5 Places in Memphis to Take Your Children for Amazing Holiday Lights
We interrupt our regularly scheduled oral health care tips for kids to focus instead on holiday fun tips for the whole family! Here in Memphis, we are lucky to have amazing holiday light displays all over the greater metro area. Here is a list of 5 of our favorite places in Memphis to take children to see holiday lights.
1. Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park
Shelby Farms Park’s annual Starry Nights is sure to delight your whole family, all the while raising money for the lovely central Memphis park. This drive-thru event features millions of dazzling lights. On select Thursdays and Sundays, young children can also meet Santa at Mistletoe Village. Starry Nights holiday lights will be on display through December 31, 2023.
Location: 6993 Great View Drive North
Memphis, TN 38120
2. Zoo Lights at the Memphis Zoo
The Memphis Zoo goes all out for the holidays, and Zoo Lights offers fabulous holiday light displays that kids will love. Highlights include the Light Tunnel, Gingerbread Forest, ice skating rink, ferris wheel, and Santa Claus visits. Entrance to Zoo Lights at the Memphis Zoo is free for children under 2. Zoo Lights at the Memphis Zoo will be on display through January 6, 2024.
Location: 2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN 38112
3. Deck the Diamond Holiday Spectacular at AutoZone Park
The Memphis Redbirds’ home stadium is all decked out for the holidays, and your kids will love the family-friendly Deck the Diamond Holiday Spectacular. With nearly 200 light structures, an ice skating rink, food trucks, music, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a dedicated Kid Zone, this holiday light display is not to be missed. The holiday lights at Autozone Park will run through December 31, 2023.
Location: Autozone Park
200 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
4. Holiday Wonders at the Memphis Botanic Garden
Sip on hot chocolate or apple cider while taking in the sparkling holiday lights at Holiday Wonders at the Garden on select dates. Featuring Santa’s Sleigh, light-up games, and plenty of festive photo-ops, kids of all ages will find limitless fun at this family-friendly event. Holiday Wonders at the Garden runs through December 30, 2023.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
7850 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
5. Collierville Holiday Light Tour
Featuring 70-100 homes and businesses beautifully lit with holiday lights, the Collierville Holiday Light tour is a leisurely driving tour sponsored by the Town of Collierville Parks and Recreation Department and Town Beautiful Commission. No tickets or pre-planning is needed. Simply hop in the car with the kids, and head to the Town Square, before touring the residential areas.
Location: Collierville Town Square and Surrounding Areas
96 Center Street
Collierville, TN 38017
Help Kids Maintain Great Oral Health Over the Holidays
If your children are enjoying more sugary snacks than normal this holiday season, they are in excellent company. Keep in mind though, that sugary snacks can contribute to cavities. So, be sure your children are brushing their teeth for a full two minutes each day, and flossing daily. If it’s been six months or longer since they’ve had a dental appointment, request an appointment at either of our Memphis locations for an oral exam and cleaning. From the entire team at Pediatric Dental Care of Memphis, we wish you a very happy holiday season.