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Deck the Hall

All holiday season at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, we’re rockin' around the Christmas tree — our Deck the Hall events and activities offer free, festive fun for the whole family.

Join us on weekends through the New Year for extra yuletide cheer, including free photos with Santa, ornament-making, instrument demonstrations, songwriter sessions, and family programs for all ages.

 

 

  • Check out the festivities from Deck the Hall last year!

 

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Steve Wariner Holiday Concert and Tour at Historic RCA Studio B

Friday, December 13

7:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT!
Join Grammy-winning recording artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Steve Wariner for an intimate performance of original songs, holiday tunes, and reinterpretations of classic hits recorded in Studio B. Wariner’s Top Ten hits include “All Roads Lead to You,” “Heart Trouble,” “Some Fools Never Learn,” and “What I Didn’t Do.” He co-wrote and recorded the 1998 hit “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” which was named Song of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. Wariner also wrote “Longneck Bottle” (Garth Brooks), “Nothin’ but the Taillights” (Clint Black), and “Where the Blacktop Ends” (Keith Urban). Opened in 1957, Studio B was the vision of RCA executive, producer, and guitar virtuoso Chet Atkins, who produced thousands of records in the room. In the 1970s, Atkins hired Wariner to play bass in his band, signed him to his first recording contract, and eventually named him a “C.G.P.,” or “Certified Guitar Player,” a distinction given to only five musicians. Wariner was recently inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and is a member of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame. A brief tour of the studio will be offered at 7:00 p.m. Historic RCA Studio B, 1611 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN 37203. Tickets are $39.50.

 

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Free Photos with Santa

December 14, December 15, December 21 

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to share their Christmas lists with Santa and pose for a free photo. Free Santa photos are made possible by Balsam Hill, Hilton Nashville Downtown and Smile Bar.

 

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Creative Zone: Holiday Paper Craft Fun with Hatch Show Print

Saturday, December 14 | 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Get in the holiday spirit with Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress shops in North America. Make your own poinsettia ornaments, reindeer antlers, paper garlands, star ornaments, and holiday cards by cutting, folding, and gluing colorful papers. All ages. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.

 

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Family Program: Mini-Museum Snow Globes

Saturday, December 21 | 10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Celebrate winter at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum by creating a miniature museum exhibit within a snow globe. Take note of the creative ways that we display artifacts in the galleries. Make a display of your own inside a snow globe, using photos, trinkets, decorations, and song lyrics related to the museum. Come ready for hands-on seasonal fun! All ages. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.

 

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Family Program: Creative Zone: Country Ornaments

Sunday, December 22 | 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the season, country-music-style. Get inspired by designs in the galleries, then decorate a salt dough ornament shaped like an instrument, armadillo, cowboy hat, or other country music shape. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.

 

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Film: The Johnny Cash Show featuring the Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison (1970)

Sunday, December 22 | 3:00 PM–4:00 PM

Come celebrate the season, country-music-style. Get inspired by designs in the galleries, then decorate a salt dough ornament shaped like an instrument, armadillo, cowboy hat, or other country music shape. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.

 

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Family Program: Musical Petting Zoo

Saturday, December 28 | 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Bang a drum, strum an autoharp, and pick a banjo! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.

 

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Film: Purina Grand Ole Opry Christmas Show (1955)

Sunday, December 29 | 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

This special Christmas performance from 1955 features songs and skits from Country Music Hall of Fame members Eddy Arnold, Grandpa Jones, the Jordanaires, Minnie Pearl, Marty Robbins, Carl Smith, and Hank Snow. Highlights include performances of “Christmas Can’t Be Far Away,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Silent Night.” Forty-seven minutes. Ford Theater. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.

 

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Family Program: New Year’s Eve Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Maracas

Tuesday, December 31 | 10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

In the South, eating black-eyed peas or “Hoppin’ John” on New Year’s Day is said to bring good luck for the coming year. Let’s get hands-on and make our own maracas using dried black-eyed peas. Families will explore this culinary tradition, percussion instruments in country music, and country songs about the holiday. Participants will go home with their handmade maracas to shake on New Year’s Eve. Ring in 2020 with musical fun and good luck. Ages four and up. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating.

 


 

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