1) Snap a Photo at the Big Tree!

Get a perfect shot at the Holiday Tree on the corner of Peabody Place and Main Street.

2) Check Out Storefront Windows

Tour the decorated storefronts throughout Downtown!

Click here to view the list of participating storefronts with a map (coming soon). Let us know your favorite on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and tag us @DowntownMemphis.

3) Take a Carriage Ride Through the City

Hop on one of the many horse-drawn carriage tours in Downtown and enjoy a pleasant ride filled with lights and fun facts.

Learn more about Carriage Tours of Memphis and Carriage Company of Memphis.

Carriage Ride Memphis Tours

4) See a Musical or Theatrical Performance

Grab your seat at The Orpheum, Cannon Center, Halloran CentreNew Daisy, and more venues for special holiday concerts and plays.

Check out our Events Page to see what shows are coming to Downtown, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter so you get updates right in your inbox!


5) Indulge in Holiday Treats

Swing by one of the many coffee shops, bakeries, etc. for special holiday-themed desserts, treats, and drinks!

Fun ideas include:

Check out our Guide to Downtown and find a full listing of coffee shops, dessert parlors and more!

''Tis the season for wine and chocolate! Stop by and pick up some of these yummy gift sets. #choose901 #localgifts #misscordelias

A photo posted by Miss Cordelia's Grocery (@misscordelias) on

6) Peabody Hotel

Stop by the South’s Grandest Hotel for brunch by the tree, lunchtime choir performances, shopping at Lansky, or the duck march!

The Peabody will have some fun & food happenings on Christmas Day, click here to view the schedule for Chrstmas at The Peabody.

7) Visit Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro

Get a FREE photo with Santa and explore the winter wonderland full of kids’ crafting, toy arcades, family activities and more!

Click here to get more information on Santa's Wonderland, and click here to view the full schedule of activities.

You can also find Santa at Aldo's Pizza on Saturday, Dec. 10th! Enjoy pics and crafts from 12:30 - 3pm. More information

8) Grab Drinks Heated Patios or Dinner at Restaurants

Get together with friends and family for your favorite drink on a heated patio or rooftop. Click here for our list of Downtown Patios.

Thrillest ranked some great playes to eat during the holidays, and several Downtown restaurants were included! Check out the full list here.

Loflin Yard pictued below

Loflin Yard Christmas

9) Go Ice Skating on the Bluff

The Fourth Bluff Project brings a seasonal ice-skating rink to Downtown Memphis! The Fourth Bluff Ice Rink is located at Mississippi River Park on Riverside Drive (next to the Tennessee Welcome Center).

Tuesdays - Thursdays: 2 - 8pm
Fridays: 2 - 10pm
Saturday: 10am - 10pm

$10 Admission includes skate rentals

Live music, food trucks, skating lessons and other fun events will be planned throughout the holiday season. Free Wi-Fi will be available. Click here to see the full schedule of events.

The Fourth Bluff Ice Rink will operate through the end of January so make sure you get your fill of skating in!

Fourth Bluff Ice Rink

10) Shop 'Til You Drop!

Shop local this year and get the perfect gift at one of the many retail locations on Main Street, Beale, South Main, Mud Island, The Edge and The Pinch!

Click here to stay up-to-date with our Downtown weekly stocking stuffers!

Check out our previous Downtown Winter Retail Guide below for even more shopping information.

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