When the sun goes down, the gardens light up for the prettiest holiday stroll of the season, featuring one mile of lights, photo opportunities, and unique lights displays throughout our beautiful botanic gardens.
There’s only one place in Nashville that has real reindeer – Cheekwood! Two of Santa’s most trusted companions will be visiting from the North Pole every night of Holiday LIGHTS and during our daytime hours. Stop in for a chat with the Reindeer Keeper and grab seasonal food and drink, like hot chocolate and cider, along with hot toddies, beer, wine and liquor.
All decked out for the season, classic holiday decorations bring out the beauty inside and outside the Cheekwood Mansion, featuring a 20’ tall poinsettia tree and art exhibits currently on display in the Mansion Art Galleries including Selections from The Cheekwood Collection and Umwelts 2019 (As The Crow Flies): David Brooks.
Dancing Lights of Trains
Bask in the colorful, dancing lights at the North Pole Express!
Located in the Turner Seasons Garden, trains chug along their tracks all lit up for the season. Kids can even explore Cheekwood’s new train depot with a slide, climbing net and more all surrounded by an immersive, larger than life train display.
Meet Jolly Ole St. Nick himself in Cheekwood’s Historic Stable and Tack Room located in the Frist Learning Center!
Warm up in the Frist Learning Center and enjoy the sounds of season as carolers sing holiday favorites every night from 6-9 PM.
Visitors are highly encouraged to suggest carols and join in the singalongs!
20’ Tall Poinsettia Tree
Located in the Cheekwood Mansion Loggia, our Poinsettia Tree features over 500 poinsettias and is the perfect picture spot.
Poinsettia Tree sponsored by
NEW! Poinsettia Wall
Stop by the Frist Learning Center to enjoy our Holiday Carolers, and get the perfect family photo in front of our new Poinsettia Wall.
Get warm by the fire and roast a marshmallow or two!
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.
Step inside the Frist Learning Center and warm up at Café 29 with a hot seasonal drink, hot food and the sounds of the season as Carolers take over the Great Hall.