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 every night of Holiday Lights and during our daytime hours.
Warm up in the Frist Learning Center and enjoy the sounds of season as carolers sing holiday favorites.
5 – 8 pm
Kids are invited to come see Santa at Cheekwood every evening in December until 8 pm 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, no tripods, please.
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. S’mores kits are available for purchase.
Saturdays 9am – 4pm
Enjoy the sounds of live piano music in Museum of Art Drawing Room.
Located in the Loggia, our Poinsettia tree features over 500 poinsettias and is the perfect picture spot.
Food & Drinks
Guests can enjoy seasonal drinks, like hot chocolate and cider, along with hot toddies, beer, wine and liquor, at beverage stations throughout Holiday Lights. Food Trucks will be at Lights during peak nights, Thursday-Sunday, with food available for purchase.
The new Café 29 at Cheekwood is open for dinner every night during Holiday LIGHTS.
Note: Additional fees for all food and drink options
Youth (ages 3-17): $17
Children 2 and under: Free
Save $3.00 when you visit on Non-Peak Nights (Monday-Wednesday)
All nights December 13-24 are Peak Nights
Parking is included.
New! Holiday LIGHTS is a timed-ticketed event with two evening time slots available. Arrivals begin at 5 pm and run until 7 pm with late evening arrivals beginning at 7 pm running until 9 pm.