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Top 5 Things to Do this Weekend: December 1-3

Nashville is in the holiday swing with a Christmas parade, Rudolph run, and Cirque de la Symphonie all this weekend.

Written By:  Valerie Hammond

Photographers:  The Tennessean & Supplied

Renée Fleming — Friday, December 1. 8 p.m. $200
Soprano Renée Fleming has performed at the Super Bowl, for President Obama, and Queen Elizabeth. This weekend she stuns Nashville audiences at OZ Arts Nashville for the inaugural “Chairman’s Choice” event performing German, French and Italian classics and contemporary pieces in an intimate setting. (6172 Cockrill Bend Cir, Nashville, TN 37209) ozartsnashville.org


Cirque de la Symphonie — December 1-2. 1, 8 p.m. $35-89
You will be mesmerized by the visual combination of Cirque and the Nashville Symphony as acrobats and aerialists perform to the orchestra's classic holiday renditions. From high-flyers to incredible feats of strength, this holiday spectacular is something the whole family will never forget. (Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN 37201) nashvillesymphony.org


Rudolph’s Red Nose Run — Saturday, December 2. 7:30 a.m. $25-40
Warm up on the festive 5K route as you help heating and housing programs in the city through NeedLink. Meet up for the morning jog at Nissan Stadium and break a sweat on the route around downtown Nashville. Families and Christmas costumes are highly encouraged. (1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213) raceroster.com


Nashville Christmas Parade — Saturday, December 2. 8:30 a.m. Free
Join Grand Marshall Mike Fisher at the 64th annual Christmas Parade and enjoy floats, performances by MercyMe, Maggie Rose, Shenandoah, and giant character balloons on Broadway. The parade starts at the corner of North 1st Ave and Brandon Street before turning onto Broadway and ending at 8th Avenue North. nashvillechristmasparade.com


Napa Valley Wine Dinner — Saturday, December 2. 7:30 p.m. $150
The culinary talents of Biscuit Love’s Karl Worley, Andy Little (Josephine, Prima), Rob D Newton (Nightingale 9, Wilma Jean), and Lisa White (Marsh House) assemble at Biscuit Love Hillsboro Village for a four-course fundraising dinner. Get a head start and for an additional $25, tag into a pre-dinner wine tasting to sample some of Italics Winery’s exclusive reserve cellar wines. (2001 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212) biscuitlove.com

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