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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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As the weather cools throughout autumn and the chill of winter approaches, there’s nothing so comforting as a warm bowl of soup. Now, for many soup lovers, only one kind of hearty, savory, succulent soup reigns supreme: ramen. Savory broth bathes tender noodles, toppings get slurped up with every bite—it's heaven in a bowl! As you know, every ramen house has its own take on the traditional flavors. We’ve been trying ramen all over the region, and today, we’re sharing our Top Ten picks.

Perhaps you’ve enjoyed ramen for decades, or perhaps you’re in the mood to try it for the first time. Either way, you’ll be delighted by the following locations we’ve voted in as Middle Tennessee’s Best Ramen Shops!

Otaku Ramen

Nashville, TN

Nashville’s

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce October's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are October's gifts to you!

Tánsuŏ

Davidson County

Meaning ‘to explore’ in Cantonese, Tánsuŏ is an exploration of contemporary Chinese cuisine reminiscent of China’s night markets and traditional

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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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In Middle Tennessee, there’s no shortage of fall fun to be had. Soon, the foliage will transform into its glorious autumn colors, and cool breezes have begun to sweep away the lingering summer heat. For most of us, this is the perfect time of year to enjoy natural splendor, community events, and seasonal spooks and scares.

Do you feel it? It’s time to celebrate autumn! When you’re ready to get out and join in the fun, we recommend the following 11 top fall activities.

1.) Visit Farmers’ Markets

Middle Tennesse’s farmers’ markets are an excellent resource for obtaining your pie-making produce, pumpkins for carving, gourds and colorful corn stalks for your porch, and delicious fruits and veggies for your meals from now through Thanksgiving

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Autumn’s cool air and crisp scents are just around the corner, and we at Parks Realty are more than ready to enjoy the fun fall activities throughout Middle Tennessee. Do you have your festival destinations lined up? If not, we’re here to help you get started with 10 of our top fall festivals. From Pumpkinfest to the Pooch Parade, you just can’t beat autumn in our neck of the woods—or the delicious seasonal foods our community serves up! 

A NOTE ON COVID-19

We do everything possible to bring you accurate, up-to-date information in each of our blog posts. However, due to continuous changes venues and event coordinators may make in light of the COVID-19 challenges we continue to face, some festivals may make changes or cancellations at any

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Halloween is just around the corner, and—luckily for all of the locals who love the spooky, scary, and macabre—our beautiful region is packed with horror-filled haunted houses. Today, we’re sharing the Top Ten Best Haunted Houses in Middle Tennessee! We’ve got everything from family-friendly spooktaculars to “sign a waiver first” extreme horror houses, and even one destination that is said to be truly haunted.

Are you ready to sign up for some heart-pounding, spine-tingling fun? Let’s dive right in. 

Beast House
Nashville, TN

The Beast House is the only haunted house on our list that’s said to be actually haunted. It is set in the Isaac Kechem Mansion, where the massive Victorian mansion’s original owner brutally murdered his entire extended

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce September's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are September's gifts to you!

Butcher & Bee

Davidson County

Butcher & Bee opened in 2011 with the simple mission of serving honest-to-goodness sandwiches made with flavor combinations and food

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