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The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events in Memphis 2019

The holiday season is upon us and we want to help you keep up with all the ways you and your favorite people can enjoy some premium togetherness. From light displays to concerts to holiday markets, Santa sightings, and beyond, here’s a running list of the holiday fun. Go forth in gratitude and merriment!

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Past Events


Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day:

Ongoing Light Displays:

  • Zoo Lights at the Memphis Zoo: Nov. 22 – Dec. 30
    • Hours: 5:30p – 9:30p
      • Thanksgiving Day – Open at 5:30p
      • Christmas Eve – Closed
      • Christmas Day – Open at 5:30p
    • Tickets: $8 members, $10 non-members
    • Other Activities:
      • Ice Skating – $6
      • Ferris Wheel – $5
      • Glass Maze – $5
    • Theme Nights:
      • PJ Night – Nov. 25
      • Dr. Seuss Night – Nov. 26
      • Ugly Sweater Party – Dec. 16
      • Let It Go! – Dec. 17
  • Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park:  Nov. 29 – Jan. 4, 2020
    • Open nightly, including Christmas Eve + Christmas Day
      • Sunday – Thursday: 6p – 9p
      • Friday – Saturday: 6p – 10p
      • Closed Dec. 3rd for a special event
    • Get tickets online.
  • Enchanted Forest: Festival of Trees at Pink Palace – Nov. 23 – Dec. 31
    • The Enchanted Forest is a magical experience full of delightful animated characters.  Elves are busy making toys while penguins, bears, and mice play in the snow.  A model train winds its way around a miniature snow-covered village while the nearby Gingerbread Village smells delightful! Thousands of twinkling lights shine from dozens of beautifully-decorated trees lining the mezzanine. Area businesses, churches, and other volunteers have decorated the trees, which are sponsored by local corporations and individuals, and you’re sure to find a favorite.
      • Hours:
        • Monday – Thursday & Saturday: 9am – 5pm
        • Enchanted Forest Fridays: 9 am – 9 pm
        • Sunday: Noon – 5pm
      • Cost: Adults: $6. Children/Seniors: $5 *Admission to the Enchanted Forest does not include regular museum admission. Purchase at the door.

Soulsville Christmas Tree 2019. Photo by Shelby Smith.


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Upcoming Holiday Shows & Events




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Restaurants Open Christmas Day:

Call ahead to confirm hours and reservations:

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