Dates, hours, activities, and capacity are all subject to change based on updated safety protocols and recommendations of the CDC and Mayor John Cooper’s “Roadmap to Reopening Nashville” Plan.
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.
Tickets coming soon!
Holiday LIGHTS is presented by the
Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation
With special thanks for the installation to:
When the sun goes down, the gardens light up for the prettiest holiday stroll of the season, featuring more than a million lights throughout our 55 acres of beautiful botanic gardens. Enjoy seasonal favorites like real reindeer, a Poinsettia Tree and display, and TRAINS! lit up for the holidays. New this year, see the story of the Nutcracker unfold through a unique exhibit in our Historic Mansion & Museum, and experience the evening glow of Chihuly Nights, part of Chihuly at Cheekwood.
Visit Holiday LIGHTS every night of the week! New this year are Medical & Military Mondays, when Military, First Responders, and Healthcare Workers can enjoy half-priced admission every Monday night during the season. Tickets do sell out, so reserve your timed-entry tickets to Holiday LIGHTS in advance.
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.
Step into our new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden transformed into a Children’s Wonderland with our interactive Pinnacles of Light display featuring towering colorful cones programmed to festive holiday music.
See Cheekwood’s popular TRAINS! exhibit with all the bells and whistles the holidays have to offer. Located in the Turner Seasons Garden, this walk-through display appeals to young visitors as well as the young-at-heart.
The magic of The Nutcracker comes to life at Cheekwood! In partnership with Nashville Ballet, Cheekwood will display a collection of traditional and non-traditional nutcrackers and costumes from Nashville’s Nutcracker throughout the Historic Mansion & Museum. Witness this timeless holiday story unfold before your eyes through vignettes across Cheekwood’s period rooms.
Roll up your sleeves and get creative with us! Sign up for one of our seasonal workshop offerings, like Greenery or Stained Glass. Advanced registration required.
More information coming soon!
Experience the stunning works of artist Dale Chihuly like you’ve never seen before as Chihuly Nights meets Holiday LIGHTS. With 13 outdoor art installations lit up alongside more than a million twinkling lights, our gardens have never looked brighter.
Dale Chihuly, Gilded Yellow and Plum Tower, 2019, © Chihuly Studio
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