See Christmas Lights all over Nashville with Your Family!
One of our favorite things about the holiday season is Christmas lights. And we are so lucky to live here because Nashville and Middle Tennessee have some of the BEST Christmas light displays. Go off the beaten path this season. Dress the kids in their jammies, throw some hot chocolate in a thermos (or two) and load up the minivan. Pick a place you have never visited and create some holiday memories for your whole family. If you need more ideas for Christmas fun in Nashville, check out our full Christmas Guide!
Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Nashville (Map)
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 for the prettiest winter stroll of the season.
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.
Two of Santa’s most trusted companions will be visiting from the North Pole. Visitors can see Holly and Jolly every night of Holiday LIGHTS and during our daytime hours.
Warm up in the Cheek Mansion and enjoy the sounds of season as carolers singing holiday favorites.
Meet Santa – New!
Kids are invited to come see Santa at Cheekwood every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings leading up to Christmas.Santa visits are included with LIGHTS admission.
Note: Professional photographers are not provided for Santa photos; Families are welcome to take their own pictures.
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. Smore kits are available for purchase.
Lights are on from November 24 – December 31, 2017 5PM – 10PM (Closed Mondays & Christmas day)
Advance Ticket Prices
Adults – $22
Youth (ages 3-17) – $17
Tickets may be purchased online using this link.
Gaylord Opryland Hotel Nashville (Map)
Lights are on November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Lights are on daily from 4PM – Midnight
Admission is Free.
The Dancing Lights of Christmas owners have found a solution to keep the show alive for the 8th year. Wilson County and the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, home of the Wilson County Fair, will host the Dancing Lights of Christmas this holiday season.
Opens November 17- December 31, 2017
Open every night from 5PM – 10PM.
Admission – $25 per vehicle
Cash & Credit Cards accepted
Chad’s Winter Wonderland Lebanon (Map)
One of the nation’s largest displays of Christmas lights with nearly 2 million(!) Christmas lights in a variety of displays.
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, 2017
Open nightly from 6PM – 10PM
Prices: $15 per car load
Limos/Passenger and Commercial vans $20 every night
No credit/debit cards accepted.
Simmons Holiday Lights Lebanon (Map)
Lights will be on starting December 9, 2017.
Lights on weeknights from dark until 9PM and weekends from dark until 10PM.
BJ’s Christmas Lights on Sunnyside Brentwood (Map)
The lights are on every night from Thanksgiving day through December 31.
5PM – 10PM
Santa will be here for 9 nights starting December 15!
Lights on Old Charlotte Franklin (Map)
Over 65,000 lights, 20ft mega tree, 3 arches, 20 mini trees, helicopter, life-size manger and more!!!
Lights are on from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas.
Show runs every day from 4:30PM – 10:00PM. (May be disabled due to weather.)
Lights on Logan – Greenbrier (Map)
Lights on from November 23 – December 31, 2017 5PM – 10PM
35,295 lights synchronized to 368 channels of computer controlled animation.
Lights on Sparrow Street Spring Hill (Map)
Lights are on from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day
The show runs from 4:30PM-10PM daily. (May be disabled due to weather.)
Lights on from December 1 – 31, 2017
5PM – 10PM Weeknights
5PM – 11PM Weekends
London’s Lights – Antioch (Map)
London’s Lights were created to honor the memory of London Henn who went to Heaven way sooner in life than her family wanted her to go. Over 160,000 lights at a new location for 2017. The family collects unwrapped children’s toys to be donated to the cancer wing of the Vanderbilt children’s hospital.
Lights on from November 23, 2017 through January 5, 2018
5pm – 9PM Daily
Christmas on Milesdale Lane – Smyrna (Map)
Tune in to station 88.1FM
Over 20,000 lights dancing to some of your favorite Christmas songs!
Lights are on starting December 1, 2017
Sunday – Thursday 5-10PM
Friday & Saturday 5-11PM
Lights on Timberline Dr – Hendersonville (Map)
Lights on daily from 5PM-10PM now through December 31, 2017.
Christmas on the Cumberland Clarksville (Map)
The City of Clarksville’s Christmas on the Cumberland is sure to create lasting memories this holiday season as thousands experience the captivating displays of over one million lights! Join us as we celebrate Christmas on the Cumberland’s 19th year with a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the McGregor Park RiverWalk and Museum.
Christmas on the Cumberland is open Sunday – Thursday 5PM – 10PM and Friday & Saturday 5PM to 11PM starting Tuesday November 21, 2017.
The lights will be on display from November 21, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Admission is free.
Christmas in the Park Adams (Map)
Open Saturday November 25, 2017 through Christmas.
Large drive-through light display.
*No guarantees that these homes are decorated for the 2017 season but here are the links to the past Holiday Light Contest winners in Nashville. I think it would be fun to print the list, program the GPS and just drive around and see the displays.
And don’t be afraid to just head out and explore your own neighborhood. There are probably tons of houses in your 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!
Treat yourself to a tour of area lights, you can ride and look at the holiday displays and let someone else do the driving.
**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.