Must See Holiday Light Displays in Nashville

Hillsboro West End Holiday Lights Carriage Tour

Saturday, December 2 (5-8:30 p.m.); Sunday, December 3 (4:30-8 p.m.); $23.50 
Come early for refreshments and hot beverages before you hop aboard a horse drawn carriage to canvass the historic Hillsboro-West End neighborhood. The 30 minute ride supports local projects like Dragon Music Sundays, conservation zoning, and the restoration of the mosaic dragons in Fannie Mae Dees park. 2800 Blair Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212.

Holly Trolley Lights

December 2-18; 8 p.m.; $16/person
A favorite Franklin holiday tradition since 2003, the Holly Trolley tours always sell out quickly! Gather all your kin for the hour and a half trolley ride through Williamson County only after snagging a few holiday refreshments at the holiday reception in historic Downtown Franklin. The trip includes a light display in Westhaven that's sure to make your season bright. 708 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064; 615-920-4956. 

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

November 24 - December 31 (except Dec 25; closed Mondays); 5-10 p.m.; Adults $22, Children $17
At the annual Cheekwood Holiday Lights display, see a million twinkling lights as you stroll the gardens. Keep warm at the live reindeer pen, cozy up with carolers, or at the s’mores and hot chocolate stations. 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205

Lights on Logan

December 1-31; 5-10 p.m. (until 11 p.m. on Fri-Sat); Free 
Tune in to 101.7 FM to hear the show: 35,295 lights synchronized to 368 channels of computerized animation you can catch every 20 minutes. 2760 Logan Rd, Greenbrier, TN 37073. 

Lights on Old Charlotte/ Lights on Old Sparrow Street

Charlotte: November 23 - December 25, 4:30-10 p.m.; Free 
Sparrow: November 23 - December 25, 4:30-10 p.m.; Free
The Franklin Christmas organization glams up this holiday with big displays south of Nashville. At two locations (Old Charlotte Pike and Sparrow Street) you'll feast your eyes on over 80,000 lights, 176 channels of Light-O-Rama computer control, and 21 channels of DMX control for your viewing pleasure. Listen in at 89.9 FM.
2613 Old Charlotte Pk, Franklin, TN 37064
2038 Sparrow St, Spring Hill, TN 37174;

Nashville Christmas Tree Lighting

December 1, 6-7 p.m.; Free 
Join Mayor Barry, mascots from the Preds and Sounds for the lighting of Nashville’s Christmas tree at Public Square Park. Musical guests have yet to be announced, but come out for snacks, warming drinks, and a community sing-along. 1 Public Sq, Nashville, TN 37201

Sunnyside Lights

November 23 - December 31; 5-10 p.m. (later on Fri-Sat); Free
Hard to believe this marks the 35th and final Christmas Light Spectacular at Sunnyside. Pass through the sparkling Brentwood cul-de-sac in your car or hop out and walk for a closer look at 135,000 lights and close to 400 figures. Have your wish list ready for Santa, who will be visiting the week before Christmas. 1956 Sunnyside Dr, Brentwood, TN 37027. 

Twinkling Tennessee Christmas

Thursdays-Sundays in December (except Dec 24, 25, 31); 6:30-9 p.m., Adults $34, Children $24 
The Gray Line’s trolley transports guests to the historic Lotz House in Franklin for a typical Victorian Christmas complete with hot cider and cookies. The tour continues through the lit downtown square of "America’s Favorite Main Street" and highlights gorgeously decorated neighborhoods. Area hotels or 2416 Music Valley Dr, Ste. 102, Nashville, TN 37214. 

A Country Christmas

November 10 - January 1, 2018; 4 p.m. – Midnight; Free
Acres of decorations, visits with Santa, and an outdoor nativity scene make Gaylord Opryland’s annual Country Christmas one of Music City’s most spectacular light displays. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride to see more than two million twinkling lights decorating the grounds. 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214. 

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Tree Lighting

November 24, 4 p.m.; $24.95 
Tracy Lawrence kicks off Christmas at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum with an acoustic performance followed by the lighting of the Hall's thirty-foot Christmas tree. This is just the first of many celebrations during Deck the Hall a month of music and celebration at the Museum. 222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203. 

Chad's Winter Wonderland

November 23 - December 31; 6-10 p.m.; $15 per car / $20 for limos & commercial vans 
Chad’s Winter Wonderland is one of the nation’s largest light displays, now for 36 years running. This eight-acre expedition features over two million lights throughout a live nativity, drive-thru Santa house, and 350+ pieces of festive scenery. Don’t forget to drop off your Christmas list in Santa’s special mailbox! 791 E Old LaGuardo Rd, Lebanon, TN 37087. 

The Dancing Lights of Christmas

November 17 - December 31; 5-10 p.m.; $25 per car & van / $50 for commercial vehicles
Sit back and enjoy the ride through Middle Tennessee’s largest drive-thru holiday light and music show at James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Fully computerized and choreographed to Christmas tunes of The Big 98 WSIX, this display will have you in the holiday spirit in no time. Enjoy the new location and expanded Fox17 Santa's village. 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087.

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