19TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT & KIDS' FUN RUN Prairie Life Fitness, Franklin Thursday, Nov. 22 Start off the holiday with this race benefiting Graceworks Ministries. 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. HOLIDAY SWEETS, TREATS AND CRAFTS WITH AMERICAN GIRL (REGISTER) American Girl Store, Franklin Friday, Nov. 23 Make a "silly sweaters" craft, enjoy treats and make a concoction at the hot chocolate station. 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. HOLIDAY VILLAGE Homestead Manor, Thompson's Station Saturday, Nov. 24 Local vendors sell hand-crafted items, plus kids' activities and Santa photos ($25; 1 - 3 p.m. & 4 - 6 p.m.). AMERICAN GIRL WELCOMES SANTA (REGISTER) American Girl Store, Franklin Saturday, Nov. 24 St. Nick pops in for a visit and photos. Plus, breakfast treats, a holiday card craft and more. CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA 1981 ON THE PUBLIC SQUARE Franklin Theatre, Franklin Sunday, Nov. 25 This live variety event with musical events rekindles the holiday season in 1981 when Ronald Reagan was president and the Rubik's Cube was one of the hottest toys.