The Best Neighborhoods for Christmas Lights in Memphis

December 13, 2012 3:44 pm3 commentsViews: 779

One of my favorite Christmas traditions (really, one of my only Christmas traditions) is driving around town, checking out other people's Christmas lights. I'm not talking about professional displays like Starry Nights, which is impressive for sure, but not free. I'm talking about neighborhoods where people do their best Clark Griswold impersonations and go all out with twinkling, plastic lit-from-within holiday cheer.

University Circle Lights, Memphis, Tenn.

(It's hard to take good pictures of Christmas lights, especially when they're blinking.)

I put together a little map of some neighborhoods that are perfect for Christmas light rides. These aren't the only great neigborhoods, for sure, but each of these areas has a decently high concentration of decoration. If you know of other great areas, please leave them in the comments so other people can find them.

View Memphis Christmas Lights in a larger map



  • There are two houses with oustanding light displays (including one synced to a radio station) on Durbin Ave. near Bartlett Road.

  • Also – the little neighborhood along the I40 exit and North White Station. I think it's been called Candy Cane Lane for years. 

  • Twinkle Town in Whitehaven, neighborhood off Winchester and Elvis Presley near Graceland

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