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Guide for Holidays in MEMPHIS

The most wonderful time of the year is even better in our favorite place on Earth, Memphis! Last year we shared with you our favorite ways to get in the holiday spirit, and this year we are doing it again, with some old favorites and new ideas.

Memphis Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

Don’t feel up to cooking? Several Memphis establishments will be open on Thanksgiving, including some of our favorite spots like Chez Philippe and Capital Grille. Get a full list on the I Love Memphis blog.

Holiday Shopping in Memphis

Kicking off your holiday shopping on Black Friday? has the scoop. Their best tips? Pick up copies of the Commercial Appeal both the Sunday before Thanksgiving AND Thanksgiving Day for the best ads, and try to hit stores off the beaten path, avoiding the Wolfchase, Southaven, or Cordova Walmarts, for example.

Scroll through over 40 gift ideas for the men, women, kids and even pets in your life from Memphis Magazine – all of which are made locally here in Memphis. Pet accessories from Stellaware and hand-crafted jewelry from Question The Answer are two of our favorites.

And check out the I Love Memphis blog’s guide to holiday shopping in Memphis, highlighting the many artist markets and events that Memphis has to offer this holiday season. You shouldn’t miss the Memphis Arts Collective Holiday Market, beginning Black Friday and going through Christmas Eve.

Where To See Santa in Memphis

Kris Kringle has arrived in The Bluff City! And he’s not just popping up at your local mall. Pay him a visit among at Shelby Farms Park, or visit him at The Enchanted Forest, benefitting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

A Wild Winter Wonderland

One of our favorite holiday attractions in Memphis is Zoo Lights at the Memphis Zoo. Ride the North Pole Express train, sip hot chocolate, and see snow, reindeer, holiday lights, singing Christmas trees and even Santa himself.

Find Your Inner Lumberjack

Your family will love choosing and cutting your own Christmas tree! Priddy Farms just outside Memphis in Germantown, TN offers cut-your-own trees, as well as pre-cut trees for the less adventurous. Or get crafty and take a wreath making class!

Happy Holidays from the EZR Management team! What Memphis holiday activities will you participate in this year?

About Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards is the owner and property manager for EZR Management. He founded the company in 2006, building on his years of experience managing and renting properties.