Welcome to another Nashville Holiday season, and as radio stations in the Music City provide the soundtrack for many Nashvillians to channel their inner Buddy the Elf, the countdown to Christmas has begun! Bookmark this page and check back all through December as we share a few of our favorite things…about this great city we call home!
Let the Holiday countdown begin! Cassie March, one of our buyer specialists, gets our countdown started with one of her favorite things: Franklin’s Dickens of a Christmas.
“Where else can you go to celebrate the season, doing a little shopping while listening to live music surrounded by great restaurants and timeless holiday characters like Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim Cratchit?” – Cassie
Snow will be falling on the 33rd annual street festival Dickens of a Christmas, a recreation of the Charles Dickens era using historic downtown Franklin’s Victorian architecture as the backdrop. Some 200 musicians, dancers, and characters will fill the streets, including several from Charles Dickens’s stories. Expect to see and interact with the nefarious Fagin from Oliver Twist; Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim Cratchit with his parents from A Christmas Carol; and of course, a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas with treats for children.
The event will take place December 9 & 10 and will feature an ice skating rink in Downtown Franklin.
What would favorite things be without having some incredible favorite food spots in Nashville? Caitlin Thorsen, our Team Coordinator shares one of hers: MAFIAoZA’S Pizzeria and Neighborhood Pub.
“Awesome mob themed pizza joint that is another Nashville staple and has been around long before 12 South was the “it” neighborhood. Great patio & drink specials. 2 for 1 pizza slice nights cannot be beat!” – Caitlin
MAFIAoZA’S Pizzeria opened in 2003 and was an instant neighborhood favorite. Customers loved their authentic Italian menu, their warm, welcoming ambience, and impressive wine list, which mixed the Old World with the New. MAFIAoZA’S is known for serving the finest stone-oven pizza in the southeast, as well as a wide variety of dishes featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients.
MAFIAoZA’S has received numerous awards, including:
- National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) prestigious “Restaurant Neighbor Award” as the state winner for their community involvement
- The Tennessean Voter’s Choice Award for Nashville’s #1 Best Pizza
- Nashville Lifestyles Voter’s Choice Award for Nashville’s #1 “Best Pizza”
- Best of Citysearch awards for “Best Dining with Kids” and “Best of After-Work Bars”