12 pm Art-Making Stations
Design your own animal mask and make your own gifts, including a jolly elf ornament, a dreidel pouch, and a holiday wreath card.
11:30 am – 5 pm Play Dreidel
Eight Amazing Performances
Hang around at the Brooks for a surprise performance from New Ballet Ensemble!
12 pm Visible Music College
1:30 pm Opera Memphis
2 pm Houston High School Choir
2:30 pm Take Note a capella ensemble
3 pm Misti Rae’s “Uke Can Do It” Group Ukulele Class
3:30 pm Hometown jookers the Learn 2 Be Jook Squad present Jook Book
5 pm A grand finale performance by the Stax Gospel Choir
Elf on the Shelf & Santa
Santa sightings start at 3 pm
Wander the museum for sightings of Santa Claus and Carl, our very own Elf on the Shelf. Find Carl anytime of the day!
1 – 5 pm Amurica Photo Booth. $20 per print.
Holiday Film Screenings
Relax in the auditorium, while we screen a trifecta of holiday greats
11:15 am The new documentary film Jingle Bell Rocks!
1 pm Santa Claus is Coming to Town
2 pm The original 1964 broadcast of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer including commercials!
Holiday Brunch Buffet
11 am - 2 pm Holiday Brunch Buffet at the Brushmark Restaurant
An Egg/Omelet Station, Smoked Pork Loin Station, Pancakes/Waffles, Quiche, Crispy Bacon, Sausage, Toast/Biscuits and Gravy, Country Ham, Eggs Benedict, Shrimp & Grits, and more! Beverages include Hot Chocolate, Bloody Marys, Cranberry and Orange Mimosas and a special Christmas Mint Kiss hot chocolate concoction for the adults! $34.99 per adult/$17.50 children 10 and under, doesn’t include beverages, tax and gratuity. For reservations please call 901.544.6225 or MAKE A RESERVATION online.
Art & the Holiday Season
1 pm Soulful Traditions Tour
Take a soulful tour of our permanent collection to learn more about religious and ceremonial art.
3:30 pm Carl Gutherz - Light of the Incarnation
Take a restorative moment with Carl Gutherz’s Light of the Incarnation—we’ll offer interpretative readings of this work, one of the most popular pieces in our collection.
3 pm Hanukkah Storytelling
Hanukkah storytelling with Lynnie Mirvis: Tales and folktales from around the world.
Bundle Up & Enjoy The Ride!
Noon – 5:30 pm Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Horse-drawn carriage rides start at noon until dark $20 per carriage, two or more families can split the cost if desired.
Gingerbread House Workshop
3 pm $44 per family (up to 4 people) / $32 Brooks members Advance registration required. This workshop will sell out!
Grand Finale Outdoors
5 pm Stick around for our grand finale featuring a light show and the Stax Gospel Choir!
You might want to bring spending money for museum membership, shopping at the museum store, a drink at the cash bar or brunch at The Brushmark.