Holiday LIGHTS Displays

Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

Holiday LIGHTS Displays

Each night, Cheekwood glows with the magic of the season creating the backdrop for lasting holiday memories. Cheekwood’s one-mile loop is filled with over one million lights, 500,000 light strings, dozens of photo ops and more.

Grand Entrance

Enter a Winter Wonderland full of bright lights, s’mores, holiday music, and more!

Photo courtesy of Katie Mehaffey.

Star Field

Located on the Great Lawn in front of the Cheekwood Mansion all lit up for the season, this display is comprised of over 250 sections of light programmed to dance to holiday music.

Icicle Landing

Wisteria Arbor is transformed with light tubes, creating the sense of an ice storm with motion and light.

Tunnel of Magic

Cheekwood’s magnificent Bradford Robertson Color Garden arches get the holiday treatment for the perfect photo opportunity along the one-mile stroll of lights.

Kissing Ball

The Mansion’s northern porte-cochère is highlighted with an over-scaled mistletoe “kissing ball,” a can’t miss for all of the couples visiting Holiday LIGHTS.

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Sorenson Photography.

Lantern Trail

Lit-up paper lanterns lead visitors through our East Gardens and flower archways.

Candy Cane Forest

A visitor favorite, these red and white wrapped trees a little off the beaten path make for an ideal photo opportunity and bring back the magic of the holidays.

Photo courtesy of The Tennessean.

Trees of Light

Located in the Robinson Family Water Garden, these enchanted trees bring the holiday spirit to our beloved ponds.

North Pole Express

Through the arches and down the Storybook pathway, our TRAINS! display is delightful for visitors of all ages.

Bright Blossoms

A nod to the Nashville’s cherry trees, Cheekwood’s Bright Blossoms are vibrant and colorful leading down the pathway to the Robinson Family Water Garden.

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Dooley.

Candy Lane

Archways throughout the Turner Seasons Garden reminiscent of Candy Canes and lead down to our beloved North Pole Express.

Photo courtesy of Kayla Wilcoxson.

Santa’s Stars

After visiting the Candy Cane Forest, continue along Candy Cane Lane to Santa’s Stars and don’t forget to make a wish!

Glowing Gazebo

The perfect photo spot for a date night, friends night out, or even a family photo.  Located in the Wills Perennial Garden, this is a can’t miss!

Photo courtesy of Ben Romine.

Gumdrop Garden

Located in the Martin Boxwood Garden, giant red and white orbs will have you dreaming of gumdrops and treats for the holidays.

Photo courtesy of The Wandering Rumpus.

Photo courtesy of Megan Masuhr.

Photo courtesy of Our Family Adventures.

Come out to see these and so much more!

Holiday LIGHTS is presented by:  


With special thanks for the installation to:


Cheekwood’s preferred lighting company

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