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Creative Zone: Hip Hats and Outlaw Bandanas

Many of the outlaws counted a cowboy hat as a part of their signature look. Using hats, bandanas, and other accessories on view in the new exhibit Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s and throughout the museum galleries, aspiring designers can make their own paper hat and bandana designs. Presented in support of the exhibit Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s. All Ages. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.​
Dates: 
12/16/2018
10 am
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Location:

222 5th Ave South
Nashville, TN, 37203
United States

Phone:

6154162001

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment at the Frist Center

This exhibition is intended to immerse the American visitor in the Parisian Belle Époque (Beautiful Era). Encompassing the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the period was known for fantasy, excess, and boundless faith in progress through science and technology. Originally presented in 2014 at the Petit Palais in Paris, the exhibition offers a selection of more than three hundred works of art, from paintings, prints, and sculptures to furniture, garments, and souvenirs. These objects, which hail from several City of Paris museums—including the Petit Palais, the Musée Carnavalet, the Palais Galliera, the Musée Bourdelle, and the Maison de Victor Hugo—form a portrait of a vibrant and swiftly changing city.
Dates: 
12/11/2018
12/12/2018
12/13/2018
all day
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Location:

919 Broadway – Downtown
Nashville, TN, 37203
United States

Phone:

615.244.3340

FrankTown Festival of Lights

Beginning Thanksgiving night, FrankTown Open Hearts will host a Christmas-spirited experience that stretches for a mile and features thousands of sparkling holiday lights sure to delight kids and adults of all ages. Attendees will relax in the comfort of their own car and wind their way through more than 50 light displays while listening to Christmas holiday classics on the radio, some of which will be synchronized with the light displays. FrankTown Festival of Lights will be located at the Williamson County AG Expo Center in Franklin, Tennessee (off I-65 and Peytonsville Rd., Exit #61).
Dates: 
12/11/2018
12/12/2018
12/13/2018
6-9 pm
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Location:

Williamson County AgExpo Arena
4215 Long Lane
Franklin, TN, 37064
United States

Phone:

615.807.0782

25 Days of Discovery at Discovery Center

Enjoy a full schedule of holiday fun this December at the Discovery Center! Explore holidays around the world at the Discovery Center during our 25 Days of Discovery. The series of events kicks off with the Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 2, and wraps up with the biggest pajama party in Murfreesboro on Dec. 30, with lots of hands-on holiday fun in between!
Dates: 
12/11/2018
12/12/2018
12/13/2018
10 am - 5 pm
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Location:

502 SE Broad St
Murfreesboro, TN, 37130
United States

Phone:

615.983.2112

Santa and S'mores at Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center

Want to hear something great? You don't need to drag your kids to the mall to visit Santa and get some pictures! Santa Claus is coming to the SOAC! Come meet, have some s’mores and cookies, and take some great pictures with Santa!
Dates: 
12/14/2018
5:30 - 7:30 pm
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Location:

100 Sam Ridley Parkway East
Smyrna, TN, 37167
United States

Phone:

(615) 459-9710

Dance into Summer at Artistic Elements!

Dance into Summer with Williamson County's world-class dance program! Our Summer Program is offers dance classes and creative activities designed to boost your child's confidence and self-esteem, leaving them feeling accomplished and enthusiastic at the end of the week. Whether your dancer is new to dance or ready to fine-tune their overall dance technique, Artistic Elements Dance Complex has a place for you, sign up today!
Dates: 
06/10/2019
06/11/2019
06/12/2019
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Location:

Artistic Elements Dance Complex
7061 Moores Lane #400
Brentwood, TN, 37027
United States

Phone:

(615) 472-9471

Family Program: Beginner Fiddle Workshops, Holiday Classics

What is the history of the fiddle, and how do you play it? Participants will learn beginning techniques and a few simple holiday favorites. This hands-on workshop will be led by Ryan Joseph, fiddle and mandolin player for Alan Jackson. Fiddles provided or bring your own. Ages 7 and up. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating.​
Dates: 
12/15/2018
10:30 and 11:15 am
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Location:

222 5th Ave South
Nashville, TN, 37203
United States

Phone:

6154162001

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 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16. 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.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
10 am to 3 pm
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Organization:

Nashville Zoo

Location:

3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN, 37211
United States

Phone:

(615) 833-1534

All Access Night at Discovery Center

All access nights are a time for special needs families to enjoy Discovery center exhibits and programs. Join us for special holiday-themed programs. All access Nights are sponsored by Jackson National Life. The event is free, but RSVPs are required. RSVP online or by emailing ksmith@explorethedc.org.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
5:30 – 8 pm
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Location:

502 SE Broad St
Murfreesboro, TN, 37130
United States

Phone:

615.983.2112

Meet Me at the Zoo: Santa

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Find out by visiting Santa at Nashville Zoo on Saturday, December 15th 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. PS: Metro Nashville Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Division will collect donated toys for its annual Christmas Basket Program on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 at Nashville Zoo. As an added incentive, the Zoo is offering a complimentary admission ticket for every new toy donated (limit two tickets per person)!!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Organization:

Nashville Zoo

Location:

3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN, 37211
United States

Phone:

(615) 833-1534