TODAY: Peabody Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Time: 11AM – 7:30PM with lighting of tree taking place immediately after 5 p.m. Duck March

Price: Free, open to the public

The Peabody kicks off the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the Peabody Christmas Tree. The event begins with the morning Duck March, which will be led by actor Cal Alexander, who is currently playing the character of ‘Randy’ (the little brother of the main character) in The Orpheum’s Broadway production  of “A Christmas Story, The Musical.” Local choirs will sing holiday classics throughout the day, culminating with a special performances by Memphis Symphony Orchestra and The Paul McKinney Group, a band of Memphis soul musicians led by the STAX Academy Music Director. Santa and his elves will arrive after the evening Duck March to pass out holiday candy and light the Peabody Christmas Tree.

Information: 901-529-4000


11AM – March of the Peabody Ducks with Cal Alexander as Honorary Duckmaster

11:05AM – The Overton CAPA Choir

11:45AM – Cordova High School Choir

12:30PM – The Overton CAPA Choir

1:15PM – Cordova High School Choir

2PM – The Overton CAPA String Ensemble

3PM – Manor Lake Elementary Choir

3:30PM – Central Children’s Choir

4PM – Memphis Symphony Orchestra

4:30PM – Central Children’s Choir

5PM – Memphis Symphony Orchestra performs music for March of The Peabody Ducks

5:05PM – Central Children’s Choir sings “Here Comes Santa Claus.” Santa arrives, lights the Peabody Christmas Tree.

5:15PM – Memphis Symphony Orchestra

6:15PM – The Paul McKinney Group plays

7:30PM – Event Concludes

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