Here is a list of FREE Events in and all around Nashville for each week of December. Below you will find events for December 22-31, 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. 23: Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., has a night hike scheduled for 5-7 p.m.along the Henry Hollow Loop Trail, where all ages can enjoy the magic and mystery of the woods at night. http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation or 615-862-8580.
Dec. 23: Shelby Bottoms Nature Center is hosting a Dormant Nature Hike at 2 p.m. It is a moderate hike where a naturalist will point out dormant plants and landscapes. You can also make small dried plant arrangements to take home with you. Shelby Bottoms is at 1900 Davidson St. 615-862-8539, http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation.
Dec. 24: Join Belmont School of Music faculty member Richard Shadinger for Belmont University’s annual Christmas Eve Carillon Concert at 2 p.m. in the Bell Tower. Continuing a tradition begun during the Ward-Belmont days, the concert features traditional Christmas music played on the tower’s 42-bell carillon. The campus Bell Tower is just off the corner of Belmont Boulevard and Portland Avenue. 615-460-6408, http://www.belmont.edu/music.
Dec. 27: The African-American Cultural Alliance will celebrate its 32nd Annual Kwanzaa celebration with an interactive family event with music, stories and food from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Luke C.M.E. Church, 2008 28th Ave. N. Admission is free, but the AACA asks that you bring a covered dish for a community supper. For more information, go to aacanashville.org.
Dec. 29: MusicFest Outdoor Party and Battle of the Bands in downtown Music City. This is the ultimate party atmosphere downtown the night before the Music City Bowl. Thousands of fans will converge on Second Avenue (corner of Second and Broadway) for the outdoor party featuring bands and cheerleaders from participating ACC and SEC schools. Music venues downtown are open for business and offer sounds for every ear.
Dec. 31: The New Year’s Eve Downtown Block Party starts at Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway — Nashville’s own New Year’s Eve celebration — and will be on an even bigger stage this year as the annual “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” goes live from Nashville two times during the evening production. The concert features Grammy Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, local rock group The Apache Relay and electric guitar phenom Kristen Capolino. Music City will once again offer one of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the country with the free concert and Nashville’s own midnight “Music Note Drop.”
Kelli B 💻