The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through Tennessee That’s Nothing Short Of Magical
Christmas lights make up some of the most magical parts of a Tennessee holiday. It’s a sweet thing, to gather your littles in the car and go driving, maybe with a paper cup of hot cocoa in hand – mugs for the adults, of course. Take a drive through all the pretty that is Tennessee to find a bit of magic for you and yours this holiday season.
the map of this Christmas road trip to follow along for your very own adventure this Christmas season!
Christmas at Graceland - Elvis Presley Blv.
Graceland shows off when it comes to the holiday season. There's a life-size nativity scene, and the historic site is trussed up both inside AND outside. Check out this
Christmas event at Graceland
for more information and plan your trip.
Graceland, Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, USA
Christmas Lights at the Memphis Zoo - 2000 Prentiss Place
There's a 90-foot Ferris wheel, REAL reindeer for your littles to marvel over, and snow in the courtyard. There's nothing more magical than a zoo during the holidays - at least for your children. Make sure to stay up to date with the
as they prepare their next great Christmas light display.
Memphis Zoo, 2000 Prentiss Pl, Memphis, TN 38112, USA
Lights on Old Charlotte - 2613 Old Charlotte Pike
Editor's Note: The Lights on Old Charlotte is permanently closed.
If you tune your radio to 89.9FM while driving down Ol' Charlotte Pike, you'll have the chance to watch 65,000 lights synchronize to your music. Christmas magic.
Holiday Lights at Cheekwood - 1200 Forrest Park Drive
The Holiday Light exhibit at Cheekwood spreads from the whole of their grounds to the very tippy top of the mansion. It's a stunning display of extensive proportions, with thousands of lights. Be sure to check the
as they plan the event and prepare for a great light display this year.
Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center - 2401 Music Valley Drive
Known as one of the most glorious displays of light in the state, Opryland is known for their free walk-through that boasts thousands and thousands of lights. Don't miss their outdoor nativity scene, or the Hallway of Christmas Trees. This is truly a delight for the whole family. In 2022 their famous ICE! event is back featuring massive sculptures of Rudolph from the classic Christmas movie, the Bumble, Yukon Cornelius, Hermy the elf, and more. Make sure to buy your tickets for this event at the
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214, USA
Rock City Enchanted Garden of Lights - 1400 Patten Road
Real reindeer and fun displays are the high point of Rock City. We share this particular spot with Georgia (hey, Georgia!), but it's all good - we're a neighborly state, after all. Rock City is beautiful any time of year, and you'll be spending between $10 and $31 per person for entrance depending on which ticket you buy. Hey - it's a small price to pay for a bit of wonderment. Tickets are on sale, so make sure to head on over to the
Enchanted Garden of Lights page
to get yours now.
Rock City, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750, USA
West Hills Christmas Lights Show - 7008 Hampshire Drive
One home, one bit of Knoxville magic. It's an east Tennessee classic that has been going for OVER a decade and has received statewide accolades. This ain't no joke, y'all. Ready for a tender Tennessee Christmas?
7008 Hampshire Dr, Knoxville, TN 37909, USA
This is the kind of Christmas road trip you remember, isn’t it? If you’re looking for some more Christmas light displays, check out these other
8 jaw-dropping light displays for the Christmas season.
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Christmas In Tennessee
October 13, 2022
What are some of the best Christmas light displays in Tennessee?
Christmastime is such a magical time and to add to that magic we love to fill our state with shining and glimmering lights. So when you are looking for amazing events and light displays, we suggest you check out this underground Christmas light display. The Cherokee Caverns light up the underground in a spectacular way. The other recommendation we have for you is the drive-through lights display at the Bristol Motor Speedway. This event has you driving the famous track with millions of lights! Another magical drive-through event this Christmas you can join in on is the wonderful dancing light show in Lebanon. If you just can't get enough of the amazing holiday lights we have in Tennessee then consider seeing all of these amazing lights from the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains to Memphis.