At a Glance for Dec. 1, 2016

Santa to be sighted in Lakeland neighborhoods

On three special evenings around 6:30 p.m., Santa will take a specific route in one Lakeland neighborhood. (It’s a total of four, because he already took one such tour on Nov. 30 in Oakwood.) He is being escorted in a Corvette Convertible. Remaining tours will be Dec. 2, Winward Slopes; Dec. 6, Plantation Hills; and Dec. 7, Herons Ridge.

Children are advised to watch for Santa as he visits a neighborhood near you. Shelby County Sheriff’s Officers will be on hand to direct traffic if needed. For route information, visit or or call (901) 867-2717.

Christmas parades in Bartlett, Arlington Dec. 3

Arlington’s Christmas Parade will be 3-6 p.m. Dec. 3 on Airline Road.

Bartlett’s parade will start at 4 p.m. on Dec. 3, using the same route as last year, beginning at Bartlett Boulevard and proceeding west on Stage Road to Shelby Street. This route will close to traffic at 3:30 p.m. (See a map online at Stage Road between Elmore Park and Bartlett Boulevard will close around 2:30 p.m.

The Bartlett parade theme is “Happy 150 Years Bartlett,” and applications are online at cityofbartlett. org/DocumentCenter/View/7414. There is no parade rain date. Remember there is parking at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center to watch the parade. Questions can be emailed to Debbie Gelineau at

This week’s roundup of Mid-South activities

  • The Memphis Astronomical Society will meet at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Christian Brothers University’s Science Auditorium. The topic will be “Buying Your First Telescope.”
  • WinterArts 2016 is open daily through Christmas Eve, presenting handcrafted works in glass, metal, wood, fiber and clay by regional artists at 5058 Park Avenue, in Eastgate Shopping Center, Memphis. See hours and details at or on Facebook as WinterArts Memphis.