Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Brentwood Tree Lighting

brentwood tree lighting

WHAT: Join the Brentwood community for the 21st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with special dedication by Mayor Rhea Little. The evening is filled with special music, holiday treats, and warm cider. The tree lighting music will be provided by the Brentwood High School Chorus.

The event also features live Polar Express readings. At 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., there will be live readings of The Polar Express in the Brentwood Library Reading Room.

Parking will be a little different at the Christmas Tree Lighting event on Monday, December 2, as Brentwood Police Officers will be directing traffic.

The library parking lot will close at 5:00 pm and anyone arriving after 5:00 pm will be directed to park at Civitan Park off Concord Road.

Patrons may still pick up people or holds, but all vehicle traffic will temporarily stop at 5:15 pm for the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

WHEN: Monday, Dec 2, 5pm

WHERE: Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood

2. Santa Visits Viking Pizza Company

Santa Visits Viking Pizza Company

WHAT: Come visit Spring Hill’s best Pizza restaurant and have dinner and game night at Viking Pizza.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec 3, 4pm – 8pm

WHERE: Viking Pizza, 3525 Kedron Rd, Spring Hill

3. Elf The Musical Presented by Star Bright Players

Elf The Musical

WHAT: Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Elf The Musical is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Elf The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.

Purchase tickets here

WHEN: Thursday, Dec 5 – Dec 8. Thursday – Saturday 7pm showing, Sunday 2pm showing

WHERE: Freedom Middle School, 750 New HWY 96 W, Franklin

4. Serendipity Story Time – The Nutcracker

Serendipity Story Time The Nutcracker

WHAT: Serendipity will host Jennifer Ramsey for a reading of “The Nutcracker” by Anna Milbourne. We will be painting an adorable gingerbread man, he did scare away the mice in this sweet story after all! This is the perfect way to showcase the magic of the Christmas season!

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 4, 10am – 11am

WHERE: Serendipity Pottery & Gifts, 7180 Nolensville Road, Suite 1E, Nolensville

5. Santa at the Library

santa at the library

WHAT: Santa will be visiting the Library on the first Thursday evening of December! Dress up and bring your wish list to get your annual photo with Mr. Claus. We look forward to seeing everyone in their holiday finery.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec 5, 4pm – 7pm

WHERE: Williamson County Library, 1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin