Starry Nights

experience the magic of the hoLidays

November 29, 2019 - January 3, 2020 • Rain or Shine

Open nightly
Open Christmas Eve + Christmas Day + New Year's Eve + New Year's Day with regular hours!

(Starry Nights will be closed on December 3 for a special event celebrating our sponsors)


Sunday-Thursday: 6pm-9pm

Friday-Saturday: 6pm-10pm

Starry Nights, presented by International Paper, is a family-friendly holiday experience with drive through and walking trails of lights and displays plus magical Mistletoe Village!  Starry Nights is the largest annual fundraiser for the Park, and it's a holiday tradition for thousands of families!

Admission + Tickets | Santa | Carriage Rides + Hayrides
Camel Rides + Pony Rides | Glice Skating
Special Nights + Activities | Holiday Shopping


On drive-through nights, admission is charged per vehicle. On walk-through nights*, admission is charged per person. Proceeds benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.

Motorcycle: $15 ($10 on Biker Nights: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18)   

Car, Truck, SUV, Mini-van: $20

15-25 Passenger Van: $50

Bus: $150


Pre-purchase: Save time in line! When you pre-purchase a ticket, you can enter through a separate event entrance (Gate 10 on Mullins Station Road), skipping the line at the main entrance!  Tickets on sale soon!

At the Gate: Tickets can be purchased at the gate as you enter Starry Nights (cash and cards are accepted).

drive through lights + displays

Drive through thousands of twinkling lights and displays! This year features lots of new displays, plus some returning favorites! 

FedEx Mistletoe Village

Located in the Visitor Center, the FedEx Mistletoe Village is your hub for holiday fun! Each night this space will transform into a holiday wonderland, full of activities and winter fun! Mistletoe Village activities are only open during Starry Nights unless noted below.


Visit with Santa in his workshop during Starry Nights hours through December 23 and on Saturdays from 1pm-5pm. Picture packages start at $25. Plus, you can write a letter to Santa and mail it in the North Pole Express mailbox (free)!  


Petting Zoo Admission: $3 per person

Food Cup: $1 per cup

Camel + Pony Rides: $5 per person 

Open during regular Starry Nights hours.


How do you fit 4,500 acres of fun into a stocking? Visit the Lake's Edge Gift Shop for exclusive Park gifts! You'll find something for everyone on your list -- from Park gear to Park experience packages to Shelby Farms Perk coffee, jewelry and drink more in store!

holiday treats

Enjoy a sweet treat during your visit to Starry Nights!  Grab some hot chocolate and do a little shopping, and then roast s'mores or marshmallows over a cozy fire pit!

Hot chocolate: $3

S’mores kit (includes graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate to make two s'mores): $5

Marshmallows: $3 


Enjoy Starry Nights in a whole new way -- on a carriage or on a hayride! Visit for more information and to make reservations.

Special Nights + Activities

Peds, Paws and Pedals: December 2, December 9, December 16, December 30
$5 per person
Enjoy Starry Nights on foot!  Bicycles and Dogs are welcome! The show is closed to cars on these nights. 

Biker Nights: December 4, December 11, December 18
$10 per motorcycle

Dog Paw-liday Party: December 8
11am - 2pm
First Horizon Foundation Visitor Center
It's a holiday party for your pup!  Have pet pictures made with Santa!  Enjoy some holiday shopping for special gifts for you and your pet.  Plus, visit with special holiday vendors. 

Thanks to our partners for making this holiday event paw-ssible!

Hollywood Feed | Invisible Fence

Glice Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and enjoy the brand new outdoor Glice Rink - an eco-friendly ice skating experience! It looks like ice and feels like ice, but it’s not ice! No water or electricity is required for operation of the Glice Rink, so Glice skating adds fun to your holiday without adding an impact to the environment. The open air Glice Rink is located in Mistletoe Village on the lawn overlooking Hyde Lake.

Rates and rink hours coming soon!

Holiday Package

Our friends at Big Cypress Lodge are offering a special holiday package that includes passes to Starry Nights! Learn more here.


Brother • Choate’s  • Coleman Taylor Transmissions
Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors • FInancial Federal Bank • FedEx
Gerber Taylor • Gossett Porsche • Hope Church • Huey’s
MAA • Montgomery Martin • NewSouth Capital nexAir • Park's Edge • Tioga • Valero 

Special thanks to:

WREG | Cumulus Media | The Daily Memphian | Memphis Flyer
Malco Theatres | Woodland Heat | Belltower Artisans


Questions about Starry Nights? Give us a call at (901) 222-7275

 : Angie Whitfield | Marketing + Communications Manager | (901) 222-7262
Media: Rebecca Dailey | Communications + Creative Specialist | (901) 222-7259
Sponsorship OpportunitiesSavannah Ratcliff | Development Manager | (901) 222-7250

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