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Germantown's Half-Christmas in July Beer Fest--Mikayla Lewis

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Thousands of people gathered in North Nashville for the first-ever Half-Christmas in July Beer Festival in Germantown today.

One local Santa came to Germantown's Morgan Park and broke out the red suit 6 months early.

Steve Yazell, Nashville resident dressed like Santa Claus says, "Sweat is starting to kick i, but I think if I keep drinking beer it will take care of that. You got to find a way to be cool. Beer is a good remedy for that.."

There's no shortage of brew on tap.Steve Yazell and his girlfriend, Tu Trieu got to taste a variety of beverages from local brewery's.The couple  and  nearly 1500 other people  donning their festive gear mingled to a mix of holiday and dance jingles. Even though the snow is fake...the real music city Santa Claus stopped by from Santa's Pub.

Sean Clem, says," This is hands down one of the best concepts that we've come up with but I have to give some credit to Lightning 100 it was their idea."

It's an idea that hootenanny events owner, Sean Clem helped bring to one of the fastest growing areas in Nashville.

Sean Clem says, "This neighborhood is just ripe for some good neighborhood events."

Just a few blocks from the state capitol and the Nashville Sounds future home...businesses and condos are popping up all over Germantown.

According to "": home prices appreciated more than 13 percent in the last five years...

Laurie Cantrell, says, " When I pulled in this morning to setup, I was just blown away."

Laurie Cantrell is the owner of  Beer Snob Clothing Company.  It's the fayetteville resident's first visit to the area.    

Laurie Cantrell says, "It's an eclectic group of people here, it's a lot of fun, neat place and I love the community."    

312 Pizza presented the event and dozens of volunteers manned the beer stations.

Organizers call this year a success and plan to bring it back next year.

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