Rutherford Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend


Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 5 events in and near Rutherford County!

1Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical


Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 18, various times

110 W College St, Murfreesboro, TN
Center for the Arts

The Nunsense Christmas Musical ‘Nuncrackers’ is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil and four of Mount Saint Helens most talented students. Certain to tickle your funny bone and likely to tug at your heartstrings, Nuncrackers is the perfect way to make your holiday season merry and bright!

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2Rutherford County Christmas Tree Lighting

Photo courtesy of Main Street Murfreesboro Facebook page

Saturday, December 2, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Murfreesboro Square, Murfreesboro, TN

Celebrate the holiday season with the Rutherford County Christmas Tree Lighting on the Murfreesboro Square! Enjoy the following: Middle TN. Christian School and Providence Christian Academy choirs perform from 5:30pm to 6:00pm and other live performances from singers, dancers, and Center for the Arts performers as well as Poet Laurette! Santa and Mrs. Claus will light the tree while the Nightingale Brass Quartet performs on stage. There will also be free kids’ activities around the courthouse and pictures with Santa in the courthouse from 7:15pm to 8:30pm. There will also be a storytime, carriage rides, and so much more!

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3Parade of Lights

Photo courtesy of La Vergne Parks & Rec Facebook page

Saturday, December 3, 5:00pm

115 Floyd Mayfield Dr, La Vergne, TN

Veteran Memorial Park

This year’s Parade of Lights in La Vergne will be this Saturday! Parade participants will leave La Vergne’s City Hall at 5:00pm, heading east in the westbound lanes of Murfreesboro Road, and will end at Veterans Memorial Park. After the parade, there will be a tree lighting and fireworks show. This year’s theme is “Fire Up the Holidays” and the parade grand marshal is Rutherford County Public Safety Director Chris Clark.

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4Smyrna Christmas Parade

Stock Photo

Sunday, December 4, 2:00pm

Front St, Smyrna, TN

The Town of Smyrna is excited to announce the return of the Town of Smyrna’s Christmas Parade this Sunday! Spectators will gather along the parade route to watch floats, bands, classic cars, dancers, and Santa & Mrs. Claus, as they travel northbound on Lowry Street toward Sam Ridley Parkway. Make a Difference in the Community by participating in the Christmas Parade Food Drive. The Christmas Parade Food Drive is an important tradition in the Town of Smyrna. The Smyrna community believes in neighbors helping neighbors, and also believes that no family in their community should experience food insecurity.  Please help them shatter their previous record of 82,384 items collected to benefit Nourish Food Bank. Town personnel will collect food along the parade route.

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5Christmas Open House at Sam Davis Home

Photo courtesy of Historic Sam Davis Home and Museum Facebook page

Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-4:00pm

1399 Sam Davis Rd, Smyrna, TN
Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation

Bring your family and enjoy a day of 19th-century holiday traditions. Make an ornament for your tree, take a tour of the historic house and see how the Davis family celebrated the holidays.

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