The Best Christmas Events In Memphis

Reporter Kayla Hayes has a roundup of all the best festive events around the 901

Starry Nights at Shelby Farms

The entrance gate to Starry Nights at Shelby Farms

“Experience the magic of the holidays at Shelby Farms Park’s largest event! Starry Nights brings the spirit of the season to life with dazzling displays featuring more than 3.5 million lights (yes, million!) in an all new show! Festive fun is in store for kids and kids at heart at this socially distant, drive-through (or walk or bike-through on select nights) holiday event, so don’t miss out!”

Open from 6-10 PM Dec. 16 through Jan. 3. Closed Dec. 29. Closed to cars, open to pedestrians and bikers Dec. 28. For more information on pricing and ticket availability, visit:

Holiday Events at the Mid-South Ice House

The interior of the Mid-South Ice House.

“The Mid-South Ice House offers public skating sessions for the general public to come try ice skating year-round. Ice skating is a great recreational activity open to all ages and all skill levels. Bring your friends and family for a fun way to enjoy the ice all year long!”

Open Dec. 18 through Jan. 4. For more information on specific events and pricing, visit:


Zoo Lights at the Memphis Zoo

A Christmas tree at the entrance of the Memphis Zoo.

“Tis the season for SunTrust Zoo Lights! Sparkling and Festive displays deck the Memphis Zoo with holiday cheer. A winter wonderland of over 1 million lights await you, along with the big man himself, Santa Claus.”

Open from 6-9:30 PM Dec. 16 through Jan. 3. Closed Dec. 24 and Dec 31. For more information on activities and pricing, visit:







Holiday Wonders at the Memphis Botanical Garden

A promotional image for Holiday Wonders at the Garden.

“The Memphis Botanic Garden (MBG) is pleased to once again host an expanded family, couples, and group-oriented holiday experience called Holiday Wonders at the Garden for 2020. It features four distinct areas catering to different interests. Staged in the northwest corner of the beautiful, centrally-located Memphis Botanic Garden in East Memphis, Holiday Wonders at the Garden has something for all ages.”

Open from 5-8:30 PM, Dec. 14 through Dec. 23. For more information on activities and pricing, visit: