Need to escape the relatives? Try these mid-state holiday activities

Nov 26, 2019


Credit Gaylord Opryland

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE) -- If you’re looking for activities to get the family out of the house during the long holiday weekend.


Lauren Breeze with says several area Christmas light displays have their official opening Thanksgiving night.


“Chad’s Winter Wonderland on Hwy 109 in Lebanon. Cheekwood, Gaylord Opryland, The Dancing Lights of Christmas at the Ag Center in Lebanon will all be open. You can also check out GLOW, happening at First Tennessee Park downtown.”


Not into Black Friday shopping? Walk off some of that turkey and gravey Friday morning during the After Thanksgiving Day Hike on the Bicentennial Capitol Mall. the hike steps off at 9 a.m.


Lauren notes that Lane Motor Museum will host their annual tour of the museum’s private vault Friday. These are the cars not normally on display.

Lauren also suggests String City showing both Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Country Music Hall of Fame. 


“This Free puppet show tells the story of country music in Nashville. Experience this exciting true story through nearly one hundred puppets, ranging from the Staple Singers to Johnny Cash to Taylor Swift.” 

Lauren also recommends the world premiere of Auntie Claus, a holiday musical at Nashville Children’s Theatre. You can catch the show at 10 AM and 2 PM both Friday and Saturday. There’s a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday.

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