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Team Lightning Green Elephant

  • Little Harpeth Brewing 30 Oldham St Nashville, TN 37213 (map)

We've all been part of a Secret Santa where we didn't know what to get. White Elephants are fun, but buying gifts for an unknown recipient seems wasteful. Here enters Team Lighting's GREEN ELEPHANT. All the fun and excitement of a White Elephant gift exchange without the environmental footprint. Feel free to wear your wackiest Christmas sweaters, onesies, or other holiday attire as we experience a night of green living and responsible giving!

Here's how it works:

Get a gift for someone ($30 or less if buying somehting new)
Come to Little Harpeth Brewing on December 13 @7pm
Add your gift to the pile
Let the gift exchange begin! For complete white (GREEN!) elephant rules, please see below.

*DISCLAIMER: gag gifts are allowed, but keep in mind the anonymity of the game and make sure your gift won't be perceived as offensive or vulgar*

Price: Free to attend! Please keep value of newly purchased gifts under $30. Regifted presents are welcome too!

When: Thursday, December 13 @ 7pm

Where: Little Harpeth Brewery: 30 Oldham St, Nashville, TN 37213

Kids: This event is 21+

Pets: No pets allowed at this event with exceptions made for service animals.

Registration: Please register above so we can get an accurate headcount.

Complete Green Elephant Rules

Each player brings one wrapped gift to contribute to a common pool

Players draw numbers to determine what order they will go in

The first player selects a gift from the pool and opens it. They will later have a change to steal a gift at the end of the game if they want. 

The following players can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pool or steal a previous player’s gift. Anyone who gets their gift stolen in this way can do the same – choose a new gift or steal from someone else.There is a maximum of 3 consecutive steals per turn. If there are 3 consecutive steals, the next player must choose a new gift. 

After all players have had a turn, the first player gets a chance to swap the gift he or she is holding for any other opened gift. Anyone whose gift is stolen may steal from someone else (as long as that person hasn’t been stolen from yet). When someone declines to steal a gift, the game comes to an end.

A present can only be stolen once per turn, which means players who have a gift stolen from them have to wait to get it back.

Gift Restrictions 

All gifts must be “green” in one of the following ways


Sustainability related product 

Zero-waste / carbon neutral / etc.

Local artisan product 

Social enterprise goods

Organic foods

Experiential gifts

Newly purchased gifts should be under $30 in value. Re-gifts have no limit on value. 

Avoid common allergens 

No weapons, drugs, alcohol, or any other illegal items

Earlier Event: December 12
Team Lightning: Climb Nashville