10 Instagrammable spots in Nashville to take your holiday photos
The holiday season is upon us, and nothing feels merrier than wandering around Nashville's various holiday pop-ups and light displays.
But remember: pics, or it didn't happen.
That's why we scoped out 10 Instagram-worthy spots to take a festive photo in and around Nashville. They're sure to impress family and friends on holiday cards, and they'll leave you with a fond memory of the season.
From parks to mural and bars to hotels, here are our top picks for photo backdrops in the Music City for you and your family, friends, significant others or even pets.
Christmas at Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
Although the Opryland Christmas lights are a spectacle that can't be missed during the holiday season, the resort limited attendance to overnight guests or event ticket holders on the weekends. Visitors are still allowed anytime during the week, however.
Guests who arrive before 2 p.m. on Friday through Sunday can stay as long as they like, the resort said.
Buy tickets or make a reservation here.
RESTRICTIONS: Gaylord Opryland Resort restricts weekend hours for Christmas in Nashville 2021
Nashville WhatLiftsYou Wings Mural
302 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Nothing says Nashville like a photo with the iconic wings mural in the Gulch. Grab your loved ones and a Santa hat and head over to the WhatLiftsYou mural. Stick around to grab a bite at one of the Gulch's coffee shops or restaurants while you're at it.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205
@jason_in_the_boro Christmas Lights at Cheekwood in Nashville, TN #thankfulfor #bestie #Nashville #christmaslights #cheekwoodlights #fyp ♬ It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas - Michael Bublé
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens transforms into a holiday lights paradise when Christmas rolls into town with a mile of lights glowing throughout the property.
Christmas tree at the Tennessee State Capitol
600 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37243
The Christmas tree at the Tennessee State Capitol was lit on Monday, Nov. 29. The tree this year hails from Murfreesboro.
The Christmas tree is all lit up at the Tennessee State Capitol and looking gorgeous this morning! 🎄
Wake up with us: https://t.co/wHWuG95mFT pic.twitter.com/aio4BMSkbJ
— FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) December 2, 2021
Fifth + Broadway
501 Commerce St., Nashville, TN 37203
Holiday season is in full swing at Nashville's newest food hall and retail destination. There are Christmas trees, Nashville Predators installations and a complimentary gift-wrapping station — plus several photo ops.
Candy Cane Jane's Christmas Wonderland Pop-up Bar
209 3rd Ave N., Nashville, TN 37201
Jane's Hideaway in Printer's Alley gets festive this time of year with this wintry pop-up bar. Open Wednesdays through Sundays starting at 5 p.m., the half-indoor, half-outdoor roof-top pop up bar features Holiday themed drinks and snacks and lavish holiday decorations, including a forest of Christmas trees.
The stairs at Percy Warner Park
50 Vaughn Rd., Nashville, TN 37221
Hello, fall foliage! It may be December, but it's not too late to get some beautiful outdoor photos in the leaves. The park is open from dawn to 11 p.m.
Country Cove Christmas Tree Farm in Murfreesboro
1189 Cut Off Rd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129
The drive is worth it to this Christmas tree farm in Murfreesboro. String lights illuminate the pines and rows of evergreens make the perfect backdrop for a seasonal selfie. You can even book professional photos for your special event.
Misfit Bar at the Fairlane Hotel
401 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219
Another fun pop-up bar in Nashville, the Misfit in The Penthouse of the hotel is a great spot to order a snack, grab a Christmas cocktail, cozy up by the fire pit and, of course, get another festive picture.
Camp Bobby at Bobby's Hotel Rooftop Lounge pop-up
230 4th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37219
This year, transport to a 70’s-inspired campsite featuring skating on Nashville’s only rooftop skating rink, snacks and libations around personal campfires, and a 70’s camper-inspired lounge in Bobby’s retrofitted 1956 Scenicruiser.
There's even a synthetic ice rink, and if you want a campfire site, make sure you book a reservation.
Shelby Avenue & S. 20th St., Nashville, TN 37206
With a holiday coffee in hand, ditch the bustle of the city for an afternoon and wander through Shelby Park. The large urban park is located just three miles east of downtown Nashville along the Cumberland River. Bring the dogs, don a cute beanie and enjoy Tennessee's last remnants of fall with this gorgeous landscape as your photo backdrop.
Daniella Medina is a digital producer for the USA TODAY Network. Follow her on Twitter @danimedinanews.
Molly Weisner is a digital producer for the USA TODAY network. Find her on Twitter @molly_weisner.
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