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Christmas Lights

Wondering where to see Christmas lights in Nashville this year? You’ve come to the right place.

There’s something about the sight of countless twinkling lights hung with care that makes the holiday season feel all the more magical, especially for the little ones. Thankfully, Nashville has no shortage of holiday light displays to delight the whole family–and many of them are free!  

So, pile everyone in, crank the holiday music, and head on over to one of these dazzling holiday light displays for your seasonal dose of holiday magic!

  1. BJ’s Sunnyside Christmas Lights (Brentwood) – FREE
    • November 24, 2016 – December 31, 2016
    • Take a trip down to Sunnyside Drive to see Brentwood resident Bill Minneci’s famous homegrown holiday light display. You’ll find he has a real knack for turning his neighborhood into a winter wonderland.
  2. Christmas on the Cumberland (Clarksville) – FREE
    • November 23, 2016 – January 1, 2017
    • A short walk along the McGregor Park RiverWalk will prove to be a magical affair during Clarksville’s Christmas on the Cumberland. It’s pet-friendly, so even the furriest family members are welcome.
  3. Chad’s Winter Wonderland (Lebanon)
    • November 24, 2016 – December 31, 2016
    • With live animals, a drive thru nativity scene, and a special Santa mailbox, this Lebanon destination is much more than your average holiday light show. In fact, Santa himself will be making appearances and taking wish lists.  
  4. Opryland Hotel Christmas Lights (Nashville) – FREE
    • November 11, 2016 – January 1, 2017
    • Prepare to be dazzled at every bend of this famous Nashville hotel with more than 2 million lights on display. Other free activities at the resort include self-guided tours of the resort’s Christmas trees, the Treasures for the Holidays craft and gift show, and synchronized holiday fountain shows.
  5. The Dancing Lights of Christmas (Nashville)
    • November 4, 2016 – January 1, 2017
    • Once you’ve wound your way through this drive thru light show in Nashville’s Jellystone Park, hop out for a visit to Santa’s Village for pony rides, pictures with Santa, and more!
  6. Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood (Nashville)
    • November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017
    • It’s a beautiful site to visit year-round, but, with a million festive lights illuminating the Cheekwood gardens for the holiday season, it’s sure to make for one enchanting wintertime stroll.
  7. Festival of Lights (Lebanon)
    • November 25, 2016 – December 31, 2016 (FRI, SAT, SUN ONLY)
    • Take a driving tour across several acres through the Tanasi Indian Village and  enchanting Fiddlers Grove, where quaint little village houses are all lit up for the season. The Fiddlers Grove Jail is a fun stop for the kids when they see its  most infamous inmate, the Grinch.

What are some of your family’s favorite Nashville holiday traditions? We’d love to know how you and your family get in the holiday spirit!

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