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‘Tis the season for holiday spirit at Cheekwood! From Santa portraits and live reindeer, gingerbread house workshops and festive music, to elaborately decorated trees and creative art activities - the end of the year is a fun and festive time at Cheekwood. Join us to make wonderful memories and start a lasting holiday tradition with your family!

November 27 – January 17

During Rockwell’s forty-seven years with The Saturday Evening Post, Rockwell was celebrated for his holiday cover illustrations that depicted a broad range of festive imagery.
This exhibition is organized by Norman Rockwell Museum.

LIVE Reindeer ... EVERY DAY!
Get up close and personal with two of Santa’s trusted North Pole companions on display Tuesday - Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM.

November 27 - December 20
Saturdays & Sundays, 9 AM – 2 PM

Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.

Drop-In Studio: Holiday ‘ART’ivities
Create cool crafts and warm memories with the whole family in our drop-in art studios.

Cookie Decorating
Sprinkle your own custom design on a deliciously iced holiday cookie!

Portraits with Santa in his Workshop
Saturdays & Sundays from 9 AM - 2 PM
Visit Santa in his North Pole Workshop and leave with a one-of-a-kind professional souvenir photo. Additional fees apply.

Museum Concert Series
Enjoy live music in the Museum at 2 PM during Cheekwood Holiday Weekends.

Saturday, November 28: First Baptist Church Sanctuary Ringers
Sunday, November 29: Bellevue Community Chorus
Saturday, December 5: Brentwood Suzuki Strings
Sunday, December 6: Nashville Flute Choir
Saturday, December 12: Blair Suzuki Strings
Sunday, December 13
: Nashville Philharmonic Flute
Saturday, December 19: Inversion
Sunday, December 20: Craig Duncan Presents A Smoky Mountain Christmas


$65 non-member / 20% member discount
Create magical memories with your family as you decorate your own gingerbread house! Cheekwood’s creative team will be on hand to provide tips as you work on your fully edible gingerbread house for the holidays. Upon completion, your house will be boxed to take home safely so it can be enjoyed throughout the season. Gingerbread houses provided by Crumb de la Crumb bakery.

Your ticket includes one gingerbread house for up to five family members. If your family includes more than five members, please purchase an additional ticket.

NOVEMBER 28, 10 AM - 12 PM
DECEMBER 5, 10 AM - 12 PM
DECEMBER 5, 2 - 4 PM
DECEMBER 12, 10 AM - 12 PM
DECEMBER 12, 2 - 4 PM  


$40 non-member / 20% member discount
Additional $30 material fee applies – not subject to member discount. Fee will appear in your cart at checkout.

Learn to make your very own wreaths, garland, and greenery and deck the halls! Join Nashville florist Phillipe Chadwick, of Phillipe S. Chadwick Flowers, as he teaches you how to work with live greenery to decorate for the holidays.

DECEMBER 6, 9 AM – 12 PM 

DECEMBER 6, 1 – 4 PM

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