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November 29 – December 31

Let the holidays begin as Cheekwood showcases the sights and sounds of the season with artfully trimmed trees and unique holiday activities. This year, we will be celebrating Christmas in Color in the Museum of Art, with each tree reflecting the many shades of the season!

Presented by

– RAINBOW (Multi-Colored), Designed by ReCreations
Morning Room – SILVER, Designed by Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee (HSMT)
Dining Room – GREEN, Designed by Knestrick by Design
Loggia – BLUE, Designed by Martha Greenwood, Big Events, Inc.
Silver Library 1 – ORANGE, Designed by Geny’s Wholesale Florist
Silver Library 2 – PURPLE, Designed by Jim Marvin Enterprises
Drawing Room – RED, Designed by AmosEvents
Wisteria Arbor – WHITE, Designed by Phillipe Chadwick


Saturdays & Sundays
November 30 - December 22

Drop-In Studio: Holiday ‘ART’ivities
Create cool crafts and warm memories in our drop-in family art studios.

Two of Santa’s trusted companions will be visiting from the North Pole.

Portraits with Santa in his Workshop
10:00am to 2:00pm
Visit Santa in his North Pole Workshop and leave with a one-of-a-kind professional souvenir photo. Additional fees apply - click here for photo package prices.

Can’t visit Santa on the weekend? No problem! Join us on Fridays in December to take a photo with Santa in his Workshop!
Fridays, December 6, 13, 20 - 10:00am-2:00pm

If the photo line exceeds a 30 minute wait, the SANTA LINE SPOT system will help reduce your wait time. Click here to learn more.

Cookie Decorating
Sprinkle your own custom design on a deliciously iced holiday cookie!

Send a taste of Nashville when you order Christie Cookies online at! Baked fresh and shipped directly to your gift recipient, is guaranteed to make you smile.

Museum Concert Series
Saturdays & Sundays | November 30 – December 21
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Join us in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room to enjoy the seasonal sounds of some of Nashville’s best choirs and finest musicians.

Saturday, November 30 - Nashville Caroling Company
Sunday, December 1 - Blair Children’s Choir
Saturday, December 7 - Brentwood Suzuki Strings
Sunday, December 8 - Nashville Philharmonic Flute Ensemble
Saturday, December 14 - FBC Sanctuary Ringers
Sunday, December 15 - W.O. Smith Musical Ensemble
Saturday, December 21 - St. George's Reverie
Sunday, December 22 - Smoky Mountain Christmas with Craig Duncan


Adult Gingerbread Workshop
Thursday, December 5, 6:00pm
Plan a creative, “adults-night-out” holiday get-together for you and your friends!  Pre-registration required. Click here to to register.

Family Gingerbread Workshops
Saturday, December 7 or Saturday, December 14, 10:00am
Create magical memories with your little ones as you decorate your own gingerbread house! Pre-registration required. Click here to to register.

D.I.Y. Holiday Workshops
Sundays, 1:00 – 3:30pm
Join us in these hands-on workshops to create your own one-of-a-kind live accent and add a personal touch (with a professional look!) to your holiday décor. Click here to register.
Sunday, December 1 - Live Greenery: “Kissing Ball”
Tuesday, December 3 - Merry Mail Card Display
Sunday, December 8 - Live Greenery: Mailbox or Door Décor
Tuesday, December 10 - "Ornament"al Art
Tuesday, December 17 - Re-usable Gift Bags


December 16, 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm
December 23, 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Join us in the Mansion for an elegant afternoon tea to celebrate the holidays in the most beautiful setting. 
Pre-registration required.
Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

sponsored by the Horticulture Society of Middle Tennessee

Enjoy good company, great ambience, and a festive mood at Cheekwood’s ticketed holiday events.  Call 615-353-6978, contact or visit for reservations.

Martinis & Mistletoe
Friday, December 6, 8:00 p.m. - Midnight
$65 in advance - $80 at the door

Sparkling Settings Luncheon
Monday, December 9, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$55 per person (tables for eight)

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