Where to See Christmas Light Displays in Nashville and Middle Tennessee

The holiday season is beginning and one of the best things during the holiday season are the stunning Christmas Light Displays in Nashville and Middle Tennessee!

There are plenty of great places to find Christmas light displays that will stand out to many and we’ve listed them down for you below. Take your friends or bring your family to witness the exciting and dazzling Christmas Light Displays around Nashville and Middle Tennessee this Christmas season!

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Nashville

November 19, 2022 - January 8, 2023 (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day)
Nashville, TN

From 5 pm to 10 pm, savor the sights and sounds of the holiday seasons at Cheekwood and make lasting holiday memories with fun activities for everyone! The enhancing Holiday LIGHTS is a one of a kind experience in Nashville and is one of the favorite holiday traditions with a mile of lights that glow throughout the gardens!

Dancing Lights of Christmas

November 11, 2022 - January 1, 2023
1033 Sparta Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087

Check out the wonderful Christmas Light Displays at the Dancing Lights of Christmas, Tennessee’s largest drive-thru light and music show. Tickets cost $30 per family vehicle. Take note that weekends are very busy and expect a fairly long wait time while they are also open 7 days a week with the other days having less wait time.

Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Hotel

November 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Gather your loved ones at the Gaylord Opry Resort and Convention Center for Christmas in Nashville! The hotels will be sparkled with Christmas lights and exciting activities that will give you a one-of-a-kind experience!

Franktown Festival of Lights

November 18, 2022, – December 31, 2022

4215 Long Ln #100, Franklin, TN 37064

Experience the Franktown Festival of Lights for a family fun experience with the annual Williamson County drive-thru holiday light display. It will be the longest-drive through holiday lights spectacular in Williamson County that will feature over 200 displays synchronized to Christmas classics! Don’t forget to take a photo with your loved ones by the 30-foot Christmas tree! 

Columbia Main Street Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

December 3, 2022
Beginning at the Trotwood/W. 7th Street to Downtown Columbia

The City of Columbia, in partnership with the Columbia Main Street Corporation, invites you to attend the annual Columbia Main Street Parade on the 4th of December 2021 at 6 pm! The event will transition to the tree lighting around 7:15 pm after the parade with live entertainment, the announcement of parade winners, and Santa lighting Columbia’s 40’ Christmas tree on the Courthouse Square!

Drive-Thru Christmas Lights at Clarksville Speedway

November 22, 2022 - January 1, 2023
1600 Needmore Road, Clarksville, TN 37040
Clarksville Speedway (Off Exit 1 / I-24)

Start a new holiday tradition with your family while enjoying over one mile, and over three million lights, from the comfort of your car. Admission prices are $30 per carload, $100 tour bus, $50 for cargo vans or more than 8 persons in a vehicle.

More details here.

London’s Lights

November 25 , 2022 - January 5, 2023
1001 Ash Circle, La Vergne, TN 37086

Traditional Christmas lights display in honor of London, a toddler who was hit by a tragic accident in 2012. This is a Middle Tennessee’s dad touching tribute to her daughter where each year he creates a massive light display that is known in the midstate and beyond. Santa Claus will also be in the area on the 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th, and 24th of December! Guests are also invited to bring toys that will be donated to kids at Monroe Carrell Jr’s Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Admission is free.

More details here.

Christmas on the Cumberland

November 22, 2022 - January 2, 2023
McGregor Park: 640 N. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, Tennessee 37040

Christmas on the Cumberland is by the City of Clarksville where you can create lasting memories this holiday season and experience the captivating displays of over one million lights! This year’s family-friendly grand opening includes a visit from Santa and free hot chocolate! There will also be food from the food trucks available to purchase on the site. You can also bring your pet, however, they aren’t allowed in the stage/audience areas during the lighting ceremony or during public performances.

Black’s Bulbs

November 26 - December 31
104 Alderwood Ln, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Black’s Bulbs features nearly 20,000 lights synchronized to music! Guests can tune in to 87.9FM to listen to the lights. This year, a snow machine is also being added on selected nights.

More details here.

Winter Wonderland

December 9 - December 23
J. Travis Price Park | 4155 Wilks Rd, Springfield, TN 37172

The City of Springfield’s annual holiday lights, Winter Wonderland tradition will continue this year with a drive-through format from 5:30 pm to 9 pm! Create wonderful memories and experience the captivating Christmas light displays of thousands of lights and more than a dozen holiday scenes! Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be there on Friday and Saturday nights!

More details here.

Parade of Lights

December 3, 2022
Veterans Memorial Park | 115 Floyd Mayfield Dr, La Vergne, TN 37086

On Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 5:00 pm, the 12th annual Parade of Lights will take place. 

"Fire Up the Holidays" is the theme for this year. Director of Public Safety for Rutherford County Chris Clark is the grand marshal.For the event, which will take place after dark, all parade participants are asked to decorate their automobiles, floats, or signs with lights. 

More details here.

North Pole Express

November 30, 2022 - December 1 - 2, 2022
Saddle Wood Farms | 9522 Franklin Road Murfreesboro, TN 37128

This Christmas, The North Pole Express event is back! They are teaming up with The Isaiah 117 House to make it even better; all revenues will be sent to them. There will be tons of activities, including train excursions, food, music, and crafts of all types. Join as they go on the Polar Express in person! Please remember to wear your pajamas!

More details here.


November 25, 2022

First Horizon Park | 9 Jr Gilliam Wy, Nashville, TN 37219

Beginning on November 25, Enchant, the largest holiday-themed light display in the world, will illuminate First Horizon Park in Nashville, Tennessee, with over 4 million glittering lights. The stunning event that has enthralled millions makes its debut in the city as a one-of-a-kind family attraction, officially renaming "Black Friday" to "Bright Friday."

More details here.

Nashville - Middle Tennessee is one of the best places to spend the Christmas season! If you are thinking of moving to Nashville - Middle Tennessee, call me at (615) 930-0313, schedule a call with me, or send me a message!

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