Nashville during the holidays....
Business does tend to be slow (Music Row is very, very quiet) during the week between Christmas & New Year's Eve in Downtown Nashville. Here are some ideas for you if you decide to visit. The Grand Ole Opry at The Ryman has an 8 p.m. show on December 29th and a 6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. show on December 30th. Belle Meade Plantation will be beautifully decorated and the focus this year is on 1880's Christmas. In a separate building, they'll have an exhibit of Christmas trees and children's toys. Tours will run until December 31st. Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art's Season of Celebration exhibit runs until December 31st. The many gardens and Museum of Art become a holiday fantasy with lavishly decorated grounds and rooms, including trees trimmed by some of Nashville's most creative people. You can reach them at 615-356-8000 for more information.
As far as New Year's Eve parties, we called a few places and found out that plans are not finalized. You may want to check with some of these popular establishments in a few weeks to see what they're offering: Wildhorse Saloon - 615-902-8200, Robert's Western World - 615-244-9552 and Tootsie's - 615-726-0463.
Where to stay? Here are some options for you in the downtown area:
Hilton Nashville Downtown
121 4th Avenue South
Luxury suites in the heart of Downtown Nashville and only 1 block from the action on Broadway.
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
Located 1 block from Broadway and in the business district, this downtown Nashville hotel is connected to the Convention Center, and within walking distance of Gaylord Entertainment Center, Coliseum, B.B. King's Blues Club, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, and Historic Second Avenue District, which boasts Nashville's most popular "honky tonks" and live entertainment.
Courtyard Nashville Downtown
170 Fourth Ave North
Located 2 blocks from Broadway. Unique among hotels in Nashville, the Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown is a stunning, century-old high-rise set in the heart of the city's historic district. Within walking distance to Printer's Alley, 2nd Avenue and the Convention Center
Sheraton Nashville Downtown
623 UNION ST
Nashville, TN 37219
Centrally located in the heart of downtown, the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel is a AAA three-diamond, atrium-style, full-service hotel. Located 3 blocks from Broadway.
THE HERMITAGE HOTEL
231 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Hotel Phone: (615) 244-3121 / (888) 888-9414
It's a 5 minute walk to Broadway. 2005 AAA Five Diamond Award Recipient and Tennessee's Only Five Diamond Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown
Nashville, TN 37203
Hotel Front Desk: 615-244-0150
It's across the street from Union Station and about 7 blocks from the action!
For on-line reservations - please click here: http://nashville.com/hotels/guide.html