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/

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, 2021 – January 9, 2022 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 12, 2021 – January 2, 2021.

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) November 12, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Dancing Lights of Christmas

The Dancing Lights of Christmas returns for it’s 12th 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 12, 2021 – January 2, 2022
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 25 – December 26, 2021

Drive Thru – Franktown’s 4th Annual Festival of Lights!

The 2021 FrankTown Festival of Lights will take place Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 26, from 5-9 p.m. nightly at the Williamson County Agricultural Center in Franklin. The only drive-through holiday lights spectacular in Williamson County, this year’s FrankTown Festival of Lights will feature over 200 displays that are synchronized to Christmas classics that guests can listen to on the radio as they enjoy the mile-long route


Open daily November 25 – December 26, 2021 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) December 5 – 31, 2021

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

Holiday Wonders @ Bowie Park (Map) November 26, 2021- January 9, 20222

Mark your calendars, gather a carload of friends and family and prepare to be amazed at the first ever drive-thru holiday light show at Bowie Park. Holiday Wonders at Bowie Park kicks off on Friday, November 26th and will run from 6 to 10 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday 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. 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 photo op with Santa, hot cocoa, cookies and a take-home craft for the kids. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.elsnashville.com/

$25 per car. Purchase tickets online HERE.

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 10-23, 2021 5:30PM – 9PM

Admission – Free

Cannonsburgh Village Drive-Through Christmas Lights (Map)

December 3- 19, 2021

Drive through light display at Cannonsburgh Village Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights from 5:30PM – 8:30PM December 3- 19.

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

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, 2021

Open nightly from 6PM – 10PM
Prices:  $20 per car load -$25 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, 2021 through January 1, 2022
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.

Willis Lights Hendersonville (Map)

Lights are on from November 26 – December 26, 2021 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 26- December 25, 2021.
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)

Lights are on from November 25, 2021- December 28, 2021

5PM-9PM Daily

Lights on Logan – Greenbrier (Map)

Lights on December 1- 31, 2021 from 5PM – 10PM
35,295 lights synchronized to 368 channels of computer controlled animation

Lights are on November 27, 2021 through January 1, 2022

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 23, 2021 – January 2, 2022
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 2020 Christmas Light displays in Hendersonville, TN. 2021 Map coming soon!

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!)

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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