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Memphis Christmas Guide

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The holiday season is a busy one with so many things to do and so little time in which to do them! Here is a guide to the holiday happenings in the Memphis area to help you plan out this most wonderful (yet hectic!) time of the year. Be sure to scroll down to see all of these resources.

1. Santa Claus in Memphis

Santa Claus is making appearances all over Memphis and the Mid-South--and not just at the malls. If you want to get your Christmas wish list to him, here are the places you can go to find him.

2. Christmas Parades

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There are plenty of Christmas parades to choose from in the Memphis area. Some are elaborate productions and others have a quaint small town feel. With dates throughout the holiday season, you can go to one or go to many.

3. Christmas Light Displays

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It's the holiday season and Memphis is all aglow. Sure, you can drive around town and look at yard displays but there are much bigger displays out there (think 1,000,000 bulbs!).Here are some of the biggest and best light displays in the area.

4. Christmas Tree Farms

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There is something magical about going out and chopping down your own Christmas tree. These Christmas tree farms allow you to do just that. If you don't want to actually cut it down yourself, just pick your favorite tree and a staff member will do the chopping for you.

5. Holiday Plays, Shows, and Concerts

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Want an easy way to get yourself into the Christmas spirit? Sit down and enjoy one of these holiday shows. With concerts, musicals, plays, and movies, there is something for everyone on this list.

6. Christmas Dinner

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If you are coming in from out of town or simply don't feel like cooking an elaborate Christmas dinner, there are a number of restaurants that will be open in Memphis on Christmas Day.

7. Christmas Shopping

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If you don't have an army of elves making all your Christmas gifts for you, these Christmas shopping resources will help you cross every name off your list.

8. Holiday Safety

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Unfortunately, this most wonderful time of year is also one of the times when you are most likely to be a victim of crime. These tips from the Memphis Police Department can help keep you safe.

9. Things To Do on Christmas Day

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When the presents have been opened and dinner is through, here are some things to do in Memphis to keep you--and any out-of-town guests--entertained on Christmas Day.
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