One of my very favorite childhood memories is piling into my grandparents’ car with my family and driving through the countryside around our small town to see Christmas lights. I can still hear my grandfather singing along with Elvis’s Blue Christmas while I took care of the “oooooohs” from the back seat. Year after year, it was our longstanding tradition. Now, I am excited to continue this tradition with my own family (Blue Christmas, included!) and have done quite a bit of research to find the best holiday lights in Nashville — and the surrounding areas! There are lots of great ones, and if we’ve missed any, we’d love for you to let us know in the comments. Happy Holidays!
Dates: Now open every night through New Year’s Eve
Times: 6pm – 10pm
Open our regular hours Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Price: $15 per vehicle, $20 per limo & passenger van
Good to Know: 9 ft Clearance; No debit or credit cards
Dates: November 23rd – December 30th.
Times: 5pm – 10pm; Closed every Monday and Christmas
Price: Adults $22 (Discounts for members); $17 Ages 3-17 (Discounts for members); 2 & under free.
Buy tickets here. Tickets sold at the gate are subject to a $5 processing fee.
Good to Know: Event parking is $5; Special pricing for groups of 15+.
The Dancing Lights of Christmas – MOVED TO JAMES E. AGRICULTURAL CENTER IN WILSON COUNTY
Dates: Now – December 31st
Time: Opens nightly at 5pm
Price: $25 per vehicle (non commercial); $25 per church van/bus; $50 for commercial vehicles
Good to Know: Tour groups are per person. They accept all major credit cards.
Lights on Old Charlotte (Franklin)
Dates: Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Day
Time: 4:30pm – 10pm daily.
Price/Good to Know: Enjoy 60,000 computerized lights! Donations accepted to benefit Graceworks Ministries, an organization that helps neighbors in need.
Dates: Now – January 1st
Time: 4pm – midnight daily
Good to Know: There is a (pretty steep!) fee to park at the hotel; but, if you’re willing to walk, you may be able to find parking at the mall and walk over.
Dates: Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day
Time: 5pm-10pm daily. (10:30 pm the week of Christmas)
Price/Good to Know: Donations accepted to benefit Shrine Children’s Hospitals. They are scaling down this year and ask that all viewers remain in their cars.
For more local information about the holidays,
check out our post about Holiday Events in Nashville.