2016 Memphis Holiday Events Guide

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 28th 2016 1507 0
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Here is a list of holiday and Christmas events in the Memphis area. This post is in three sections.

  1. Holiday Parties and Events
  2. Holiday Shows, Performances, and Concerts
  3. Ongoing Events and Light Displays

So scroll accordingly. If you’re looking for a list of Midsouth Holiday & Christmas Parades, go here. If you’re looking for a list of holiday markets, go here.

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1. Holiday Parties and Events

– Collierville Christmas Tree Lighting: November 29, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

– Overton Square Tree Lighting: December 1, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

– Victorian Yuletide Open House at Woodruff-Fontaine House: December 2 (free)

– PB & Jammies Holiday Sing-Along at GPAC: December 2 ($8)

– Dixon Member Holiday Celebration at the Dixon: December 3

– Brunch & Crafts With Mrs. Claus at Baker Auditorium in Millington: December 3, 10 a.m. – noon

– Stumbling Santa Pub Crawl, which starts at the Flying Saucer: December 3 (bring new, unwrapped toy to donate)

– S’mores With Santa at the Botanic Garden: December 11, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. ($15, reservations required)

– Photos With Santa at CMOM: December 17, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

– Rose Ball at Woodruff-Fontaine House: December 17, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

– Brunch With Santa at the Majestic Grille: December 17 (reservations required)

– 9th Annual Clark’s Christmas Dinner at the Majestic Grille: December 20 (reservations required)

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2. Holiday Shows and Performances (Some Are Also Parties) (20)

– The Light Before Christmas 3D at Pink Palace CTI Giant Theater: November 19 – December 31

– The Polar Express 3D at the Pink Palace CTI Giant Theater: November 19 – December 31 ($9.50/$12)

– Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! at Circuit Playhouse: November 25 – December 23

– Everyday Star: A Visible Christmas Concert at Cannon Center: December 1

– Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Cannon Center: December 2, 7 p.m. ($28 – $68)

– Santaland Diaries at Circuit Playhouse: December 2 – 23

– Tio Pancho: A Christmas Story at Theatreworks: December 2-3

– A Christmas Carol at Theatre Memphis: December 2 – 23 ($15/$30)

– Memphis Roller Derby Presents: The HoHoHo Burlesque Show at the Hi-Tone: December 3, 8 p.m. ($10)

– Timeless Holiday with Iris Orchestra at the Morton Museum in Collierville: December 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

– Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular Featuring Cirque de la Symphonie at the Cannon Center: December 4, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

– Shangri La Xmas Party at DKDC: December 4, 8 p.m. – midnight ($5 + can of food)

– Stax Academy Holiday Concert at the U. of Memphis: December 9, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ($10 adv./$15 at the door)

– Ballet Memphis’ The Nutcracker: December 9 – 11 ($10 – $78)

– Brennan Villines’ Holiday Block Party at Playhouse on the Square: December 10, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. ($20)

– 12th Annual Bloodshot Christmas at the Hi-Tone: December 10, 9 p.m. ($10)

– Take The Soul Train To Christmas at Hattiloo Theatre: December 17 – 18 ($15/$30)

– Lucero Family Christmas at Minglewood Hall: December 17, 8 p.m. ($23)

– Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Orpheum: December 23, 8 p.m. ($35)

– Super T Christmas Night at the Hi-Tone: December 25, 9 p.m. ($10)

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3. Ongoing Events & Light Displays (10)

– Zoo Lights (+ ice skating, Ferris Wheel, camel rides, etc): Select nights November 18 – December 30, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ($9+)

– Starry Nights at Shelby Farms (+ petting zoo, camel/pony rides, Santa, etc.): Nightly November 18 – December 27 ($20/car +)

– Enchanted Forest at the Pink Palace: November 19 – December 31

– Photos with Santa at Carriage Crossing: November 19 – December 24

– Christmas at Graceland: November 20 – January 7

– “Magic of the Holidays” Christmas Lights Display in Bartlett: November 24 – December 31, see schedule

– Bella’s Lights Light Show in Olive Branch: November 25 – January 1, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (donations encouraged)

– Holiday Trivia & Bingo Nights With Cerrito Trivia: November 28 – December 30

– Christmas In Collierville (various events): November 29 – December 22

– Snowy Nights at Memphis Botanic Garden: December 2,3, 9, 10, 16 – 23; 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ($10)

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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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