Wilson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 5 events in and near Wilson County!

1Arsenic and Old Lace

Photo courtesy of Playhouse 615 Facebook page

Sunday, December 11, 8:30pm-10:30pm

11920 Lebanon Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN

Playhouse 615

This play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers but now composed of maniacs, most of them homicidal. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister. His family includes two spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster, who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide. A brother, Teddy, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home. As well as a murderous brother, Jonathan, who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein, a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran, to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

2Holiday Craft Fair

Photo courtesy of Smyrna Creek Middle School Facebook page

Saturday, December 10, 9:00am-4:00pm

400 Red Hawk Blvd, Smyrna, TN
Smyrna Creek Middle School

Come out and enjoy Smyrna Creek Middle School’s annual Holiday Marketplace! This event is hosted by the drama department. Shop from many amazing local vendors and enjoy some delicious food trucks!

For more information and to stay up to date, click here.

3Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade

Photo courtesy of the City of Mt. Juliet Facebook page

Saturday, December 10, 11:00am-1:00pm

This year is bringing in a new parade route that will run from Mt. Juliet League off of Lebanon Rd. to East Division Street off of N. Mt. Juliet Rd. Before the parade, make sure to also attend the Mt. Juliet Tree Lighting on December 9th at 5:00pm!

There will be three food trucks on hand and it is encouraged for you to bring a small ornament to put on the tree. Bringing your favorite lawn chair would no’t be a bad idea either.

For more information and to stay up to date, click here.

4Christmas Through the Ages

Photo courtesy of Cragfont State Historic Site Facebook page

Saturday, December 10, 9:30am-4:30pm

200 Cragfont Rd, Castalian Springs, TN

Cragfont State Historic Site

Explore Christmas through the ages at Wynnewood and Cragfont on alternating Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. An Early Tennessee Christmas at Cragfont is happening this Saturday! Journey through an early 19th century holiday and experience the Christmas traditions of the Winchester family as told through their letters and diaries. Tickets include a house tour and hot cider.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

5Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt

Photo courtesy of Friends of Franklin Park Facebook page

Friday, December 9, 5:00pm-7:00pm

1368 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin, TN
Eastern Flank Battlefield Park

The grounds of Eastern Flank Battlefield Park are sprinkled with candy canes and ready to be eaten! Bring your flashlight and help each other hunt for holiday treats! Kids will be able to decorate their treat bags before the hunt. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided and feel free to dawn a festive outfit for the event! Pre-registration is required to attend.

For more information and to register, click here.

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