Sunday, December 22
The powerhouse New Orleans Saints visit Nissan Stadium for the Titans’ regular season home finale. Maybe we can make a bet that the losing city has to take all the winner’s bachelorette parties for the next calendar year!
Cost: $75 and up
Friday, December 27 - Saturday, January 11
Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary
For some family-friendly fun, head out to Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary for an easy hike through the winter woods complete with hot chocolate and marshmallows by the fire when you’re done with your jaunt. It’s a great way to burn off some of those holiday calories. There will be three hikes per day on December 27-28, January 2-4, and January 11.
Monday, December 30
Every year, one team from the SEC faces off against a team from either the ACC or Big 10 at this popular bowl game at Nissan Stadium. While the game is usually compelling, some of the free events around downtown like pep rallies and the battle of the bands are a blast no matter who’s playing.
Cost: $25 and up
Tuesday, December 31
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Nashville’s favorite Australian transplant Keith Urban (sorry, Nicole) returns to headline the city’s biggest free New Year’s celebration at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park downtown. He’ll be joined on stage by other luminaries like Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Amanda Shires, The Fisk Jubilee Singers and others. It’s a whole evening of music and fun, so wear comfortable shoes and bundle up!
Celebrate NYE like it was a hundred years ago
Tuesday, December 31
In honor of the centennial of the Roaring ‘20s, at least two local venues are hosting big throwback parties. At Dream Nashville, they’re saluting the jazz age with a special 1920s-themed dinner at Stateside Kitchen followed by a party at Dirty Little Secret, the hotel’s party lounge. On the other side of Broadway, Omni Nashville is hosting Gatsby’s House, a salute to the decadence of the decade. Dress to impress at either of these events, so dig up your best flapper wear or gangster suit.
Cost: $50 and up