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11/23 through 12/31

  • Holiday Wonders at the Garden runs on select nights through December 31st featuring three distinct areas, each with a different theme but all catering to families, couples and groups.
    • Snowy Nights: Snowy Nights is the outdoor, interactive, family oriented venue. It is a continuation of the popular Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard.
    • Trees Alight: Trees Alight is sure to become a community favorite and features the City of Memphis Christmas Tree as well as a spectacular nightly LED light show. It will be located in the Conifer Garden.
    • Under the Stars Outdoor Lounge: This is a cozy location filled with welcoming couches, fire tables and holiday spirits. The lounge will be located in the heart of Holiday Wonders at the Garden and will have easy access to Trees Alight and Snowy Nights. Concessions and adult beverages will be a step away.
    • Tickets go on sale 11/12.

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #42: Zoo Lights at the Memphis Zoo

by Melissa Thompson

     - Open select nights from November 16th through December 30th, 5:30pm to 9:30pm

     - Snow is back at this year’s SunTrust Zoo Lights! You’ll see snow in the Courtyard, the return of the 90-foot LED Ferris wheel, see Santa in his shop, go ice-skating, see live reindeer, enjoy thousands of LED holiday lights and more.

  • Things to know:
    Zoo Lights are open at 5:30pm on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
    Zoo Lights admission is $7/members, $9/nonmembers, children under 2 are free
    Ice skating is $6/person
    Ferris wheel is $5/persion
    Annual tree lighting ceremony is 11/18 (time TBA)
    Get tickets online

By and photo credit: https://www.memphiszoo.org/suntrust-zoo-lights

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #94: Memphis Zoo Lights

by Melissa Thompson

What is better than a winter wonderland? A WILD winter wonderland! SNOW is back at this year’s SunTrust Zoo Lights.

There's so much to see and do, visitors of all ages will find something to enjoy like the 90-FT LED Ferris wheel, Santa in his shop, live reindeer, thousands of LED holiday lights, the only 5,400 sq. ft outdoor ice skating rink and much more! 

Ice Rink open DAILY beginning November 18.
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$6/per person for ice skating

What to know:
1. Avoid nightly crowds - skate during the day!
2. Regular Zoo admission applies
3. Dress warmly! It's Memphis' only outdoor, tented skating rink

Don’t miss out on a Mid-South tradition that not only brightens up the season, but is also a lot of fun. Make a night of it and build holiday memories at these unforgettable celebrations of light and holiday spirit.

Zoo visitors please note that Zoo Lights is a separate event and requires a separate ticket. 
4:00 pm Last day admission to the Zoo
5:00 pm Zoo closes*
5:30 pm Zoo Lights opens*

*Thanksgiving Day: Zoo Closed during the day. SunTrust Zoo Lights opens at 5:30 p.m.
**Christmas Eve: Zoo Closed. No SunTrust Zoo Lights.
***Christmas Day: Zoo Closed during the day. SunTrust Zoo Lights opens at 5:30 p.m.

Visit http://www.memphiszoo.org or call 333-6500 for more info.

By and photo credit: www.memphiszoo.org

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #43: Christmas Light Displays

by Melissa Thompson

 

If you were to roam around Memphis this time of year, you would think you were at The North Pole. Huge inflatable snowmen, mass arrays of lights, and garland hung from every corner, consumes just about every neighborhood in Memphis! You might consider venturing from your normal route on major roads, and venturing through some of these areas: Here’s a few neighborhoods we think have sweet displays:

But not just residents get in on this holiday fun, businesses deck out in the spirit too! Several retail and dining communities in Memphis, unite together and ensure their neighborhoods are ready for the holidays. Check out these areas to hang out, eat, walk, and shop while checking out the lights:

Visit any of Memphis’ traditional exhibits:

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