Last August, I posted about our visit to the Chihuly exhibit at Cheekwood in Nashville. We had such a wonderful time that we decided to go back after dark. The glass sculptures were that much more incredible at night, all lit up. I came across these photos and realized I never shared them. They are just too stunning to keep to myself!
This holiday season, we visited two iconic Nashville attractions to see Christmas lights. Do you enjoy viewing Christmas lights?The first place we visited was Cheekwood, a historic estate that has both a botanical garden and a small art museum. We enjoyed walking the one-mile loop through the outdoor lights, touring the mansion, and browsing the art museum.
As we have for the past few years, we also walked through the three beautiful atrium at the famous Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Opryland is magical at any time of year, and Christmastime is no exception! This year, a portion of the parking lot was blocked off because they are building an indoor-outdoor water park called Sounds Waves, a very appropriate name for a Music City attraction.
In the largest atrium is a huge fountain that shoots water to the beat of Christmas carols.
Outside, they had their usual manger scene and giant tree made of white lights.