Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood

Delight in the joy of the holiday season during Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood. Nashville’s favorite tradition returns with ONE MILLION LIGHTS illuminating our gardens for the prettiest winter stroll of the season.

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November 24 –  December 31
5:00 – 10:00 PM

(closed Mondays)

Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Regions Bank

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives


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Made possible by the AWC Family Foundation with additional support from The Frist Foundation and The Memorial Foundation.

Ticket Prices

Advance Non-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

NEW THIS YEAR: Parking is included. 

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

NEW THIS YEAR: Parking is included. 

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.

Other Discounts Available

  • Visit on Tuesday or Wednesday night and receive a $3 discount per ticket (not available December 19 and 20).
  • GROUP PRICING: Special pricing available for groups of 15 or more. Purchase today by contacting or 615-353-6965.

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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. Visitors can see Jolly and Joy every night of Holiday LIGHTS and during our daytime hours.

Holiday Carolers

Warm up in the Cheek Mansion and enjoy the sounds of season as carolers singing holiday favorites.

Meet Santa – New!

Kids are invited to come see Santa at Cheekwood every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 5 – 8 pm, leading up to Christmas. reindeerSanta visits are included with LIGHTS admission.  Professional photographers are not provided for Santa photos; Families are welcome to take their own pictures. 

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. Smore kits are available for purchase.

Gingerbread Workshops

Wednesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 20
Drop in anytime between 5 PM – 8 PM
Massey Auditorium
Register for December 6 Register for December 20

Everyone loves a gingerbread house! Join us for special nighttime workshops to decorate your own gingerbread house. Pricing includes a gingerbread house from Crumb de la Crumb Bakery and supplies for decorating. Cash bar available. Admission to Holiday LIGHTS is not included and must be purchased separately. 


Poinsettia TreePoinsettia Tree

Located in the Loggia, our Poinsettia tree features over 500 poinsettias and is the perfect picture spot. Guests can also celebrate the special people in their lives by dedicating one of the 500 poinsettias. Learn More.

Food & Drinks

Guests can enjoy seasonal drinks, like hot chocolate and toddies, along with hot toddies, beer, wine and liquor, at beverage stations throughout Holiday LIGHTS. Food is also available for purchase in the Eats & Treats area.

Come for the LIGHTS and stay for dinner. The Pineapple Room is open for dinner every night. Reservations are not required but are recommended by calling 615-352-4859. Admission is required to dine.

Additional fees for all food and drink options 

Don't Miss Holiday at Cheekwood

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 (9 am – 1 pm), enjoy the Cheekwood Mansion decorated for the season with piano music in the Drawing Room, plus say hello to our resident reindeer, Jolly and Joy.

Breakfast with Santa – Sold Out!

December 9 and 23
8:30 – 10 am

Family Gingerbread Workshops – Sold Out!

December 2 and 16
9 – 10:30 am & 11 am – 12:30 pm

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

Holiday Parties at Holiday LIGHTS

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

Just steps away from the magic of Holiday LIGHTS, Our rental packages include Holiday LIGHTS 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

  • 4-hour room rental in Massey Hall
  • Round Tables and Chairs for up to 100 guests
  • Admission to Holiday LIGHTS for up to 100 guests (additional tickets available at discounted rate)
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Holiday Décor
  • Event Supervisor

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

More Details

  • Holiday LIGHTS is an outdoor, rain-or-shine, walking experience, so please dress appropriately.
  • Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable to other dates, and no rain checks.
  • Visit on Tuesday or Wednesday night and receive a $3 discount per ticket (not available December 20 and 21).
  • Special pricing available for groups of 15 or more. Book your group today or contact for more details

Questions about Holiday LIGHTS? Contact or 615-353-6965.


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