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5 things to do this weekend: November 29 – December 1

Posted: 10:43 AM, Nov 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-28 11:43:40-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Need an excuse to get out of the house this weekend? If you're looking to do more than shop, here are a few suggestions.

Free hikes at state parks
Friday: Times vary depending on location

If you need to walk off some of that turkey, Tennessee's state parks are offering free hikes the day after Thanksgiving. All 56 state parks will offer a variety of hikes, in easy terrain or more rugged areas. Some are led by a guide.

Click here for more information .

Santa Visit at Cheekwood – Nashville
Saturday and Sunday: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Santa is stopping by Cheekwood’s stable this weekend. Kids (and adults) can write letters to the North Pole and make crafts. Click here for more information .

Manchester Christmas parade
Saturday: 6:30 p.m.

The first Christmas parades are also happening this weekend. In Manchester, they're having a "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree" parade, which will be followed by a tree lighting ceremony on the Square at 7:30 p.m. Click here to see a full lineup .

Smyrna Christmas parade
Sunday: 2 p.m.

This year's theme is "A Tennessee Christmas." The Smyrna community will be celebrating the parade's 45th year. Click here for more information .

Lebanon Christmas parade
Sunday: 2 p.m.

This year, Lebanon is celebrating the holidays with "A Hometown Christmas" parade. Click here for more information .

We've launched a community events calendar. You can add your events to our calendar, and you may even see them in our weekly 5 things. Click here for more.