It’s the last weekend before Christmas! If you’re like me, you still have tons of last minute shopping to do. Here’s a friendly reminder that shopping local is a great way to support your local community and economy! If you the type that plans ahead and you’ve already got your shopping done, here’s a few things for you to check out this weekend!
Magic & Mystery of Christmas
Overton Square will be filled with magic this weekend events and excitement for young and old alike! Don’t miss a showing of Home Alone on Friday, followed by Santa and “snow” in the square on Saturday!
WHEN: Friday, December 21 – Saturday December 22 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Overton Square
Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees
Children of all ages will be charmed by the animated characters set in the magical snowy setting of Enchanted Forest. Teddy bears beckon, elves are busy at work and penguins play in the snow. Santa cheerfully greets guests at the end of the Forest and poses for holiday photos. A perfect holiday tradition for the whole family to enjoy!
DATES & TIMES:
Saturday, December 22 at 9:00 AM
Sunday, December 23 at 12:00 PM
WHERE: Pink Palace Family of Museums
Repticon Memphis Reptile Show
Don’t miss out on one of the biggest reptile expos in the Mid-South! Guests from Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi will have a chance to encounter a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians that they might not have had the opportunity to experience in their home cities.
WHEN: Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: The Landers Center
Photos with Santa
Have a keepsake photo taken with Santa this holiday season in his Workshop, located near Dillard’s between Francesca’s and White House | Black Market.
While you’re there, be sure to shop at the holiday pop-ups, including Dillard’s and local artists and vendors.
WHEN: Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23 at 12:00 PM
WHERE: Carriage Crossing
Peter Pan at Playhouse on the Square!
Life will never be the same for Michael, John, and Wendy Darling after Peter Pan visits their nursery window offering to take them to the magical world of Neverland. They meet the Lost Boys, spritely fairy Tinkerbell, the beautiful princess Tiger Lily, and the evil Captain Hook. The conflict between Peter and Hook takes center stage as the magical adventure turns dangerous and teaches everyone the true power of friendship.
WHEN: Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Playhouse on the Square
The Polar Express 3D
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”; “Cast Away”) reunite for “Polar Express,” an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
WHEN: Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23 at 3:00 PM
WHERE: The Pink Palace Family of Museums
Every wondered what it’d be like to combine a spectacular magic show with a delicious brunch? We hadn’t either – until now! Join Railgarten as you soothe over that Saturday nights hangover with a mimosa and an abracadabra.
Starts at 12, but there will be multiple unique sets of shows so you’re welcome to drop in anytime!
WHEN: Sunday, December 23 at 12:00 PM
Snowglobe w/ Star & Micey
The Midtown oasis will turn into a Winter Wonderland as everyone celebrates the snow and season with these two amazing bands. Come hungry — there may or may not be Christmas cookies!
WHEN: Sunday, December 23 at 7:00 PM