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Where to Find the Best Holiday Lights In Memphis

Whether you’re looking for a cute Instagram picture for the holidays or just trying to get in the holiday spirit, Memphis has some of the best holiday lights around the city to help curate that holiday cheer! 


Tree lightings:

A grand holiday tree is shining brightly in front of a building.
Downtown Memphis Christmas Tree (Photo: @shelbywordsmith)

ongoing holiday light displays

With over 3.5 million lights illuminating the night sky (yes, million!), this is the largest annual drive-through holiday light show in the Mid-South.  There are even special Walk + Bike the Lights Nights too!

  • Open select nights from November 25th- December 29th
    • Hours: 6PM – 10PM
    • Find info on ticket pricing here.

Delight in the merriment of South Main Street as the buildings and businesses near the intersection of GE Patterson and S. Main shine bright!

Zoo Lights is back and better than ever; featuring the return of the 90-foot LED Ferris wheel, ice-skating, animal meet-and-greets, Santa s’mores stations, and more

  • Open select nights from November 24 – January 6
    • Hours: 5:30PM – 9:30 PM
    • Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
  • Things to know:
      • Zoo Lights admission is $14 for members and $19 for non-members.
      • Ice Skating is $8 per person
      • The Enchanted Ferris wheel is $8 per person per ride
The atrium of a building adorned with holiday lights and a Christmas tree hanging from the ceiling.
Photo taken by Miles Thomas
  • The 100-foot-tall holiday tree is currently lit in the Central Atrium
  • Hours: Night-fall everyday
  • The iconic 100-foot-tall holiday tree-shaped lighting installation and four-foot-wide disco ball will shine brightly in the Central Atrium.

Holiday Wonders at the Garden runs on select nights from November 27- December 30; featuring Santa Sundays, Paw-lidays, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Jammies, and more!

  • Open select nights from November 24-December 30
    • Hours: 5 PM-8:30 PM (Last Entry: 7:30 PM)
  • Admissions:
    • Advance Tickets: $12 MBG Members/$15 Non-Members
    • Same Day Tickets: $17
    • Children under 2 are free

If you're looking for more holiday fun,
check our ultimate holiday guide!

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