Christmas Free Events December 15-21, 2014
Here is a list of FREE Events in and all around Nashville for each week of December. Below you will find events for December 15-21, 2014.
This a great way to get out and celebrate the Holidays and be a part of your community. Most events are free but a few ask that you bring a can good or toy, to help those in need. Hope you will find this helpful in planning your Christmas outings! Merry Christmas!
Dec. 16: This day marks the beginning of Hanukkah. During the season, there will be Menorah lightings at the Tennessee State Capitol with state dignitaries, and at Riverfront Park with Mayor Dean. Both lightings will be followed by Hanukkah parties with music, dreidels and treats to celebrate the festival of lights. For dates and times, see http://www.chabadnashville.com.
Dec. 16: The 2014 Tuba Christmas Concert is at First Baptist Church, Seventh and Broadway. Everyone is invited to come and sing traditional Christmas carols accompanied by an ensemble of more than 100 tubas. There are two 45-minute performances — at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. It is free, but they usually collect donations for a homeless lunch program.
Dec. 16: The Providence Consort, a trio of local seniors playing recorders and keyboard, will perform holiday songs at 10:45 a.m. in the second-floor gallery of the Main Library, 615 Church St.www.library.nashville.gov.
Dec. 16: The Tennessee Valley Winds community band will perform a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro, through a partnership with Jupiter Band Instruments. http://www.tnvalleywinds.org.
Dec. 18: Enjoy a special reading of “The Polar Express,” followed by a screening of the movie at 5:30 p.m. at Madison branch library, 610 Gallatin Road S. http://www.library.nashville.gov.
Dec. 19: Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., is having a Winter Holiday Open House from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with live music, a warm fireplace and an illuminated boardwalk trail. http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation or 615-862-8580.
Dec. 20: The Nashville Jazz Orchestra Trio performs at 2 p.m. at Bordeaux branch library, 4000 Clarksville Pike. Light refreshments will be served. http://www.library.nashville.gov.
Dec. 20: The Providence Consort will play a holiday concert in the Frist Center Grand Lobby at 2 p.m.This recorder trio, plus keyboard, plans a combination of secular and religious pieces. http://www.fristcenter.org.
Dec. 20: There is a Winter Solstice Celebration from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Warner Park Nature Center. It is a chance to watch the sunset on one of the shortest days of the year, enjoy some winter stories, warm up around a campfire and walk through the woods along a luminary-lit pathway. 615-352-6299.
Dec. 20: Shelby Bottoms Nature Center is having a Winter Solstice Celebration and Pickin’ Party and Nature Walk for all ages. The three-mile walk is from 10 a.m. to noon, starting at the Cornelia Fort Trailhead. Then the celebration and picking party is from 1 to 3 p.m. Just show up for crafts, games and snacks and a good ole Pickin’ Party where you can pick or just listen and mingle in the nature center classroom. Shelby Bottoms is at 1900 Davidson St. 615-862-8539, http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation.
Dec. 21: Nashville male a cappella vocal group Schola Pacis will perform at the 11th anniversary Festivals of Lessons and Carols at 3 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 3001 Belmont Blvd.Special guests on the program include harpist Mary Alice Hoepfinger, organist Hildegard Cox and the Montgomery Bell Academy Chamber Choir. http://www.scholapacis.com.
Dec. 21: First Baptist Nashville, 108 Seventh Ave. S., has a “A Carol-Candlelight Celebration” at 6 p.m.in the sanctuary, featuring The Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra. http://www.firstbaptistnashville.org.
Dec 21: The Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, has a 3-4 p.m. program featuring the Williamson Wind Quintet playing Christmas music for all ages. 615-371-0090, ext. 8380.
Dec. 21: Harpeth Hills Church of Christ has its annual community Christmas Service and Christmas Brunch, with services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with the free brunch served in the gym from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. No reservations required. The church is at 1949 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood. 615-373-0601, http://www.harpethhills.org/Christmas.
Kelli B 💻