Holiday Guide for Christmas in Memphis

Our list of the Best of 901 Holiday Events

November 15, 2018

Our picks for some of the best Holiday attractions in the Mid-South and a list of the Christmas Parades planned.  Make some memories this season with family and friends:  (Feel free to message us on Facebook to add your event).

Toy Truck 2018  at Stash Home (corner of Poplar and Ridgeway) Dec. 5-7, 2018 6am to 6pm. Start collecting new, unwrapped toys NOW at the office, your church, school or gym, and make plans to join us and drop off donations December 5th through 7th at Stash Home (1195 Ridgeway Rd) from 6am-6pm daily. Ron Olson and Karen Perrin from 104.5 The River’s morning show Pam, Leigh and I, along with our sister station 94.1 The Wolf personalities, will be there to accept toys for children 14 and younger to donate to Toys for Tots.  USMC and other branches of the military will be on sight along with Toys for Tots volunteers to receive toys and monetary donations throughout the day. Checks should be made payable to Toys for Tots Memphis. The Toy Truck benefits the children served by Toys for Tots which reaches families all over the Mid-South. Thousands of children will have toys and gifts to open this holiday season, thanks to donations from listeners of 104.5 The River.

Holiday Wonders at The Garden- at Memphis Botanic Garden beginning Nov. 23rd through Dec. 28th (various nights). See schedule for details.  

Memphis Farmer’s Market Holiday Market.  Save the date on  your calendar, the annual Holiday Market will be December 8th from 9-1 at the Memphis Farmers Market. Come shop their vendors for gifts, crafts, decor, food and more!

 Starry Nights presented by International Paper, is a Mid-South Holiday tradition! More than 2.5 million lights illuminate the night sky in the largest holiday light show and festival in the Mid-South. You can visit the Mistletoe Village and NEW Lights by the Lake. Drive through more than two miles of holiday lights and displays! This year features some new displays, plus some of your old favorites!  All proceeds from Starry Nights benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. Nov. 22nd through Dec. 28th .  Check their website for special ride/walk nights and ticket information.

Pink Palace Mansion Re-Opening Dec. 8th After nearly two years of renovation and construction, the highly anticipated re-opening of the Pink Palace Mansion will be taking place December 8, 2018. The re-opening will be the premiere of the Mansion’s new and refurbished exhibits including a totally reconstructed original Piggly Wiggly Store replica and Country Store, along with a restored Clyde Parke Miniature Circus. The Clyde Parke Miniature Circus exhibit will reside on the second story of the Mansion which has not been open to the public since 1978 The Pink Palace Museum.  While visiting, be sure to see The Enchanted Forest and Festival of Trees  Nov. 17-Dec. 31 Featuring Festival of Trees, Gingerbread Village, Model Train and Christmas Village, pictures with Santa, and Enchanted Forest Fridays when the sun goes down and the trees sparkle and shine at the Pink Palace Museum, Memphis.

Christmas at Graceland From Graceland’s “Blue Christmas” to holiday concerts, the tree lighting, “Christmas at Graceland” Hallmark Movie, Gospel Christmas, and more! You can’t help falling in love with Elvis’ Graceland.

WinterArts The South’s Premiere Holiday Artists’ Market For 2018, WinterArts will be located at The Shops of Saddle Creek, North 7605 West Farmington Blvd, Next to J. Crew, Germantown, TN 38138 LOOKING FOR GIFTS THAT ARE  EXTRAORDINARY & UNIQUE ? WINTERARTS, THE SOUTH'S PREMIERE HOLIDAY ARTISTS' MARKET PRESENTS   A STELLAR COLLECTION OF  SKILLFULLY HAND-CRAFTED  WORKS IN GLASS, METAL,  WOOD, CLAY,  FIBER & MORE BY OUR REGION'S TOP ARTISTS.

A Christmas Carol at Theatre Memphis December Nov 30—Dec 23, 2018. A holiday favorite for the entire family!!

SunTrust Zoo Lights at The Memphis Zoo with 104.5 The River:  (Nov 16-Dec 30) Always a family favorite at our award winning Memphis Zoo. Everyone's favorite holiday event returns to Memphis Zoo! This event was rated one of the Top 20 zoo light displays by USA Today readers two years in a row. See what everyone is talking about! SNOW is back in the Courtyard, along with the LED-lit, 90 ft. tall Ferris wheel* and Memphis' only outdoor ice skating rink*. *Additional fees apply.

Bellevue’s 2018 Singing Christmas Tree A journey to the small coastal town of Manger Bay, the setting of Bellevue’s 2018 Singing Christmas Tree. As the residents of this close-knit community face unexpected challenges and changes to the town they love, they will discover what is truly valuable in life and what it means to put their faith in the One who never changes.

Christmas Parades in the Mid-South:

  • Collierville Christmas Parade
    • Friday November 30th at 7pm
    • Inclement weather date Saturday December 1st
  • Memphis Holiday Parade
    • Saturday December 1st at 4pm
    • Beale Street
  • Arlington Christmas Parade
    • Saturday December 1st at 3pm
    • Airline Road
  • Bartlett Christmas Parade
    • Saturday December 1st at 4pm
    • Stage Rd proceed west to Shelby Street
  • Germantown Holiday Parade
    • Saturday December 8th at 2pm
    • Rain date December 9th
    • Farmington Blvd

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