Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

1200 Forrest Park Dr Nashville, TN 37205
Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens has finished its run for this year. It is unknown if it will be back next year.

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Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Detail Most guests spend 2-4 hours here.
Detail Includes the mile-long lighted pathway walk, viewing of real reindeer, visit with Santa, a performance by holiday carolers, access to the s'mores pits, and viewing of the Poinsettia Tree.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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Experience a million beautiful twinkling lights and holiday cheer at the Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Christmas lights attraction! This holiday event is sure to be a blast for the entire family, so help to celebrate the season and capture Christmas cheer when you visit Nashville. Guests will be able to walk the illuminated pathway, meet two of Santa's reindeer, meet Santa, and more.

About the Holiday LIGHTS Experience

From 5 pm to 10 pm each night (except for Christmas), Cheekwood Estates & Gardens are set aglow with sparkling Christmas lights that help to create a dazzling display. The pathways of the gardens are illuminated with a literal million of lights of all colors and include a mile-long walking path. The path is lined with amazing displays that are sure to help you revel in Christmas spirit.

There are also several events going on throughout the evenings to create an absolute winter wonderland for all the Cheekwood visitors. 

Guests can meet two real reindeers, experience the talent of Christmas carolers, children can meet Santa which is included with admission, and roast a marshmallow at one of the Smores Pits. 

Meet Santa's Reindeer

Each night, guests will be able to get up close and person with real reindeer. These gorgeous creatures truly captivate all who lay eyes upon them. You definitely do not want to miss out on seeing the North Pole's finest and Santa's favorite helpers. 

Holiday Carolers

From 6 PM to 9 PM each night, visitors to Cheekwood will be serenaded with amazing classical Christmas music. The voices of the carolers are absolutely beautiful and bring your favorite holiday tunes right to you! This event is located in the Frist Learning Center, allowing guests to warm up from the chill outside.

Meet Santa

From 5 - 8 PM each evening, Santa is available to meet and greet with the kiddos. Santa visits are included with admission and allow kids to see their favorite holiday figure in person! They can get a photo with Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas during this exciting and cheerful event. Professional photographers are not available, but visitors are welcome to take their own photos of this magical moment. 

S'mores Pits

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to the S'mores Pits. Smores kits are available for purchase. Once you've got your smores, head to the fire where you can toast your marshmallow to gooey perfection and enjoy a decadent smores with your whole family.

See the Poinsettia Tree

Cheekwood is home to one of the most beautiful Poinsettia Trees in the country. This towering tree is located in the Loggia and is comprised of more than 500 poinsettias. It makes for a great photo op with the family!

There will be food and drinks available for purchase including hot chocolate, cider, beer, wine, liquor, and several food trucks to choose from. There is also the Cafe 29 which is open for dinner each Holiday Lights evening. 

Do not miss out on the opportunity to experience the joy of the holiday season at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens! 

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Tony Morrione
Granby, MA
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Amazing light display! Worth the time to see for holidays
Frequently Asked Questions for Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens:
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens?
    Guests tend to spend 2-4 hours here.
  • What amenities are available?
    On site cafe.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
  • For what ages is Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens appropriate?
    Great for all ages.