Howl-iday Fun in the Mid-South

Must do holiday events around Memphis

November 17, 2016

© Bozenafulawka | Dreamstime.com

Categories: 

These are some of favorite things to do around the holidays in Memphis!  I'm sure there are many more! Happy Holidays Ya'll! 

 

Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park  Nov 18th – Dec 27th

A holiday favorite for the family at Shelby Farms!  Starry Nights is the biggest holiday light show and festival in the region, and it also powers the Park! Thousands of LEDs brighten up Shelby Farms Park. And, this year new lights and more nights mean more holiday fun! Ask about the carriage rides, hay rides and Mistletoe Village! 

$20 for car, truck or minivan

$50 for limo or 15 passenger van

$150 for charter or school bus

Suntrust Zoo Lights

5:30 to 9:30 p.m.Opens November 18th (select nights)
Zoo Lights admission: $7/Members; $9/Nonmembers
Ice skating fee: $6
Ferris Wheel: $5  

ICE RINK & FERRIS WHEEL OPEN DAILY
BEGINNING NOVEMBER 21, 9:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
LAST DAYTIME ADMISSION 4 P.M. 

Overton Square Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 1, 2016

6:00pm  7:30pm  

Join us to kick off the holiday season as we light the tree in Overton Square! The evening will be filled with Idlewild’s Children’s Choir and Recorder Ensemble, giveaways, and a special guest appearance.

Meet us at The Gyroscope located between Bar Louie and Lafayette’s. Free to the public.

Snowy Nights at Memphis Botanic Garden 

Themed lighting along Playhouse Lane and a musical light show throughout My Big Backyard set the stage as you stroll in through "falling snow," play in the giant Snow Globe, decorate icicle ornaments, play Mitten Toss and Tic-Tac-Snow, and plug your own design into our Giant Light Bright! Don't worry about a little chill in the air...you'll keep toasty warm around campfire pits, perfect for roasting marshmallows and making s’mores.

MBG members $8
Non-members $10
Children under 2 are free

Non-members $10

Children under 2 are free

Enchanted Forest: Festival of Trees at Pink Palace

The Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees, benefiting Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, will run from Saturday, November 19 - December 31, 2016 at the Pink Palace Museum.  For more information about how to get involved, email [email protected].

General Dates
Saturday, November 19 - December 31, 2016
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.

*Enchanted Forest Fridays: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cost

Adult: $6
Seniors: $5
Children ages 3 -12: $5 

 

Holidays at Graceland 

Experience Christmas at Graceland November 17, 2016 -  January 8, 2017

During the holiday season, the tour of Graceland is extra special with the interior and exterior of the mansion decorated for the holidays. See traditional lights and decorations including hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene, Santa and his sleigh and much more originally displayed by Elvis. The interior of Graceland mansion is decked out in Christmas decor and includes his traditional red velvet drapes and Presley family Christmas artifacts on display. 

 

Content from Event websites.  Links provided.