Holiday Lights at Cheekwood
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205
Nashville’s Classic Holiday Tradition
Dates: November 19, 2022 – January 8, 2023 | 5pm – 10pm
Admission: $26 per adult, $20 per child
Description: 2022 Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood features elegant and creative light displays along a one-mile walking path that sets the gardens aglow. With sparkling interactive features, s’mores and bar stations, and a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree in the bedecked historic mansion, Holiday LIGHTS is the ideal, memory-making experience for visitors of all ages.
Find out more at https://cheekwood.org/calendar/holiday-lights-2022/.
Chad’s Winter Wonderland – Lebanon
Address: 791 E. Old Laguardo Rd. Lebanon, TN
Dates: November 25, 2022 – December 31,2022 | 6pm – 10pm
Admission: $20 per car load (Takes Credit and Debit)
Description: New expansions this year: 12 acres, 2.8 million lights, live animals, drive through nativity scene
Tip: Don’t forget to bring your letter to Santa. There will be a special mailbox just for him, and he will be there every night!
Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/chadswinterwonderland/.
Hidden Hollow Park
Address: 1901 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Cookeville, TN 38506
Dates: November 24, 2022- January 1, 2023 | Wednesday – Sunday 5pm – 9pm
Admission: $4 per person
Description: The Upper Cumberland’s favorite drive-through Christmas Light display.
Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/hiddenhollowpark/.
Christmas at Gaylord Opryland
Dates: All holiday season
Description: Walk through the expansive atriums full of beautiful light displays!
Find out more at https://christmasatgaylordopryland.marriott.com.
Holiday Festival of Lights
11808 S. Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN
Dates: December 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Description: The Festival of Lights is one of our most popular events county-wide,” said Mayor Jacobs. “I am pleased we will have this the entire month of December. We’ve raised some record amounts of food and money for the Love Kitchen. I hope we can set another record this holiday season with this incredible outdoor event.
During the Festival, The Cove’s three-quarter-mile greenway trail is illuminated by a sparkling light display coordinated to music. The Knox County Parks and Recreation Department staff does all the decorating, which includes placing displays and thousands of lights.
An onsite vendor—found inside the River Sports Outfitters facility—will have hot drinks available for purchase most nights. The Cove has several fire pits available for guests to warm up or roast s’mores. Pets on leashes are welcome.
Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights
Address: 1400 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Dates: November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | Monday – Thursday 4:30pm -9pm, Friday – Sunday 4:30pm – 10pm
Admission: $27.95 per adult, $17.95 per child
Description: Celebrate 28 years of holiday tradition at Rock City’s award-winning Enchanted Garden of Lights — where joy, wonder, and magic await!
Find out more at https://www.seerockcity.com/events/enchanted-garden-of-lights/.
Address: 625 Smith Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
Dates: November 25, 2022 – December 31, 2022 | Wednesday – Thursday 4pm – 10:30pm, Friday 4pm – 11pm, Saturday – Sunday 12pm – 11pm
Admission: $36 per adult, $26 per child
Description: Jingle Beat is an interactive holiday multiverse experience at the Nashville Fairgrounds. Join Santa on an indoor & outdoor adventure through 3 festive universes spread out over a whopping 100,000 square feet. See a 40-foot Tree of Light, vibe to the music by DJ Cris Crunkle on a 360º dance floor, skate on a projection-mapped ice rink and more!
Find out more at https://jinglebeat.com/nashville/.
Dancing Lights of Christmas
Address: James E Ward Agricultural Center: 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN
Dates: November 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | nightly at 5 p.m.
Admission: $30 per vehicle (non commercial)
Description: 2.5 million lights set to music on a driving route
Tip: Use the entrance across from Dollar General, expect a longer wait time on Saturdays.
Find out more at https://www.thedancinglightsofchristmas.com.
FrankTown Festival of Lights
Address: Williamson County AG Expo Park: 4215 Long Ln #100, Franklin
Dates: November 18 – December 31, 2022 | nightly at 5 p.m.
Admission: $25 per vehicle (non commercial); Extra fee for 15+ passenger vehicles
Description: Thousands of sparking lights coordinated to a radio station to be enjoyed from the comfort of your car. New this year! There are five Walkin’ Wednesdays where guests can park their cars and walk the lighted route. Finish the night by taking photos at the giant tree and making s’mores over the fire pit.
Holiday Wonders at Bowie Park
Address: 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview, TN
Dates: November, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | Thursdays – Sundays 6pm to 10pm
Admission: $20 per vehicle
Description: Be sure to stop by the Nature Center, transformed into Santa’s Village, for a quick visit and photo op with Santa, hot cocoa, cookies and a take-home craft for the kids.
Find out more at https://www.fairview-tn.org/2022/11/holiday-wonders-at-bowie-park/.
Address: First Horizon Park: 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville, TN
Dates: November 25, 2022 – January 2, 2023 | 5pm – 9pm
Admission: $34 for adults, $20 for ages 3 – 17
Description: An ice-skating trail, live entertainment, interactive games, Santa visits and a holiday marketplace featuring local artisans, along with holiday foods and festive drinks.
Find out more at https://enchantchristmas.com/nashville-tn-first-horizon-park/.
Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights
Address: Nashville Zoo: 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN
Dates: November 18 – January 8 | Thursday – Sunday 5pm – 9pm
Admission: $19 for adults and $15 for ages 2 – 12
Description: Over 500 custom-made silk lanterns will be spread across 60 acres, creating elaborate displays with some of your favorite Zoo animals, holiday-themed scenes and even a 200-foot-long dragon.
Tip: Select animal exhibits will be open late, including Sumatran tiger, Andean bear, Carribean flamingos and Unseen New World.
Find out more at https://do615.com/events/2022/11/18/zoolumination-tickets.