MUSIC CITY THANKSGIVING DAY RACE Nissan Stadium, Nashville Thursday, Nov. 22 Trot along the four-mile course to benefit The Bridge, a local organization that serves the food insecure, poor and homeless. SMASHVILLE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville Thursday, Nov. 22 - Sunday, Nov. 25 Enjoy outdoor ice skating. Buy tickets online to secure your preferred time slot. FAMILY FRIDAY Loveless Barn, Nashville Friday, Nov. 23 Local shopping, recipe demonstrations, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, face painting, kids' crafts, inflatables and more. STRING CITY: NASHVILLE'S TRADITION OF MUSIC & PUPPETRY Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville Friday, Nov. 23 - Saturday, Nov. 24 Marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow animation and changing sets tell the story of country music's history. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville Friday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Nov. 25 Cirque performers dressed as ornaments come to life and perform dazzling feats to holiday music in this Vegas-style extravaganza. DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville Friday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Nov. 25 NCT serves up a fantastic version of the tale of a young mermaid who seeks to alter her future by living on land. Read Chad Young's review. A CHRISTMAS STORY TPAC's Johnson Theater, Nashville Friday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Nov. 25 It's opening weekend of the 10th and final years of Nashville Rep's stage adaptation of this holiday story about a 9-year-old boy who dreams of a Red Ryder B.B. gun for Christmas. HIP HOP NUTCRACKER TPAC'S Polk Theater, Nashville Saturday, Nov. 24 This contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky's music sets the Nutcracker story on New Years Eve in Brooklyn.