Making Merry Street Festival will kick off the holiday season in Berry Hill this weekend

From a Kids’ Zone to a Pup Parade, free activities, live entertainment, contests, street vendors and more, the 2017 Making Merry Street Festival will kick off the holiday season from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 11th on Bransford Avenue in the heart of Berry Hill.
Making Merry is an annual street event with free admission and many other free family activities like cookie decorating, ornament making and sippin’ with Santa at 9 a.m. There will be a Mayor’s Parade at 1 p.m. that will include holiday characters, local Boy and Girl Scout troops, gussied-up tractors and baton twirlers to name a few. Plus, the Pup Parade will also begin at 1 p.m. where canines are welcome to compete in the Best of Show competition.
Following the parade, contestants may win cash prizes in the egg nog drinking and pie eating contests. There will also be prize drawings like a pair of Tennessee Titans tickets, Escape Game gift cards and a free brunch for four at Holler &
Dash. Area sponsors include Pinnacle Bank, Cafe Monell’s, School of Rock, Guitar Center, House of Blues, Cofer’s Chapel, 96.3 JACK FM, the Escape Game, Performance Studios, Chilton’s Turf Center, the City of Berry Hill, The Melrose, Holler & Dash, Liberty Realty & Auction and Blackbird Studios.
Berry Hill, which includes 8th Avenue South, encompasses less than one square mile and is home to more than 400 businesses, including nearly 40 recording studios and music
publishers. Just minutes from downtown Nashville, Berry Hill is filled with 1940’s era cottages, featuring a variety of eclectic retail shops, restaurants and personal service businesses.
For information about Berry Hill or the street festival, visit MakingMerryFestival.com or contact the Berry Hill Business Association at BerryHill Association@gmail.com.