Christmas Lights – Nashville & Middle Tennessee

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 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)

https://cheekwood.org/explore/seasonal-festivals/

2022 Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood features elegant and creative light displays along a one-mile walking path that sets the gardens aglow. With sparkling interactive features, s’mores and bar stations, and a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree in the bedecked historic mansion, Holiday LIGHTS is the ideal, memory-making experience for visitors of all ages.

Lights are on from November 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023 5PM – 10PM (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day)

Get an idea of what it is like from our visit a few years ago.

Lots of ticket options available including a discount late night ticket. Tickets may be purchased online using this link.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel    Nashville  (Map)

Gaylord Opryland Country Christmas - carriage ride outside Gaylord

The ultimate “Nashville” light display. Over 3 million Christmas lights with brand new displays.

Lights are on November 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023.

Lights are on daily from 5PM – Midnight

Admission is Free.

Here are some tips from our visit.

The Dancing Lights of Christmas at James E Ward Agricultural Center  Lebanon (Map) November 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Dancing Lights of Christmas

The Dancing Lights of Christmas returns for it’s 13th consecutive season to Wilson County and the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, home of the Wilson County Fair. We are family owned and operated. Our family has created Tennessee’s largest computer synchronized light show with a 2.5 mile route and over two million lights dancing to the music on the radio so each visit is a new experience.

Opens November 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Open every night at 5PM
Admission – $30 per family vehicle
Cash & Credit Cards accepted

Here are some tips and pictures from our visit in 2019.

Check this list of discounts for coupons for the Dancing Lights of Christmas display.

Franktown Festival of Lights at Williamson County Ag Center  Franklin (Map) November 18 – December 31, 2022

Drive Thru – Franktown’s 5th Annual Festival of Lights!

The 2022 FrankTown Festival of Lights will be open nightly at the Williamson County Agricultural Center in Franklin, rain or shine. The longest drive through holiday lights spectacular in Williamson County just had half of a mile extension! FrankTown Festival of Lights features over 200 displays that are synchronized to Christmas classics that guests can listen to on the radio as they enjoy the mile and a half long route.

In addition, we have FIVE Walkin’ Wednesdays where guests can park their cars and walk the lighted route. Finish the night by taking photos at the giant tree and making s’mores over the fire pit! This year’s Walkin’ Wednesdays are November 23, 30, and December 7, 14, and 28. Walkers are allowed on the route from 5:00-6:30 pm. The route opens each of these nights at 7:00 pm for cars.


Open daily November 18 – December 31, 2022 5PM – 9PM
Admission – $30 per car load (Additional fee for 15 plus passenger vehicles)
Purchase tickets online at this link.

Learn more about Franktown Festival of Lights from our visit here.

Ultimate Party Festival of Lights Drive-thru Holiday Lights Event at Memorial Park Hendersonville (Map) December 5 – 31, 2022

The Festival of Lights is a spectacular light show that you and your family will be able to drive-thru and enjoy together!

Admission – Free

Jingle Beat @ Nashville Fairgrounds (Map) November 25 – December 31, 2022

Jingle Beat is an interactive holiday multiverse experience at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Join Santa on an indoor & outdoor adventure through 3 festive universes spread out over a whopping 100,000 square feet. See a 40-foot Tree of Light, vibe to the music by DJ Cris Crunkle on a 360º dance floor, skate on a projection-mapped ice rink and more!

It’s always been a mystery how Santa visits every home on the planet in a single day—that is, until now. Eons ago, Santa stumbled across an ancient frequency, one that allowed him to travel around the world (nay, multiple worlds!) in the blink of an eye… this elusive vibration came to be known as the Jingle Beat. Just in time for the 2022 holiday season, Santa’s put the finishing touches on Sleigh Station #615 and he’s inviting all of Nashville to come hear, see, and journey on the Jingle Beat for themselves! Chart a new dimension of holiday tradition: get your tickets for Jingle Beat in Nashville to explore extraordinary landscapes and connect to nostalgic child-like joy!

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 4PM – 10:30PM (also open on Monday, December 19 & Tuesday, December 20)

Fridays 4PM – 11PM

Saturdays & Sundays 12PM – 11PM

Tickets are $24 – $56 and can be purchased online @ this link.

Learn more about Jingle Beat from our visit here.

Enchant Nashville @ First Horizon Park (Map) November 25 – December 30, 2022

The Maze
Start your adventure in our spectacular, story-themed Christmas Light Maze. Stroll through lighted tunnels, discover larger-than-life displays, find your way to our epic 100 foot tall Christmas tree, and look for special surprises along the way.

The Village
Explore our Village of tiny shops of artisan vendors, specialty crafts, and boutiques. Our delicious holiday treats and beverages will put even Scrooge in a festive mood!

Tickets start at @ $24-$34 and can be purchased at this link.

Zoolumination @ Nashville Zoo (Map) November 18, 2022 – February 4, 2023

See the Zoo in a whole new light!

Visit the country’s largest Chinese lantern festival featuring colorful scenes of more than 1000 custom-made silk lanterns!

Nightly November 18 – January 8 5PM – 9PM

Thursday – Sunday January 12 – February 4, 2023

Tickets are $15-19 and must be purchased in advance at this link.

Holiday Wonders @ Bowie Park (Map) November 25, 2022- December 23, 20222

Mark your calendars, gather a carload of friends and family and prepare to be amazed for the holiday light show at Bowie Park. Holiday Wonders at Bowie Park kicks off on Friday, November 25th and will run from 6 to 9 p.m. every Thursday through Saturday of the Holiday Season. We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Extreme Lighting and Sound to bring you this gift of holiday marvels displayed through light and sound. This year’s light show will have new displays that everyone will enjoy. Before you head out of Bowie Park be sure to stop by the Nature Center, transformed into Santa’s Village, for a quick visit and free photo op with Santa, hot cocoa and cookies. 

$25 per car. Purchase tickets online HERE.

Winter Wonderland at J. Travis Price Park  Springfield (Map) December 9 – 23, 2022

The City of Springfield’s annual holiday lights, Winter Wonderland tradition will continue this year with both a drive-through and walk-through format at J. Travis Price Park. Winter Wonderland, presented by the Springfield Parks & Recreation Department, is sure to create lasting memories as hundreds experience the captivating display of thousands of lights and more than a dozen holiday scenes.

Friday, December 9 – Friday, December 23, 2022

Walking dates: December 9-10, 16-17

Time: 5:30 PM-9PM

Admission – Free

Cannonsburgh Village Drive-Through Christmas Lights (Map)

December 2- 18, 2022

Cannonsburgh Village is hosting a Drive-Through Christmas Lights event! Load up the car and enjoy a festive way to add to those cozy holiday memories. Cannonsburgh Village will come to life with a Christmas light display on the first three weekends in December on Fridays, December 2, 9 & 16, Saturdays, December 3, 10, & 17, and Sundays, December 4, 11, & 18, from 5:30-8:30pm. Open to all ages. For more information contact Cannonsburgh Village at 615-890-0355.

Fridays, December 2, 9 & 16, Saturdays, December 3, 10, & 17, and Sundays, December 4, 11, & 18 from 5:30-8:30pm.

Cost : Free

**The following light displays are presented at private residences. Please be aware that most, if not all, of these displays will not be lit up if it is raining. Rain can be very damaging to these displays so save the trip for an evening when the weather is dry.**

Chad’s Winter Wonderland  Lebanon  (Map

Make Chad’s Winter Wonderland a family tradition! The lights will be turned on Thanksgiving Thursday and will be on through December 31st.

Chad has added a lot of new stuff again this year that you will not want to miss! Some new things are even MORE live animals, a drive thru Nativity Scene.

Don’t forget to bring your letter to Santa. We have a special mailbox just for him.

Santa will be there every night!

Open Thanksgiving Day through December 31, 2022

Open nightly from 6PM – 10PM
Prices:  $20 per car load -$25 for limos and commercial vans CASH ONLY
No credit/debit cards accepted.

Hoover Lights  Chapel Hill (Map)

Since 2005, the Hoover family has dazzled the community with their computerized Christmas lights. After relocating to Chapel Hill, TN in 2019, the display now offers an impressive spread of 80,000 lights.

Lights on starting November 25, 2022 @ 4:30PM

Willis Lights Hendersonville (Map)

Take a drive around this entire neighborhood. Many of the homes have light displays!

Lights on Luna  Hendersonville (Map)

Lights are on from November 25- December 25, 2022.
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 5-10PM
Friday & Saturday 5-11PM

Note : Lights are on Wednesdays and Sundays but times vary. The home is near a church that allows visitors to the lights to park in their lot so the homeowner keeps the lights off until church services are over on those nights. Also lights will be on Christmas Eve until Midnight.

Music City Light Show – Antioch (Map)

Music City Light Show is a synchronized Christmas Light Display that plays from November 24th – January 1st from 5pm-9pm. Come on by and Tune in to 90.1FM!

Lights on Logan – Greenbrier (Map)

We’re back! The 2022 Lights On Logan light show will begin on December 1. This year we have approximately 30,000 lights synchronized to 416 channels of computer controlled animation. The show will be running from December 1 thru December 30 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

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!

Lights on November 22, 2022 – January 2, 2023
Sunday-Thursday 5PM to 10PM
Friday-Saturday 5PM to 11PM

Admission – Free

Lights of Joy Across Mt Juliet

The Parks Board is encouraging residents and businesses to bring  “Christmas Across Mt. Juliet” in a new, city-wide holiday lights contest this Christmas season. The city is hoping many homeowners and businesses participate this season to bring extra joy & Christmas spirit across our community. The “Christmas Across Mt. Juliet” contest is open to any resident or business location in Mt. Juliet city limits.  Applications are due on Sunday, November 27th, and all homes or businesses must be fully decorated by that night. All participants should be willing to share their home or business address and family or business name. We also hope all participants will leave up their lights through the new year so other residents can check out their holiday lights. 

Find a map of all homes and businesses participating in Lights of Joy HERE.

Private homes in Hendersonville –

Find a map HERE on December 5 of private homes with 2022 Christmas Light displays in Hendersonville, TN. 2021

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.

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Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

9 thoughts on “Christmas Lights – Nashville & Middle Tennessee”

  1. Please visit us at 2319 Cabin Hill Rd, Nashville, TN 37214 for lights and much more. We look forward to seeing you.

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  2. Please note that Chad’s in Lebanon charges $20 a car, not $15. We went through last Friday and almost didn’t get in because we only had $15 cash and one check, which they did take a check. They don’t take credit cards.

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  3. Come and enjoy our lights – The Lights on Beachfront

    2109 Beachfront Ave, Antioch TN 37013

    Fully synchronized to music on FM 103.9. Our show runs from 5pm-10pm every day until January 6th.

    Free

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  4. Christmas light show on brownstone ext located in cross plains, tn . 112 channels of lighting – controlling roughly 40,000 bulbs while synced to music from the comfort of your vehicle. Enjoy the 20ft mega tree, gobo lights, arches and blue pond with waterfall. Tune to 107.3fm upon arriving . I have pictures and video that I can send via email

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  5. I am the recreation programmer for the City of Springfield, TN just minutes North of Nashville. We offer a free lights display in one of the parks. How may I send you the information. The event is interactive, walk and/or drive through on two weekends. Contact Sherry Bryant, 615-382-1655.

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