Tennessee December 21, 2018
These 10 Christmas Light Displays Around Tennessee Are Absolutely Magical
Oh sweet Christmas! It really is the most wonderful time of the year, don’t you think? Whether you’re looking to spend time with family, indulge in gallons of hot cocoa or simply wander holiday lights while bundled up against the winter chill, it’s a magical experience that we’re so happy comes around every December. If you’re looking for light displays in Tennessee, these ten spots are located all over the state and they’re completely magical, every single one.
1. Holiday Lights at Cheekwood - Nashville
The Holiday Lights at Cheekwood have long been a local tradition here in the heart of Tennessee. You'll be privy to over one million lights on display along a mile long walk through the gardens, and you can indulge in all sorts of festive treats and even s'mores pits once you meander your way back to the mansion. (1200 Forrest Park Drive)
2. Christmas at Graceland - Memphis
Every year, the official Graceland Christmas starts eons before the rest of the state's holiday events, which officially kicks off the Memphis holiday season. From November 15th to January 8th this year, you can tour Graceland while it's all decked out in its holiday glory. (Elvis Presley Boulevard)
3. Opryland Holiday Lights - Nashville
Opryland truly knows the meaning of decadence when it comes to decorating for the holiday season. You can wander the hotel for free and ooh and ahh at the gorgeous holiday lights, or you can partake in any of the many holiday events that take place throughout the season. Feast with the Grinch, perhaps, or go ice skating on the outdoor skating rink. (2800 Opryland Drive)
4. Downtown Franklin - Franklin
The beautiful small town of Franklin doesn't need any nods to its darling perfection - the locals already know how gorgeous their home is! Grab a hot cocoa and spend an evening popping in and out of shops for a fun holiday experience without the ticket price.
5. Holiday Wonders at the Memphis Botanic Garden - Memphis
The Memphis Botanic Garden has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens in the state, but from November 23rd to December 30th of this year you can wander the gardens in their festive glory. (750 Cherry Grove)
6. Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas - Pigeon Forge
Is there any place in Tennessee more magical than Dollywood?! The park is decked out in thousands of lights every year, and the holiday sparkle only adds to the experience of Rocky Top fun. (2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard)
7. London's Lights - LaVergne
London's Lights pays an homage to a father's love for his daughter. Every year, the Henn family honors their late daughter by wrapping their property in 28,000 Christmas lights. It's a humbling, beautiful representation of family.
8. Wintons Light Display - Manchester
Winton's Light Display offers classic holiday cheer every year with their Manchester display of lights. It's fun for all ages, and Winton's doesn't just design lights for the holiday season. They also show out come Halloween, and offer personalized lighting design for private events. (55 Haskell Winton Road)
9. Rock City Enchanted Garden of Lights - Tennessee/Georgia
Rock City is shared by both Tennessee and Georgia, and it's known for its incredible chasms cut deep into the Tennessee rock as well as the incredible light show that's put on every year at Christmastime. (1400 Patten Road)
10. Starry Nights - Memphis
Starry Nights is considered the largest light show in the mid-south, and is actually the longest running celebration of its kind and all kinds, really, in Shelby Farms Park. (6903 Great View Drive North)
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