RP Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 23-26

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Enjoy Thanksgiving weekend with your kids at one of these festivities. Pictured above: Harris Riding Academy's Black Friday Riding Camp in Murfreesboro takes place Friday. Call ahead to register.

BORO DASH
MTSU Track & Soccer Stadium, Murfreesboro
Thursday, Nov. 23
A four-mile race benefiting local charities, including Greenhouse Ministries, Possibility Place, Endure Athletics and Neema House.

STONES RIVER TREE LIGHTING
Stones River Mall, Murfreesboro
Thursday, Nov. 23
Join Santa in front of Bink’s Outfitters for the tree lighting with cocoa, cookies, giveaways, and horse-and-carriage rides. FREE EVENT

BLACK FRIDAY HORSE CAMP (REGISTER)
Harris Riding Academy, Murfreesboro
Friday, Nov. 24
Two riding lessons, lunch, learning about horses and more.

POST TURKEY DAY
Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna
Friday, Nov. 24
Learn about turkeys, burn calories in the climbing rooms and watch an animal show.

STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC & PUPPETRY
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville
Friday, Nov. 24 – Saturday, Nov. 25
The history of country music told by a variety of marionettes, rod puppets, shadow animation, music and changing sets. FREE EVENT

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE
Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville
Friday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 26
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.

WILDLIFE PAINTING (REGISTER)
The Wilderness Station, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Nov. 25
An artist-led painting sessions with a nature subject.

AMERICAN GIRL BOOK CLUB (REGISTER)
Linebaugh Public Library, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Nov. 25
A discussion of American Girl character Tenney Grant along with crafts and snacks. FREE EVENT

BLUE RAIDERS FOOTBALL
Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Nov. 25
Cheer for the MTSU Blue Raiders when they challenge Old Dominion University.

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS
Nashville Children’s Theatre, Nashville
Saturday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 26
A flipper-flapping musical tale that speaks to the power of ingenuity and determination. Read Chad Young’s review.

SPARKLE: A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL (REGISTER)
Fontanel, Nashville
Saturday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 26
With Nashville’s newest walk-through light display, illuminated lanterns guide you through the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. After you stroll through the Dickens’ village, continue on through thousands of sparkling lights, country tunes and six-story LED Christmas trees.

SEE ALL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!

2017 HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAYS

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

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