Belle Meade Plantation

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With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, many local businesses are getting a head start on holiday festivities, including Belle Meade Plantation.

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the historic museum will showcase its Christmas-themed mansion for free at the annual Holiday Open House. The three-hour event begins at 5 p.m.

Although mansion tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, the event also features wine tastings, ice cream, crafts and a visit from Santa. Belle Meade Plantation is located at 5025 Harding Pike.

What to expect

After touring the mansion, stick around for apple cider, cookies, ice cream and fudge. Belle Meade Winery will be open with free tastings and samples, along with meals available for purchase from Jim N Nicks BBQ.

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.

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