Hot chocolate, Christmas music and presents: some of the many things to look forward to during Christmas. There are tons of magical and fun aspects to Christmas, but the Christmas lights around town are the real deal.
There are many places to go to in Tennessee to see Christmas lights. One of the most popular location is Cheekwood in Nashville, Tenn. They have a total of one million lights in their garden, which includes a reindeer station and a s’mores pits.
Cheekwood is open seven nights a week from 5:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. The lights will be up from Nov. 23 to Dec. 30.
In addition to the lights, holiday music plays while you and your family wander around this winter wonderland (all on 55-acres)!
“My experience at Cheekwood was very good. I enjoyed watching lights, walking through the gardens and going to the Cheekwood mansion,” said MJHS student Hannah Schreader.
The price is $27 for adults and $17 for youth, but the cost is so worth it!
Another popular destination is Chad’s Winter Wonderland. This marvelous place is located in Lebanon, Tenn. off of route 109.
What separates Chad’s lights from others is that he is a local man who puts up the lights himself. The process of getting all of his lights up usually takes him a few months. He starts preparing as early as October.
Last but not least is Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas. Their lights are up from Nov. 9 Jan. 1. It is also located in Nashville.
Opryland has three million Christmas lights in total, and that’s not even half of the holiday fun!
Aside from beautiful lights, Opryland has ice skating, tubing, plays, rides, a Build-A-Bear Workshop, gingerbread house decorating, a riverboat cruise and breakfast with the one and only Mr. Grinch.
Seeing Christmas light is an enjoyable activity for people of all ages, so make sure to check out the fun light displays nearby. You won’t regret it!