A picture of the Christmas tree at the Peabody Resort in Memphis, Tennessee

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My family loves visiting the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee any time of the year.  It is such a beautiful hotel with such a great location.  And how many hotels have a duck march?

But the first time my family visited in December, we realized we had stumbled upon something truly special.  Here we thought that the Peabody Hotel could not get any more beautiful.  And then we saw the hotel with Christmas decorations.

First of all, I have to start with the Christmas tree in the Peabody’s lobby.  It is one of the most beautiful Christmas trees I have ever seen.

A picture of the Christmas tree at the Peabody Resort in Memphis, Tennessee

And the lights on the Christmas tree are so beautiful.  And speaking of the lights…

Tree Lighting Ceremony

The season officially begins with the Tree Lighting Ceremony.  This year it takes place on November 24, 2023.  The ceremony itself lasts from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM with the tree lighting taking place at 5:00 PM directly after the duck march.  This is only open to hotel guests, so you might want to get on that booking.

And it should be a great ceremony.  After all, Santa Claus himself will be there!  He’s going to be the one to light the Peabody Christmas Tree.  Afterward, you can enjoy a meet and greet with Santa.  He’ll talk to kids about their wish lists, too, so you might want to listen in on that!

Gingerbread House

Another reason I love visiting the Peabody Hotel is for its gingerbread house!  It is an amazing piece of art designed by their chefs.  They spend hundreds of hours on it, and the result is amazing!

A picture of all the gingerbread houses on display in the beautiful Peabody Hotel & Spa in Memphis, Tennessee

A picture of the beautiful Christmas gingerbread display at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee

Christmas Brunch

Peabody’s has a great Christmas brunch in the Grand Ballroom.  They serve a lavish meal with beloved holiday entrees, side dishes, and desserts.

Booking a Peabody Hotel Stay

Now, booking a stay at the Peabody Hotel during the holiday season can be tricky.  Because a lot of dates can get sold out.  But luckily, you can find which websites have rooms available – and which of these websites are selling them for the cheapest – by using this travel website.