'Nashville’s Nutcracker' and 5 more things to do this weekend in Nashville

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

Mewsic Kitty Cafe <p><em>Photo courtesy of Nashville Ballet/Marianna Leach</em></p>

Not ready for the holiday season to come to an end? If so, this weekend will be your last chance to visit holiday attractions and events across Nashville before people start planning for New Year's Eve.

Most of the weekend activities below are ideal for families, as well as your out-of-town guests looking to explore Music City. See a production of 'Nashville's Nutcracker," explore one million lights at Cheekwood, go caroling in Green Hills and more.

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Celebrate the winter solstice at Warner Parks

When: Friday, 3-6 p.m.

Where: Warner Park Nature Center 7311 Highway 100, Nashville

Celebrate the changing season during the the Nature Center's solstice festival. Participants can create a wreath to take home, enjoy cocoa next to the fire, listen to stories and songs and walk the forest luminary trail as darkness welcomes the winter. Register here.

Go caroling in Green Hills

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Where: 3701 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville

Calvary United Methodist Church is hosting a day of community caroling. The group will meet at the church at 1:30 p.m. prior to traveling to Richland Place, Blakeford, and St. Paul. Attendees will participate in 20 to 25 minutes of carols at each location. The church encourages neighbors in these area to join in the fun. Once caroling is over, you can return to Calvary for hot chocolate and treats around 4 p.m.

Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

When: Nov. 23-Dec. 30, Daily

Where: Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive

Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood will soon come to an end as the holiday season wraps up. Along with one million lights that illuminate the mile-long walking path, Cheekwood goes all out with live reindeer, a s’mores pit, gingerbread workshops, carolers and other activities. Holiday LIGHTS is a timed-ticketed event with two evening time slots available. Arrivals begin at 5 p.m. and run until 7 p.m. with late evening arrivals beginning at 7 p.m. running until 9 p.m.

Price: Adults, $22; Ages 3-17, $17; Children 2 and under, free; members receive $5 discount

Jane Lynch "A Swingin' Little Christmas" at City Winery

When: Sunday, 8 p.m.

Where: 609 Lafayette St., Nashville

Looking to get out of the house this weekend, perhaps with out of town guests? Emmy-winning actress Jane Lynch — known for her roles in Hollywood Game Night, Glee and other on-screen productions — is coming to City Winery Nashville in what the actress is calling ‘A Swingin’ Little Christmas’. She will be joined by a few celebrity friends, including Kate Flannery (Meredith on The Office), Tim Davis and jazz ensemble the Tony Guerrero Quartet.

Here's where you can find tickets.

Nashville’s Nutcracker by the Nashville Ballet

When: Dec.1-23, select dates and times

Where: Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St.

Now in its 11th year, “Nashville’s Nutcracker” weaves the classic tale with cleaver nods to Nashville’s past and present. The family-friendly performance follows young Clara’s journey with beloved characters like Uncle Drosselmeyer, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King and the Nutcracker. The Nashville Ballet tradition

Price: $35-$93

Get festive at Mewsic Kitty Cafe

When: Saturday 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Where: 2519 Nolensville Pike, Nashville

Celebrate the holidays with 18 adoptable rescue cats from Nashville Cat Rescue at Mewsic Kitty Cafe. Wear your PJs, a onesie or other comfy clothes and join them for a holiday party with Christmas music, free cookies and free hot chocolate. Find tickets here.



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