THANKSGIVING SERVICE

  • Thanksgiving Vigil Mass 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, and 6 p.m. at the Soldiers Chapel, 6768 Desert Storm Ave. For more information, call 270-412-5794.

CHRISTMAS FUN

Christmas Comes to the Homeplace Saturday at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Activities includes making gingerbread cookies (10 a.m.-noon), meet the mules (1-2 p.m.), making 1850s Christmas decorations (1-4 p.m.), Storyteller Ann Roseberry: Tales of an Old Fashioned Christmas (2 p.m.), Santa Claus arrives (2:30 p.m.), meet the pigs (3:30 p.m.) and meet the oxen (4 p.m.). Admission is $5 for ages 12 and older; $3 for those ages 5-12; and free for 4 and younger. For more information, call 270-924-2014.

Inaugural Tree Lighting Ceremony 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Oak Grove Community Center, 1705 Thompsonville Lane, Oak Grove. The event will include a Christmas carol sing-a-long during the ceremony. For more information, call 270-640-6557.

  • Winter Workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 1 at Guenette Arts and Crafts Center, 89 Screaming Eagle Blvd. Children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. For more information, call 270-798-6693.

Spirit Fest 2-5 p.m. Dec. 1 at First Presbyterian Church, 213 Main St., Clarksville. This event features inflatables, craft vendors and displays. Children also will be able to board “The Polar Express” to take a trip to the North Pole, aka Trinity Episcopal Church, 317 Franklin St. At the North Pole children will find hot chocolate and cookies for children. For more information, including an event map and schedule or events, visit www.spiritfestdowntown.com.

Noel Night and First Thursday Art Walk 5-8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, 200 S. Second Street Clarksville. The event features the musical renditions of No Green Bananas, a barbershop quartet. For more information, call 931-648-5780.

  • Fort Campbell Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at 101st Airborne Division Headquarters, McAuliffe Hall, 2700 Indiana Ave. Enjoy music from the 101st Abn. Div. Band along with caroling and a special visitor from the North Pole. For more information, call 270-798-7535.
  • All Aboard the Holiday Express 9:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 8 at Smokehaus Restaurant, 6633 Sportsman’s Lane. $5 per person, children younger than 1 are admitted free. Wear warm pajamas and bring your blanket and pillow. Activities include holiday movies, train rides, popcorn, s’mores, a hot chocolate bar and cookie decorating. For more information, call 270-798-4993.
  • Make marbled ornaments 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Guenette Arts and Crafts Center, 89 Screaming Eagle Blvd. Cost is $2.50 per ornament. Children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. For more information, call 270-798-6693.

Christmas Market 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Downtown Farmer’s Market on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Main Street.

The Polar Express 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, 310 East Ninth St., Hopkinsville. The event includes story time as well as arts and crafts.

Holiday Company Cabaret 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Roxy Regional Theatre, 100 Franklin St., Clarksville. The event features a special night of music featuring the professional actors who come to the regional theater from all over the country. The event features musical selections from musical theatre, contemporary music, classic standards and holiday tunes. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 931-645-7699.

FREE CHRISTMAS TREES

  • Trees for Troops pickup Dec. 8 at South Sports Complex parking lot on Air Assault Street. Trees for Troops has donated live Christmas trees to Armed Forces installations for many years for junior enlisted Soldiers and their Families. Trees will be distributed on a first come first served basis starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. for junior enlisted Soldiers – IDs required. Remaining trees will be distributed to any active-duty Soldier or spouse beginning at 2 p.m. For more information, call 270-798-9322.

ICE SKATING

Downtown Commons Winter Ice Rink, 215 Legion St., Clarksville. The ice skating rink will open Friday through Jan. 21. Hours of operation are 5-10 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and 2-10 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for youth younger than 12. Admission includes up to two hours of time on the ice and skate rental. For more information, visit www.downtowncommons.org/features/ice-rink.

Skating on the Square, a synthetic ice rink at Founder’s Square, 198 W Ninth St., Hopkinsville. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 7, noon-10 p.m. Dec. 8 and 1-9 p.m. Dec. 9. General admission for 90 minutes costs $10 and includes skate rental. For more information, call 270-887-4290.

CHRISTMAS MOVIES

“Babes in Toyland” 2 p.m. Sunday at the Roxy Regional Theatre, 100 Franklin St., Clarksville. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 931-645-7699.

Free showing of “The Polar Express” 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Alhambra Theater, 577 South Main St., Hopkinsville.

“The Polar Express” 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Roxy Regional Theatre, 100 Franklin St., Clarksville. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 931-645-7699.

Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Roxy Regional Theatre, 100 Franklin St., Clarksville. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 931-645-7699.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Roxy Regional Theatre, 100 Franklin St., Clarksville. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 931-645-7699.

“Holiday Inn” 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Alhambra Theater, 577 South Main St., Hopkinsville. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 270-887-4295.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Alhambra Theater, 577 South Main St., Hopkinsville. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 270-887-4295.

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” 6 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Alhambra Theater, 577 South Main St., Hopkinsville. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 270-887-4295.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 23 at the Alhambra Theater, 577 South Main St., Hopkinsville. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 270-887-4295.

CHRISTMAS PARADES

65th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade 8:30 a.m. Dec. 1 beginning at the corner of North First Avenue and Brandon Street, Nashville. Kid Rock will be the grand marshal, and the parade will feature performances by Abby James Witherspoon, Benton Blount, Bill Anderson, Craig Wayne Boyd, Diana DeGarmo, Jamie O’Neal, Jason Crabb, Janice Gaines, Kendall Pasley (Miss Nashville 2018), LeAnn Rimes, London Hibbs (Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2019), Mallory Ervin (Miss Kentucky 2009), Mark Schultz, Mary Humphrey (2018 Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen), Nashville in Harmony, Savana Hodge (Miss Tennessee 2019), Street Corner Symphony, Sarah Potenza, Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders, Ty Herndon, and the Cast from the General Jackson. Broadcast Zone admission seating cost is $20-$50, plus convenience fee. For tickets or information, visit nashvillechristmasparade.com.

“Storybook Christmas” – 59th Annual Christmas Parade begins at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 in Historic Downtown Clarksville. The parade is hosted by the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County government. The parade route will begin on Eighth Street at Austin Peay State University campus. From there, the parade will proceed to College Street and then University Avenue. The route will circle Public Square and the Historic Courthouse before turning onto Franklin Street and returning to APSU.

“Songs of Christmas” – Hopkinsville Electric Systems Christmas Parade begins at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 8 in Historic Downtown Hopkinsville. The parade will wind down Main Street through the downtown area. Brice Long, country music artist, will serve as the Grand Marshal. The parade will end with a tree lighting celebration at Founders Square and Little River Park.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Christmas on the Cumberland at McGregor Park Riverwalk and Museum, 640 North Riverside Drive, Clarksville. The display features thousands of twinkling Christmas lights along the Cumberland River. Open 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 1-11 p.m. Friday and Saturdays through New Year’s Day. Family-friendly activities will be offered at the park 6-8 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15. For more information, call 931-645-7476.

Drive-thru Christmas Lights at Clarksville Speedway, 1600 Needmore Road, Clarksville. The display features more than 2 million lights and Christmas tunes. Open Thanksgiving Day sunset-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and sunset-10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $25. For more information, visit www.clarksvillespeedway.com.

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