Memphis is at its festive best right now, with strands of holiday lights twinkling on streets from out east all the way to the river. Honestly, there’s no way Santa’s going to miss this place! As you celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends, take time out to scroll down this visual display of holiday sights and lights in our city. Here’s our 2015 tribute to Christmas lights in Memphis.
Fun & Zany
These creative Memphians put loads of time and energy into their holiday yards … and in some cases, loads of cash into MLGW’s hopper. All the rest of us can say is, “thanks!” And now, Mr. Clark W. Griswold, here comes a run for your money.
Watch that electric meter whirl! This family went all out for Halloween, and they’re back at Christmastime, baby. We love it!
Here’s another view. Somebody agrees with us on the Clark Griswold front …
The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! But these people don’t. And for very good reason.
Say it loud, say it proud! Merry Christmas right back at you.
A little bit tropical, a little bit evergreen. It’s the Copacabana of Christmas cheer.
The utility bill won’t be pretty, but that’s OK, because baby, so far, it isn’t really that cold outside.
And for the close-up …
Classic & Pretty
Tasteful, timeless, gracious and welcoming. These homes conjure up images of chestnuts roasting by an open fire, stockings hung in a row and wide-eyed kids on Christmas morning.
With this one, you turn the corner and say, “Oooh!”
This pretty, pretty home delivers one big wow.
Angels trumpet the news of a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes. As the sign says, this house celebrates “the reason for the season.”
This house offers classic holiday style … with a little added pizzazz. Those trees!
A close-up of that spectacular tree. How’d they DO that, anyway?
While we’re on the subject of trees, who knew these beauties could look as pretty in December as in May?
A bold statement, and it works.
Classic red and green greets the mailman every day … and anyone lucky enough to drive by.
This East Memphis home positively glows. Gorgeous!
Timed to Music
These folks have entire radio stations timed to their impressive displays. Wow!
This one’s in Germantown…
Tune your radio dial to FM 106.3 while parked in front of this Germantown home. Be sure to keep the lights off, the radio low and the neighbors (and fellow viewers) in mind. Awesome!
The lights “dance” to the music while you watch. It’s worth the drive with the family.
This One’s in Bartlett …
This festive home in Bartlett is so legendary, it has its own website. Same rules as above apply, but tune to FM 101.7. We’re so impressed!
More from Sunny Meadows Road!
In a Category All Its Own
Can you guess the theme? Yes, that’s Olaf. And yes, that’s Elsa. This whole house is Frozen, brought to life.
Here’s Elsa, frozen in place on the front walk.
And here’s Olaf, being his happy-go-lucky self in the front yard.
Festive Lawn Displays
O, Christmas tree! Oh, the drama of this lone beauty. Nice!
He looks super happy against the East Memphis nighttime sky.
Santa’s traveling in style this year. But where’s Rudolph?
Rustic and well-lit, this nativity scene pays homage to the season.
It’s not just Memphians’ yards that look fabulous for the holiday season. Check out these lights about town!
Find this festive scene on Main Street near Peabody Place.
Gorgeous light display in Court Square
Brinkley Plaza all lit up creates a festive view for carriage riders in Downtown Memphis.
And a classic Christmastime Downtown view. Thank you, First Tennessee, for decorating the skyline each year.
Collierville Town Square
Collierville’s historic town square impresses passersby with its elaborate light display every year.
Memphis Botanic Garden
Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard … Memphis Botanic Garden is spectacular in winter, as well as spring. Image: Memphis Botanic Garden
Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park
And, of course, what’s an article on Memphis Christmas lights without a nod to a beloved holiday tradition, Starry Nights at Shelby Farms! Image: Shelby Farms Park
Happy holidays, Memphis! We hope your Christmas is warm and bright, and filled with family, friends and fun celebrations.
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