• Brooks Museum of Art (map)
  • 1934 Poplar Ave
  • Memphis, TN, 38104
  • United States

All Day

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!

Photo Booths

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.

Hanukkah Storytelling

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.