cinemas. There will also be breakfast with Santa on Saturday at 8 and 10 a.m. (tickets are $15 per person).

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of three.

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