Deck the Arbor

Deck the Arbor

Orion Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park is the Mid-South’s premier holiday attraction. Be a part of the magic by registering your classroom, youth group, or business to participate in our Deck the Arbor program—a community art project that brings the magic of the holidays to the Woodland Discovery Playground. Participating groups will create their own holiday ornaments and bring them to the Park to hang on the winding serpentine arbor tunnel the Woodland Discovery Playground. Ornaments will be on display for all to see during Orion Starry Nights. 

Registration is easy and FREE--just complete the fill-able form found at the bottom of this page. Participating groups must register by Friday, November 13.


Group must register by and ornaments must be delivered to Shelby Farm Park Visitor Center no later than Friday, November 13. Your donated ornaments will be hung by volunteers unless designated that your group wishes to hang their own ornaments.

If your group would like to hang their own ornaments, please specify on the form. On the form, choose a date and time the week of November 9-13. Each group will be assigned their own section to decorate + will be contacted to confirm the selected time.

Ornaments must be handmade using materials durable enough to withstand cold and wet conditions. Ornaments will be hung outdoors for approximately 40 days. Ornaments must be able to be easily hung with zip-ties from the steel wire frame of the arbor at the Woodland Discovery Playground. 

Ornaments will be recycled after December 28 unless specified on the form below that the group wishes to pick them up after the event. Ornaments can be picked up from the Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center any time after December 28th. Groups must return for their own ornaments if they wish to keep them. 

For more information, contact Coral O'Connor at

School/Organization/Business Name*
Grade/Age of Participants*
Number of Participants*
Contact Name*
Contact Email*
Contact Phone Number*
Mailing Address*
Zip Code*
Is your group interested in coming to the Park to hang their ornaments?*
If "yes", when?
Will your group return for their ornaments?*

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