Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

Photo provided by Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Looking to have an eventful November? We've got a rundown of some of the best things to do in the region. Start off the month with a family-friendly event at the new Tennessee State Museum or spend the day at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Later in the month, you can check out the 52nd Annual CMA Awards or Martina McBride's Christmas show with the Nashville Symphony. Finally, head over to Cheekwood Estate & Gardens and the Frist Art Museum for ongoing events.

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1. Storytime in the Children’s Gallery

This recurring event is for children ages 3 to 6 years old and includes a book reading and craft activities.

When: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1 and Nov. 8

Where: Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rose L Parks Blvd.

Cost: Free


2. Is it a fiddle or violin?

This hands-on program explores the differences and similarities between a fiddle and a violin. Participants will have the chance to play the instruments.

When: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3

Where: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S.

Cost: Free to museum members, and included in museum admission for non-members.


3. Nashvember

This festival features an array of local small businesses, food trucks and live music. This year, the festival benefits The Bridge Ministry, an organization that helps homeless people by feeding and providing them with essential items.

When: 11 a.m. Nov. 10

Where: Track One, 1211 4th Ave.

Cost: Free


4. Wine on the Rails

Wine on the Rails

Photo courtesy of Wine on the Rails

Take a trip down Tennessee rails enjoying wine tasting, live music and vintage attire in a restored 1950’s passenger train.

When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10

Where: Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow Street

Cost: $135-185


5. Denim Days Festival

Two-day shopping event designed for denim enthusiasts to meet and buy from their favorite designers, as well as hands-on workshops, a vintage market, live music, cuisine and more.

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10-11

Where: Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St.

Cost: Free


6. Whiskey Jam

This free live music event features up-and-coming artists while enjoying a drink.

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 12

Where: Winners Bar & Grill, 1913 Division St.

Cost: Free


7. 52nd Annual CMA Awards

Be in the audience at one of country music’s biggest events: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host a show featuring performances by Kelsea Ballerina, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and more.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 14

Where: Bridgestone Arena,

Cost: $87-$600


8. Champagne Jam at Acme

Champagne Jam at ACME

This every Sunday event features specials at its rooftop bar and a soul/house DJ.

When: 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18

Where: ACME Feed & Seed, 101 Broadway

Cost: Free


9. Nashville Turkey Trot

Join the Thanksgiving Day tradition by registering for the 8-mile run/walk.

When: Race begins at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Start location is at Wave Country-Wave Pool, 2320 Two Rivers Parkway

Cost: $6-15


10. Game Night at Green Hills Library

Interactive games include Just Dance, Dance Central, Kinect Sports and Zumba. The event is aimed at teens in grades 7 through 12, but all are welcome

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 27

Where: Nashville Public Library — Green Hills Branch, 3701 Benham Ave.

Cost: Free


11. Martina McBride's The Joy of Christmas

Country music’s Martina McBride performs from her album, “It’s the Holiday Season,” performing holiday favorites mixed with some of her biggest hits.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 29; 8 p.m. Nov. 30; 8 p.m. Dec. 1

Where: Nashville Symphony Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place

Cost: Ticket prices range from $53-153


12. Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

Delight in the joy of the holiday season with a stroll through Cheekwood’s annual holiday lights exhibit featuring one million lights illuminating its gardens.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 23 through Dec. 30

Where: Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive

Cost: $19 for adults; $14 for youth; children ages 2 and younger admitted free


13. Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

A celebration of Paris as a symbol of elegance, pleasure and festivity. This exhibition immerses the American visitor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with a selection of more than 300 works of art.

When: Through Jan. 6, 2019 during regular gallery hours

Where: Ingram Gallery at Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway

Cost: Museum admission ranges from $7-12



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