5 things to do this weekend in Middle Tennessee: December 6 - 8

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 11:28:59-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the holidays are in full swing around Middle Tennessee. Here's five things to do this weekend to get you into the spirit!

Metro Nashville Police Department's Annual Toy Drive - Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Metro police will be collecting donated toys for its annual Christmas Basket Program at Nashville Zoo. The zoo is offering a free admission ticket, limit two per person, for every new donated toy. The tickets can not be used for Zoolumination.

Officers will be in the parking lot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids are welcome to drop off letters to Santa Claus for the officers to deliver to the North Pole.

For more information on how to donate, click here.

Lockeland Springs Holiday Tour of Homes - East Nashville
Saturday and Sunday

On this annual tour, you get to take a look at nine homes in the historic East Nashville neighborhood. The tour is held on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Advance tickets can be purchased online for $15, day-of tickets can be purchased in the lobby of Urban Cowboy. Proceeds will be reinvested into the neighborhood for sponsored projects and donations to local nonprofits.

Click here for tickets or more information.

Holiday Parades - Various locations
Saturday, Sunday

Several cities around Middle Tennessee are hosting parades this weekend, including La Vergne, Nashville, Franklin, Goodlettsville, Clarksville and Murfreesboro.

Click here for a list of Christmas parades this holiday season.

Vintage Market Days - The Fairgrounds Nashville
Friday - Sunday

The holiday market in Nashville will be held this weekend in the expo center at The Fairgrounds. Vintage Market Days will feature true vintage goods, antiques, original art, boutique clothing and jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings and food trucks.

The annual market is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Click here to see a list of vendors participating in this year's market.

Paradise Park reopens - Downtown Nashville
Saturday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Paradise Park will celebrate its reopening at Downtown Sporting Club with "Hot Chicken & Jorts."

Come on in and get all-you-can-eat hot chicken and Paradise Park's famous tater tots for $20. Proceeds will go toward the Oasis Center.

For more information, click here.