2017 Mid-South Christmas and Holiday Parades

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 8th 2017 8499 0

Here’s a list of all the Memphis Christmas parades and Mid-South Christmas parades including dates, times, and routes for 2017. There are also a few Christmas tree lightings listed in a separate section at the bottom of the post. Photo by Allen Gillespie.

Memphis Christmas and Holiday Parades 

– Memphis Christmas Parade In Whitehaven: Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m.
Elvis Presley Blvd. from the Southland Mall to Laudeen Drive near Piccadilly.

Southaven Christmas Parade: Thursday, November 30, 6:30 pm
Step off at SouthPoint Church, left on Stateline/Main Street, right on Northwest Drive to City Hall.

Collierville Christmas Parade: Friday, December 1 at 7 p.m. (rain date Dec. 2)
North on Byhalia from Market Blvd. to Frank Rd.

Frayser Raleigh Holiday Parade: Saturday, December 2 at noon
Route information TBD.

– Millington Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m.
Down Navy Road from Newport to Leroy Boatwright Street. There’s a free burnch with Mrs. Clause at the Baker Community Center at 10 a.m.

– Olive Branch Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m.
North on Pigeon Roost from Olive Branch Elementary, south on Cockrum Rd., east on College, , south of Blocker

Memphis Holiday Parade: Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m.
After the St. Jude Marathon concludes, head down to Beale Street for the 2017 parade.

Arlington Christmas Parade: December 2 at 3 p.m.
On Airline Road from Arlington High School to Arlington Elementary School. The theme is “A Super Hero Christmas”.

Bartlett Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 2 at 4 p.m.
The theme is “A Storybook Christmas”. Route info is TBA.

Horn Lake Christmas In The Park (Parade): Saturday, December 2 at 4:30 p.m.
At Latimer Lakes Park, walk-by floats, Santa’s Tent, Christmas tree lighting, carolers, and more.

Stumbling Santa Pub Crawl: Saturday, December 2 at 7 p.m.
While I’m not sure this fully counts as a parade, the Flying Saucer Downtown expects more than 2,000 Santas and Mrs. Clauses to pub crawl around downtown and it’s all a toy drive and benefit for Porter-Leath

Hernando Christmas Parade: Monday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. (rain date December 11)
Route info TBA. The theme is “Let It Snow” (fingers crossed!)

Germantown Holiday Parade: Saturday, December 9 at 2 p.m. (Rain date on December 10)
West on Farmington from Kimbrough to Exeter, north on Exeter and ending at Germantown Athletic Club. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and uniformed Marines will collect them along the route for Toys For Tots.

Memphis Area Christmas Tree Lightings

Graceland Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. at Graceland

Saddle Creek Tree Lighting Celebration
Friday, November 17 at 6 p.m. at Saddle Creek

Downtown Memphis Holiday Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 18 at 5 p.m. at the corner of Peabody and Main.

Germantown Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Germantown Municipal Park.

Peabody Hotel Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 24 at 5 p.m. There’s all day festivities before and after.

Memphis Botanic Garden Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Collierville Christmas Tree Lighting
Tuesday, November 28, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Collierville Town Square

Olive Branch Christmas Tree Lighting
Thursday, November 30 at 7 p.m.

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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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  1. Lynn Holmes says:

    Hi There

    My daughter and I are coming to Memphis in January all the way from South Africa. We will be there for 4 days, and would so love to see your vibey city. Would it be possible for you to recommend a good hotel, along with places that we should visit? I would really appreciate your input.

    Many thanks

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Lynn! That’s wonderful! We are so glad you’re visiting Memphis. This “Memphis Cheat Sheet” should give you a solid overview so you can plan your trips. One thing I would add is to check out the theaters (especially Orpheum and Playhouse on the Square). http://ilovememphisblog.com/2016/01/memphis-cheat-sheet-must-dos-must-sees-and-must-eats/
      As for places to stay, check out MemphisTravel.com for some searchable options. I would stay Downtown to be within walking distance of a lot of things to do. There are several hotels off of Court Square, which is downtown. The Peabody and the Madison are two of our most popular boutique hotels. Even if you don’t stay in the Peabody, you should go there!
      In addition I found this four-day itinerary on sister site, Memphis Travel. It’s got some great ideas, but here are my edits: if you wanted another option for Breakfast on Day Two, I’d go for Cafe Keough or Tamp & Tap downtown. I’d be sure to try Central BBQ, Bar-B-Que Shop or Cozy Corner for BBQ. I’d make time for the Stax Museum if you’re music fans at all, and try to get tickets to a Grizzlies NBA basketball game if there’s a home game during your stay. Enjoy!

      • Lynn Holmes says:

        Thanks so much for taking the time to give me some ideas of where to stay, as well as activities. I am really grateful for your help.

        Have a great day

        • Anna says:

          Other hotels to check out are the Hampton Inn on Beale and the Talbot Heirs. I highly recommend the Little Tea Shop for a taste of a traditional southern lunch. The very best (and most likely not what you think of when you hear the words tea shop). All of these places are downtown.

  2. Online shopping says:

    Thanks for sharing the amazing post with us.
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  3. Brenda Hampton says:

    Do you have the 2018 dates for Holiday parades and tree lighting? Thanks in advance…


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