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 new holiday tradition, with one million lights glowing throughout the gardens. And visitors every weekend can take part in Holiday at Cheekwood festivities, including Santa visits, cookie decorating and meeting Santa’s reindeer.
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.
Two of Santa’s most trusted companions will be visiting from the North Pole every night of Holiday LIGHTS and during our daytime hours.
Warm up in the Frist Learning Center and enjoy the sounds of season as carolers sing holiday favorites.
Kids are invited to come see Santa at Cheekwood. Santa visits are included with admission.
Note: Professional photographers are not provided for Santa photos; families are welcome to take their own pictures, no tripods, please.
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.
Treat your family to day of tasty fun with our Gingerbread Workshops. Roll up your sleeves and create a beautifully delicious gingerbread masterpiece from Crumb de la Crumb Bakery. They are almost too pretty to eat. Well, almost!
Enjoy the sounds of live piano music in Museum of Art Drawing Room.
Located in the Loggia, our Poinsettia tree features over 500 poinsettias and is the perfect picture spot.
Guests can enjoy seasonal drinks, like hot chocolate and cider, along with hot toddies, beer, wine and liquor, at beverage stations throughout Holiday LIGHTS.
Note: Additional fees for all food and drink options.
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