Holiday LIGHTS

November 23, 2018 – December 30, 2018   |   5:00pm - 10:00 pm

Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

Step into Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood. Nashville’s favorite tradition returns with ONE MILLION LIGHTS illuminating our gardens for the prettiest winter stroll of the season.

November 23 –  December 30
Now Open 7 Nights A Week!*
5:00 – 10:00 PM

New! Holiday LIGHTS is a timed-entry special event.

Closed Christmas Day*

Reserve Tickets

New! Go Green and Skip the Lines!
Enjoy the seasonal merriment the easy way! Fridays and Saturdays, park your car at 30 Burton Hills Blvd. and hop aboard the complimentary Gray Line shuttle. Located just a few minutes away from Cheekwood, the shuttle offers an easy way to get to Holiday LIGHTS.

Reserve your spot(s) on the Gray Line Shuttle

Presented By Jackson National Life Insurance Company

With special thanks for the installation to:

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Ticket Prices

Advance Not-Yet Member Pricing

Tickets purchased at the gate are subject to a $5 per ticket processing fee.

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 for Peak Nights: Holiday LIGHTS is a timed entry special event. Please click “select an entry time” for Holiday LIGHTS tickets. You must arrive within the specific time slot selected.

  • Due to limited capacity, once we sell out we are sold out of advance tickets. Guests can purchase onsite but we cannot guarantee parking. 
  • Time entry are: 5-5:30pm, 5:30-6pm, 6-6:30pm, 7-8pm, 7:30-8pm and 8-10pm. 
  • Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • Guests must arrive within designated time slot. Once inside the property, your ticket is valid until closing time. 

Online sales for Holiday LIGHTS closes one hour before each entry time. Tickets can be purchased at the gate until sold out each night beginning at 5pm.

 

Advance Member Pricing

Tickets purchased at the gate are subject to a $5 per ticket processing fee.

Adults: $17
Youth (ages 3-17): $12
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 for Peak Nights: Holiday LIGHTS is a timed entry special event. Please click “select an entry time” for Holiday LIGHTS tickets. You must arrive within the specific time slot selected.

  • Due to limited capacity, once we sell out we are sold out of advance tickets. Guests can purchase onsite but we cannot guarantee parking. 
  • Time entry are: 5-5:30pm, 5:30-6pm, 6-6:30pm, 7-8pm, 7:30-8pm and 8-10pm. 
  • Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • Guests must arrive within designated time slot. Once inside the property, your ticket is valid until closing time. 

Online sales for Holiday LIGHTS closes one hour before each entry time. Tickets can be purchased at the gate until sold out each night beginning at 5pm.

Late Night Lights!

Adult tickets are just $15 and Youth tickets are $10 starting at 8:30 pm every night! Tickets must be purchased at the gate to receive discount. Holiday Lights closes nightly at 10 pm.

Merry and Bright Packages

Merry and Bright Holiday LIGHTS Gift Packages include 2 Holiday LIGHTS Tickets, 2 Drink Tickets and a s’mores kit. Merry and Bright Gift Packages are $40 for members or $50 for not yet members, and can be purchased from the link below. Certificates can be picked up from Visitor Services anytime between 9am-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday or can be mailed for an extra fee.  Tickets cannot be used for same night of purchase.

Purchase Package

New! Military Mondays

To thank our servicemen and women, Cheekwood is offering half-priced admission every Monday throughout Holiday LIGHTS for active and retired military personnel and their immediate families. Please present Military ID upon arrival.

Not valid for Late Night LIGHTS or combined with any other discount or coupon.

Group Pricing

Special pricing available for groups of 15 or more. Purchase today by contacting grouptours@cheekwood.org or 615-353-6971.

book your group

Traveling from out of town or looking for an easy way to get your whole family to Holiday LIGHTS? Gray Line has a tour and shuttle for that!

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Grey Line

The Holiday LIGHTS Experience

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

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 (December 1-24)
5-8 pm Nightly and 10 am-1 pm on Saturdays

Kids are invited to come see Santa at Cheekwood every evening in December until 8 pm leading up to Christmas. reindeerSanta 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.

Gingerbread Decorating
December 12 5pm

Ticket includes 1 gingerbread house for up to 5 people. Drop-in program.
Ticket does not include admission to Holiday LIGHTS. Holiday LIGHTS tickets for December 12, 2018 must be purchased to attend Gingerbread House Decorating. Questions please contact Visitor Services, 615-353-6965

Register

Piano Music
Saturdays 9am – 4pm

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

Poinsettia TreePoinsettia Tree

Located in the Loggia, our Poinsettia tree features over 500 poinsettias and is the perfect picture spot.

With special thanks to:

Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery

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 on Saturdays and every night December 19th-24th, 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. Food trucks are subject to change. 

Holiday at Cheekwood - Saturday Daytime

As a complement to Holiday LIGHTS, our Holiday at Cheekwood celebration is a tradition in the Nashville community. Starting at 9 am every Saturday leading up to Christmas, our daytime guests can visit with Santa,  enjoy the Cheekwood Mansion decorated for the season plus say hello to our resident reindeer.

Santa Saturdays!

Each Saturday until December 23
Starting December 1 | 10:00 am-1:00 pm*
Included with Cheekwood admission

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday December 8 and 22 – SOLD OUT
8:30 – 10 am

This is a members only drop-in event. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 per child. Price includes a buffet breakfast provided by Crumb de la Crumb and a Santa letter writing station. Tickets can be purchased from the link below. Questions please contact Visitor Services, 615-353-6965

Gingerbread Decorating – SOLD OUT

Saturday December 1 and 15
9am and 11 am 

Ticket includes 1 gingerbread house for up to 5 people. Drop-in program. Ticket includes daytime admission to Cheekwood for up to 5 people. A $5 parking fee will be charged onsite for non-members. Questions please contact Visitor Services, 615-353-6965

This event is SOLD OUT.

Paint a Ceramic Ornament

Saturday December 8 and 22
12 – 3pm 

It’s time to get crafty this holiday season in what is sure to become a new favorite tradition. Choose from several air-dry ceramic ornament shapes to paint and take home. This is a free drop-in activity. Registration is not required. Questions please contact Visitor Services, 615-353-6965

Holiday at Cheekwood is included with Cheekwood admission or membership. Breakfast with Santa and Family Gingerbread Workshops are an additional fee.

Holiday Parties at Cheekwood

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

Just steps away from the magic of Holiday Lights, our rental packages include admission for up to 100 guests and rental of Massey Hall. Perfect for parties of 50 to 350 guests. Packages start at $4,000.

Party Details

Food, beverage and additional rental options are available. For more information and to book your party, contact specialevents@cheekwood.org or 615-354-6377.

More Details

Questions about Holiday LIGHTS? Contact ticketing@cheekwood.org or 615-353-6965.

Volunteering at Holiday LIGHTS

Help celebrate the holidays by volunteering for Cheekwood’s Holiday Lights event!  Volunteers help as greeters, event assistants, Santa’s assistant and more!  There are 2 shifts  available each night from November 23-December 30th:  4:30-7:pm and 6:30-9:pm. Volunteers must be age 16 and older.  Send questions to volunteers@cheekwood.org.

Holiday LIGHTS Volunteer Application


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