Holiday LIGHTS

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

Nov 23
Dec 30
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

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
6-9 pm

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 every evening in December until 8 pm leading up to Christmas. 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

Tickets will be available for purchase in October.
Questions please contact Visitor Services, 615-353-6965

Piano Music
Fridays and Saturdays 5-9 pm

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. Food Trucks will be at Lights each night with food available for purchase.

The new Café 29 at Cheekwood is open for dinner every night during Holiday LIGHTS.

Note: Additional fees for all food and drink options 


Holiday LIGHTS is a timed-ticketed event with two evening time slots available. Arrivals begin at 5pm and run until7 pm with late evening arrivals beginning at 7 m running until 9pm. Save $3.00 when you visit on Non-Peak Nights (Monday-Wednesday). All nights December 13-24 are Peak Nights. Parking is included. 

Advance Not-Yet Member Pricing
$17/Youth (Ages 3-17)
Free/Children 2 & Under

Advance Member Pricing
$12/Youth (Ages 3-17)
Free/Children 2 & Under

Late Night Lights – starting at 8:30pm each night , tickets must be purchased at the gate
$10/Youth (Ages 3-17)
Free/Children 2 & Under

Tickets purchased at the gate are subject to a $5 per ticket processing fee.

Online ticket sales end at 4 pm each day. Onsite Sales are available until sold out. 

    Official Website


  • Dec 11, 2018 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 12, 2018 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 13, 2018 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 14, 2018 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 15, 2018 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 16, 2018 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 17, 2018 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 18, 2018 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 19, 2018 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 20, 2018 at 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Thu)

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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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