Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood is set to open November 23, with tickets on sale October 1. Featuring a one-mile-long path of lights, the carefully planned course offers holiday experiences designed to appeal to all ages. Now in its fifth year, the popular wintertime program attracted more than 60,000 visitors in 2018.
New this year, Cheekwood will introduce Pinnacles of Light, an outdoor display showcasing 17 custom-made LED trees with programmed lights. The estate and garden will also roll out a new poinsettia wall, antique train display and pet portraits with Santa.
Guests can expect to see returning favorites like live reindeer, s’mores stations, seasonal cocktails and nightly performances from holiday carolers. Families can meet Santa every evening in December leading up to Christmas, as well as on Saturday mornings. Additionally, guests can sign up for various activities including gingerbread classes, ornament painting, and greenery workshops.
Cheekwood’s Café 29 will offer nightly dinner service from 5-10pm, and food trucks will be onsite during peak nights.
For more information about Holiday LIGHTS, visit https://cheekwood.org/calendar/cheekwood-holiday-lights-event-nashville/.
Cheekwood is considered one of the finest American Country Place Era estates in the nation. Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the extraordinary 1930s estate, with its Georgian mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with historic rooms and art galleries, showcasing works from its 7,000 permanent collection as well as traveling exhibitions. The property includes 12 distinct gardens and a mile-long woodland trail featuring modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture.
Cheekwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is a USA Today Top 10 Botanical Garden. Cheekwood is located just 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville at 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Daily hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For further information, call 615-356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.
For more information about Cheekwood, visit www.cheekwood.org.