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‘Tis the season for holiday spirit at Cheekwood! From Santa portraits and live reindeer, gingerbread house workshops and festive music, to elaborately decorated trees and creative art activities - the end of the year is a fun and festive time at Cheekwood. Join us to make wonderful memories and start a lasting holiday tradition with your family!

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Get up close and personal with two of Santa’s trusted North Pole companions on display Tuesday - Sunday 9 am - 5 pm.


November 29 - December 21
Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.

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

Cookie Decorating
Sprinkle your own custom design on a deliciously iced holiday cookie!
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Portraits with Santa in his Workshop
Select Fridays*, Saturdays & Sundays from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Visit Santa in his North Pole Workshop and leave with a one-of-a-kind professional souvenir photo. Additional fees apply.

*EXTRA! Join us on Fridays in December to take a photo with Santa in his Workshop!
Fridays, December 5, 12 & 19 – 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Museum Concert Series
Enjoy live music in the Museum at 2:00 pm during Cheekwood Holiday Weekends.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29: St. George's Reverie
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30: Nashville Caroling Company
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6: Brentwood Suzuki Strings
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7: Nashville Flute Choir
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13: Blair Suzuki Strings
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14: Nashville Philharmonic Flute Ensemble
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20: First Baptist Church Sanctuary Ringers
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21: Craig Duncan presents: A Smoky Mountain Christmas


Make plans to gather at Cheekwood this holiday season for crafty, casual fun and delightfully dressed-up events.

Live Greenery Workshops with Geny’s Floral
Thursday, December 4
6:00 - 8:30 pm
*$30 member / $40 non-members

Nothing says Christmas like a traditional greenery around the house! Join Geny's Wholesale and Cheekwood staff in this hands-on workshop to create your own live décor for your mailbox or door and add a personal touch (with a professional look!) *An additional $30 materials fee is required and paid directly to the instructor due to the nature of the fresh materials. Click here to register.

Live Greenery Workshops with Geny’s Floral
Sunday, December 7
2:00 - 5:00 pm
*$30 member / $40 non-members

Start the holiday season by creating a fresh wreath for your front door with Cheekwood and Geny’s Wholesale staff! Workshop materials include fresh greens, cones, and ribbon that will be used to fill a 15” oasis wet foam base. You'll go home with a delightful Christmas decoration that's sure to bring holiday cheer to your home. *An additional $30 materials fee is required and paid directly to the instructor due to the nature of the fresh materials. Click here to register.


Thursday, December 11
6:00 – 9:00 pm
$50 members / $67 non-members

Plan a creative, “adults-night-out” holiday get-together for you and your friends! Enjoy light bites and a cash bar in Massey Auditorium while you decorate a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house to take home. Gingerbread kits and additional candy buffet will be provided.  Click here to register.


Saturday, November 29
Saturday, December 6
Saturday, December 13
10:00 am – 12:00pm

$45 members / $60 non-members (price per house)
Create magical memories with your little ones as you learn to decorate your own gingerbread house! Cheekwood’s creative team will be on hand to provide tips as you work on your fully edible gingerbread house for the holidays. Upon completion, your house will be boxed to take home safely so it can be enjoyed throughout the season. Click here to register.

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