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17 Ways To See Christmas Lights In Memphis

Photo: Steven Ward

Featured photo: Steven Ward

If you were to roam around Memphis this time of year, you would think you were at The North Pole. Huge inflatable snowmen, mass arrays of lights, and garland hung from every corner.

Consider venturing from your normal route on major roads, and explore some of these areas.

Neighborhoods with sweet displays:

Check out these areas to hang out, eat, walk, and shop while checking out the lights:

Traditional light displays:

  • Memphis Zoo Lights – $6-$8 – Ice skating, ferris wheel, lights, and animals, what more could you ask for?
  • Shelby Farms Park Starry Nights – $20 per car- More than a show, an experience, Starry Nights has over 1.5 million lights.
  • Christmas At Graceland – Elvis wasn’t just the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, he was the King of the North Pole (in Memphis at least). Graceland has an awesome winter wonderland to experience.
  • Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard at the Botanic Garden – $7/$10 – “Falling snow”, musical light show, giant snow globe, campfire fits, and more!
  • Magic of the Holidays Display – Every year you can experience 30,000 lights set to music at 6928 Briarhill Drive, in Bartlett. Lights go up on Thanksgiving Day Night. Go here for more info.
  • Enchanted Forest: Festival of Trees at Pink Palace
    • Festival of Trees: Beautiful trees decorated by professional designers, individuals and local organizations, sparkle on the mezzanine.
    • Santa lands Saturday, November 19 at 9 a.m.
    • Pictures with Santa: November 19  –  December 24 (Photo packages: $10 – $60)
    • Enchanted Forest Fridays: Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23 9am to 9pm
    • Sign up to build a gingerbread house or decorate a tree.

See an area we missed? Let us know in the comments.