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Dates: 
12/18/2017
12/19/2017
12/20/2017

Location:

4815 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN, 37220
United States

Phone:

(615) 383-1815
Time: 
9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Early care (starting at 7:30) – Free

First Presbyterian Church of Nashville Winter Camp 2017

Winter Camp is offered for children age four (by December 14th) – 8th grade. All campers must be picked up no later than 5:30 P.M. Activities will include archery, making s’mores, art projects, science projects, games and much more. Lunches will be provided.
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Dates: 
01/15/2018
Time: 
Keynote Speaker- 7:30 AM | 5K Start- 8:00 AM

Location:

East Park Community Center
600 Woodland St
Nashville, TN, 37206
United States

Phone:

615-599-9683

5K4 MLK

Simple, we run on MLK Day so our campers can keep attending camp. All money raised during the 5K4MLK goes straight into our scholarship fund. Barefoot desires to see all races, cultures & socio-economic groups be celebrated and come together in unity. Understanding the impact Martin Luther King Jr. had on calling for racial freedom, celebrating diversity and creating unity, Barefoot Republic wanted to host an event using these themes as the ground work for bringing people together. Knowing the large running and exercise community that exists in Nashville, this is a great fit. On August 28th 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave what would be one of the most prolific speeches on the last century which called for the end of racism in America. Delivered in front of thousands of civil rights supporters, it became a defining moment in the American Civil Rights Movement. In the speech, King proclaimed: "Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children." "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.' These proclamations still applies today." "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Join the cause. Take a stand for unity. Run for diversity. Join us in Nashville on January 15th, 2018. You can make a difference. Children under 12 are welcomed to participate! They must fill out a registration form, but there is NO registration fee to join!
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Dates: 
12/18/2017
12/19/2017
12/20/2017

Organization:

Art School TN

Location:

2809 Bransford Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37204
United States

Phone:

(615) 212-8416
Time: 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Winter Break Art Camp (Ages 5-7)

Start off your holidays right with our Winter Break Art Camp! In this 3-Day camp, we'll explore a wide variety of art materials and techniques while focusing on making "giftable" artwork! No prior art experience or skills needed, just a positive attitude and a willingness to try new things. Art School is a creative and supportive environment, and our classes and camps focus on helping your camper discover the joy of making art! Tuition includes all materials. *Class time includes a short snack break. Please send your child with their own snack, drink, napkins, and utensils. Snacks with nuts are not allowed in the Art School Studio.
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Dates: 
12/18/2017
12/19/2017
12/20/2017

Organization:

Little Art House

Location:

2104 Acklen Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37212
United States

Phone:

(615) 933-9644
Time: 
8:00am - 12:00pm 3rd & 4th Grade - Afternoon Session, 1:00-4:00pm

Winter Break Camps K-2nd Grade

Join us for four whole hours of art-making fun during the holiday break! Our projects will span multiple mediums including, but not limited to, collage, watercolor, tempura paint, and oil pastel. Subject matter will be inspired by such classics as Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and the winter tale "The Snowman". Each day we will complete at least two projects with an allergy-free snack break in between and time for a packed lunch. Please send a lunch with your child and feel free to add a snack or we will have a couple of selections provided as well. We look forward to enjoying some of the Winter Break with you!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN, 37219
United States

Phone:

615-782-4001
Time: 
Varies

Nashville’s Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years!

Celebrating 10 years of awe-inspiring magic and dazzling holiday cheer, Nashville’s Nutcracker will ring in the season with additional characters and all-new magical elements. A truly local production through and through with clever nods to the city’s sparkly past, Nashville’s Nutcracker epitomizes the holiday season in Music City. “Vasterling's epic work is a joyous and colorful greeting card to the people of Music City…a holiday-scented love letter to his adopted hometown.” – Jeffrey Ellis, Broadway World (2016) LET IT SNOW! To celebrate 10 years of Nashville’s Nutcracker, we are adding all-new magical elements, including letting it snow in the audience!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/20/2017

Organization:

Ensworth School

Location:

High School 7401 Hwy 100
Nashville, TN, 37221
United States

Phone:

(615) 301-5400
Time: 
Varies

Ensworth Winter Break Camps

E Sports Camps offer a variety of Winter Break camps for girls and boys in Grades K-8. Try out a one- or two-day program and improve your skills while having a great time! All camps, with the exception of the half day All Sports Camp, will be held on Ensworth's High School Campus. Pick up and drop off will be at the black tent between Daily Stadium and Elcan Athletics Center. Staying for a morning and afternoon camp? Add our lunch option, and we will keep your camper for the hour in between camps and feed them a pizza lunch. Don't miss out on all that E Sports Camps have to offer this winter break! Nashville Volleyball Academy: December 1–22 Football Technique Development Camp: December 16 1/2 Day E Sports Camp: December 20 Holiday Basketball Camp: December 21–22 Holiday Baseball Camp: December 21–22 Holiday Girls Combo Camp: December 21–22 Futures Basketball Shooting Camp: January 2
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN, 37219
United States

Phone:

(615) 782-4040
Time: 
Varies

Nashville's Nutcracker at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Celebrating 10 years of awe-inspiring magic and dazzling holiday cheer, Nashville’s Nutcracker will ring in the season with additional characters and all-new magical elements. A truly local production through and through with clever nods to the city’s sparkly past, Nashville’s Nutcracker epitomizes the holiday season in Music City.
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Dates: 
12/18/2017
12/19/2017
12/20/2017

Organization:

Art School TN

Location:

2809 Bransford Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37204
United States

Phone:

(615) 212-8416
Time: 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Winter Break Art Camp (Ages 8-11)

Start off your holidays right with our Winter Break Art Camp! In this 3-Day camp, we'll explore a wide variety of art materials and techniques while focusing on making "giftable" artwork! No prior art experience or skills needed, just a positive attitude and a willingness to try new things. Art School is a creative and supportive environment, and our classes and camps focus on helping your camper discover the joy of making art! Tuition includes all materials. *Class time includes a short snack break. Please send your child with their own snack, drink, napkins, and utensils. Snacks with nuts are not allowed in the Art School Studio.
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Dates: 
01/27/2018

Organization:

Nashville Zoo

Location:

3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN, 37211
United States

Phone:

(615) 833-1534
Time: 
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Nashville Zoo Run Run

Join a herd of runners at Zoo Run Run! This winter race takes runners and walkers on a 5K adventure throughout the Zoo’s property, including areas not available to the public. Families and children are encouraged to bundle up as they hit the trail. All proceeds from the Zoo Run Run help fund Zoo operations, including providing education programs for children, feeding our collection of over 2,300 animals and keeping our Zoo safe and clean for our visitors.
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Dates: 
01/28/2018

Organization:

Davidson Academy

Location:

1414 Old Hickory Boulevard
Nashville, TN, 37207
United States

Phone:

615-966-6409
Time: 
Monday, November 6, 6:30 pm Sunday, January 28, 3:00 pm

Open House Davidson Academy

Open House Davidson Academy
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Dates: 
12/22/2017

Location:

1011 Gillock St. Suite 160136
Nashville, TN, 37216
United States

Phone:

615.573.2702
Time: 
9 a.m. - 12 p.m | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

West Nashville Day Camp

Montgomery Bell Academy (4001 Harding Pike) *Full or Half Day Register Here Dec 22 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Crazy Chemistry (a.m) | Fun with Physics (p.m.) If you have any questions please call Mr. Bond 615-573-2702 or email mrbondscienceguy@gmail.com *Snacks, drinks and lunch are not provided.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States
Time: 
5:00 – 10:00 PM

Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

Delight in the joy of the holiday season during Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood. Nashville’s favorite tradition returns with ONE MILLION LIGHTS illuminating our gardens for the prettiest winter stroll of the season.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017

Organization:

Nashville Zoo

Location:

3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN, 37211
United States

Phone:

(615) 833-1534
Time: 
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Meet Me at the Zoo: Santa

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Find out by visiting Santa at Nashville Zoo on December 16th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will be checking his list twice, taking gift requests and posing for photos throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to dress in their most festive sweaters or outfits. Meet Me at the Zoo is included with general Zoo admission and Nashville Zoo membership.
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Dates: 
12/27/2017
12/28/2017
12/29/2017
Time: 
8:30 - 11:30 am

Location:

University School of Nashville
2000 Edgehill Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37212
United States

Phone:

615.207.9426

USN Winter Break Yoga Camp

Cooped up at home over the holidays? Come burn off some energy and discover your inner peace at Habitat Yoga's Winter Break Yoga Camp! Each day of camp will include plenty of yoga poses and sequences, fun and non-competitive games, calming and focusing activities, and guided meditations. We'll also create art and craft projects that celebrate yoga, mindfulness, and the holiday season. Each day, please bring a water bottle, a snack, and clothes you can move in. We'll provide all mats and props.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN, 37214
United States

Phone:

1-615-889-1000
Time: 
Varies

ICE!® featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Event Center

ICE!—our signature holiday attraction—is back with a new theme in 2017! Watch Charlie Brown rediscover the true meaning of Christmas as the beloved classic story unfolds through interactive ice sculptures and displays.
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Dates: 
12/19/2017
Time: 
10:30-11:30 am

Location:

Inner Light Yoga
2227 10th Avenue South
Nashville, TN, 37204
United States

Phone:

615.207.9426

Holiday Kids Yoga Class at Inner Light Yoga

We're so excited to offer a monthly kids yoga pop-up class at Inner Light Yoga! Bring your little one to find their flow in Nashville's newest yoga studio, where "with hustle and heart, anything is possible!" One of our talented Habitat teachers will lead the class, helping kids move, play, breathe, and explore. And this month's class will be Holiday themed!! Parents, feel free to drop off your kids and grab a coffee next door at BOX, or hang out and peruse Inner Light Yoga. They'll be offering special rates for regularly scheduled classes, because parents need yoga too!
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Dates: 
12/27/2017
12/28/2017
12/29/2017

Organization:

Little Art House

Location:

2104 Acklen Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37212
United States

Phone:

(615) 933-9644
Time: 
1:00-3:00pm 3rd & 4th Grade - Afternoon Session, 1:00-4:00pm

Animation and Illustration Camp! : 1st-4th Grade

Campers will learn how to create and develop their own character/s and scenes in this three day camp with guest teacher Sarah Arace! This camp is perfect for those wanting to hone their drawing skills. We ask that campers attend all three days.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

791 E Old LaGuardo Rd.
Lebanon, TN, 37087
United States

Phone:

615.758.8300
Time: 
6pm to 10pm!

Chad's Winter Wonderland

One of the nation's largest displays of Christmas lights with over 2 million(!) Christmas lights in a variety of displays. We have an actual drive-thru Santa house - featuring Santa himself and taking Christmas wish lists. With 350+ pieces of Christmas scenery - the Christmas Train, and even a Dancing Snowman! There's something new for everyone to see. MORE live animals, a drive thru Nativity Scene, and new LED displays. Don't forget to bring your letter to Santa; we have a special mailbox just for him. Drive-thru our light tunnel with over 90 arches and synchronized lights!
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Dates: 
01/15/2018

Organization:

Vanderbilt University

Location:

2101 W End Ave
Nashville, TN, 37240
United States

Phone:

(615) 322-0605
Time: 
varies

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Series

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Series was established in 1985 at Vanderbilt University as a celebration of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorating Rev. Dr. King’s life and legacy, the University community will gather together on this national holiday for a series of programs including: participation in the city-wide march, community service, educational forums and lectures. In honoring Rev. Dr. King, Vanderbilt University affirms its own commitment to the goals of peace and racial justice to which Rev. Dr. King dedicated his life.
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Dates: 
01/06/2018
02/03/2018
Time: 
10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Location:

Nashville Public Library - Richland Park Branch
4711 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37209
United States

Phone:

615.207.9426

Free Family Yoga Classes at the Richland Park Library

We're partnering with the Nashville Public Library to bring free family yoga classes to the Richland Park Branch on Saturdays this Fall! Kids ages 3 and older are invited to come move, play, breathe, and unwind, and parents are welcome to join in. Bring a yoga mat if you have one! No need to sign up ahead of time, but these classes do fill up quickly! We recommend showing up 15 minutes early to secure your kid's spot for class!
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Dates: 
12/21/2017
12/22/2017

Organization:

Nashville Symphony

Location:

Schermerhorn Symphony Center One Symphony Place
Nashville, TN, 37201-2031
United States

Phone:

615.687.6565
Time: 
7 pm

Home Alone with the Nashville Symphony

This hilarious and heartwarming holiday tradition is perfect for the whole family. Experience John Williams’ delightful score performed live while the movie is shown on the big screen.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN, 37214
United States

Phone:

1-615-889-1000
Time: 
Varies

ICE! featuring featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas

ICE!—our signature holiday attraction—is back with a new theme in 2017! Watch Charlie Brown rediscover the true meaning of Christmas as the beloved classic story unfolds through interactive ice sculptures and displays. November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018 For tickets & information: +1-615-889-1000 Hours of Operation: Vary by day and subject to change. Event times and ticketing options are listed by day on purchase tickets calendar. Book online and avoid fees. Location: Gaylord Opryland Events Center
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017
Time: 
5pm - 10pm

Location:

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Dr,
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States

Holiday Lights

Savor the sights and sounds of the season at Cheekwood and make lasting holiday memories with fun activities for all ages. Our enchanting Holiday LIGHTS experience is Nashville’s favorite new holiday tradition, with one million lights glowing throughout the gardens. And visitors every weekend can take part in Holiday at Cheekwood festivities, including Santa visits, cookie decorating and meeting Santa’s reindeer.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/20/2017

Location:

161 Rains Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37203
United States

Phone:

(615) 244-4878
Time: 
Varies

A Christmas Story

Ralphie’s back! Reaching year nine of this Nashville holiday tradition, Nashville Rep exuberantly gives fans what they want – a hilarious, interactive winter treat. With a frozen flag pole, a ballet tribute to an iconic Leg Lamp, and many, many costume changes; the show more than delivers on its promise of laughs, heart-warming charm, and a child with a bar of Lifebuoy in his mouth. The Bumpus hounds will be ready and waiting for you.
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Dates: 
12/19/2017
12/21/2017
12/27/2017

Organization:

Little Art House

Location:

2104 Acklen Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37212
United States

Phone:

(615) 933-9644
Time: 
3:30-5:00pm 3rd & 4th Grade - Afternoon Session, 1:00-4:00pm

Winter Break Mini-Camp for 3-5yrs.

This is a great start for kiddos who want to enjoy art-making with camps. For 90 minutes, we will create a couple of art project, read books, have a snack break and enjoy other creative activities. *This mini-camp is drop-off and campers are expected to have previous independent experiences.
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Dates: 
12/18/2017
12/20/2017

Organization:

Little Art House

Location:

2104 Acklen Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37212
United States

Phone:

(615) 933-9644
Time: 
3:00-6:00pm 3rd & 4th Grade - Afternoon Session, 1:00-4:00pm

Winter Break Camps 6th-12th Grade

Artists will work with multiple mediums and subject matters to strengthen their technical skill while potentially finding their artistic voice. Each day will consist of their choice of medium to explore and a variety of subject matters. Mediums include, but are not limited to, drawing with charcoal, pencil, oil pastel; painting with tempura, watercolor, and acrylic; printmaking; limited sculpture. Students who attend consistently this week should end the week multiple with multiple works of art to add to their portfolio!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN, 37219
United States

Phone:

615-782-4001
Time: 
Varies

A Christmas Story

Ralphie’s back! Reaching year nine of this Nashville holiday tradition, Nashville Rep exuberantly gives fans what they want – a hilarious, interactive winter treat. With a frozen flag pole, a ballet tribute to an iconic Leg Lamp, and many, many costume changes; the show more than delivers on its promise of laughs, heart-warming charm, and a child with a bar of Lifebuoy in his mouth. The Bumpus hounds will be ready and waiting for you.
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Dates: 
12/18/2017
12/19/2017
12/20/2017

Organization:

Little Art House

Location:

2104 Acklen Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37212
United States

Phone:

(615) 933-9644
Time: 
1:00-3:00pm 3rd & 4th Grade - Afternoon Session, 1:00-4:00pm

Winter Break Camps 3rd-5th Grade: Makers Camp!

What better gift to give than one you handmade! Learn how to create different crafts and artworks that are perfect presents for all your friends. Some of the projects will include key chains, picture frames, boxes and more!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017
Time: 
10am 2pm 10pm

Location:

Grand Ole Opry House
2804 Opryland Dr,
Nashville, TN, 37214
United States

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up Nashville for the first time in 2017 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Broadway Director Neil Goldberg reimagines the holiday season with the critically acclaimed stage spectacle. Experience this Broadway musical, new cirque adventure and family show wrapped in one.
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Dates: 
01/21/2018

Organization:

Franklin Road Academy

Location:

4700 Franklin Road
Nashville, TN, 37220
United States

Phone:

(615) 832-8845
Time: 
2pm

Open House- Franklin Road Academy

Open House is the best way to gain a comprehensive view of all the opportunities that Franklin Road Academy has to offer.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Nashville Zoo

Location:

3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN, 37211
United States

Phone:

(615) 833-1534
Time: 
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Historic Home Yuletide Tours at the Nashville Zoo

Guests visiting Nashville Zoo during three weekends in December will have an opportunity to step back in time for a traditional Victorian Christmas. The Grassmere Historic Home will offer yuletide tours December 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17. The home will be decorated for the holidays with greenery, ribbon, and vintage decorations that belonged to Margaret and Elise Croft, former residents of the Grassmere property whose family owned the land and home for five generations. The tour not only highlights these items but also explains some Christmas traditions that started during that time period that are still honored today. Tours will start at 10:00 a.m. daily and run on the half hour, with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Tours of the home are included with Zoo admission. To take the tour, guests are asked to meet on the front porch of the historic home where their guide will meet them.
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Dates: 
12/18/2017
12/19/2017
12/21/2017

Location:

4001 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States

Phone:

(615) 298-5514
Time: 
varies

Fall/Winter Camps

MBA's 2017 Fall and Winter Camp Season.
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Dates: 
12/17/2017

Location:

505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN, 37219
United States

Phone:

(615) 782-4000
Time: 
1 pm

Shopkins Live! Shop it Up!

Shopkins Live! is finally here! The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!
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