5 Ideas For Spending Christmas With Teens in Nashville

There are so many fun things to do with teens in Nashville during Christmas break. Today I’m sharing five holiday activities and ideas for spending Christmas with teens in Nashville.

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5 Fun Christmas Activities for Teens in Nashville


Cheekwood Lights 

November 23-January 5 (closed Christmas Day)

Looking for something to do this Thanksgiving weekend? Cheekwood Lights is a newer Nashville tradition that we’ve enjoyed over the past few years. Cheekwood’s grounds are beautiful year-round and during the holidays they add millions of lights (literally) for the Holiday LIGHTS event, now in its fifth year. Cheekwood Lights features a one-mile-long path you can explore featuring over a million twinkling lights. Pinnacles of Light, an outdoor display showcasing 17 custom-made LED trees with programmed lights, is a new addition this year. There will also be real reindeer at the Reindeer Village, s’mores pits, holiday carolers, Santa, gingerbread workshops, and cash bars with wine, beer and hot chocolate. The mansion is decorated beautifully for the holidays as well.  I always love the tree made from hundreds of poinsettias—it’s the perfect spot for a photo! Holiday LIGHTS is a timed-ticketed event from 5 to 10 pm. Admission ranges from $9 to $27 depending on membership status, time, and date.

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GLOW Nashville

November 22 – December 31

Nashville’s Brightest Christmas Experience takes place through December 31 downtown at First Tennessee Park. This brand new Nashville holiday attraction includes one of the country’s tallest Christmas trees, millions of lights, a custom-built ice skating rink, a life-size Santa’s workshop and more! My teenagers are definitely interested in the tubing and ice skating. Check the official website for information on discounted days ; tickets range from $15.99 to $79.99.

Gaylord Opryland Resort’s A Country Christmas

November 8 – January 1

Over three million lights turn the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort into a magical destination. You can visit Opryland for free any day between November 8 to January 1, 2020, just to see the interior and exterior lights, or you can pay to participate in other fun activities:

Carriage rides
ICE!® featuring A Christmas Story (There is a GREAT Groupon deal for this!
Snow tubing
Ice skating
Gingerbread decorating corner

Drive-Thru Dancing Lights of Christmas
November 16 – January 4, 2020

The 10th annual Dancing Lights of Christmas returns to The James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, TN 37087.

This has quickly become a Nashville tradition where attendees pile in a car and drive through an incredible dancing light show, which synchronizes with a special FM radio channel.

The show opens nightly at 5.

Franktown Festival of Lights
November 22 – December 28

Franktown Festival of Lights is a nightly light display running from November 22, 2019, to December 28, 2019, at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center in Franklin.

Relax in your vehicle and wind through over 50 light displays and listen to synchronized Christmas tunes through your radio.

Tickets are $25-$100 depending on the size of your vehicle.

Have you tried any of these Christmas activities? How do you celebrate Christmas with the teens in your life?

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