Seeing the Lights at Enchant Nashville {Tennessee}

Tis the season for light displays and festive holiday delights. This time of year it seems there is no end to places trying to outdo each other with light displays and family activities. We debated between a few of them and finally decided on Enchant Nashville which is a light display presented by Hallmark Christmas movies.

When we arrived we were a little surprised to find that this epic light display experience was at the baseball park. But looking down into the lights we soon forgot about that and were amazed at the display that awaited us.

But before getting lost in the lights, we first went to do a little ice skating. We got in line along with all the other families and couples that were there to borrow some skates. They had skates in what seemed like every size so that anyone from the tall to the small could enjoy the ice. The ice curved in and around the slivery lighted trees giving a perfect movie type scene.

Our next stop was to go and visit the man in red himself. Santa had his own little room set away from all the hustle and bustle of the park. Tessa is still at the wonderfully fun age of believing and she got a little star struck as she sat on his knee and talked to him. Santa listened to her and asked her a lot of questions, really taking the time to make the experience special for her.

After that it was time to enter the incredible light maze. With so many twists and turns and surprises at every corner it really made for a light display like no other.

When you enter the maze, a light hooded elf will give you a small booklet and say that the reindeer got out of the barn and you need to help find them all. The booklet has spaces for stamps for all the reindeer throughout the park. And so off we went in search of all the reindeer.

We loved walking through the maze and seeing the different displays and the creativity and ingenuity that went into creating such a place. Walls of lights led people through the maze offering spots here and there for some picture perfect settings.

One of our favorite corners of the maze was the dance floor that lit up with every step. Everyone wanted to abandon their usual adulthood in place of free spirited childhood frivolity as they moved across the dance floor. We also loved the polar bear with her cubs that we found in another corner of the maze.

At the center of the maze was their famed 100 foot Christmas Tree lighting up the night and guiding people through the maze there to the heart. We had found all the reindeer and gotten our booklet stamped at each one. The last one to find was Rudolph with his shiny red nose as he sat next to the exit.

We had a wonderful evening exploring through the light maze and ice skating through the trees, but there are a few things you should know if you decide to go.

{Know if you go}

The cost for this experience is $32/adult and $20/child usually however on Saturdays they are more. Ice Skating is an additional $18/person. You have to prepay to park at the parking garage next to it which was an additional $20/vehicle. It ended up being much more expensive then we realized.

They have specific times to arrive and park- 4:30, 7:30, and 9:30. We went at the 4:30 time and I would recommend going then so you have more time to do what you want to do.

The elves will tell you that there is a surprise at the end of the maze if you get all the stamps. The surprise is getting to enter your name into a drawing to win a visit to a Hallmark movie set. Don’t worry about getting all the stamps, and just enjoy the lights.

Need some more festive holiday places? Then Check out these:

Best Holiday Experiences in Salt Lake City- Utah

Festival of the Holidays at Epcot- Florida

Holidays at Silver Dollar City- Missouri

Thanks for coming along on this visit to Enchant Nashville. May your holiday season be filled with light and wonder.

25 responses to “Seeing the Lights at Enchant Nashville {Tennessee}”

  1. How exciting for Tessa. That would really get you in the mood for Christmas
    I’m looking forward to taking my grandchildren to see Santa when I get back to Perth

    • Thank you! The lights were amazing and we loved going through the maze and finding all the little corners. I always appreciate when Santa takes time and makes the moment special for kids and he definitely did that for Tessa. 🙂

    • It was incredible going through the maze and finding all the little corners everywhere. And having a light up dance floor was a blast- it even got my hubby to show off his moves 🙂

  2. It looked an enchanting experience Meg,I’m sure it not only put Tessa into the Christmas spirit but all of you. It seemed very expensive though, especially having to pay to park as well as to enter Enchant so good that you have detailed this for anyone thinking of going along to make them aware.

    • It was a really fun and festive experience, but definitely more expensive than we anticipated. They don’t tell you about the prepay parking or the facility fee until you have checked out and are looking at your bill wondering why it’s so high. Truthfully I don’t know if we would go again because it cost so much.

    • It was a great evening wandering through the maze and seeing the lights-very fun and festive. I don’t know how close you are to Dallas, but I know they are doing it there. Just be prepared that it’s a little expensive. I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  3. Christmas is all about children, I remember Christmases when my kids were young as being so so special. Continue to make the most of them because there’s only one per year and children grow up so fast!

    • It is so true, kids at Christmas is so special with their wide eyed excitement. I love that Tessa is still at the age of believing so it really makes it fun. I just want to hold onto these moments forever 🙂

  4. Wow those displays are so amazing, what a way to get in the festive spirit. Although the comment above isn’t strictly true as for those of us not lucky enough to be blessed with children – Christmas isn’t all about them; as adults we can absolutely love the light displays too 🙂 I’d love to walk this trail, and I’m so glad Tessa and both of you enjoyed it 🙂

    • Thanks Hannah. The lights were amazing and it was so fun to walk through and see what they created. I think that’s true, Christmas is a tender and special time no matter what age or stage you are in. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season full of all the best things 🙂

  5. Ah this looks like a fun evening, especially for Tessa. Look at her go on that dance floor! Was she more impressed by “Real Deal Santa” compared to her meeting with Whiskey Santa? This has helped me get into the Christmas spirit as we face another festive period in an Orthodox country where things are a bit different. Stay warm and safe!

    • I think she was much more impressed with the real deal Santa than Whiskey Santa. I think she questioned the Whiskey Santa but this Santa there was no hesitation on the belief. The dance floor was the best- it even got my hubby out there to show off his moves. I hope you find some festivities to celebrate the season, even if they are ‘orthodoxically appropriate’ 🙂

  6. Looks lovely. My first grade group recently told me that they think Santa is really just parents pretending. I maintained a look of doubtful confusion as they spoke and then said, “Well, we’re going to have to agree to disagree because I believe in Santa.” I hope I changed some minds, or at least got them to question their doubts… Enjoy Tessa’s belief while it lasts.

    • Good for you for sticking up for the Clause! I would love to have seen their faces when you said that. I know it won’t last forever, so I love her belief right now and want to hold onto it as long as I can. ps. teaching elementary school takes a very special person and I give you a round of applause for doing it 🙂

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