FEELING FESTIVE: CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS LIKE A LOCAL

Written by Haley Clift. 12/4/23

Happy Holidays! Deck the halls with all things local this holiday season, from your festive party planning to the gifts wrapped underneath the tree. Celebrate more scouted businesses in The Scout Guide Directory.

DINE + PARTY

Belle Meade Social: Entertaining family or friends for the holidays? Book the private room at Belle Meade Social for your holiday get-togethers, pop into the bar, or make a dinner reservation for your group.

Corky’s BBQ: Stop by Corky’s BBQ and get holiday-ready with the local selection of rubs and grab-and-go barbeque. Want to skip the cooking entirely? Place your order for your Holiday Feast here.

Fizz the Tap Truck: If you’re hosting a party this holiday season, give the bartending job to Fizz for a fun and unique experience that your crowd will love! 

Great Wines and Spirits: Don’t show up to the party empty-handed! Stop by Great Wines and Spirits to grab a festive bottle before your next gathering.

The Lobbyist: Head to the Lobbyist for a delicious dinner downtown and enjoy the beautiful holiday lights, the Christmas tree, and a Grizzlies Game or a show at the Orpheum. 

Moondance Grill: The cozy fireplace and piano bar at Moondance Grill never disappoint! Reserve a table online here

SHOP

Avenue Wrapping: Stop by Avenue Wrapping for your Christmas wrapping this year. Owner Vanessa will take care of all of your gifts for you in a thoughtfully beautiful way. Check out our recent reel featuring her shop here. We love all of her unique gift items, too!

Cicada: Have a shopping day in Oxford, Mississippi, and visit our favorite spot, Cicada. While you are in Oxford, enjoy the lights on the Square over a cocktail or dinner. 

John Mark Sharpe: Stop by John Mark’s to refresh your holiday curb appeal or to grab a festive item for your home!  

Sage + Honey Co.: Book your hair appointment for the holidays! Sage + Honey is our go-to spot for holiday hair this season. 

Shops of Saddle Creek: Happy Holidays from Saddle Creek! Shop around Saddle Creek and enjoy the festive events throughout December. Take free photos with Santa every weekend in December and grab a treat at the 17 Berkshire Pop-up. Check out Kim Thomas’s blog, Kimmie’s Corner, for more of the latest Saddle Creek content!  

Silo Square: Hop over to Southaven to shop the local boutiques at Silo Square. Enjoy a coffee or lunch at one of the many dining options. This local hot spot is growing every day!

PLAY

Starry Nights: The annual fundraiser for Shelby Farms is back! Experience the park in a different light through festive fun. Starry Nights brings the season’s spirit to life with dazzling displays featuring millions of lights, making for a great tradition. All proceeds go towards supporting the Greenline. Purchase your tickets here.

Deck the Diamond: Experience a Holiday Spectacular at Autozone Park. Stroll through a winter wonderland of 190 light structures, including large walk-through tunnels, archways, animals, presents, and trains, all centered around a 60-foot Christmas tree. Enjoy festive food and drinks, family-friendly holiday activities, musical entertainment, Santa and Mrs. Claus, fireworks, and much more. To purchase your tickets, click here.

Memphis Zoo Lights: A fun evening for the entire family is located in the heart of Midtown, The Memphis Zoo Lights. With mesmerizing light displays, beloved classics, and exciting new additions, this is the place for a merry and bright holiday experience. We love the ice skating rink and don’t miss the iconic light tunnel. This is a Holiday must every year! Purchase your tickets in person or online by clicking here.


For more information on holiday happenings in Memphis, be sure to follow us on Instagram, where we share updates daily. Happy Holidays!