An Enchanting Christmas in Martin, Tennessee. your small town holiday guide

The charming university town of Martin, Tennessee is known for its upscale shopping, Skyhawks sporting events, and welcoming residents. If you happen to visit Martin anytime time from mid November through mid January, you will see why Martin is also known as the most enchanting town in West Tennessee. Christmas in Martin is truly a magical time of the year. Experiece it for yourself and step right into your favorite Hallmark movie.

Library Open House  & Tacky Sweater Crawl – December 2

Martin Public Library Open House
The Martin Public Library Holiday Open House  will be Saturday, December 2nd, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Immerse yourself in the joy of the season with live music echoing throughout the library, delightful crafts in the Children’s Department, and delicious refreshments generously provided by Martin’s-Coffee & Bakery.
Shop at the “Trinkets & Treasures” jewelry and bake sale hosted by the Friends of the Library.
Follow the Martin Public Library Facebook page for updates and more. Get ready for a day filled with holiday cheer and community spirit!
Tacky Sweater Pub Crawl
Project 731 is teaming up with the Weakley County Young Professionals to bring back The Tacky Sweater Crawl! Join us Saturday, December 2nd in Martin starting @5PM. Grab your tackiest sweater, a sleigh full of friends, and get ready for a jolly good time!
Participating bars and restaurants in Martin will be having drink specials and special drinks to put you in the holiday spirit, and we’ll be giving away a stocking full of goodies and gift cards to one lucky winner! All you have to do is tag @Project731 in your tacky sweater pics for a chance to win✨
Participating locations:
• La Cabaña
• Blue Oak Oyster Bar and Grill
• Blake’s at Southern Milling
• The Grind Mac and Cheese Burger Bar
• Cadillac’s
• The Hawk’s Nest
• American Legion – Martin
All of the participating locations!
**must be 21+ to participate in the drink specials & special drinks

Christmas Parade – December 4 


Christmas Parade Martin Tenn


The annual Martin Christmas Parade is a small town holiday tradition you don’t want to miss. The Martin Christmas parade is hosted by the local Martin Kiwanis Club. Each year the parade has a new theme, the 2023 theme is Deck the Halls.   The parade begins at the UT Martin Football Stadium and continues down University Street and Lindell Street through Downtown Martin.

Join us for the 2023 Christmas parade on Monday , December 4th. The parade begins at 7:00pm and usually ends about 8:00pm depening and number of participants.


Interested in riding in the parade? Register and pay here on Eventbrite. 

  • Entry fee: $5.00 Deadline for entries: December 1st

39th Annual Santa’s Village – December 7-10


Santa's Village Martin TN
One of our favorite local holiday traditions is back December 7th through the 10th.
This custom designed Santa’s Village is put together by the Martin Parks & Recreation Department. Santa’s Village features 25,000 square feet of Christmas family fun including a petting farm, Popes Rides, Black & Decker Model Train display, an enchanted forest with 40+ holiday displays, and of course Santa Claus. Shop from 50+ arts & crafts vendors selling unique handmade items. Some unique vendor items include hand made crochet & quilts, custom monograming, characture drawings, duck decoys & Texas Rigs, pet accessories, fresh & freeze dried food items, wood turning, and custom sublimation printing.
This is a 4 day events located inside the Ned Mcwherter Ag Pavilion at 111 Moody Ave. There is no admission fee, however a suggested donation is accepted of $5 worth of non perishable food or new children’s toys.
Parking Located at the UT Martin Football Stadium off University Street.
Open Times:
Thursday 6-9PM
Friday 6-9PM
Saturday 11AM-9PM
Sunday 1-5PM
Questions: 731-587-6784

Family Holiday Trivia – December 16


Get ready for a holly jolly showdown at the Family Holiday Trivia hosted by the City of Martin Public Library! Join us on Saturday, December 16th, at the Martin Event Center, as the festivities kick off at 1 pm. It’s a perfect opportunity to gather the whole family for a friendly competition of holiday knowledge. Put your seasonal smarts to the test and stand a chance to win amazing prizes that will add an extra dash of cheer to your celebrations. Whether you’re a yuletide expert or just enjoy some good-natured family fun, this trivia event is sure to be a highlight of your holiday season!


Christmas Lights in Downtown Martin 


Downtown Martin, Tennessee is a beautiful place for family photos, holiday events, shopping, and dining.  Downtown Martin is decorated with over 30,000 twinkling white lights. Step right into your favorite Christmas movie and experience the charm of our amazing community. Downtown Martin hosts over 20+ retail businesses and restuarants and has become the travel destination of West Tennessee.

Downtown Retail Shops Include: Monograms & More, Vickis Designer Touch, A New You Salon, 5 Seasons Mens Shop, Buff City Soap, Pet Blvd, Focal Point Media, Warner Pace Interiors, Madi & Max Childrens Boutique, Merle Norman, Color Shop, Styles on Broadway SalonSpa, Sugar & Spice Ladies Clothing & Gifts, Claire & Schuster Interiors and Gifts. See our shopping blogs for more information.   

Martin Area Restaurants Include: Blakes at Southern Milling, Blue Oak Oyster Bar & Grill, Martin’s Coffee & Bakery, La Cabana,  Crave, Charcuterie Queen, Vantage Coffee Roasters, The Grind Mac & Cheese Burger Bar, Cadillacs Bar  Grill, Hawks Nest, Sammies, Best Wings in Martin, & more. See our Foodies blog to learn all about these amazinf eateries.