5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/7 – 12/9

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 7th 2018 903 0

Happy Friday! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.

Photo by Logan Young / Memphis Tourism

Don’t forget to check out some of these holiday posts:

New Year’s Eve Events 2018 (Ring in 2019!)
Places To See Santa In Memphis + The Mid-South
25 Unique Memphis Gift Ideas
List of Christmas and Holiday Parades
Holiday Markets Shopping Guide
Big List of Memphis Holiday Events
Our Favorite Memphis Holiday Traditions

And now on to your weekend guide… 


1. Victorian Yuletide Open House, Woodruff-Fontaine + Mallory Neely Houses, Friday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
See the holiday splendor of the Woodruff-Fontaine House (680 Adams Ave.) and the Mallory-Neely House (652 Adams Ave.) in Victorian Village this Friday night, with two houses worth of decorations, refreshments, and photos with Santa at Mallory Neely. If you haven’t seen these gorgeous historic homes, here’s your chance to do it for free! (Please leave a donation if you can, though.)

2. Ballet Memphis Presents The Nutcracker, The Orpheum, Friday – Sunday, $10 – $78, all ages/kid-friendly
More than 100 dancers, amazing costumes, and beloved music are back at the Orpheum for this holiday favorite.

3. Black Christmas Expo 2018, Pipkin Building, Saturday and Sunday, all, $15 adults/$5 kids, all ages/kid-friendly
Celebrate Christmas while supporting more than 50 black-owned businesses this weekend at the Pipkin Building at the Fairgrounds. Shop on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, enjoy live music throughout the weekend, and Santa for all the kids.

4. Holiday Markets! 
They’re everywhere!
– The Hive Collective at 340B Monroe Ave (All Weekend)
– Memphis Farmers Holiday Market (Saturday 9 a.m.)
– Crosstown Brewing Pop-Up Market (Saturday noon)
– High Cotton Sunday Funday Art Show + Market (Sunday 1 p.m.)

5. Germantown Holiday Parade, Farmington Blvd. Saturday, 2 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Germantown hosts its holiday parade with decorated floats, horses, student groups, marching bands, and more. The parade starts at Kimbrough and Farmington and move west down farmington to Exeter, ending at Germantown Athletic Club.


Plus a few extras…

Grizzlies take on the Lakers at FedExForum, Saturday at 7 p.m. If you’re lucky enough to have scored tickets for this, wear your dang Grizzlies gear! You know the Lebron/Lakers bandwagon people will be out.

Peter Pan at Playhouse on the Square all weekend
Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook at Circuit Playhouse all weekend
Winter Arts Market at Saddle Creek all weekend
Elf Musical at the Kroc Center all weekend
Toy Truck Benefitting Porter Leath all weekend

For more, check out the blog’s calendar here.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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