EVENTS

Daily – Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Tours

Guided tours of the Grand Ole Opry House offer visitors an up-close look at the celebrated 4,400-seat venue and country’s most famous show, including themed dressing rooms, the artists’ entrance, the Opry stage, and more. Daytime tours are available seven days a week, featuring an all new immersive video experience hosted by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. For more information, visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Thursday-Sunday In January – Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Road. Come see the Zoo in a whole new light and enjoy the country’s largest Chinese lantern festival. Over 500 custom-made silk lanterns will be spread across 60 acres, creating elaborate displays with some of your favorite Zoo animals, holiday-themed scenes and even a 200-foot-long dragon. 5–9 pm. nashvillezoo.org

Tuesdays through Sundays – TN State Museum Highlights Tours

TN State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard. Our free Museum Highlights tour is a great way to see some never-before-seen artifacts and hear some of the great stories of Tennessee history. 2–2:45 pm (except for holidays). tnmuseum.org

Tuesday Evenings – Tipsy Tour

21c Museum Hotel Nashville, 221 2nd Avenue North. Curious about contemporary art? Learn about our current exhibition, Fragile Figures: Beings and Time. Grab a discounted drink 6–7 pm from the Tipsy Tour menu, and join us in the lobby at 7 pm to explore art with a guided tour. 21cmuseumhotels.com

January 1-5 – Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Delight in the joy of the remaining holiday season with one million lights illuminating the gardens. Holiday Lights is a timed-ticketed event with two evening time slots available. See real reindeer, Santa, holiday carolers, and relax at the s’mores pits. Seasonal drinks and food truck goodness will be available for purchase. cheekwood.org

January 2-4, 11 – Marshmallow Hikes

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road. Enjoy a nice hike in the winter woods followed by hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. Select your hike preference when you register online from Challenging, Moderate, or Family/Easy. owlshill.org

January 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31 – Winter Market

Nashville Farmers’ Market. 900 Rosa L Parks Boulevard. This Market features farmers, artisans and vendors selling pasture-raised meats, eggs, milk, cheese, lettuce, greens, winter produce, honey, mushrooms, baked goods, artisan foods, arts and crafts, body care products, jewelry, clothing and more. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

January 3, 14, 20, 21, 31 – The Huckabee Show

30 Music Village Boulevard, Hendersonville. Be part of a live studio audience and enjoy news, music, entertainment and fun with former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee and his special guests! Tickets are free. For ages 16+. Seating at 6:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome! Register online or call 833-HUCKABEE for more info. huckabeetix.tv

January 4 – Public Star Party

Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Boulevard. Join the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society 6:30–8:30 pm as they set up telescopes for everyone to enjoy the view of the winter night sky! bsasnashville.com

January 4-5 – Monster Jam

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Nashville fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor contending in customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and of course, the iconic Monster Jam trucks in events sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats. Fans are invited to the pre-event Pit Party before the event where they can get up-close-and personal with the Monster Jam trucks and drivers, take photos and get autographs. bridgestonearena.com, monsterjam.com

January 4-5 – Fan Fest Nashville

Williamson County AG Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. From superheroes, to horror, to pop-culture, we’ve got something for everyone! Fan Fest brings the stars of today’s television shows and movies to you. The events combine the greatness of Walker Stalker Con and Heroes & Villains Fan Fest under one roof. fanfestevents.com/nashville

January 4-5 – Nashville Home and Garden Show

The Fairgrounds Nashville, Expo 3. For one weekend, there will be wall-to-wall displays and exhibits of the latest trends in home improvement. Most importantly you’ll have the opportunity to speak directly with experts and receive the advice and inspiration you need to turn your dream home or other home improvement project into a reality. Free admission. nashvillehomeandgardenshow.com

January 4-5 – Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show

The Fairgrounds Nashville, Expo 2. Some of the finest exhibitors in the business will be on hand to answer your questions and delight your eyes with their many intricate pieces of art. Shop the East Coast’s #1 Bead Show for the best of the best! Admission & Hours: $3 advance, $5 at door, $5 parking, 10 am–5 pm; beadshows.com

January 7, 16, 18, 27 – Nashville Predators

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Enjoy NHL hockey in Smashville on Jan. 7 vs. Boston Bruins; Jan. 16 vs. Anaheim Ducks; Jan. 18 vs. Buffalo Sabres; Jan. 27 vs. Dallas Stars at 5:30 pm; Dec. 23 vs. Arizona Coyotes; Dec. 27 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs. All games at 7 pm unless otherwise noted. predators.nhl.com

January 9-12 – Nashville Boat Show

Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South. Kick off the New Year at the Nashville Boat Show, the largest event of its kind in Tennessee. The boat show is a one-stop shop to get ready for fun on the water, with sales on more than 300 boats, plus fishing and boating educational opportunities, the latest in marine technologies and outdoor accessories, and fun for the whole family. Hours: Thursday 2–9 pm; Friday 12–9 pm; Saturday 10 am–9 pm; Sunday 11 am–5 pm. Daily admission: $12 adults (13 and older); free for children 12 and under. Free for active military with military ID. Check the website for tickets and daily promotions. nashvilleboatshow.com

January 14 – Self Care Film Fair

Family & Children’s Services, 2400 Clifton Avenue. Kick off the new year with strategies and resources for self-care. Watch inspirational short films from Academy Award winning filmmakers about real- life stories of transformation. Connect with free community health resources and join in fitness demos. Enjoy a healthy lunch, giveaways, and networking. Get ready to re-imagine the way you think about your health – mind, body, spirit and community. takecare.org

January 17 – Nashville Farmers’ Market Night Market

900 Rosa Parks Boulevard. Shop and dine with local artisans, restaurants and shops, locally raised meats, freshly baked desserts, seasonal cocktails, craft beer, local wine, and more! All are welcome for live music and family-friendly activities. Free admission, 5–9 pm. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

January 18 – Nashville Winter Wellness Festival

The Fairgrounds Nashville, Speedway. Want advice, help, info on how to get fit, healthy and well in 2020? Then this festival is right for you! Vendors offering everything from Acupuncture to Yoga, CBD oil to Spas. Plus free workshops, free cookery demos, activities for all the family and free entertainment on the main stage. Lots of giveaways, food vendors and so much more. Tickets: $5 in advance, $8 onsite. nashvillewellnessfest.com

January 18-19 – Nashville Auto Fest

The Fairgrounds Nashville, Expo 1 & Expo 2. A combination show and swap meet, this event featuring original hot rods, trucks and bikes in a variety of categories brings in car lovers and classic cars from all over the country. The Car Corral presents a showcase for buying and selling collector’s cars; the Car Show offers plaques and a total of over $2,500 in cash awards, and the Swap Meet offers a place to find or sell rare parts. Discount tickets are available at all O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores. nashvilleautofest.com

January 20 – MLK Day March & Convocation

Starts at Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist, ending at Tennessee State University Gentry Center. Celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at one of of the oldest MLK Day commemorative marches in the country. This year’s keynote speaker will be Joy-Ann Reid. mlkdaynashville.com

January 20-26 – Nashville Restaurant Week

Kick off the new year with a plethora of exciting culinary options at many locally owned restaurants in Davidson and Williamson counties. You are invited to explore the best food Nashville’s independent restaurant community has to offer, along with prix fixe menus and unique dishes that are only available during this week. The participating restaurants are members of the Nashville Originals, Nashville’s independent restaurant association committed to sustaining Music City’s diverse dining culture. The organization believes that? the individual creativity of local businesses has helped shape the city’s identity and propel Nashville into the nationally recognized culinary hub that it is today. Diners will have the opportunity not only to test an array of food genres, but also to support homegrown restaurants. For more information, and menus, visit nashvilleoriginals.com.

January 24-26 – Nashville Flea Market

The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Avenue. Indoors and outdoors! You’ll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, housewares, handmade clothing, and hundreds of thousands of other items each month. Free admission; parking $5. thefairgrounds.com

January 25 – Harlem Globetrotters

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Since forming in the 1920s, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of fans around the world with their trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. Audiences of all ages continue to delight in the antics of these innovators of the 3 man weave, high flying dunks, and 4 point shot. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personable with a star-stuffed roster. Every show features a blend of hilarious hijinks and a new record-breaking attempt. The Harlem Globetrotters are a one-of-a kind experience putting a new spin on family time. bridgestonearena.com

January 31-February 2 – Antiques & Garden Show

Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South. More than 150 vendors will show magnificent garden spaces, fine antiques, horticultural items, informative lectures, magnificent gardens, a cocktail party or two, and some of the most renowned design, landscape and architectural speakers in the world. Celebrating its 30th glorious year, the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville is longest-running, largest and most prestigious event of its kind in the country. Hours: Friday and Saturday 9 am–6 pm; Sunday 11 am–4 pm. antiquesandgardenshow.com

January 31-February 2 – Orchids in the Mansion

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Orchids will be displayed throughout the historically redecorated mansion and present a series of period room interventions to explore how the Cheek family likely brought nature indoors and decorated their home. Miltoniopsis, Cymbidium, and Phalaenopsis orchids will be featured, among others. Closed Mondays. cheekwood.org