Starry Nights

experience the magic of the hoLidays

open niGhtly through December 28, 2018

We are open Christmas eve and christmas day night!

Open rain or shine! 

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. Check out the info below as you plan your visit! 

Tickets | Build-A-Bear Workshop | Santa
Carriage Rides + Hayrides | Camel Rides + Pony Rides | Petting Zoo
Lights by the Lake/Candy Cane Train | Theme Nights + Discounts
Holiday Shopping


Admission: $20 per car, truck, SUV, mini-van ($15 for Park Members) | $50 per 15-25 passenger van | $150 per bus
Tickets can be purchased at the gate as you enter Starry Nights (cash and cards are accepted), or you can save time in line and purchase them online (additional fees may apply)! When you pre-purchase a ticket, you can enter though a separate event entrance (Gate 10 on Mullins Station Road), skipping the line at the main entrance!   Tickets may also be purchased in advance at the Lake's Edge Gift Shop. 

Click here to purchase tickets! 

drive through lights + displays

Drive through more than two miles of holiday lights and displays! This year features some new displays, plus some of your old favorites!  Tune in to the Starry Radio Station to enjoy holiday music during your drive!

*new* lights by the lake

Presented by nexAir. Walk the festive half-mile holiday path or ride the Candy Cane Train ($5 per person) to enjoy new light displays along Hyde Lake.  Look for the signs in Mistletoe Village to direct you to the holiday path.

Enjoy a free, guided tour of the light displays, learn about Park wildlife and play holiday trivia!  Meet on the plaza of the Visitor Center.  Tours may be cancelled during inclement weather. 

Tours on the following nights at 7pm + 8pm:
December 1, 3, 7, 10, 13, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

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.

*NEW* BuilD-A-Bear Workshop

Make a holiday friend at our Build-A-Bear Workshop!

Swirl Unicorn: $28
Candy Cane Glisten (White Reindeer): $28
Grey Gust Moose: $28 
Merry Mint Bunny: $26 
Santa’s Reindeer (Brown Reindeer): $26
Timeless Teddy: $22 
Nutcracker Bear: $25.50
Happy Hugs Teddy: $16.50

All outfits and accessories are sold separately.  
All items based on availability.

Pick up an exclusive Shelby Farms Park hoodie (only available at Starry Nights!) for your new friend for $10. Matching hoodies for toddlers, youth and adults are available in the Lake's Edge Gift Shop!

Build-A-Bear Workshop Hours:

November 22: 5pm-9pm

November 23 - December 16

Sunday-Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-10pm

December 17-28
Monday-Friday: 10am-9pm
Saturday: 10am-10pm
Sunday: 11am-9pm


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 


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!

Special Theme Nights

November 29: Tacky Sweater Night ($5 off)
December 3:
Run Walk Bike ($5 per person); Starry Nights closed to cars
December 6:
Decorate Your Car Night ($5 off) 
December 6: 
Member Night (Free Petting Zoo entry + free s’more kit.  Must show Member ID)
December 10
: Walkin + Woofin ($5 per person; free for four-legged friends!): Starry Nights closed to cars
December 13
: Scout Night ($5 off)

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
(graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate): $5
Food Trucks:
prices and options vary


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

Holiday Package

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



Best Care Home Services | Brother | Choate's 
Coleman Taylor Transmissions  | Commercial Advisors | 
FedEx | Financial Federal
Gerber Taylor | Hilton | Hollie Winter Fine Jewelry | Hope Church | Huey's | MAA

Marco's | Memphis Area Honda Dealers | Mold Terminator | Montgomery Martin | nexAir
New South Capital | Park's Edge at Shelby Farms | Valero

Special thanks to:
The Commercial Appeal | Flinn Broadcasting | LSI | LaPrensa Latina
Malco Theatres | Memphis Parent | WREG


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

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

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