The Daily News’ offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 2, at 8:30 a.m. and remain open through normal business hours.

WinterArts Memphis, featuring artwork and gifts by more than 30 local artists, will be held Friday, Nov. 29, through Dec. 24 at The Shops of Saddle Creek South, 2055 West St. Visit for hours and other information.

Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard will be held Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 29 to Dec. 14 and daily Dec. 17 to Dec. 30, except for Dec. 24-25, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Activities include winter crafts, games, campfire pits, a light show and more. Tickets are $7 for MBG members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit

Starry Nights will be held Friday, Nov. 29 to Dec. 27 at Shelby Farms Park. Hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The light show and festival includes 1.5 million lights, plus shopping, live music and activities in Mistletoe Village. Mondays are Run, Walk, Ride Nights, and are closed to cars. Visit for more information.

Small Business Saturday will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at participating small businesses across Memphis. The nationwide event includes retailers, restaurants, museums, entertainment venues and more. Visit for a list of participating businesses.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Holly Hike self-guided tour, featuring its extensive holly collection, Sunday, Dec. 1, to Dec. 31 at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Maps are available at the front desk. Cost is free with admission during regular hours. Visit

Ballet Memphis will host the 2013 Nutcracker Tea Sunday, Dec. 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. The event will include crafts, snacks and dancing with the cast of “Nutcracker.” Tickets are $45. Visit

Lindenwood Christian Church will present “The Christmas Spectacular 2013” holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary, 2400 Union Ave. The Lindenwood Chancel Choir and Orchestra will perform the most-requested pieces in the concert’s 35-year history. Tickets are $15. Visit