This is an old post from the archives written by Suzanne, originally posted in 2012. Here's where you can visit Santa in Memphis. A mom asked: "At what age do you tell your child that the tooth fairy and Santa aren't real or do you just wait and let them figure it out themselves? My nine-year-old is starting to question both, I think I should tell her the truth but my husband disagrees." Suzanne's take: My boys are currently 4 and 9. I'm not sure what my 9-year-old believes at
This is an old post by Suzanne from the archives, with 2017 dates added! The Enchanted Forest at The Pink Palace is open from November 18 - December 31, 2017 (closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day). Proceeds benefit Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Santa arrived via Pedi-Flight helicopter at 9am on Saturday, November 18th. This annual exhibit has been going on in various Memphis locations since the 1970s. Several moms mentioned going to see the animated characters downtown when
Lots of families enjoy a drive through Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park, but did you know you can take a hay or carriage ride (reserve here)? Rides are just under an hour and go by Mistletoe Village. You can reserve a carriage (4-5 adults) for $95 or a hayride (up to 24 adults) for $12/person ($90-180 per trailer). They recommend visiting Mistletoe Village after the ride as then you won't have to re-enter the park. Here's a review from Suzanne: You get to park very close to the
A Living Nativity is a great way to see the true meaning of Christmas, presented in such a way that both kids and adults will enjoy the experience. And it's free! There are several opportunities to see a live nativity this season. Know of more? Please share info via a comment. Germantown Baptist Church 9450 Poplar Ave, Germantown December 7-10 Thursday & Friday 6-9pm Saturday & Sunday 4-9pm Featuring live animals, Biblical characters, and the greatest story ever told!
It's time for Memphis Zoo Lights & Zoo Skating at the Memphis Zoo! It's exciting to be at the zoo when it's dark outside! Click here for more holiday posts and here for our calendar. Memphis Zoo Lights This special event goes through December 30th and costs $7/member (kids under 2 are free) and $9/non-member. Parts of the zoo have large light displays and lights strung overhead (other areas are off limits). A few areas play Christmas music. The skating rink is open during Zoo Lights