5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 11/27 – 11/29

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 25th 2020 4497 0

Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving, Memphis! I hope your Turkey Day was fantastic.  Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

Holiday Wonders at the Botanic Garden

1. Free Bike Share Rides, Friday – Sunday, 24 hours a day, free, ages 16+
Bike share rental bikes are free all weekend—you don’t even need a code! Grab a jacket and a helmet and peddle around town. Here’s a map of all the stations, or you can download the Bcycle App on your phone. Wondering where to ride? Here are a few suggestions: Shelby Farms Greenline, Big River Crossing, Wolf River Greenway, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, Collierville Greenbelt System or these additional bike routes.

2. Starry Nights at Shelby Farms, starts November 27, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., $24.95 per car, all ages/kid-friendly
Socially-distant and set up for a drive-through experience, Starry Nights kicks off this weekend in support of Shelby Farms. This year’s light display includes 3.5 million lights and new designs. Tickets are date specific, so take care when booking yours online.

3. Trivia at the Movies, Summer Drive-In, Saturday, 6 p.m., free with movie ticket, all ages
Cerrito Entertainment hosts socially-distanced, safe-in-your-car trivia on Saturdays starting at 6 p.m. before that night’s movies. This Saturday, it’s “Christmas Movie” Trivia—grab tickets to your choice of movie, get there early, and tune in your car’s radio to 105.1FM to play for prizes and glory. This weekend, the double features are Christmas Vacation / Elf; Freaky / Let Him Go; True To The Game 2 / Vanguard, and Croods: A New Age / The Grinch.

4. Memphis Arts Collective Holiday Market, 3484 Poplar Ave (the old Spin Street), through Dec. 24, 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., free to enter, all ages
Mask up and shop local at the Memphis Arts Collective, housed for this season in the former Spin Street location at Poplar and Highland. There are dozens of arts, crafts, gifts, jewelry, copper pieces, handmade pillows, and much, much more.

5. Shop Local, for the love of all that is holy.
I’m repeating myself from last week, but it’s that important: Bezos doesn’t need one more dollar (come ON!!!!) and you still have plenty of time to plan out your holiday shopping and online ordering so you can support your fellow MidSoutherners—artists, musicians, shop owners, and small businesses.


Black Friday Shopping at Goner Records (Friday)
Allen, Mack, Myers & Moore – with Zach Myers from Shinedown
at Railgarten (Friday)
Celtic Crossing Whiskey Tasting (virtual) (Friday)
Miracle Cocktail Bar Pop-Up At The Liquor Store (daily through Jan. 3)

Wonderland Memphis – ongoing
The geniuses who created Memphis Escape Rooms have put together a more celebratory, less puzzling experience for the holidays this year. The Wonderland Memphis Interactive Photo Experience at the Carriage Crossing in Collierville is multiple rooms with 15 festive backdrops and fun. Details.

Zoo Lights – select nights November 20 – January 3
The Memphis Zoo hosts the SunTrust Zoo Lights again this year on select nights from Nov. 20 through Jan 3 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This year, you have to buy tickets ahead of time for a specific night, masks are required in certain areas, and capacity is limited to 3,500 people.

Enchanted Forest at the Pink Palace – November 21 – December 31
This year, the Enchanted Forest will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. with timed ticketed entry. Photos with Santa will be happening, albeit with the Big Man in a Plexiglass “snow globe” (kids will sit on a bench).

Crafts Fair Pop Up Shop at the Pink Palace – select days through December
The Pink Palace and Memphis Modern Market are bringing crafts fairs safely to you this fall and holiday season!

Downtown Holiday Tree –  starts November 27
See the big holiday tree at the corner of Peabody Place and Main Street.

Holiday Wonders at Botanic Garden – November 27 – December 27
The Botanic Garden will host four different areas with holiday displays for its annual Holiday Wonders experience, including a towering, lit Christmas tree. Open select nights from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. You can reserve your timed-entry tickets online.

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