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!
November 1, 2023: Girls of Nashville
Girls of Nashville is an all-female songwriters’ showcase that takes place regularly at City Winery. The next installment is slated for Wednesday, November 1, and includes a performance by Kelleigh Bannen and special guests. The show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $25. citywinery.com
November 2, 2023: TEDxNashville Women: In Good Company
TEDxNashville Women celebrates the intelligence and creativity of females from diverse backgrounds as they share their unique stories and perspectives. The event begins at 1 p.m. at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music Ingram Performance Hall. Tickets are $108.55. eventbrite.com
November 2 – 4, 2023: Holiday Open House at Hot Pink
From a carefully curated selection of gifts to home decor and baby items, it’s no wonder Hot Pink is a beloved gift store in Nashville. On Thursday, November 2, through Saturday, November 4, stop by the shop to enjoy exclusive discounts, special treats, giveaways, and more. For a complete schedule of events, visit Hot Pink’s Instagram page.
November 3 & 4, 2023: Literary Award Weekend
Join the Nashville Public Library Foundation for a series of events to celebrate its annual Literary Award Weekend. This year’s event honors children’s author Kate DiCamillo, and the main gala takes place on Saturday — which includes a cocktail reception and dinner. Tickets for events begin at $500. nplf.org
November 4, 2023: Hand-Bound Leather Journal Workshop
Learn to bind a softcover leather book that can be used as a journal, sketchbook, or photo album during this hands-on workshop. Students use leather for the book cover and have the option to include colorful handmade papers inside. The class is open to all skill levels, and the required materials are provided. You can sign up HERE for $125.
November 4, 2023: Born for a Craft
Born for a Craft is a new series designed with one goal: to provide historic — and historically influenced — activities that attendees can take home. On Saturday, November 4, head to Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage for a cutting board workshop. Admission starts at $60, and the class begins at 10 a.m. thehermitage.com
November 4 & 5, 2023: Frist Arts Fest
This weekend-long festival at the Frist Art Museum celebrates stunning art with dance and music performances, hands-on activities, exhibition tours, live art demonstrations, and so much more! General admission for adults is $15 per day, and admission is free for Frist members and individuals 18 and younger. Event hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. fristartmuseum.org
November 5, 2023: Tennessee 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. bridalshowstn.com
November 7, 2023 – February 4, 2024: Zoolumination
Experience the Nashville Zoo in a new light at this magnificent Chinese lantern festival. In addition to thousands of custom-made silk lanterns, attendees can enjoy live entertainment, animal encounters, seasonal drinks, and more. Admission begins at $19 for children (ages 2-12) and $23 for adults. nashvillezoo.org
November 8, 2023: White Truffle Celebration
Known as the “Diamond of the Kitchen,” white truffles are the star of this unique tasting menu — available for one night only in Yolan’s dining room. Enjoy a glass of bubbly with fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano that’s drizzled with custom-blended balsamic before a delicious four-course meal. Seatings begin at 5 p.m., and admission is $400. yolannashville.com
November 9, 2023: Gracious Home Holiday Preview Party
Join Gracious Home at its Holiday Preview Party to get a sneak peek of its new holiday decor. Enjoy 30% off items all day with wine and hors d’oeuvres served from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, enter to win a raffle from some of the store’s top brands or take home a goody bag while supplies last. gracioushome.com
November 9 – 11, 2023: Rennie Harris Presents Rome & Jewels
You’ve never seen the story of Romeo and Juliet told this way before! Dueling DJs lay the beats for this award-winning production of Rome & Jewels — a story of fear, love, and triumph that’s deeply rooted in hip-hop. Tickets start at $25, and performance times vary based on the day. ozartsnashville.org
November 9 – 11, 2023: MBA Art Show
Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) is excited to once again host its annual art show! This is a wonderful community event that showcases the creativity and talents of over 50 artists from around the country, and this year’s featured artist is Kent Youngstrom. Event hours are Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. mbaartshow.com
November 10, 2023 – January 1, 2024: Christmas at Gaylord Opryland
Get into the holiday spirit early by visiting the dazzling displays at Gaylord Opryland. This year’s event includes ice sculptures in ICE! featuring the Polar Express, frozen slides, bumper cars, and more. To see a complete list of events and activities, visit christmasatgaylordopryland.marriott.com.
November 11, 2023: GasLamp Antiques Holiday Open House
Enjoy holiday fun at GasLamp Antiques on Saturday, November 11, during its annual Holiday Open House. Win gift cards every hour and enjoy treats and tunes while you shop. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at both GasLamp locations. gaslampantiques.com
November 11, 2023: Scone Making Class
During this hands-on baking course, students learn how to make scones that tender and delicious every time! The best part? All participants take home a batch of six large scones. The event starts at 1 p.m. at West Glow Farm, and admission is $110. westglowfarm.com
November 11, 2023: 25th Anniversary Fall Festival
Celebrate 25 years of cancer support at this fall festival-inspired open house! Hosted by Gilda’s Club, you can enjoy delicious food and family-friendly activities — including pumping decorating and face painting. The fun kicks off at 11 a.m. gildasclubmiddletn.org
November 11, 2023: Adult ARTlab: Introduction to Collage Techniques
Join the Frist Art Museum for this collage-making studio workshop led by Ashley Mintz, inspired by the Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage exhibition. Learn different collage techniques and make your own unique collage artwork using a variety of materials. The class begins at 1 p.m., and admission is $60 for Frist members and $75 for non-members. fristartmuseum.org
November 12, 2023: Pillows and Beer Live!
Join Southern Charm stars Craig Conover and Austen Kroll for a night of laughs and drinks at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville as they tape an episode of their podcast, Pillows and Beer. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets begin at $35. brooklynbowl.com
November 15, 2023: Blended Wines Tasting & Blending Class
Taste a variety of wines in this unique class at Miel! Beverages include one Italian white and three classic reds (Bordeaux varietals, Côtes du Rhône, and a super Tuscan). The evening begins at 6 p.m., and tickets are $75 per person. Reserve your spot HERE.
November 16, 2023 – February 20, 2024: Chalet 27 Pop-Up
Escape to the Alps at Chalet 27 at The Westin! The annual Alpine-inspired pop-up includes festive cocktails, an exclusive menu, photo ops, and cabana rentals. Event hours are Sunday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. For additional information or to reserve a spot, click HERE.
November 18, 2023 – January 7, 2024: 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 holiday market, s’mores, holiday decor in the mansion, and more. The event begins at 5 p.m., and tickets start at $12 for members and $20 for non-members. cheekwood.org
November 23, 2023: Music City Thanksgiving Day 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. The run begins at 8 a.m. at Nissan Stadium. Registration for the 5K is $49 through Tuesday, October 31, and increases regularly thereafter. runnash.com
November 30, 2023: Holiday Open House at Ona Skincare East Nashville
Head to Ona Skincare’s East Nashville location on Thursday, November 30, for a festive and fun holiday open house! From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., discover the perfect skincare products and treatments to pamper yourself or find unique gifts for your loved ones. Plus, chat with the knowledgeable staff and learn more about Ona Skincare’s rejuvenating services. eventbrite.com
November 30, 2023 – January 1, 2024: 4th Annual Festival of Trees
This annual event at Stephens Valley includes thousands of holiday lights, decorated Christmas trees, a holiday market, pictures with Santa, and more. While the event is free to attend, Stephens Valley asks attendees to bring a donation for Bellevue Community Food Bank. The fun runs daily from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. stephensvalley.com
Happy November, Nashville!
To see even more great Nashville events, visit our Happenings calendar.