Shop, Sleigh, Repeat
Tupelo has three distinct shopping districts: Downtown, Midtown, and Barnes Crossing where you will find unique gifts and clothing, from recognized retailers to boutique stores. Explore local favorites like Reed’s Department Store, where you’ll find gifts, clothing, shoes, and more for women, men, and children. Travel back in time when you shop for antiques at Relic’s Antique Marketplace, inside the former Tupelo Garment Factory where Elvis Presley’s mother, Gladys, worked.
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Tis the Season to Savor
Do Christmas calories count? Not in Tupelo! Start your day off with a cup of coffee and avocado toast at Lost and Found Coffee Company in Midtown. Grab lunch at Forklift, where you will find a fusion of traditional southern flavor with a modern flair. Try the famous Voodoo Tots, Korean Beef Tacos, or go with their Meat and Three Vegetable Hot’n A-Lot Plates paired with jalapeno cornbread or a buttermilk biscuit. End the day at Downunder that features dishes from Australia like “The Classic” Meat Pie and Kangaroo Dip Sandwich. You’ll also find Downunder’s Kris Kringle Cocktail in our special edition digital Holiday Cocktail Trail featured below.
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Rockin’ Around Tupelo
Tupelo has so many festive events and activities to get you into the holiday spirit. Public ice skating happens at the Cadence Bank Arena November 24 - January 15. Take a break and go see “It’s A Wonderful Life” production at the historic Lyric Theatre December 14 – 16 or walk through the incredible Christmas light display at Ballard Park beginning November 30. Make plans to attend The Nutcracker, presented by the Tupelo Ballet featuring live music by the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra playing December 1 - 3. Bring the family along to watch Reed's 75th Annual Christmas Parade on December 8. Finally, your trip to Tupelo would not be complete without visiting the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum.
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Mix and Mingle on the Holiday Cocktail Trail
This special edition digital Holiday Cocktail Trail will take you to seven different restaurants and bars in downtown Tupelo. From Santa’s Margarita to a Peppermintini, enjoy this yuletide adventure! When you’ve completed the trail, redeem an early Christmas present from us – a MyTupelo Cocktail Shaker!
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