Now that your grand Christmas tree is up and the radio is jam-packed with carols, you and your kids might be itching to go out and celebrate the holiday season in Music City. If you’re (rightfully) cautious about your level of activity and exposure during this unusual season, no need to worry—the greater Nashville area has plenty of safe, socially-distanced holiday festivities in store. Here are a few ideas:

The Dancing Lights of Christmas

Take in all the Christmas spirit you need without leaving your car! The Dancing Lights of Christmas is back again this year at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. For $25, your family can drive through 2.5 miles of over two million twinkling lights while upbeat holiday tunes are blasted right from your car radio.

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens Holiday Lights

The popular Cheekwood Estate and Gardens has done an excellent job taking precautions and ensuring social distancing all year, and their annual Holiday Lights event certainly won’t disappoint. Take a stroll through the 55-acre property’s beautiful botanic gardens illuminated by over a million holiday-themed lights. Your kids will love the trains exhibition, The Nutcracker story retelling, and a special visit from two of Santa’s reindeer!

Franktown Festival of Lights

This nightly light display will run through December 26 th , and it serves as a great opportunity to see magical Christmas lights without having to leave your car or drive all the way into the city. This festive event, which includes over 50 separate light displays, will take place at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center in Franklin.

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