The holiday season is a magical time of year, and nothing quite captures the season’s essence like the twinkling lights of Christmas. The vibrant and colorful displays of shimmering lights are a sight to behold, and they inspire joy and wonder in people of all ages. You cannot miss the opportunity to witness the stunning Christmas light displays that adorn the city. These spectacular displays will surely take your breath away with their grandeur. So, if you plan a trip to Nashville during the holiday season, add these fantastic Christmas light displays to your itinerary. You won’t regret it!

A Guide to Nashville’s Best Christmas Light Displays

Discover a unique winter paradise as you immerse yourself in ICE!, featuring The Polar Express™ at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Marvel at the larger-than-life ice sculptures and feel the thrilling rush as you zoom down the frozen slides and traverse through tunnels. Come and delight in the ambiance of the holiday season at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

During winter, the Nashville Zoo transforms into a mesmerizing wonderland, illuminating the entire area with a sea of over 500 dazzling silk lanterns. These intricately crafted lanterns, custom-made to perfection, spread across 60 acres of the zoo, creating a magical and ethereal atmosphere that leaves visitors in awe. Transport yourself into a world of holiday cheer as you come across various holiday-themed scenes, each uniquely crafted to perfection. 

Visit the Wilson County Fairgrounds in nearby Lebanon for an incredible holiday experience at the Dancing Lights of Christmas, the biggest holiday drive-thru light and music show in Central Tennessee. As you drive through the park, you’ll be mesmerized by hundreds of thousands of computerized LED Christmas lights that move to the beat of your favorite Christmas tunes and a 35-foot animated Christmas tree. Afterward, head to Santa’s Village to meet Santa, ride carnival attractions, and indulge in delicious, festive snacks.

Join the festivities at Cheekwood’s Holiday LIGHTS, the quintessential holiday celebration in Nashville. The stunning light displays that stretch along a one-mile walking path illuminate the gardens with an artistic flair. This event has something for everyone, from scrumptious s’mores and seasonal cocktails to a holiday marketplace. Don’t miss the impressive 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree, the centerpiece of the beautifully adorned historic mansion. 

Nashville is a fantastic place to visit during the holiday season, and the Christmas light displays are a big reason why. Whether you visit the Nashville Zoo, the Dancing Lights of Christmas, or drive through a heavily adorned neighborhood, you will surely be dazzled by the city’s festive spirit. So, mark your calendar and get ready to experience the magic of Nashville’s Christmas lights!

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