Thanksgiving is officially over! Say goodbye to turkey and pilgrim hats and hello to stunning lights and decorative trees. Christmas season is here! There’s plenty of activities to keep you jolly this holiday season. And if you hate saying adios to Thanksgiving, you may be able to celebrate a little longer at one of these events.

Friday, November 26th

Thanksgiving Weekend

Overton Square

12:00am – 11:45pm | 2101 Madison Ave. 

Overton Square is supplying all the holiday fun with this multi-day event. Now until Sunday, create personalized crafts, watch the Tigers game at Bayou Bar and Grill, shop local and pick up the perfect gift during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Like cocktails? Indulge in something seasonal from Babalu. There’s something for everyone at Overton Square.

The event is FREE!

Starry Nights

Shelby Farms Park

6:00pm – 10:00pm | 6903 Great View Drive North 


The magic of the holidays is back at Shelby Farms Park with its largest event of the year! Now until January, gaze at dazzling light displays that bring the holiday spirit to life. Hop in the car and drive through the park with friends and family or enjoy the walk/bike light show.

For tickets and information on this festive event, visit

Saturday, November 27th

Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting

Downtown Memphis

4:00pm – 7:00pm | Peabody Place

Celebrate the start of the holidays at the annual Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Warm up with some hot chocolate and have your picture taken with Santa for free! You can even purchase ornaments to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tree lighting begins at 4:50.

This is a FREE event!

Holiday Wonders at the Garden

Memphis Botanic Garden

5:00pm – 8:30pm | 750 Cherry Road

Want an unforgettable holiday experience? Holiday Wonders at the Garden is bigger, brighter and better than ever! This event is perfect for a magical date night or a magical family adventure.

Admission is $10. Get your tickets at

Sunday, November 28th

Ghost Note


8:00pm | 2166 Central Avenue 

Jam to a mix of funk, hip hop and jazz this Sunday by Ghost Note. They are live at Railgarten. Have a cocktail, tap your foot to some original music, and play games with friends. Be sure to dress warmly. This is an outdoor event.

Get your tickets at

Saturday Tastings with John Vego

Buster’s Liquors

3:00pm – 5pm | 191 S Highland Street

Send your taste buds on a wonderful journey. Discover new flavors to tantalize your palate and change the way you drink wine. Get your questions answered by a true connoisseur and you may even find a new favorite bottle to take home.

This event is 21+ and free to everyone.

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