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Cheekwood Holiday Lights

  • Cheekwood 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, TN, 37205 United States (map)

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



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.


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.

Group Pricing

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

The Holiday LIGHTS Experience


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 Cheekwood Mansion and enjoy the sounds of season as carolers sing holiday favorites.

Meet Santa – New!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5 – 8 pm

Kids are invited to come see Santa at Cheekwood every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 8 pm leading up to Christmas. Santa 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. Smore kits are available for purchase.

Gingerbread Workshops

 Wednesday, December 20
Drop in anytime between 5 PM – 8 PM
Massey Auditorium


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.

Note: Admission to Holiday LIGHTS is not included and must be purchased separately. 


Poinsettia Tree

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

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 each night of Holiday Lights with food available for purchase.

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.

Note: Additional fees for all food and drink options 

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 (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.

Meet Santa!

Each Saturday until December 23
9 am – 1 pm*
Included with Cheekwood admission

*Santa will be arriving at 10:30 am on December 9 and 23. 

Breakfast with Santa

December 9 – SOLD OUT!
December 23

8:30 – 10 am


Family Gingerbread Workshops

December 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 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

  • 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.

Volunteering at Holiday LIGHTS

Learn more and sign up to volunteer during Holiday LIGHTS.