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Memphis Moms Guide to December 2016

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Alright Memphis Mamas, time to put away the pumpkins and turkey platters and break out the twinkly lights and snowman decorations! December is here and it is bringing a sleigh-load of fun.

To me, December is a time for celebration and memory making. One of our family’s favorite holiday traditions is decorating our Christmas tree and then cuddling up for a movie night with the 25 Days of Christmas. There’s nothing like a cup of hot chocolate, popcorn, and Elf  by the light of the tree to get you in the holiday spirit. Between all the family traditions, gift buying and wrapping, parties to attend, cookies to bake, and holiday memories to make, there isn’t much time to search for things to do with the family. Not to worry, we here at MMB know how busy this time of year is. So as our gift to you, we have wrapped up December’s best family friendly events in a pretty bow just for you.


Holiday Parades: Parade route and information is available in the links.

December 2, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm  Collierville Christmas Parade

December 3, 4:00 pm Downtown Holiday Parade

December 3, 4:00 pm Bartlett Christmas Parade

December 3, 3:00 pm Arlington Christmas Parade

December 3, 1:00 pm Millington Christmas Parade 

December 10, 2:00pm Germantown Holiday Parade


Holiday Events

December 1-10

Running multiple nights through December 30:  Zoo Lights at Memphis Zoo It doesn’t get any better than this WILD Winter Wonderland. Head to the Memphis Zoo to experience live reindeer, LED light displays, and SNOW! There is so much for your family to experience at Zoo Lights; hop aboard the North Pole Express, take in a magic show, and don’t forget about Santa!! Ice skating and special treats are available for additional cost. Zoo lights kickoff on November 18 and will run multiple nights. Check the Zoo website for event dates and times, additional information, and ticket costs.

Running through end of Christmas Tree Season Cut your own Christmas Tree @ Priddy Farms. During the holiday seasons we offer families to come out and enjoy cutting down their own christmas tree. Start a family tradition and create wonderful memories at Priddy Farms Christmas Tree Farm by cutting down your own Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress, White Pine, or Scotch Pine. If weather permits, the train and children’s activities may be running. Knowledgeable staff and bow saws are available, so you don’t have to worry about having a Christmas Vacation moment. For more information, check out the Priddy Farms FB page.

Starting Dec 2, running select nights through Dec 23: Check website for details Polar Express Train Rides at Batesville Train Station Dancing chefs, singing elves and a special gift from Santa himself – all of this awaits you and your family aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride departing from Batesville. Grab your hot chocolate and join the festivities on this round-trip train ride to the North Pole – in your favorite PJ’s of course! Premium classes sell out fast, but our Standard class receives the same on-board show, golden ticket and visit from Santa, all at great savings. You can find details here or call 1-877-334-4783.

Running Multiple Nights through December 27 Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park Shelby Farms beloved Starry Nights is back and bigger than ever with new LED light displays, Mistletoe Village, and more nights to experience the regions largest holiday light show! Load your family into your car (make sure you have enough gas!) and drive through glowing displays of over 1.5 million LED lights sure to get you into a holly-jolly holiday mood! Stop in at Mistletoe Village to visit Santa, roast s’mores, visit the petting zoo, and much more. Tickets start at $15 for members (car load) and $20 non-members for entry. Veterans, active military and first responders get $5 off with valid ID. Mistletoe Village activities are an additional fee. Check the website for event details, book a carriage ride, and a list of special themed nights. Don’t miss this Mid-South tradition! You can purchase advance tickets (and avoid the line with pre-sale ticket entry) here.

Running through December 31 Enchanted Forest @ Pink Palace Children of all ages will be charmed by the animated characters set in the magical snowy setting of Enchanted Forest, benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Visit the Festival of Trees, Gingerbread Village, and the Model Train that winds through a snow covered village. Santa cheerfully greets guests at the end of the Forest and poses for holiday photos. Photo packages ($10-$60). Enchanted Forest is open from 9-5, tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for kids 3-12 and seniors.

December 1 starting at 5:30 Collieville Town Tree Lighting Ceremony Program starts at 5:30 with hot chocolate being served by the Board of Mayor and Alderman. Santa will arrive at approximately 7:10pm and the tree lighting will take place immediately following Santa’s arrival.

December 2 at 6:00pm GPAC PB & Jammies Holiday Sing a long  Jump into your most comfy jammies and join us for this annual holiday inspired kids concert with Jeremy Shrader and friends. Children will be delighted to sing and dance to their favorite Christmas and Hanukkah tunes mixed in with current Frozen favorites. We will finish the evening with a post concert snack of cookies and milk! This performance is sponsored by St. George’s Independent School.
Tickets: $8 per child (includes up to two adults free). You can purchase tickets here.

December 2-3 and 9-10, 5:30-8:30 Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard @ Memphis Botanic Gardens 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 the 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. Kids under 2 are free. S’mores kits, hot cocoa, and other concessions are available at additional cost. Get your tickets online here.

December 3, 4, and 10: Check website for showtimes Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! @ The Circuit Playhouse The world’s funniest first grader is SUPER excited about the upcoming holiday sing-along and gift exchange at her school. That is, of course, until she draws Bossy-Head May for Secret Santa! Parents and kids alike will enjoy the zany adventures of Junie B. Jones and the themes of peace, kindness and true holiday spirit in the show. Tickets range from $15-$40. The show runs through most weekends until December 23. See website for dates and show times.

December 3 and 10 at 12:00 The Magic of Science: Holiday Edition @ Pink Palace Pink Palace’s elves are sharing the science behind their holiday magic! Add some science-y magic to your holiday season with the Holiday Magic of Science! Join us as we tinker with tinsel, create magic snow and light up the night with chemistry candles! For reservations, call 901.636.2362. Tickets: $4.00 (child and senior) / $4.50 (adults). This event takes place in the Discovery Theater.

December 3 at 7:00 pm Germantown Holiday Concert Experience the magic of the holiday season! A long standing Germantown tradition, our Holiday Concert features the Germantown Chorus and Germantown Symphony Orchestra. The festive evening concludes with the audience-favorite sing-along! Bring the whole family and start your holiday in style! Tickets: $15 plus handling, you can purchase them here.

December 3, 4, and 10: Check website for showtimes Peter Pan @ Playhouse on the Square Wendy, Michael, and John Darling are in for the adventure of their lives when Peter Pan comes swooping into their nursery one seemingly average night. This timeless tale of fun, adventure, and of course, never growing up, is the perfect holiday treat for audiences of all ages. The show runs most weekends through December 31. Purchase tickets here.

December 3 (Horn Lake), 10 (Germantown and Summer Ave): Check website for times Wizarding Christmas Event at Knowledge Tree Attention Wizards and Witches! Knowledge Tree is having a Christmas at Hogwarts event. Join us for potion making, S.P.E.W. games, make a crystal ball in Divination class, and test your magical knowledge in History of Magic. Come dressed in your best magical robes, there’s also a costume contest. $5 per student. Get your tickets here.

December 5, 9:30 am – 11:00 am Moms (and Pops) and Tots Bike Ride Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative hosts a monthly bicycle ride from Revolutions to Overton Park (just over 3 miles). Bring a picnic snack and a blanket and get ready to pedal! Kids will have some time to play at the park. Bring a bike trailer, trail-a-bike, or bike seats loaded with kiddos. No bike? No problem! Revolutions offers adult rental bikes for $5 and family cargo bikes for $10 plus tax for the ride. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early if you’re renting a bike. Ride is weather dependent and helmets are required. For more information, contact Revolutions Bicycle Cooperative directly.

December 9-11, 2:00pm and 7:30pm shows Nutcracker Ballet Memphis A spectacular production with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, glistening sets, magical characters and an amazing cast of nearly 100 including professional dancers and local children. Plus, after each performance, meet the characters in the lobby for photos and autographs. No charge, just bring your own camera and meet Clara, Nutcracker, Sugar Plum, Cavalier and more! Performance dates and times are: Friday, December 9, 7:30p; Saturday, December 10, 2p and 7:30p; and Sunday, December 11, 2pm. Tickets start at just $10 ($10-$75 range). You can purchase tickets here.

December 10, 10:00 am-12:00pm Our Generation Doll Event- Cordova Target Join us at the Cordova Target for a free event with Our Generation Dolls! Our Generation believes that this generation of girls is extraordinary and each girl has a story to tell. Don’t forget to bring your doll with you!

December 10, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Memphis Indie Holiday Pop Up Shop The Memphis Indie Holiday Market is a juried, curated shopping event that brings together the very best makers & purveyors in the Mid-South! Guests enjoy exposure to 20+ booths, live music, & food trucks. They will have fun and leave the event with fabulous handmade gifts ready to put under the tree!


December 11-17

Running multiple nights through December 30:  Zoo Lights at Memphis Zoo It doesn’t get any better than this WILD Winter Wonderland. Head to the Memphis Zoo to experience live reindeer, LED light displays, and SNOW! There is so much for your family to experience at Zoo Lights; hop aboard the North Pole Express, take in a magic show, and don’t forget about Santa!! Ice skating and special treats are available for additional cost. Zoo lights kickoff on November 18 and will run multiple nights. Check the Zoo website for event dates and times, additional information, and ticket costs.

Running through end of Christmas Tree Season Cut your own Christmas Tree @ Priddy Farms. During the holiday seasons we offer families to come out and enjoy cutting down their own christmas tree. Start a family tradition and create wonderful memories at Priddy Farms Christmas Tree Farm by cutting down your own Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress, White Pine, or Scotch Pine. If weather permits, the train and children’s activities may be running. Knowledgeable staff and bow saws are available, so you don’t have to worry about having a Christmas Vacation moment. For more information, check out the Priddy Farms FB page.

Starting Dec 2, running select nights through Dec 23: Check website for details Polar Express Train Rides at Batesville Train Station Dancing chefs, singing elves and a special gift from Santa himself – all of this awaits you and your family aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride departing from Batesville. Grab your hot chocolate and join the festivities on this round-trip train ride to the North Pole – in your favorite PJ’s of course! Premium classes sell out fast, but our Standard class receives the same on-board show, golden ticket and visit from Santa, all at great savings. You can find details here or call 1-877-334-4783.

Running Multiple Nights through December 27 Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park Shelby Farms beloved Starry Nights is back and bigger than ever with new LED light displays, Mistletoe Village, and more nights to experience the regions largest holiday light show! Load your family into your car (make sure you have enough gas!) and drive through glowing displays of over 1.5 million LED lights sure to get you into a holly-jolly holiday mood! Stop in at Mistletoe Village to visit Santa, roast s’mores, visit the petting zoo, and much more. Tickets start at $15 for members (car load) and $20 non-members for entry. Veterans, active military and first responders get $5 off with valid ID. Mistletoe Village activities are an additional fee. Check the website for event details, book a carriage ride, and a list of special themed nights. Don’t miss this Mid-South tradition! You can purchase advance tickets (and avoid the line with pre-sale ticket entry) here.

Running through December 31 Enchanted Forest @ Pink Palace Children of all ages will be charmed by the animated characters set in the magical snowy setting of Enchanted Forest, benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Visit the Festival of Trees, Gingerbread Village, and the Model Train that winds through a snow covered village. Santa cheerfully greets guests at the end of the Forest and poses for holiday photos. Photo packages ($10-$60). Enchanted Forest is open from 9-5, tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for kids 3-12 and seniors.

December 11, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Memphis Grilled Cheese Festival December just got a whole lot more delicious. The second annual Memphis Grilled Cheese Festival will take place December 11th, 2016 from 12-6 pm at Hi Tone in Memphis, TN benefiting ALIVE Memphis Rescue. There will be a kids’ activity area, food trucks, and did I mention GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES?  With a general admission ticket ($5), you will have access to Memphis Grilled Cheese Festival. Each team will be handing out samples during the cook off in hopes to win your vote. You can find more information on the event website

December 11: 2:00pm and 7:30 pm showtimes Nutcracker Ballet Memphis  A spectacular production with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, glistening sets, magical characters and an amazing cast of nearly 100 including professional dancers and local children. Plus, after each performance, meet the characters in the lobby for photos and autographs. No charge, just bring your own camera and meet Clara, Nutcracker, Sugar Plum, Cavalier and more! Performance dates and times are: Friday, December 9, 7:30p; Saturday, December 10, 2p and 7:30p; and Sunday, December 11, 2pm. Tickets start at just $10 ($10-$75 range). You can purchase tickets here.

December 11: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wizarding Christmas Event at Knowledge Tree Attention Wizards and Witches! Knowledge Tree is having a Christmas at Hogwarts event. Join us for potion making, S.P.E.W. games, make a crystal ball in Divination class, and test your magical knowledge in History of Magic. Come dressed in your best magical robes, there’s also a costume contest. $5 per student. Get your tickets here.

December 11 and 17: Check website for showtimes Peter Pan @ Playhouse on the Square Wendy, Michael, and John Darling are in for the adventure of their lives when Peter Pan comes swooping into their nursery one seemingly average night. This timeless tale of fun, adventure, and of course, never growing up, is the perfect holiday treat for audiences of all ages. The show runs most weekends through December 31. Purchase tickets here.

December 11 and 17: Check website for showtimes Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! @ The Circuit Playhouse The world’s funniest first grader is SUPER excited about the upcoming holiday sing-along and gift exchange at her school. That is, of course, until she draws Bossy-Head May for Secret Santa! Parents and kids alike will enjoy the zany adventures of Junie B. Jones and the themes of peace, kindness and true holiday spirit in the show. Tickets range from $15-$40. The show runs through most weekends until December 23. See website for dates and show times.

December 11th, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm S’mores with Santa @ Memphis Botanic Gardens Become part of a new holiday tradition as Santa drops in for s’mores and snapshots at Snowy Nights! Stroll through My Big Backyard, decked out in lights and holiday decorations, with outdoor activities, snow play, and more. Bring your own camera to capture magical encounters with Santa and his wintry friends. Tickets include s’mores, hot dog bar, hot cocoa buffet, and all the interactive fun of Snowy Nights. MBG members $12/non-members $15. Reservations are required and the event will sell out fast, so get your tickets soon. You can click here to buy tickets online, or call 901-636-4131 to confirm by phone.

December 13 – 18 (multiple shows) Annie @ Orpheum Theater The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Kids and adults alike will love this brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Tickets start at $25 ($25-$125) and can be purchased here. Check website for dates and showtimes.

December 13, 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30) – 9:00 pm The Polar Express- Christmas in Collierville  Wear your PJs and come enjoy this holiday classic! “The Polar Express” will be shown at the Harrell Theater from 7-9pm; doors open at 6:30pm. This is a free event. This is part of the Christmas in Collierville program, sponsored by the Town of Collierville.

December 14  IKEA Memphis opens The wait is FINALLY over! IKEA Memphis will open it’s doors to the Mid-South on December 14. See for yourself how the iconic blue building is much more than a furniture store; it is a day out for the whole family! With the restaurant (hello Swedish meatballs!), Smalland (child care while you shop!), and IKEA’s functional designs at affordable prices, there is something everyone will love. You can find more information about IKEA Memphis’ grand opening celebration on their website.

December 16 and 17, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard @ Memphis Botanic Gardens 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 the 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. Kids under 2 are free. S’mores kits, hot cocoa, and other concessions are available at additional cost. Get your tickets online here.

December 17, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Kidpreneur Holiday Pop Up Shop Head over to Makeda’s Cookies, 488 S 2nd St, Memphis, 38103 to pick up some holiday gifts. Your kiddos might even be inspired to start a business of their own after talking to these young entrepreneurs with BIG ideas. 

December 17, 12:00 noon The Magic of Science: Holiday Edition @ Pink Palace Pink Palace’s elves are sharing the science behind their holiday magic! Add some science-y magic to your holiday season with the Holiday Magic of Science! Join us as we tinker with tinsel, create magic snow and light up the night with chemistry candles! For reservations, call 901.636.2362. Tickets: $4.00 (child and senior) / $4.50 (adults). This event takes place in the Discovery Theater.

December 17, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pictures with Santa @ CMOM It’s that time of year and Santa Claus will be stopping by CMOM! Come take pictures with him from 1 PM – 4 PM. Parents, be sure to bring your own cameras to get that perfect picture!

 


December 18-24

Running multiple nights through December 30:  Zoo Lights at Memphis Zoo It doesn’t get any better than this WILD Winter Wonderland. Head to the Memphis Zoo to experience live reindeer, LED light displays, and SNOW! There is so much for your family to experience at Zoo Lights; hop aboard the North Pole Express, take in a magic show, and don’t forget about Santa!! Ice skating and special treats are available for additional cost. Zoo lights kickoff on November 18 and will run multiple nights. Check the Zoo website for event dates and times, additional information, and ticket costs.

Running through end of Christmas Tree Season Cut your own Christmas Tree @ Priddy Farms. During the holiday seasons we offer families to come out and enjoy cutting down their own christmas tree. Start a family tradition and create wonderful memories at Priddy Farms Christmas Tree Farm by cutting down your own Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress, White Pine, or Scotch Pine. If weather permits, the train and children’s activities may be running. Knowledgeable staff and bow saws are available, so you don’t have to worry about having a Christmas Vacation moment. For more information, check out the Priddy Farms FB page.

Starting Dec 2, running select nights through Dec 23: Check website for details Polar Express Train Rides at Batesville Train Station Dancing chefs, singing elves and a special gift from Santa himself – all of this awaits you and your family aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride departing from Batesville. Grab your hot chocolate and join the festivities on this round-trip train ride to the North Pole – in your favorite PJ’s of course! Premium classes sell out fast, but our Standard class receives the same on-board show, golden ticket and visit from Santa, all at great savings. You can find details here or call 1-877-334-4783.

Running Multiple Nights through December 27 Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park Shelby Farms beloved Starry Nights is back and bigger than ever with new LED light displays, Mistletoe Village, and more nights to experience the regions largest holiday light show! Load your family into your car (make sure you have enough gas!) and drive through glowing displays of over 1.5 million LED lights sure to get you into a holly-jolly holiday mood! Stop in at Mistletoe Village to visit Santa, roast s’mores, visit the petting zoo, and much more. Tickets start at $15 for members (car load) and $20 non-members for entry. Veterans, active military and first responders get $5 off with valid ID. Mistletoe Village activities are an additional fee. Check the website for event details, book a carriage ride, and a list of special themed nights. Don’t miss this Mid-South tradition! You can purchase advance tickets (and avoid the line with pre-sale ticket entry) here.

Running through December 31 Enchanted Forest @ Pink Palace Children of all ages will be charmed by the animated characters set in the magical snowy setting of Enchanted Forest, benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Visit the Festival of Trees, Gingerbread Village, and the Model Train that winds through a snow covered village. Santa cheerfully greets guests at the end of the Forest and poses for holiday photos. Photo packages ($10-$60). Enchanted Forest is open from 9-5, tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for kids 3-12 and seniors.

Dec 18, 12:15 pm Polar Express Holiday Spectacular on Ice @ Mid South Ice House Local skaters’ athletic and artistic talent are showcased in this 5th annual holiday Theater On Ice production – THE POLAR EXPRESS! Stay to skate the Mid-South Ice House Public Skating Session immediately following the show. Sunday, December 18 at 12:15 p.m. Tickets for the show are available here

December 18, 21, 22, and 23: Check website for showtimes Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! @ The Circuit Playhouse The world’s funniest first grader is SUPER excited about the upcoming holiday sing-along and gift exchange at her school. That is, of course, until she draws Bossy-Head May for Secret Santa! Parents and kids alike will enjoy the zany adventures of Junie B. Jones and the themes of peace, kindness and true holiday spirit in the show. Tickets range from $15-$40. The show runs through most weekends until December 23. See website for dates and show times.

December 18, 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm shows  Annie @ Orpheum Theater  Leaping Lizards! Kids and adults alike will love this brand new incarnation of the original musical. Tickets start at $25 ($25-$125) and can be purchased here. Check website for dates and showtimes.

December 18, 22, and 23: Check website for showtimes Peter Pan @ Playhouse on the Square Wendy, Michael, and John Darling are in for the adventure of their lives when Peter Pan comes swooping into their nursery one seemingly average night. This timeless tale of fun, adventure, and of course, never growing up, is the perfect holiday treat for audiences of all ages. The show runs most weekends through December 31. Purchase tickets here.

December 18 – 23: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard @ Memphis Botanic Gardens 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 the 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. Kids under 2 are free. S’mores kits, hot cocoa, and other concessions are available at additional cost. Get your tickets online here.

 


December 25-31

December 28: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm Starry 4K @ Shelby Farms Park  Zoom through the spectacular of  Starry Nights at the speed of light! Pre-registered runners will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt that glows in the dark. The race is family-friendly and open to all ages. This is your last chance to see the lights in 2016, so sign up today! Your registration fee helps keep Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline clean, green and safe. You can register for the race here

December 29, 30, and 31: Check website for showtimes Peter Pan @ Playhouse on the Square Wendy, Michael, and John Darling are in for the adventure of their lives when Peter Pan comes swooping into their nursery one seemingly average night. This timeless tale of fun, adventure, and of course, never growing up, is the perfect holiday treat for audiences of all ages. The show runs most weekends through December 31. Purchase tickets here.

Running multiple nights through December 30 Zoo Lights at Memphis Zoo It doesn’t get any better than this WILD Winter Wonderland. Head to the Memphis Zoo to experience live reindeer, LED light displays, and SNOW! There is so much for your family to experience at Zoo Lights; hop aboard the North Pole Express, take in a magic show, and don’t forget about Santa!! Ice skating and special treats are available for additional cost. Zoo lights kickoff on November 18 and will run multiple nights. Check the Zoo website for event dates and times, additional information, and ticket costs.

Running Multiple Nights through December 27 Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park Shelby Farms beloved Starry Nights is back and bigger than ever with new LED light displays, Mistletoe Village, and more nights to experience the regions largest holiday light show! Load your family into your car (make sure you have enough gas!) and drive through glowing displays of over 1.5 million LED lights sure to get you into a holly-jolly holiday mood! Stop in at Mistletoe Village to visit Santa, roast s’mores, visit the petting zoo, and much more. Tickets start at $15 for members (car load) and $20 non-members for entry. Veterans, active military and first responders get $5 off with valid ID. Mistletoe Village activities are an additional fee. Check the website for event details, book a carriage ride, and a list of special themed nights. Don’t miss this Mid-South tradition! You can purchase advance tickets (and avoid the line with pre-sale ticket entry) here.

December 31: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm New Year’s at Noon: Super Hero Party Calling all crime fighting kids and their grown up sidekicks to CMOM. Suit up in your favorite Super Hero costume, discover hidden powers, and celebrate the New Year with the world’s coolest heroes. Pose for keep sake photos and enjoy hero face painting, super crafts, music, strolling magic, juggling, and balloon art. The countdown will be celebrated with a balloon and goody toss! Members are free and non-members are $15. Register for your tickets here

December 31: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm Disney/Star Wars New Year’s Eve Party (Sensory-Friendly) at Hope Church Come dressed as your favorite Disney/Star Wars character and whisper in the New Year with us during our “Quiet Ball Drop.” Also includes games, Legos, and food. All disabilities welcome. This is a free event, but it is requested you RSVP to [email protected]

Running through December 31 Enchanted Forest @ Pink Palace Children of all ages will be charmed by the animated characters set in the magical snowy setting of Enchanted Forest, benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Visit the Festival of Trees, Gingerbread Village, and the Model Train that winds through a snow covered village. Santa cheerfully greets guests at the end of the Forest and poses for holiday photos. Photo packages ($10-$60). Enchanted Forest is open from 9-5, tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for kids 3-12 and seniors.


If we missed your family’s favorite holiday event, let us know! You can always keep up with all of the great events in Memphis on our MMB Calendar and the MMB Facebook page too! From all of us at  Memphis Moms Blog, we wish your family  a very happy, safe, and festive holiday season! Happy memory making everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to Memphis Moms Guide to December 2016

  1. Lyndsay December 9, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

    Thanks for this great list! We just had our first. We love seeing the Nutcracker Ballet Memphis!