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)

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 holiday tradition, with one mile of lights glowing throughout the gardens.

Lights are on from November 20, 2020 – January 10, 2021 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 for 2020.

Lights are on November 13, 2020 – January 3, 2021, however starting December 11th, access to the hotel at 4 PM on Fridays and 1 PM on Saturdays will be limited to hotel guests and those that have tickets to the different events and activities. Learn more here.

Lights are on daily from 4PM – Midnight

Admission is Free.

Here are some tips from our visit.

The Dancing Lights of Christmas at James E Ward Agricultural Center  Lebanon (Map)

Dancing Lights of Christmas

The Dancing Lights of Christmas returns for it’s 11th 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. It’s a great way to spend a “socially distanced” evening with the entire family and celebrate Christmas​!

Opens November 13, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Open every night at 5PM
Admission – $25 per family vehicle
Cash & Credit Cards accepted

Here are some tips and pictures from our visit in 2019. The light display is the same, but Santa’s Village is not open for the 2020 season.

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 26 – December 26, 2020

Drive Thru – Franktown’s 3rd Annual Festival of Lights!

Open every night of the week, rain or shine! Explore more than a mile of seasonal splendor from the safety of your car. This year features new and improved light displays! Franktown’s Festival of Lights, Exit 61 in Franklin at The Williamson County Ag/Expo Center

Open daily November 26 – December 26, 2020 5PM – 9PM
Admission – $25 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 Drakes Creek Park Hendersonville (Map)

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

Open November 28 – December 20, 2020 5PM – 10PM

Admission – Free

Jingle Beat Drive Thru Light Experience – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (Map)

JINGLE BEAT is an outdoor drive-thru light, sound and sensory experience that brings the enchanting and playful joys of the holiday season to life in an unforgettable adventure for all ages!

JINGLE BEAT is a no contact, timed-entry, drive-thru event… your car is your front row seat! Sleigh the 2 mile, fixed driving course from the cozy comfort of your own car, as you immerse yourself in the spirit of the season!
Masks are required when interacting with event staff, but are not required while inside your own vehicle. Suitable for all ages, our remix of holiday classics and festive visuals are upbeat, nostalgic and rhythmically dance in sync throughout… offering an ever changing view at every turn.
JINGLE BEAT is not your average holiday light show, this large-scale visual and auditory experience is brought to you by the creatives behind world renowned tours and installations.

December 4-31, 2020

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4:45PM – 10:30PM

Monday – Thursday 4:45PM – 9:30PM

$45 – 50$ per car depending on day. Purchase tickets online HERE.

Check out our visit to learn more.

Winter Wonderland at J. Travis Price Park  Springfield (Map)

Drive-through thousands of Christmas lights and more than a dozen holiday scenes this holiday season at the City of Springfield’s Winter Wonderland.

Nightly December 11-23, 2020 5:30PM – 9PM

Admission – Free

Festive Christmas Drive Through at Eastern Flank Park (Map)

On December 4th and 5th, the City of Franklin Parks Department will host a festive Christmas drive through at Eastern Flank Park. Families can pile in the car and drive through the park to see Christmas Lights, characters and more!

December 4 & 5, 2020 5PM – 8PM

Cannonsburgh Village Drive-Through Christmas Lights (Map)

December 4- 20, 2020

Drive through light display at Cannonsburgh Village Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights from 5:30PM – 8:30PM December 4- 20.

Cost : $5 per car

**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

One of the nation’s largest displays of Christmas lights with nearly 2 million(!) 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!
Chad has 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, 2020

Open nightly from 6PM – 10PM
Prices:  $15 per car load -$20 for limos and commercial vans CASH ONLY
No credit/debit cards accepted.

London’s Lights  LaVergne (Map)

London’s Lights is a nonprofit organization that provides a beautiful Christmas Light display and facilitates toy donations to under resourced families and children’s hospitals. It was birthed out of the tragic loss of our daughter London Jade Henn.

Lights on from November 26, 2020 through January 1, 2021
5pm – 10PM Daily

Hoover Lights  Chapel Hill (Map)

Lights on Sparrow Street and Lights on Old Charlotte are combining to form Hoover Lights! Together they will form one massive computerized Christmas light display in Chapel Hill, TN with over 80,000 lights. Viewers are able to watch and listen in their cars as the lights dance to music.

Lights on Friday November 27 – December 31, 2020 5PM – 10PM daily

Gill’s Bright Lights Hendersonville (Map)

Gill’s Bright Lights display contains over 60,000 magical lights. We use 144 Channels Light-O-Rama to control the lights in Nashville, TN. This year we are collecting cash donations for the Make A Wish Foundation. Please visit our site for more Information, Pictures, Videos, and Directions to our Display. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays. 

December 1- 31, 2020 5PM – 10PM

Willis Lights Hendersonville (Map)

Lights are on from November 27 – December 26, 2020 5PM – 10PM

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

Lights on Luna  Hendersonville (Map)

Lights are on from November 27- December 25, 2020.
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 unto church services are over on those nights. Also lights will be on Christmas Eve until Midnight.

Music City Light Show – Antioch (Map)

Lights are on from November 25, 2020- January 1, 2021

5PM-9PM Daily

Lights on Logan – Greenbrier (Map)

Lights on December 1- 31, 2020 from 5PM – 10PM
35,295 lights synchronized to 368 channels of computer controlled animation

Wintons Light Display  Manchester (Map)

This home was featured on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight. Over 450,000 lights controlled with the latest technology. Watch last year’s show at this link. 

Family hopes to have the lights on by December 4 or 5, 2020. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Cocoa on Cloverdale – Hendersonville (Map)

Lights are on November 26, 2020 through January 1, 2021

5PM – 10PM

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 24, 2020 – January 1, 2021
Sunday-Thursday 5PM to 10PM
Friday-Saturday 5PM to 11PM

Admission – Free

Lights of Joy Across Mt Juliet

The City of Mt. Juliet is encouraging residents and businesses to bring “Lights of Joy 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 that has been impacted by a tornado and COVID-19 precaution

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

Private homes in Hendersonville –

Find a map HERE of private homes with Christmas Light displays in Hendersonville, TN.

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.

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!)

7 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.

  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.

  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.


  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

  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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