Christmas is getting closer each day, and Memphis has already provided several holiday parades to spread the holiday cheer to locals and visitors in the area. If you’d still like to see one of these fun parades, there’s still time to view them, and you can get in the spirit with Christmas parades like Horn Lake on December 11, Germantown on December 11 and Whitehaven parade on December 20. Each of these fun seasonal events provides unique floats and music as well as the traditional holiday decorations. Be a part of the Memphis Christmas anticipation by attending one of these parades, and reserve your room at a Memphis hotel.
To get the full experience in Memphis, you’ll want to try some of the local tours and cruises so that you understand the city’s history. Start out with a trip on the Sun Studio Guided Tour, and step foot inside the studio where the music of legendary performers like Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash were recorded. You’ll learn about the Studio’s owner, Sam Phillips, and his impact on the entire genre of Rock ‘n’ Roll. You’ll also see exciting historic pieces such as Elvis’ microphone used to record his first song, “That’s All Right.”
In addition, visitors still have time to book the Holiday Dinner Cruise on Memphis Riverboats Sightseeing and Dinner Cruises. Board one of Memphis’ rustic paddlewheel boats and chug down the famous Mississippi River where Mark Twain received inspiration for some of his novels. Sightsee out on the deck and enjoy a delicious holiday meal inside. You’ll see much of the cityscape while you’re on the cruise, and a live band will be playing music for you to listen and dance to.