Christmas
Tennessee Christmas Lights 2017

Tennessee has hundreds of festive Christmas light displays large and small, but this list includes some of our favorites. Scroll through and plan to take your family, friends or just yourself, to see the lights. If you know of other community, commercial or residential displays that you think should be added to our list, please let us know!

An asterisk (*) symbol means the location has been confirmed for 2017!

Brentwood

BJ’s Sunnyside Lights*
1956 Sunnyside Drive
Brentwood, Tennessee
November 24 – December 31
Drive through a residential lighting display built around two adjacent homes. Santa Claus will be on hand each night through December 23.
Hours:                  Nightly
Cost:                     Free (Donations welcome for Shriners’ Children’s Hospital)

Bristol

Speedway in Lights *
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol Dragway Entrance on Highway 394
Bristol, Tennessee
November 17,  2017 – January 6, 2018
Speedway in Lights Powered by TVA is reported to be the largest lighting display in the South.
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. nightly.
Admission:  $15 for cars (Sunday – Thursday), $20 for cars (Friday & Saturday), Activity vans $30
More Information: 
www.speedwayinlights.org

Chattanooga

Enchanted Garden of Lights *
Rock City Gardens
1400 Patten Road
Lookout Mountain, Georgia
November 18, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Award-winning, light extravaganza featuring more than 30 holiday scenes, nightly entertainment and more.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $22.95 (Adults, Thursday – Saturday); $12.95 (Children 3-12, Thursday – Saturday)
More Information: 
www.seerockcity.com/events/entry/enchanted-garden-of-lights/

Clarksville

Christmas on the Cumberland *
Along the Riverwalk in McGregor Park
640 N Riverside Drive (US 41-A)
Clarksville, Tennessee
November 22, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Display of over 1,000,000 Christmas lights along the Cumberland River in historic Clarksville, the display stretches along
the RiverWalk for 7/10s of a mile! Crafts, dancers, carolers, and treats are a few of the many things that make this event
unforgettable.
Hours:  5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday); 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
Cost:  Free
More Information:  www.cityofclarksville.com/index.aspx?page=332

Franklin

Lights on Old Charlotte*
2613 Old Charlotte Pike
Franklin, Tennessee
Thanksgiving Day – Christmas Day
Over 60,000 lights form this incredible display.
Hours:                  4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Daily
Cost:                     Free but donations accepted for Graceworks Ministries
More Information:           http://www.franklinchristmas.com/lights-on-sparrow-street

Gatlinburg

Trolley Ride of Lights *
City of Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center
Traffic Light #5
88 River Road (Beside Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies)
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
November 10,  2017 – December 30, 2017
Trolley rides through downtown and along Highway 321 to allow visitors to enjoy the hundreds of thousands of lights.
Times:  6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Cost:  $5 per person
More Information & Reservations:  
www.gatlinburg.com/wintermagic/

Hendersonville

Gill’s Bright Lights*
288 Lake Terrace Drive
Hendersonville, Tennessee
December 1- December 31
This residential display featured 45,000 lights and is well worth seeing!
Hours:                  Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost:                     Free but donations accepted for the Make A Wish Foundation
More Information:           https://gillsbrightlights.com/

Lebanon

Chad’s Winter Wonderland*
791 Old Laguardo Road East
Lebanon, Tennessee
Thanksgiving – New Year’s Eve
Chad’s Winter Wonderland features some 2,000,000 lights in a variety of scenes and displays, plus much more.
Hours:   6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:      $15 per car
More Information:           https://www.facebook.com/chadswinterwonderland/

Dancing Lights of Christmas*
James E. Ward Ag Center
945 East Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, Tennessee
November 17 – December 31
A drive-through event that features over 1,500,000 lights synchronized to your FM radio.
Hours:                  Opens nightly at 5 p.m.
Cost:                     $25 per car
More Information:           http://www.thedancinglightsofchristmas.com/

Memphis

Christmas at Graceland *
3765 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, Tennessee
November 16, 2017 – January 6, 2017
Graceland, the famed home of Elvis Presley, is lit up for the holidays with a special emphasis on blue lights. Tours inside
the home can be obtained through the website below.
Cost: (tour inside) Adults $38.75, big kids(13-18 years) and seniors $34.90, kids (7-12 years) $17.00
The lights can be seen from the street for free, nightly.
More Information:  
www.graceland.com/events/christmas.aspx

Downtown Memphis *
Memphis, Tennessee
Key areas of downtown are lit in blue for the season.

Holiday Wonders at the Garden *
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee
November 24, December 11, 14, 16, 17, and 26
(Closed December 24 & 25)
Lights, a giant light bright, concessions including hot cocoa and cider, s’mores, and roasted marshmallows.
Hours: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Last admission 8 p.m.)
Cost:  Advance tickets $10 (MBG members $8), children under 2 admitted free.
Special Events: Community Night with free admission to the first 1,000 guests on Monday, December 11th Family
Thursday with reduced admission ($3.00) for all children over the age of 2 on Thursday, December 14th  (only) when a
family brings an unwrapped gift for Porter-Leath.Date Night with extended hours (until 10:00 p.m.) on Saturday,
December 16th Sunday with our Sculptures on Sunday evening, December 17th On My Last Nerve Night* on Tuesday,
December 26th
More Information: 
 www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/snownights

Starry Nights* 
Shelby Farms Park
500 North Pine Lake Drive
Memphis, Tennessee
November 24 – December 29, 2017 (Closed November 27th)
(Enter through Walnut Grove Road/Farm Road)
More than 1,500,000 LED lights illuminate drive-through displays at Shelby Farms Park. Horse-drawn carriages, cozy
campfires, and hayrides as well as a Mistletoe Village with refreshments, shopping and more.
Hours:  6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday); 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Cost:  $20 per car; $5 per person
More Information:  
www.shelbyfarmspark.org/starry-nights

SunTrust Zoo Lights* (More Information coming soon see link below)
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38112
November 17 – December 30,  2017 (Select Nights, See link below for calendar)
Spectacular holiday light displays, outdoor ice skating rink, animals of the night, singing Christmas trees and more at
Memphis Zoo.
Hours:  5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Select Nights, See link below for calendar)
Cost:  $9 ($7 for members)
More Information: 
www.memphiszoo.org/default.aspx?p=117973&evtid=570889:11/17/2017

Nashville

Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas*
Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee
November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018
More than 3,000,000 Christmas lights illuminate the resort! There are new lights and décor for 2017 and plenty of activities.
Hours:                  Nightly
Cost:                     See link for more information.
More Information:           http://www.marriott.com/hotel-info/bnago-gaylord-opryland-resort-and-convention-center/christmas/y477rbs/more-to-do.mi?aff=MARUS&affname=305950&co=US&nt=PH

Lights at Cheekwood*
Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, Tennessee
November 24 – December 31
A Nashville favorite, the Lights at Cheekwood feature 1,000,000 lights spread through the gardens for a beautiful winter stroll.
Hours:                  5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
Cost:                     $22 for adults/$17 for children plus a $5 fee for purchases at the gate.
More Information:           https://cheekwood.org/calendar/holiday-lights/

Sparkle: A Country Christmas Carol*
Fontanel Nashville
4125 Whites Creek Pike
Nashville, Tennessee
November 25 – December 25 Weekends
Enjoy the story of A Christmas Carol with a walk through illuminated lanterns and Dickens Village. The tour ends with thousands of lights, massive LED Christmas trees and country music.
Hours:                  5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Weekends
Cost:                     $16 Adults/$12 Children
More Information:           http://sparklenashville.com/

Pigeon Forge

NOTE: Please note that both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are OPEN following the devastating fires of the last year.

Winterfest *
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
November 7 – February 28, 2018
More than 5 million lights throughout Pigeon Forge. Self-guided driving tour brochures available.
Hours: Nightly
More information:  
www.mypigeonforge.com/events/winterfest/ 

Sevierville

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland *
Tennessee Smokies Baseball Stadium
3540 Line Drive
Kodak, Tennessee (near Sevierville)
November 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Magnificent Christmas lighting display. Santa’s village with free petting zoo, camel and pony rides, train and more.
Hours:  Dusk until 10 p.m.
Cost:  $25 (Cars or Family Vans) $5 for pony rides
Activity Van, Limo, or Mini/Half Bus: $40
Tour/School Bus: $80
More Information:  
www.shadrackchristmas.com

Music, Lights and Magic *
Downtown
Sevierville, Tennessee
November – December, 2017
Thousands of lights illuminate downtown Sevierville, Tennessee.

Spring Hill

Lights on Sparrow Street*
2038 Sparrow Street
Spring Hill, Tennessee
Thanksgiving Day – Christmas Day
Computerized Christmas display put on by three homes and featuring over 20,000 lights.
Hours:                  4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost:                     Free but donations accepted for Graceworks Ministries
More Information:           http://www.franklinchristmas.com/lights-on-sparrow-street

West Memphis

Worthington Park Lights *
Worthington Park
109 S. Worthington
West Memphis, Arkansas
Late November – January 1st
Beautifully lighted park area.
Hours: Nightly
Cost: Free

To see our complete list of the Best Christmas Light Displays across the South, visit exploresouthernhistory.com/mobile/christmas




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