NP Weekend Best Bets: Dec. 1-3

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Enjoy the weekend with your kids at one of these festivities. Pictured above: The Nashville Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 2, and Mike Fisher is this year's Grand Marshal.

A CHRISTMAS STORY
TPAC’s Johnson Theater, Nashville
Friday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 3
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents its holiday tradition — the stage version of the beloved holiday movie about a 9-year-old’s quest for a Red Ryder B.B. gun for Christmas. Read Chad Young’s review.

HOLIDAYS WITH CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville
Friday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 2
Acrobats, contortionists, aerial flyers and others perform feats while the Nashville Symphony plays holiday tunes.

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE
Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville
Friday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 3
Part of Gaylord Opryland Resort’s “A Country Christmas” celebration, this Vegas-style show features holiday music with acrobats, aerialists and other artists performing dazzling feats. Read Chad Young’s review.

RUDOLPH’S RED-NOSE RUN
Nissan Stadium, Nashville
Saturday, Dec. 2
Music City’s most festive 5K invites elves, grinches and sugarplum fairies to light he way for Santa’s arrival at the Nashville Christmas parade. Proceeds benefit NeedLink Nashville.

FAMILY GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP (REGISTER)
Cheekwood, Nashville
Saturday, Dec. 2
Create a delicious masterpiece from Crumb de la Crumb Bakery.

MEET ME AT THE ZOO: PRINCESSES
Nashville Zoo, Nashville
Saturday, Dec. 2
Dress as your favorite fairy tale character for photo ops with popular princess characters.

NASHVILLE’S NUTCRACKER
TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Nashville
Saturday, Dec. 2 – Sunday, Dec. 3
Nashville Ballet celebrates the 10th anniversary of its locally themed holiday tradition featuring a large cast of local kids. This year includes a new dancing bear cavalry, and it will snow in the audience for the first time!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Green Door Gourmet, Nashville
Sunday, Dec. 3
Local vendors will sample and sell their products, plus you can enjoy hot apple cider, snacks, holiday music, gifts and treats.

CHRISTMAS PARADE ROUND-UP

 

SEE ALL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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