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Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

November 23, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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.

Real Reindeer

Two of Santa’s most trusted companions will be visiting from the North Pole every night of Holiday Lights and during our daytime hours.

Holiday Carolers
6-9 pm

Warm up in the Frist Learning Center and enjoy the sounds of season as carolers sing holiday favorites.

Meet Santa
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.

S’mores Pits

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.


Piano Music
Saturdays 9am – 4pm

Enjoy the sounds of live piano music in Museum of Art Drawing Room.

Poinsettia Tree

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 

Adults: $22
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.

About Rachel Kline

Rachel KlineRachel 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!)


November 23, 2018
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville,TN37205United States
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(615) 356-8000

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