Holiday

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The holiday season in Middle Tennessee is one of the most fun-filled, activity-packed events in the nation. We’ve selected some of our very favorite destinations, pop-up bars, shows, shopping pop-ups, and family-friendly festivals below. We hope you take full advantage of the rich festivities this year! We’re delighted that we’re all going to be able to get out in the community once again in 2021. 

Home Alone at Hidden Bar

200 4th Ave N | Nashville

Opening Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Feeling nostalgic? Head to this Home Alone-inspired bar to be transported to the McCallister home circa 1990—complete with the famous residence’s signature décor and design elements that will recall memorable moments. Of course, you’ll also enjoy Hidden

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In the midst of the flurry of activity that so often pervades our holiday season, many of us treasure the relaxation and joy we experience on our annual holiday light viewing trips around Middle Tennessee. If you’re planning to connect with the beauty of the season on a holiday light expedition, we highly recommend the following destinations as the Best Holiday Light Experiences in the region.

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

1200 Forrest Park Drive | Nashville
Open Daily November 20 – January 09 | 5 PM - 10 PM
Walking Tour | FAQ

Cheekwood Estates is once again opening the gates of their historic mansion’s breathtaking grounds for Holiday Lights. This tour’s path winds through more than a mile of 0ver 1 million lights and leads to s’mores pits,

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As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, many of our community’s more fortunate residents are searching for ways to give back locally in Middle Tennessee. We have dozens of organizations that are based right here, which ensures that your time or donations of goods or services will be put to compassionate use, taking care of the people and animals who live alongside us.

The great news is that it doesn’t take a huge donation of time or money to make an impact! Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated.

We’ve organized the following opportunities by category, which we hope will allow you to connect with a cause that’s close to your heart. 

Battling Food Insecurity

Food banks are always in need of canned beans, canned fish, nut and

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Trick-or-treating in costume is the highlight of the Halloween season for children and families. Our communities missed out in 2020, but we’re glad to say that most festivities are back this year! We’ve scouted the best places to trick or treat in Middle Tennessee, from decked-out neighborhoods to afternoon park extravaganzas, all promising massive candy hauls with high turnout.

Trunk-or-treat events are gaining popularity year after year, but fear not—there are still plenty of places where goblins, ghouls, and witches can be found throughout the final weeks of October.

Trick-or-Treat Events

“Belle Meade Plantation,” Nashville

Thursday, October 21, from 1 – 3 p.m.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

This free event boasts fun for all ages.

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How do you get in the holiday spirit? There are so many different traditions and things to see and do during the holiday season that sometimes it feels like every family has their very own traditions -- but there is one thing that seems to truly make its way into most American homes. What is that one thing? Holiday movies, of course! It’s hard to beat watching a favorite holiday movie, curled up on the couch with some hot cocoa, taking in the spirit of the season. To help you dive into holiday films this year, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites - there’s a little mix of everything in this list!

Happiest Season (2020)

Hulu took the millennial holiday movie crowd by storm this year by releasing this classic “meet the parents” rom-com with an

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The whole family is home for the holidays. It’s chilly outside, warm inside - and everyone is gathered around the table laughing. The connection feels deep, and the smiles are aplenty - it’s game night. It’s a truly unmatched joy! Below are some of our favorite family games to get ready for the upcoming season! 

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

Oh boy. This game. It doesn’t matter if you’re “into games”, if you like strategy, or if you’re young or old. This game will have you flailing your arms and laughing hysterically in no time about the absurdity of the quick, easy-to-learn, 10-minute-a-round game. Imagine a Slap Jack-esque game with hand motions as the main rules. This family found it as a game “keeper”, and you very well could, too! 

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Congratulations on hosting Thanksgiving dinner! Whether it’s your first time or your annual tradition to host, it can be a feat like no other to pull off getting a large and complex meal on the table for friends and family to share! Thanks to the grand aspect of this annual meal, prepping isn’t just a “nice to have”, it’s a true necessity! Our mouths are watering just thinking about the feast to come - cheers!

RIGHT AWAY:

Create Your Guest List 

Think about whether or not you want a sit-down meal or a more casual meal where more people can be accommodated throughout the house - then, invite away! Not only will creating your guest list allow you to make sure your guests know they’re invited and mark their calendars - but you’ll know what

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We’ve all seen the posts about how this Halloween is a full moon, a Saturday, and daylight savings - an ultimate setup for THE Halloween. The only thing? COVID. Fear not though (well, aside from Halloween spookiness); Halloween can never be canceled! While large group gatherings may not be able to happen, and things may not look the same - Halloween is and should, absolutely be celebrated! Here are a few activities (ranging for little ones to adults ) that we’re looking to try this Halloween season:

Spider Web Walk 

By creating a spider web (or part of one) with painters tape in your home, you’re essentially creating a Halloween themed playground on the floor that your little ones can play on all season long! How? Take painters tape and create

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Fourth of July celebrations come in many shapes and sizes, but one thing that seems to go without saying is that the Fourth is best enjoyed by gatherings outside - whether that be at the beach, a lake, a backyard, or a cul-de-sac. You may have a decades-long standing tradition, or you may be hosting for the first time, but either way, it’s always fun to throw in something new. Here are some ideas of “must-haves” to get you ready for the Fourth! Host(ess) with the Most(est) is in your future.

 

Lawn Excitement

No summer gathering is complete without a little play - and of course, some friendly competition can’t hurt either. The great thing about yard games is that it’s fun for all ages and all ability levels. The options for yard games are

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It’s almost that magical time of year again – 'tis the season to choose Christmas trees, flex those decorating skills, and create the perfect centerpiece for our holiday celebrations. One question remains, though, and this year it was our Parks great debate: should the modern tree-hunter opt for a real or artificial Christmas tree?

We’ve dug up the real dirt on this decades-long tree skirmish, and we have good news: it’s not as complicated as you might think.

When analyzed from financial and environmental perspectives, one clear winner emerges – but which will be best for your home this holiday season? Read on for our advice.

Money Matters: Which Type of Tree Fits Your Budget?

Buying a traditional live tree will set you back somewhere

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