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Nashville Events: November 2022


Nashville Events: November 2022

With cooler temperatures in full swing, we’re beginning our transition into the holiday season. Whether you’re looking to get a head start on holiday shopping, experience live music, or attend a fundraising event, there’s plenty of fun to be had this month. We’ve rounded up our favorite local events taking place this November. Take a look!

November 5 & 6, 2022: Sara Sells November Warehouse Sale
Sara Sells is a unique once-a-month shopping event where you can find everything from sofas to dining tables, bedroom furniture, lighting, and home decor up to 60% off retail pricing. Plus, you can take everything home with you on sale day! Sara Sells also offers alternate pick-up days and local delivery. The in-person sale runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, and the online sale runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 6.

November 6, 2022: Bridal & Wedding Expo
Held at the Nashville Fairgrounds, the Bridal & Wedding Expo hosts an incredible lineup of wedding professionals — from bakers to catering companies, bands and musicians, florists, hair and makeup artists, photographers, and more. Admission is free with online registration, and tickets are $10 at the door. The event begins at 1 p.m.

November 11, 2022: Holiday Open House
Join Made in TN at the L&L Market at 6 p.m. for its Holiday Open House. Enjoy a first look at local ornaments, limited edition holiday gifts, a free goodie bag, complimentary drinks and snacks, and a live jazz band. Plus, while you’re there, enter to win a market-wide giveaway and grab a selfie with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

November 11 & 12, 2022: 19th Annual Literary Award Weekend
Join the Nashville Public Library Foundation for a series of events to celebrate its annual Literary Award Weekend. The weekend kicks off on Friday, November 11, at 6:30 p.m. with a patrons’ party at the main library in downtown Nashville, and tickets begin at $850 per person. The fun continues at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a free public lecture from author Louise Erdrich at Martin Luther King Jr. High School. The weekend ends at the main library at 6:30 p.m. with the Literary Award Gala, and tickets are $650.

November 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023: Christmas at Gaylord Opryland
Celebrate Christmas the Nashville way at Gaylord Opryland Resort’s annual holiday event. Explore acres of twinkling lights and decorations along with other exciting holiday activities, shows, and events — from ice tubing and ice skating to The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Christmas in Tennessee” dinner show. Plus, become a character in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at ICE!. Events like the Christmas lights and fountain show are free to attend, and ticketed events begin at $11.99.

November 12, 2022: 18th Annual Hike for Safe Haven
Hike for Safe Haven is a family-friendly event that includes hikes on two paved trails, food, live music, and children’s activities. The event begins at 10 a.m. at Percy Warner Park and is free and open to the public. However, hikers who donate $35 or more receive a T-shirt. A virtual option is also available if you’re unable to attend the in-person event.

November 12, 2022: Nashville Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K
Don’t miss this running tour of some of Nashville’s most iconic landmarks. Offering half marathon, marathon, and 5K options, runners can take in the sights of Music Row, Nissan Stadium, honky tonks, and more. Registration fees start at $69 and increase after Thursday, November 10. Races kick off at 7 a.m., and all participants receive a commemorative shirt and medal.

November 18, 2022 – February 4, 2022: Zoolumination
Experience the Nashville Zoo in a new light at this magnificent Chinese lantern festival. Zoolumination features over 1,000 custom-made silk lanterns, which is twice as many as in previous years. Plus, from Friday, November 25, through Saturday, December 24, attendees can visit the North Pole Village, which includes festive lights, trees, and visits with Santa Claus. The event begins at 5 p.m., and tickets start at $13 for zoo members and $15 for non-members.

November 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023: Holiday LIGHTS
Cheekwood’s annual Holiday LIGHTS event returns this month! Enjoy the sights of the gardens as they’re decorated from top to bottom with thousands of twinkling lights. Additional events include a reindeer village, a children’s wonderland, holiday workshops, a new holiday marketplace, and more. The event begins at 5 p.m., and tickets start at $12 for members and $20 for non-members.

November 24, 2022: Music City Turkey Trot 5K & 1-Mile Waddle
As one of Nashville’s fastest-growing holiday traditions, the Music City Turkey Trot 5K is the perfect way to kick off Thanksgiving. Offering a costume contest, competitions, live entertainment, and finisher medals for all participants, this is a can’t-miss event. The run begins at 8 a.m. at Nissan Stadium. Registration for the 5K is $49 through Tuesday, November 22, and is $59 on the day of the event.

November 25, 2022: Boy Named Banjo at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
Nashville-raised five-piece band Boy Named Banjo is headed to Brooklyn Bowl Nashville! Featuring special guests Stephen Wilson Jr. and Ryan Sobb and The Dead Mall, the show begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 25. Tickets begin at $20.

November 25 – December 30, 2022: Enchant
Immerse yourself in a Hallmark Channel movie-inspired winter wonderland. The holiday-themed outdoor light “maze adventure” invites attendees to explore lighted tunnels, larger-than-life displays, a 100-foot-tall Christmas tree, and more. The event also includes ice skating and a holiday-themed shopping village. Taking place at First Horizon Park, tickets start at $34 for adults and $20 for children.

November 29 & 30, 2022: Chris Botti with the Nashville Symphony
Jazz trumpeter and composer Chris Botti is headed to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center for two nights of lush, melodic, genre-defying selections. In collaboration with the Nashville Symphony and conductor Bradley Thachuk, performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, and Wednesday, November 30. Tickets begin at $62.