When the holiday lights get hung, the real fun begins. (Featured photo: Memphis Zoo Lights by Phillip Van Zandt Photography)

Where to Find the Best Holiday Lights In Memphis

Is that the North Pole? No, it’s Memphis all decked out in its most festive fit! When the holiday lights get hung, the real fun begins. 


Tree lightings:

Downtown Memphis Christmas Tree (Photo: @shelbywordsmith)

ongoing holiday light displays

Photo: Starry Nights

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 deets on ticket pricing here.
South Main Street Holiday Lights (Photo: @shelbywordsmith)

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 (Photo: @shelbywordsmith)

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 18 – January 1
    • 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 $6/person
      • The Enchanted Ferris wheel is $6/person/ride
Photo: Crosstown Concourse
  • The 100-foot-tall holiday tree will be lit in the Central Atrium on Friday, December 2nd. Celebratory details to come!
  • 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.
Photo: Holiday Wonders at the Garden

Holiday Wonders at the Garden runs on select nights from November 27- December 23; featuring Santa Sundays, Paw-lidays, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Jammies, and more!

  • Open select nights from November 25-December 23
    • Hours: 5PM-830PM (Last Entry: 7:30PM)
  • Admissions:
    • Advance Tickets: $10 MBG Members/$12 Non-Members
    • Same Day Tickets: $14
    • Children under 2 are free.
Photo: Pink Palace Museum via WREG Live at 9

The Enchanted Forest is a magical experience full of delightful animated characters as thousands of twinkling lights shine from dozens of beautifully-decorated trees lining the mezzanine of the Museum of Science & History. All proceeds benefit LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

  • Open from November 19- December 24
    • Hours:
      • Wednesday-Sunday: 10:30AM-5:30PM
  • Santa photo packages available for families.
Winter Wonderland at CMOM

You and the kiddos will feel transported to a Winter Wonderland as you stroll through trees, twinkling lights, dancing snowflakes, and all the seasonal trappings at CMOM.

Merry & Bright at the Dixon Gallery & Garden

Colorful lights and a holiday crafts? Sign us up! The Dixon Gallery & Garden is getting festive for a few nights in December. Beverages and snacks  available for purchase.

  • Open December 1st, 2nd, 9th, and 10th.
    • Hours: 6PM-8PM
  • Admission:
    • $15 for future members; $10 for Dixon members
Radley Lights

What started as a college senior project has grown into a yearly holiday show that glows bright in Bartlett TN. Set to music, this merry display is so dynamic you’ll want to donate to keep it going in the years to come.

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