Saturday, Nov. 5 OWL DAY (registration required) Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood 1 - 4 p.m. All ages $10 per adult/child pair, $7 each additional person, $20 family max This annual hoot is a celebration of all-things owl, including live animal presentations, nature hikes, craft activities and more.
Sunday, Nov. 6 OCTONAUTS LIVE! TPAC's Jackson Hall, Nashville 5 p.m. All ages $29.50 - $39.50 ($128 VIP includes after-show party) Join Captain Barnacles, Tweak and the rest of the gang for a "Deep Sea Volcano Adventure" complete with new songs and lots of interactive elements for kids in the audience.
Sunday, Nov. 6 FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville 1 - 5:30 p.m. All ages Free Admission Nashville Parent sponsors this free day of fun at the Frist. Your family can check out the new exhibits, enjoy live performances and get creative with several hands-on art-making activities.
Nov. 11 - 13 WHISTLESTOP WEEKEND Adventure Science Center, Nashville 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All ages $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12 The center's annual kick-off to the holiday season features the opening of the All Aboard for Trains! exhibit. Kids can have fun exploring a variety of model railroad layouts along with special activities.
Nov. 11 - Jan. 1 A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville All ages Hours & Admission vary per attraction This annual holiday extravaganza boasts tons of activities like horse-drawn carriage rides to view the 2 million lights, gingerbread house making, the ICE! exhibit featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, visits with Santa, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, the Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, Parade of Trees and more.
Sunday, Nov. 13 JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville 7 p.m. All ages $34 - $84 The U.S. premiere of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster dinosaur flick broadcast in HD with the Nashville Symphony performing the score live! Win a family four-pack of tickets!
Nov. 12 - 13 26TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW & 13TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE KAR KLASSIC Williamson County Ag Expo Park, Franklin Sat 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 12 - 4 p.m. All ages $2 adults, free ages 12 and younger More than 140 vendors are on site for your holiday shopping fun while Dad checks out the car show. Plus, kids can share their wish lists with St. Nick.
Nov. 25 - Jan. 1 HOLIDAY LIGHTS! Cheekwood, Nashville Tue - Sun 5 - 9 p.m. All ages Members: $15 adults, $10 ages 3 - 17 Non-members: $20 adults, $15 ages 3 - 17 There are 1 million lights at this year's event, and kids can meet live reindeer, visit Santa for pics and stories, make s'mores at the fire pits and more.
Sunday, Nov. 27 CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR Bridgestone Arena, Nashville 6 p.m. All ages $25 - $85 A live orchestra performs holiday songs while a cast of acrobats and aerialists dazzle young and old with unusual feats.
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, Dec. 7 - 8, 14 - 15, 20 - 22 CHRISTMAS AT THE RYMAN Ryman Auditorium, Nashville 7:30 p.m. All ages $35 - $125 Amy Grant and Vince Gill deliver nine nights of holiday cheer with Christmas music — both original and standards — including ones from Amy's brand-new holiday album, Tennessee Christmas.