Best Places to Trick or Treat in Middle Tennessee

 

Many children say that trick or treating on Halloween is one of their favorite annual activities. Tennessee puts its heart into all holiday festivities, and Halloween is no exception! Parks has the scoop on the best places to trick or treat in Middle Tennessee. Our guide will highlight the neighborhoods and events that are well-known for delivering huge candy hauls and having robust community turnout. Continue reading

Unique Ways to Decorate for Halloween

 

Halloween is a holiday that screams (pun intended), for decorations. With no rules or need for any type of “must-do” traditions, Halloween is the type of holiday that gives room for limitless creativity. Pick a theme, get colorful, artsy, silly – whatever your style may be – and have fun with it! Here are a few of our favorite ideas this time around: Continue reading

Wreaths Across America

 

Join Parks in supporting our fallen veterans during National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 14th. Help us ensure that the sacrifices of our heroes are never forgotten by sponsoring a wreath to be placed in memory of a veteran at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery! You can choose to sponsor a wreath by donating to a donation box found in every Parks office or through the Wreaths Across America website for $10 a wreath.

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Last Minute 4th of July Party Ideas

 

It seems like the 4th of July is one of those holidays that sneaks up on us well before we’re ready for it. The moment summer arrives, it’s time to host or attend a party, but it can be difficult to make a year memorable with only a week (or a few days, we won’t judge!) to plan. Continue reading

Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

 

Every year we swear we’ll start our holiday shopping promptly—by September at the latest —and nearly every year we’re scrambling in late December to shop for everyone we care about. This year, we’re here to help you save time with Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas perfect for everyone on your list. Continue reading

Christmas Lights in Middle Tennessee

 

For young and old alike, seeing our community “light up” around the holiday season is a delight that few holiday traditions top. (Aside from maybe taking in Christmas lights with a cozy, hot cocoa in hand, of course). Just like everything else in the Nashville area, there’s impressive variety and quality ranging from the professional to the quirky; all with pleasant surprises and holiday treats. Below are some of Middle Tennessee’s favorite holiday lights, galore: Continue reading

December Events

 

The most magical month of the year is here! Let the time of gift-giving, Christmas decorating, and shopping til you drop begin! Holiday LIGHTS is back, as are other local favorites such as the Frosty Fun Run and A Dickens of a Christmas Festival. New festivals and events are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun! Continue reading

What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

 

If you have leftovers this Thanksgiving, don’t settle for reheating plate after plate of mashed potatoes and progressively drying turkey breast. Instead, choose a few of these crowd-pleasing recipes and rework the same old Thanksgiving leftovers into dishes that will get those leftovers eaten in no time. Continue reading

Decorating Your Table for Thanksgiving

 

For most of us, the Thanksgiving meal is one of the best we’ll enjoy in any given year. Gathering with our family and friends around this iconic meal gives us the opportunity to use china, silverware, and tablecloths that we reserve for just such occasions. Continue reading

Places to Order Your Thanksgiving Dinner

 

Nashville and the surrounding areas have earned worldwide acclaim for their culinary feats, and Thanksgiving is no exception. If you’re looking for restaurants that will prepare a gorgeous Thanksgiving feast, you can’t go wrong with any of these options. We encourage you to call ahead as soon as possible to let the restaurant know how many people you’d like to serve and what you’d like to order. These spots do fill up quickly. Continue reading