Holiday LIGHTS

Presented by Cheekwood Estate & Gardens at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Nashville TN

Nov 23
Jan 05
Holiday LIGHTS

Delight in the joy of the holiday season during Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood. Nashville’s favorite tradition returns with ONE MILLION LIGHTS illuminating our gardens.

The Holiday LIGHTS Experience

Savor the sights and sounds of the season at Cheekwood and make lasting holiday memories with fun activities for all ages. Our enchanting Holiday LIGHTS experience is Nashville’s favorite new holiday tradition, with one million lights glowing throughout the gardens. And visitors every weekend can take part in Holiday at Cheekwood festivities, including Santa visits, cookie decorating and meeting Santa’s reindeer.

One Million Holiday Lights!

The spirit of the holiday season is felt from the moment you walk into Holiday Lights. This year, we’re illuminating our gardens with one million holiday lights throughout the mile-long walking path.

Real Reindeer

Two of Santa’s most trusted companions will be visiting from the North Pole every night of Holiday Lights and during our daytime hours.

Holiday Carolers

Warm up in the Frist Learning Center and enjoy the sounds of season as carolers sing holiday favorites.

Meet Santa
5 – 8 pm

Kids are invited to come see Santa at Cheekwood. reindeerSanta visits are included with Lights admission.
Note: Professional photographers are not provided for Santa photos; families are welcome to take their own pictures, no tripods, please.

S’mores Pits

Get warm by the fire and roast a marshmallow! Located at the bottom of the mansion drive, our fire pits are the perfect spot to take a break, grab a drink and take in the scenery. S’mores kits are available for purchase.

Gingerbread Workshops

Treat your family to day of tasty fun with our Gingerbread Workshops. Roll up your sleeves and create a beautifully delicious gingerbread masterpiece from Crumb de la Crumb Bakery. They are almost too pretty to eat. Well, almost!

Piano Music

Enjoy the sounds of live piano music in Museum of Art Drawing Room.

Poinsettia TreePoinsettia Tree

Located in the Loggia, our Poinsettia tree features over 500 poinsettias and is the perfect picture spot.

Food & Drinks

Guests can enjoy seasonal drinks, like hot chocolate and cider, along with hot toddies, beer, wine and liquor, at beverage stations throughout Holiday Lights.

Note: Additional fees for all food and drink options 


Holiday LIGHTS is a timed-ticketed event with two evening time slots available.

    Official Website


  • Nov 23, 2019 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 24, 2019 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Sun)
  • Nov 26, 2019 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 27, 2019 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Wed)
  • Nov 28, 2019 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Thu)
  • Nov 29, 2019 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Fri)
  • Nov 30, 2019 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 1, 2019 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 3, 2019 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 4, 2019 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Wed)

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Additional time info:

*Closed Christmas Day

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205
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