Best Places to See Christmas Lights in Middle Tennessee
by Jenni Barnett
on Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 10:26am.
Create holiday memories, or continue cherished traditions by visiting some of the best christmas light displays in Middle Tennessee! Bundle the kids in warm coats and scarves, bring some candy canes, pour some hot chocolate in a thermos, and make some new holiday traditions this season.
One of Middle Tennessee’s most popular drive-thru light shows, The Dancing Lights of Jellystone Park offers hundreds of thousands of LED christmas lights dancing to rocking holiday tunes all while staying in your car! This would be the perfect time for the whole family to dress in their favorite pajamas and make new traditions. Try to make it on a weeknight, as it tends to have extremely long lines on Friday and Saturday nights. Admission is $25 per vehicle.
Easily the most popular place in Nashville to view stunning lights. With over 2 million lights, it is free to walk around the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and experience 9 acres of indoor gardens with waterfalls, a river (complete with a riverboat tour for a small fee), and multiple restaurants and shops.
Visit Cheekwood to experience over 1 million festive, twinkling lights! One of the most gorgeous holiday strolls in Middle Tennessee, come see all of the decorations from inside the mansion, all the way to the botanical gardens. Every night you can see live reindeer and select nights enjoy s’more pits and holiday carolers! Tickets are $15 for kids and $20 for adults.
There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to visit Chad’s Winter Wonderland in Lebanon, TN. Have Santa himself take your christmas wish list as you drive thru Santa’s house! Continue driving to see 350+ christmas decorations, live animals, the christmas train, and even a dancing snowman. Don’t forget to bring your letters for Santa, because there is a mailbox just for him. Price is $15 per vehicle.
Come visit Old Charlotte Pike in Franklin for the 11th annual computerized christmas lights display. Either walk down the street or slowly drive down Old Charlotte to witness over 60,000 lights, a 20 foot mega-tree, and 160 channels of light-o-rama computer controlled lights.
Whether it’s staying in your car and driving through dancing lights, or walking through the magical botanical gardens all lit up, visiting festive lights is the perfect outing for any age!