Family Friendly: Discover Cheekwood Holiday LIGHTS

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Living in Nashville during the holidays means one thing – visiting Cheekwood Holiday LIGHTS starting this Saturday, November 18 – January 7, 2023. This is hands down a Nashville tradition to be enjoyed by all of the family. Now in its 8th year, you can expect to experience over a million lights on a one-mile walking path. Nashville’s only botanical garden is set to usher us into the holidays in a really magical way and we are excited to share some of the key moments you can expect to enjoy this year.

Fun for the kids and young at heart

Your visit starts with the whimsical peppermint pathway and shimmering tunnel of lights in the Bradford Robertson Color Garden. Make sure to visit the Dancing Lights of TRAINS! display at the end of the walk.

A Holiday Marketplace 

This year, the Holiday Marketplace returns to the Frist Learning Center Great Hall, where daytime and evening visitors can shop among a carefully curated selection of nutcrackers, reindeer, and cardinals. Other highlights include new Cheekwood ornaments and an expanded selection of Jellycat holiday soft toys.

Holiday Décor, s’mores and more

In the Historic Mansion & Museum, experience the iconic 20-foot Poinsettia Tree as well as period rooms decked out in themes of candy canes and gingerbread. There will also be s’more stations outside the Holiday Marketplace and seasonal libations at various bar stations, including hot toddies.

This year, Cheekwood is also offering a few special packages and rates:

  • The ‘Merry & Bright’ package returns this year with two adult garden and mansion admission passes, two drink vouchers, two s’mores kits and 10% off at the Holiday Marketplace, all in one convenient purchase. The package costs $100 for members and $125 for not-yet members.
  • Late Night Lights, where you can take in the Holiday LIGHTS at a discounted ticket price during the evenings after 8:30 p.m. or later Monday through Thursday. Plus, remember that Cheekwood offers a fun winter bar experience with hot toddies, spiked cider, and more.

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Purchase your tickets HERE.

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