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Your Guide to Holiday Lights Around Memphis 2023

I remember driving around Memphis in the back seat of my parent's car with all my siblings when I was little looking at Christmas lights. We'd drink hot chocolate, get into our pajamas, and drive all over trying to find the best display. We did this every year, until one of my sisters got car sick and threw up. Now I've started this same tradition with my own three kids. Luckily, there are so many options to choose from! look at Christmas lights meme

This year, you can see all the fun lights that the Memphis area has to offer! In no particular order, here is our list of where to see all the best lights:

Experiences:

*New This Year: Deck the Diamond

Autozone Park, 200 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103

November 24-December 31, Entry times are reserved every hour starting at 4:30 p.m., on weekends and select weekdays. Ticket prices vary but General Admission is $33.88 with fees.

Holiday Wonders at the Garden

Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry, Memphis, TN 38117

November 24 - December 30, 5-8:30 p.m., select nights (last entry 7:30 p.m.) $12/members, $15/non-members, $17/same-day tickets, free for children under 2 Holiday Wonders Christmas lights

Memphis Zoo Lights

2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN 38112

November 24 - January 6, 5:30-9:30 p.m., select nights
$14/members, $19/non-members (free for kids under 2)

Starry Nights

Shelby Farms Park, 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38134

Enter through Main Gate off Farm Road for pre-purchased tickets AND to purchase tickets November 24 - December 31, 6-10 p.m., select nights

Christmas at Graceland

Graceland Mansion park at 3717 Elvis Presley, Memphis, TN, 38116 (fee)

There will be a special Holiday Lighting on November 16. Graceland will be decorated for the holiday from November 16 - January 8. Graceland Holiday Concert Weekend will be December 1-2.

Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees

Museum of Science and History- Pink Palace, 3050 Central, Memphis, TN 38111

November 18 - December 31, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wed., Thurs., Sat.; 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday; Noon - 5 p.m., Sun {closed Mon., Tues., Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day}
$7/adults, $6/children ages 3-12 and senior citizens. Does not include regular admission to museum

Winter Wonderland at CMOM

2525 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104

November 24-January 7
Santa is the special guest on Saturdays, but daily activities include sock skating and snowball fights!
Free with the price of admission.

Christmas In Collierville

Collierville Town Square, 96 N Center St, Collierville, TN 38017

Experience the magic and beauty of Collierville Town Square during the holiday season with festive events and a quarter-million holiday lights in the historic district from Thanksgiving to the New Year. November 21-January 4.

Christmas lights

Southern Lights

Central Park, 7651 Tchulahoma, Southaven, MS 38671

This is a drive-thru holiday event that runs every night, Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, through December 31st, 5pm-10pm. It winds through a 116-acre park with 500,000 twinkling lights. Admission: cars $10, vans $15 and buses $30.

Light  Garden Light Display

8267 Goodman Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654

This immersive holiday experience runs November 22-January 1 this year! Keep an eye out for more details!

Christmas Tree Lightings:

  • November 18, Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:00 p.m.
  • November 19, Arlington Tree Lighting, 4-7 p.m.
  • November 21, Collierville Tree Lighting, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
  • November 24, Peabody Tree Lighting following the 3-6 p.m. **Reservations required
  • November 24, Holiday Tree Lighting, City of Germantown, 5-7 p.m.
  • December 1, City Hall Tree Lighting, Olive Branch, 6-8 p.m.
  • December 2, Overton Square Tree Lighting, 4-6 p.m.

Drive-by Lights

Magic of the Holidays in Bartlett

6928 Briarhill Drive, Bartlett, TN, 38135 Come see a beautiful display, featuring over 45,000 lights along with computerized animation. All the lights are synchronized to music, so tune your radio to 94.3 FM. Follow them on Facebook. The lighting this year takes place the evening of Thanksgiving.

Christmas Cove in Collierville

Starting with one house in 2004, West Tuscumbia Cove has gotten bigger and more extravagant every year since. It's definitely worth the trip just so your kids can get a ride in Santa's sleigh!

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Did we miss your favorite Christmas lights display? Let us know in the comments!

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