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What to do this weekend

December 7-9, 2012

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  The Tennessean & Various

Dickens of a Christmas
60th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade
Burger Up's Sunday Farm Supply Series
Photos with Santa at the Country Music Hall of Fame
Haynes Gallery
Opry at the Ryman

"Small Things" Reception at Haynes Galleries Friday, December 7, 6-8 p.m.
Scope out more than 160 "small works" from 51 American Realists. The salon-style event features pieces by John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell, and Andrew Wyeth among others. (1600 Division St., Suite 140, (615) 430-8147). haynesgalleries.com

60th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade Friday December 7, 6:30 p.m.
Join Mayor Karl Dean as the city's Christmas tree is lit in Public Square Plaza followed by a parade. (Public Square, Downtown). nashvillechristmasparade.com

Opry at the RymanFriday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Check out the Grand Ole Opry inside its former home. This week’s performance features Charley Pride, American Idol contestant Scotty McCreery, Diamond Rio, Kristen Kelly, and more. Tickets are $34-$55 (116 5th Avenue North, 615-889-3060). Ryman.com

Photos with SantaSaturday, December 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
No matter if you’ve been naughty or nice, the big guy will greet you (and the kiddos) with a smile. Members only. Call (615) 416-2050 for reservations. (Country Music Hall of Fame, 222 5th Avenue South). Countrymusichalloffame.org

Burger Up's Sunday Farm Supper SeriesSunday, December 9, 6:30 p.m.
The jovial 12South eatery is hosting another in its “Farm Supper” series, this time featuring five courses (bacon and chickpea risotto; BLT dumplings) that will showcase Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams. Tickets are $100 with wine pairings, $75 without (2901 12th Avenue South, 615-279-3767). burger-up.com

Dickens of a ChristmasSunday, December 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Downtown Franklin comes alive in a historical fashion during this day-long street festival inspired by and peppered with characters from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (Historic Downtown Franklin, Main St.). historicfranklin.com

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