Christmas Lights – Nashville & Middle Tennessee




Festival of Lights - Lebanon, TN  (Map)

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, James E. Ward Agricultural Center and the Fiddlers Grove Foundation sponsored event will feature beautiful lights displaying the Spirit of Christmas. The drive-through tour includes animation throughout the grounds, lighted nativity scenes, a magnificent Fountain of Life and the much anticipated Grinch in the jail.

Enjoy viewing over one million colored Christmas lights from the cozy heat of your car.However, don’t forget to take a second to stop by the Fiddlers Grove Post Office to drop off your letter to Santa for express delivery to the North Pole.

Open Thursday nights through Sunday nights starting November 23, 2013  through December 29, 2013


Full schedule can be found at this link.

Admission is $5 per vehicle.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel  – Nashville, TN – (Map)

The ultimate ‘Nashville” light display.  Over 2 million Christmas lights.  Open November 15, 2013 – December 31, 2013

Sunday – Thursday  4 – 10PM

Friday and Saturday 4PM- Midnight


Here are some tips from our visit.

Trinity Music City – Hendersonville – (Map)

Lights are on display from November 1 through December 31, 2013.

Over one million lights decorate this Hendersonville landmark.  Admission is free.  Lights come on at Dusk each day and the area closes each night at 10PM.  You can walk or drive through to see the display.

Chad’s Winter Wonderland  – Lebanon – (Map)

We have an actual drive-thru Santa house – featuring Santa himself, giving away candy canes and taking Christmas wish lists. With 350+ pieces of Christmas scenery – the Christmas Train, and even a Dancing Snowman! There’s something new for everyone to see. MORE live animals, a drive thru Nativity Scene, and new LED displays. Don’t forget to bring your letter to Santa; we have a special mailbox just for him. Drive-thru our light tunnel with over 90 arches and synchronized lights!

Open Thanksgiving Day through December 31, 2013

Sunday – Thursday: 5 – 10:00PM

Friday and Saturday: 5 – 11:00PM


Monday – Thursday   $10 per car load

Friday – Sunday   $15 per car load

Christmas Eve and Christmas Night   $15 per car load

Limos/Passenger and Commercial vans   $20 every night


Christmas on the Cumberland – Clarksville – (Map)

Join the city of Clarksville as they celebrate the 15th annual “Christmas on the Cumberland”.  The Grand Opening will be November 6, 2013 at 6:30PM.  The festival is located at McGregor Park’s Riverwalk.


Christmas on the Cumberland is open nightly  Sunday – Thursday 5 – 10PM    and    Fridays and Saturdays 5 – 11PM

The lights will be on display until January 4th, 2014.

Admission to the event is free.

Family friendly activities will take place multiple Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00pm-8:00p.m.  Kids will have the opportunity to decorate cookies, create crafts, and enjoy special performances by local dance academies.


The Dancing Lights of Christmas at Jellystone Park- Nashville(Map)




The fourth annual Dancing Lights of Christmas At Jellystone Park™ is bigger and better with new displays and festive Christmas songs. With hundreds of thousands of LED Christmas lights dancing to some Rockin’ Christmas tunes, you will enjoy a drive that will bring joy and the spirit of the season to young and old alike!!

Stop in at **Fox 17’s Santa’s Village for pictures with Santa Claus, and great family activities including a spider jump, inflatable’s, petting zoo, and rock climbing wall. Make s’mores and enjoy great food and drinks.

The show is open week nights from 5pm until 10 pm with extended weekend and Holiday hours rain or shine.


$25 per vehicle (non commercial)
$25 per church van/bus
$50 for commercial vehicles
Tour groups are per person


Christmas in the Park – Adams, TN – (Map)



Open Saturday November 30, 2013 through Christmas.  Large drive-through light display.


BJ’s Christmas Lights on Sunnyside - Brentwood, TN – (Map)

This display in Brentwood, TN encompasses 8 homes.  Over 135,000 lights are used and they feature over 300 figures.


Lipton Lights - Franklin, TN – (Map)

This home, located in Franklin, TN,  features 4100 channels of computer controlled circuits synchronized to 8 songs.  On display is a 16′ tall megatree, 4 arches, 9 member tree line, 6′ tall bethlehem star on the roof.  Over 80,000 lights!

Usually open from the Friday after Thanksgiving through New Year’s.


Lights on Old Charlotte - Franklin, TN – (Map)

Lights are on from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day.  Show runs every day from 4:30Pm – 10:30PM.  Over  65,000 lights, 20ft mega tree, 3 arches, 20 mini trees, helicopter, life-size manger and more!!!


Gill’s Bright Lights - Nashville, TN – (Map)    No lights for the 2013 Season

Over 50, 00 lights synchronized to music, 19 Christmas trees, 1 mega tree and more.  This house was the Grand Prize winner of the 2011 Davidson County Holiday Lights Competition.

Open Monday – Thursday  5PM – 10PM     Saturday and Sunday  5PM – 11PM


Christmas in the ‘Boro – Murfreesboro, Tn – (Map) *Not confirmed for 2013*

This is a private residence in Murfreesboro, TN that has had a light display for the past several years.  Admission is free.

Lights Show Times : Monday – Thursday  6PM – 9PM    Friday and Saturday  6PM – 10PM

Christmas Land - Lebanon, TN – (Map)

This drive-thru light display in Lebanon, TN is in it’s 18th year.

The display opens Friday November 15, 2013

Open Saturday – Thursday  5PM – 9PM

Fridays    5PM – 10PM


**No guarantees that these houses are decorated again this year but here is the link to the top 5 winners of the 2011 Regional Holiday Lights Contest and the 2012 Holiday Lights Contest.  Addresses are included.


**Do you know of a great light display that we missed?  Leave the information in the comments and we will add it to our list.

And don’t be afraid to just load the car up and explore your own neighborhood.  There are probably tons of houses in your own town that put on a great light show that just aren’t quite big enough to get media attention.  But they are still a great way to have holiday family fun!


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