Holiday Wonders at the Garden 2023

  • November 24 - December 30, 2023
  • Memphis Botanic Garden

    750 Cherry Road
    Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Ticket Price $15.00-$20.00 This event is now over

Holiday Wonders at the Garden


November 24-25, December 1-3, 7-10, 14-23, 26-30


5-8:30 pm (last entry 7:30 pm)


Select the date and entry time you'd prefer. Entry times will sell out. Once inside the Garden, you can stay until closing.


Holiday Wonders at the Garden Information:


The event caters to families, couples, and groups for an unforgettable outdoor holiday experience and features themed evenings, a central location, free parking, timed entry, and outdoor fun.


This unique and expansive holiday exhibition is a delight for all ages to experience the magic of the season. Perfect for a date night or a family outing, attendees can enjoy signature cocktails and other libations, including hot chocolate and apple cider, while exploring. Guests can savor the warmth of a fire table while basking in the glow of trees alight in the Under the Stars Outdoor Lounge, then journey into Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard to twirl beneath falling snow and explore the majesty of Playhouse Lane after dark. Stop by Merry Memories to snap Insta-worthy holiday themed selfies at multiple photo-ops, and Yuletide Yard to delight in sips & snacks and play light-up games. And don’t miss Santa’s sleigh in Northern Lights. Holiday Wonders at the Garden is a can’t miss holiday experience designed to bring holiday cheer!


In 2023, several enhancements have been introduced, including a new area filled with festive photo-ops, increased character engagements, a revised pricing model, and a food truck on-site on weekend nights.


The 24-night run includes everyone’s favorite nights, including the dog-friendly Paw-liday Wonders evenings and Santa Sundays with the big guy himself, plus fun & festive theme nights:


Opening Night with Santa - November 24: Kick off your holiday season at the opening night of Holiday Wonders at the Garden! Santa will be offering season's greetings from his sleigh in Northern Lights.  


Paw-liday Wonders - December 1 & 28: May your holidays be furry and bright! Explore Holiday Wonders at the Garden with your favorite fur baby during one of our special pet-friendly nights.


Santa Sundays - December 3, 10, & 17: Santa will be offering season's greetings from his sleigh in Northern Lights, an area with a magical glow and festive cheer. Stop by and make sure you're on the nice list!


Snow Queens - December 7 & 18: Wear your best tiara or crown and come twirl under the Magic Snowfall while meeting Elsa and Anna!


Holi-Date Night (Adults Only - 21+) - December 14: Enjoy all the wonder and merriment of this magical season with your special someone! You can learn about mistletoe, sip specialty cocktails, and more during this special adults-only evening. 21+ only.


Ugly Sweater Night - December 15: December 15 is National Ugly Sweater Day! Wear your ugliest holiday sweater for this fun & festive Friday night


Jingle Jammies - December 21: Join us in your best jammies for a fun and festive evening among the lights. Plus we'll have an extra special holiday storytime at 6 and 7 pm.



Ticket Pricing:


Weeknights (Mondays-Thursdays):

Advance: $12 MBG Members*/$15 Non-Members

Same Day Tickets: $17


Weekends (Fridays-Sundays):

Advance: $15 MBG Members*/$17 Non-Members

Same Day Tickets: $20


Children under 2 are free.

*Limit of six discounted tickets per membership



All proceeds directly support the Memphis Botanic Garden.  



Please visit for more information, FAQs, & more.  


Holiday Wonders at the Garden is presented by Memphis Light, Gas & Water with support from Legacy Sponsor Bank of America, Adams Keegan, A-Z Office Resource, Behind the Scenes, Crews Family Foundation, WMC, Forever Ready, Memphis Flyer, 104.5 The River/99.7 The Wolf, and WKNO.


Event subject to change. 


Are you an MBG Member and want to access your discount? Click here to learn how to access Member pricing.


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Date & Time

Nov 24 - Dec 30, 2023

Venue Details

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117 Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. Serving over 40,000 school-aged children annually, and hosting over 260,000 visitors each year, Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment. Our 96-acre property includes 30 specialty gardens and a Level 4 Arboretum, which provide the ability to interact with various families of plants, flowers, and trees.


The Garden offers year-round programming and events for children, families, adults, art lovers, food lovers, music lovers, gardeners, and more! Beyond our annual happenings, we have a diverse offering of adult workshops and classes, youth classes and activities, art exhibits, horticultural features and events, and outdoor fun for all. Click here to explore upcoming events at the Garden.

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