5 Things To Do This Weekend 11/29 – 12/1
Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving! Here are 5 Things to Do in Memphis this weekend.
The Peabody kicks off the holiday season with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Local choirs perform holiday classics throughout the day, and the Peabody Pastry Team unveils their Christmas Village.
Go to the Zoo to check out LED lighting displays, camel rides, Santa's reindeer, the Polar Express train and Santa Claus. You can see it all from a 90 ft. tall ferris wheel.
The Number 3 Thing To Do is your two-for-one I Love Memphis Black Friday special: two legendary Memphis bands, two nights, one venue. Friday night is NMA's Thanksgiving show which I talked about here, and Saturday night is the Shangri-La Records Anniversary reunion show with Grifters which I talked about here.
Back by popular demand, Tennessee Shakespeare Company brings this holiday classic for the entire family to the Dixon in this 1940s live radio play featuring the good-hearted George Bailey, Angel 2nd Class Clarence Oddbody, and lots of period jingles and music. The Sunday show is at 3 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.
Avoid the mall and do your holiday gift-buying at some neighborhood shops on Saturday instead. You'll find locally-owned businesses in Sanderlin, Laurelwood, Poplar Plaza, Chickasaw Oaks, Cooper Young, Overton Square, Broad Ave, South Main, and countless other neighborhoods.
As always, there are plenty more events on the calendar and the Holiday Events Guide. This weekend, tag your Twitter and Instagram photos #ilovememphis and they might appear here later.
(P.S. The new I Love Memphis Instagram account is @ilovememphisblog)