5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/4 – 12/6
December is here! Here are the five things to do this weekend in Memphis, including lots of holiday fun. If you need more ideas, but sure to check out the Holiday Events Guide and the Local Shopping Guide.
Before we get to the weekend guide, be sure you didn’t miss anything new on the blog lately:
— Updated! Warm Up With The Best Soups In Memphis
— Where To Shop Local This Holiday Season
— Mid-South Christmas Parades: Are They Happening This Year?
— Memphis Music Feature: Aaron James
— 10 Ways To Volunteer In Memphis This Month
OK, here’s your 5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend:
1. Arrow’s Holiday Bazaar, 2535 Broad Ave., through December 6, hours vary, free to enter, all ages
Arrow is picking up where the Memphis College of Art’s Holiday Bazaar left off by hosting an artist’s market at their Broad Avenue shop and gallery space—and this week and weekend is your last chance to shop from more than 80 local artisans and makers in one place. It’s open Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Thursday through Sundays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mask up, social distance, and note that private shopping is available.
2. St. Jude Marathon Virtual Experience, Online/You Might See Runners Out, through Saturday
No, the St. Jude Marathon is not a “holiday” event, but the annual marathon—that normally brings tens of thousands of people to Memphis—supports the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and happens on the first Saturday in December. This year, the marathon will be a virtual experience where people are running their marathons wherever they are in the world.
3. Winter Wonderland, CMOM, through January 3, $, all ages/ kid-friendly
The Children’s Museum of Memphis is offering some special holiday fun this year with their new “Winter Wonderland” activities, including trees, lights, crafts, performers, and photo opps. It opened this week for the first time and is open every day but Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out the full schedule of crafts, story times, activities, projects, food trucks, and performances.
4. 2020 Holly Jolly Celebration, Handy Park, Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Fake snow, holiday music, hot chocolate, and free pictures with a snowglobe-enclosed Santa at the renovated Handy Park—right on Beale Street. Social distancing will be enforced and masks are required. If you miss this weekend, the celebration will continue on Dec. 11-12.
5. BOXLOT Holiday Market, 607 Monroe Avenue, Friday (online) and Saturday (in-person), free – $5, all ages
Shop with seven black-owned local merchants during the holiday season at Boxlot, featuring Kickspins Memphis, Mo’s Bows, and Rock Ya Sox. Sign up to shop online from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, or purchase a $5 entry ticket—which you’ll get back to use towards purchases—from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday. Grab your tickets online or pay at the “door”.
Don’t forget to check out the list of live-streamed music and support local musicians from the Memphis Flyer.