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Top Weekend Family Fun Picks: Dec. 6-8

Enjoy the weekend with your kids at one of these festivities. Pictured above: The Star Bright Players present "Elf the Musical" at Freedom Middle School in Franklin, Friday - Sunday.

HOLLYDAY MARKETPLACE
Tennessee Miller Coliseum, Murfreesboro
Friday, Dec. 6 – Saturday, Dec. 7

This shopping experience features more than 100 vendors.

PATRICK BARLOW'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
TPAC's Johnson Theater, Nashville
Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8

Nashville Rep presents Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale using five actors and imaginative props.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Nashville Zoo, Nashville
Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8

The country's largest Chinese lantern festival features more than 500 displays spread across the zoo's 60 acres. The displays include zoo animals, holiday-themed scenes and a 200-foot-long dragon. Read Ginessa Pikes' Nashville Parent Mom Report HERE.

FRANKLIN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Franklin Public Square, Franklin
Friday, Dec. 6

Kathie Lee Gifford emcees the festivities that include live music, appearances by Herme and Rudolph, and the lighting of the city's tree.

NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Public Square Park, Nashville
Friday, Dec. 6

Performances by local choirs, food trucks and an appearance by Santa before the tree lights up.

MURFREESBORO CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Public Square, Murfreesboro
Friday, Dec. 6

Enjoy live performances, carols, the lighting of the tree and a visit with Santa.

CANDY CANE VILLAGE
City Hall Park, Goodlettsville
Friday, Dec. 6

Stroll through festively decorated seven-foot houses created by local businesses and organizations. The village is on display through Dec. 31.

SANTA'S HOLIDAY PARTY
Delmas Long Community Center, Goodlettsville
Friday, Dec. 6

Visit with Santa, enjoy live music, create a craft, nibble on cookies and sip hot chocolate.

ELF THE MUSICAL
Freedom Middle School, Franklin
Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8

The Star Bright Players present the beloved story of Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag and is transported to the North Pole and winds up being raised as a would-be elf.

JUNIE B. IN JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS!
The Washington Theatre, Murfreesboro
Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8

Murfreesboro Little Theatre presents this Junie B. Jones holiday tale about the drama that ensues surrounding the first grade class' holiday sing-along and secret Santa gift exchange.

THE MINI NUTCRACKER
Harpeth Hall's Davis Auditorium, Nashville
Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8

The Centennial Youth Ballet presents the classic tale of a young girl's Christmas dream coming to life in a magical world, complete with swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers, dancing bon bons and giant mice.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro
Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8

The tale of three ghosts haunting that old geezer Ebenezer on Christmas Eve.

KELLIE PICKLER IN MUSIC CITY CHRISTMAS
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville
Friday, Dec. 6 – Saturday, Dec. 7

A night of holiday music with country artist Kellie Pickler and the Nashville Symphony. Nashville Symphony Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yanez has this to say about the show: "I am extremely excited for our upcoming Music City Christmas production! Not only does it feature the multitalented Kellie Pickler as our special guest, but we also welcome Bronson Murphy and Evy Ortiz along with a cast of eight additional Broadway singer/dancers to bring the spirit of Christmas to life. The show is full of magical moments including spectacular dance numbers, Christmas storytelling, a visit from Santa, and, of course, timeless Christmas classics such as "I’ll Be Home for Christmas," "Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree"and "White Christmas" all performed with our wonderful cast and brilliant Nashville Symphony. It’s the perfect event to share with your family and usher in the holiday season."

NORTH POLE EXPRESS EXCURSION TRAIN
Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville
Saturday, Dec. 7

Enjoy a train ride with Santa and his elves to Lebanon and back (no layover).

FROZEN II SENSORY SCREENING
NCG Cinema, Gallatin
Saturday, Dec. 7

See the new Frozen II movie in a sensory-friendly environment — lights not so dim, softer sound, no previews and kids can run around making all the noise they want!

HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR & SING ALONG
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville
Saturday, Dec. 7

This Nashville Symphony Family Series concert features holiday favorites in an interactive, sensory-friendly environment. Arrive an hour early for free activities in the building, including a musical instrument petting zoo, crafts, stories and more.

JINGLE JAMBOREE
Providence Marketplace, Mt. Juliet
Saturday, Dec. 7

Stories with Santa, costumed characters, face painting, cookie decorating and more.

NASHVILLE'S NUTCRACKER
TPAC's Jackson Hall, Nashville
Saturday, Dec. 7 – Sunday, Dec. 8

Nashville Ballet's holiday tradition finds Clara and her magical friends on a journey through a spectacular dreamland with familiar Nashville landmarks.

YULEFEST
Historic Mansker's Station, Goodlettsville
Saturday, Dec. 7

Experience the holidays in 18th-century style with live music, storytelling, carriage rides, refreshments and shopping.

CHRISTMAS DOWNTOWN: A FRONT STREET CHRISTMAS
Smyrna Train Depot
Saturday, Dec. 7

Pictures with Santa, cocoa, s'mores, carriage rides ($5) and more.

AUNTIE CLAUS
Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville
Saturday, Dec. 7 – Sunday, Dec. 8

This world premiere production is based on Elise Primavera's children's picture book about Sophie Kringle's glamorous, mysterious great aunt. Read Chad Young's review HERE.

WALK THRU BETHLEHEM
Woodmont Christian Church, Nashville
Sunday, Dec. 8

More than 200 costumed characters and live animals recreate the village of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth. Hands-on children's activities include basket weaving, carpentry, olive pressing and pottery.

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