Presented by First Tennessee Bank (becoming First Horizon Bank)

GLOW may be Nashville’s Brightest Christmas Experience, but Music City is already one of the brightest and best in the country.

The GLOW Awards

The real reason Nashville glows is because of its people. The GLOW Awards, presented by First Tennessee Bank (becoming First Horizon Bank), celebrates those who help make Middle Tennessee glow year-round through their dedication to selfless service and giving back.

Nominations are being accepted for individuals who live or work in Middle Tennessee through Thursday, November 14. Scroll down to see suggested categories and submit a nomination.

What do selected honorees receive?

In addition to featuring one of the country’s tallest Christmas trees, millions of lights adorning larger-than-life sculptures, epic ice skating and tubing experiences, a life-size Santa’s workshop and many more immersive activities designed to create memories for all ages, GLOW also programs turn-key party solutions, so you can share the magic with your team, family and friends in one of our luxury box suites.

Each selected honoree will receive a private party for up to 20 people—plus the opportunity to act as the Guest of Honor for a ceremonial lighting of GLOW’s 4 million lights.


A K-12 or college student who is making a difference in his or her school or community.


A teacher who goes above and beyond to build up future leaders.


An all-star volunteer who’s helping a non-profit in Middle Tennessee advance its mission.


A firefighter, police officer or EMT who goes out of their way in service.


An active or retired military service member who’s making an impact locally.


Anyone who holds a significant role in the community but doesn’t fit into the other categories.


Submit a GLOW Award nominee

Complete the form below to make a GLOW Awards nomination. Finalists will be selected by the GLOW Awards Committee and notified by November 17.

Don’t forget to share why you think your nominee should be honored using the hashtag #GLOWNashville and tagging @GLOWHoliday.

  • What you write will be shared with the judges and taken into account as nominations are reviewed.