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What to do this weekend

Dec 21-23, 2012

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  The Tennessean

Nashville Ballet's Nutcracker
Christmas Down Home at Belmont Mansion
Nashville Symphony
Lorrie Morgan's Christmas Special
Nashville Rockettes
Nashville Symphony

We’re taking a quick breather next week in order to toast the holiday season but don’t fret: We’ve got you covered this weekend with plenty of opportunities to be holly, jolly, and bright, plus we’ve got a few last-minute ideas for New Year’s Eve plans and a cheat sheet on what to wear. Happy holidays and we’ll see you in the New Year!

Christmas Down Home at Belmont Mansion Through December 22, 7:30 p.m.
Visit the manse while it’s decked in yuletide glory. Tickets available online. (1900 Belmont Blvd. 615-460-5459) belmontmansion.com

Nashville NutcrackerThrough December 23
There’s still time to be enchanted by this classic ballet. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets available online. (TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St. 615-782-4040) nashvilleballet.com

Nashville Symphony: A Spirit for the HolidaysDecember 22, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
This lively theatrical romp is the perfect way to cap off the holiday season. Be prepared for audience participation as the Spirit of Music leads a sing-along. The 11 a.m. performance is narrated in English; the 12:30 p.m. performance in Spanish. Tickets available online. (Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, 615-687-6500) Nashvillesymphony.org

Radio City Christmas SpectacularThrough December 23, times vary
There’s more to this show than high kicks and Christmas lore. This year’s performance introduces a new scene featuring a 3D movie. (Opryland Hotel, 2800 Opryland Dr., 888-777-6779) gaylordhotels.com

Joy, An Irish ChristmasSunday, December 23, 7 p.m.
Modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty put on this joyful Irish celebration of the birth of Christ with the help of traditional players and the Tennessee Men’s Chorale and Ladies Chorus. Tickets available online. (Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, 615-687-6500) Nashvillesymphony.org

Lorrie Morgan's Enchanted Christmas Dinner and ShowThrough December 25
Share a down-home Christmas with the country music superstar and her exceptional family of musicians. Tickets: $39-$69; call 888-777-6779. (Opryland Hotel, 2800 Opryland Dr.) gaylordhotels.com

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