2019 Memphis Holiday Events, Parties, and Shows

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 19th 2019 5969 0

Happy Holidays! Here is a list of holiday and Christmas events in the Memphis area, including holiday parties, holiday shows and concerts, and ongoing holiday light displays. Submit your events here. Photo by Logan Young / Memphis Tourism. 

This post is in two sections, so scroll accordingly:

  1. Ongoing Holiday Lights, Displays, and Events
  2. Holiday Shows, Parties, and Events

Also be sure to check out these posts, too:

Ongoing Memphis Holiday Lights, Displays, and Events

Santa’s Wonderland, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, November 16-December 24, free

Christmas at Graceland, November 21-January 8

Zoo Lights, Nov. 22 – Dec. 30, select nights, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. ($7 members -$9 nonmembers + fees for extra activities)

Enchanted Forest/Festival of Trees at the Pink Palace, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, open daily, hours vary ($6 adults/$5 kids + seniors)

Starry Nights at Shelby Farms, Nov. 29 – Jan. 3, closed Dec. 3, closed to cars on Dec. 2, 9, 16, 30, ($20 per car/$50 per van)

Holiday Wonders at Memphis Botanic Garden, November 29 – December 31, select nights, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., ($8.25 and up)

Holiday Shows, Parties, Trivia, and Events

New Ballet Ensemble’s Nut Remix, Cannon Center, November 15 – 17

Christmas Movies at the Pink Palace CTI Giant Theater, starts November 16
See the schedule here,

Moscow Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Cannon Center, November 18

Holiday TV/Movie Themed Cerrito Trivia Nights, various locations, first one is Nov. 20

Holiday Kickoff at Saddle Creek, November 22

Urban Nativity at Hattiloo Theatre – Nov. 22 – December 15

Holiday Spirits Winter Cocktail Festival at Overton Square, November 22

Santa Arrives at Carriage Crossing November 23, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Santa Lands at Pink Palace, November 23, 9 a.m. (free)

Collierville Christmas Tree Lighting, Town Square November 26, 5:30 p.m.

Skate With Santa, Mid-South Ice House, November 27

Big Cypress Lodge at Bass Pro Pyramid

Germantown Tree Lighting, November 29, 5 p.m. 

Tree Lighting at the Peabody Hotel, November 29, 5p.m. (free)

Holiday Wonders at the Garden Season of Song, November 29, 4 p.m. 

Christmas in Collierville,Town Square, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21

Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting at Peabody Place and Main, December 1, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

A Visible Christmas at Visible Music College, December 3

TN Shakespeare Company Presents “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”: Dec. 4 – 22

Deck the Howls, Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, December 5

Handel’s Messiah at Lindenwood Christian Church and Maples Memorial Methodist, December 5-7

Yuletide Open House, Woodruff-Fontaine House, December 6

Delight at the Concourse, Crosstown Concourse, December 6

A Christmas Carol, Theatre Memphis, December 6 – 23

Cazateatro Presents Tia Pancho, A Christmas Story at Evergreen Theatre December 6 – 14

Ho Ho Ho Burlesque Show, Hi-Tone Cafe, December 6

15th Annual Stumblin’ Santa Benefiting Porter-Leath, December 7, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Sounds of the Season Youth Symphony Program, McNeill Hall, December 7

Metal Museum Holiday Open House, Dec. 8

Ballet Memphis’ The Nutcracker, The Orpheum, December 12 – 15

PB & Jammies Holiday Sing-Along at GPAC: December 13

A Victorian Holiday With Opera Memphis, Dixon Gallery, Dec. 13 – 14, 20 – 21

Lucero Family Christmas, Minglewood Hall, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. 

Graceland Holiday Concert Weekend, Graceland, December 13 – 14

12 Tastes of Christmas Martini Tasting, The Columns, December 14

Deck the Paws, Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, December 14

Jammies & Jingles at CMOM, December 14

Christmas Home Tour in Collierville, December 14

Angelina Ballerina’s Holiday Musical at Bartlett Performing Arts Center December 14

Time Warp Drive-In Strange Christmas 6, Malco Summer Drive-In, December 14

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Tea Party, Primas Bakery & Boutique, December 15

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, FedExForum, December 19

Children’s Ballet Theatre Nutcracker at GPAC, December 21 – 22

Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular at the Cannon Center, December 21 – 22

Holiday Trivia at Mid-South Ice House, December 26

Christmas in Overton Square


Did we miss any Memphis holiday events? Submit them 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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