Starry Nights

2015 Orion Starry Nights

Sunday-Thursday from 6 pm-9 pm and Friday-Saturday from 6 pm-10 pm.

Orion Starry Nights is a holiday tradition. More than 1.5 million lights illuminate the night sky in the largest drive-through holiday light show and festival in the Mid-South! But Starry Nights is more than a show--it's an experience. This year, Orion Starry Nights features a completely NEW SHOW that celebrate some of the most iconic places in Memphis, as well as versions of your family favorites.

Due to continued construction of Heart of the Park and for safety of our guests, Run/Walk/Ride nights will not be hosted this year. Those interested in running through the lights are invited to participate in our Starry 4K on December 28!


$20 for car, truck or minivan
$50 for limo or 15 passenger van
$150 for charter or school bus 

Don't wait in line! Get your VIP entrance into the show!
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Mistletoe Village, presented by Nationwide Insurance

Mistletoe Village is a place where you can experience the magic of the holidays. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, take a picture with Santa, do some holiday shopping with local artisans, visit the Starry Petting Zoo, and even ride a camel. Afterward, gather around a cozy campfire and roast s'mores while you listen to carols in the village on the Starry Stage.

Mistletoe Village Prices

Starry Petting Zoo: $3 per person
Camel + Pony Rides: $5 per person
Photos with Santa*: Photo packages start at $22 (photographed by Lasting Expressions). Visits with Santa are free! 
S'mores Roasting: $5 per kit 
*Santa will be in Mistletoe Village through December 23. He will be delivering presents on December 24, so be sure to catch him before his big trip!

Memphis Astronomical Society at Starry Nights

Saturday, December 19 | 6-10pm

Join the Memphis Astronomical Society in the Mistletoe Village as they explore the night sky with various telescopes and share their knowledge of the solar system. This event is free with Orion Starry Nights entry, and fun for all ages! 

starry stage schedule

Friday, November 27 | Taylor Pope
Saturday, November 28 | Jena Banks
Thursday, December 3 | Crosswind Elementary
Friday, December 4 | Jeff Yarbrough
Saturday, December 5 | Vivie Myrick
Thursday, December 10 | Germantown High
Friday, December 11 | Overton Oviation
Saturday, December 12 | Houston High
Thursday, December 17 | Memphis City Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines
Friday, December 18 | Destiny's Promise Music 
Saturday, December 19 | Steile Warren 
Tuesday, December 22 | Savannah Brister 
Wednesday, December 23 | Mary Catherine Loftis 
Thursday, December 24 | Diana Frans

Starry 4K

See Starry Nights at the speed of light during the annual Starry 4K Run/Walk! This exciting race is back this year and offers runners or walkers a chance to race through the lights. Pre-registered participants will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt that glows in the dark. This race is family-friendly and open to all ages. This is your last chance to see the lights in 2015! Registration opens October 1.

Monday, December 28 | 6pm

Find out more + register!

Theme Nights

Theme Nights at Orion Starry Nights offer participating guests fun ways to earn a $5 discount on tickets purchased at the main entrance! Discounts are only valid on the dates listed. 

Thursday, December 3 | Holiday Sweater Night 

Whether it's tacky or just festive, you will get a $5 discount per car if you sport a holiday sweater!

Thursday, December 10 | Decorate Your Car Night presented by Gosset Volkswagen 

Deck your car out in holiday decor and be a part of the show! Decorated cars will receive a $5 discount.

Wednesday, December 16 | Scout Night
All scouts in uniform receive $5 off per car.

Thursday, December 17 | Howl at the Stars presented by Memphis Veterinary Specialists
Bring your dog with you to enjoy the pup-party in the Mistletoe Village! Take with picture with Santa, get to know local dog shelters and pup-friendly businesses and let your furry friend try some special, pup-friendly treats in the Holiday Café. All dogs must be on-leash in Mistletoe Village.

See Starry Nights in a Whole New Light

Starry Carriage + Hayrides presented by WREg

See Starry Nights in style on a horse-drawn Starry Carriage Ride or Hayride. For a full list of pricing and to make a reservation, visit

Reserve A Starry Carriage Ride

Deck the Arbor

Deck the Arbor is a community art project which runs in conjunction with Orion Starry Nights. Deck the Arbor encourages local art and youth creativity by inviting local schools, youth groups and community organizations to create handmade holiday ornaments and “deck the arbor” which winds through the Woodland Discovery Playground.

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Be a Part of Starry Nights

Volunteers will be needed to help with ticket sales, merchandise sales, and traffic and parking assistance. Please sign up using the link below:


starry nights volunteer sign up

For marketing + media inquiries, contact Natalie Wilson, Events Manager at or (901) 222-7267.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Contact Cameron Mann at or (901) 222-7250.

Do you have a starry business or product that you want to share with the community? Reserve a vendor booth space for 2015 Starry Nights! For more information, contact Coral O'Connor at or (901) 222-7265.

starry nights vendor contract

All proceeds from Orion Starry Nights benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the nonprofit organization that manages and operates Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline. Each year, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is tasked with privately raising more than $2 million (more than 75 percent of the operating budget) to keep Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline clean, green and safe. Starry Nights is just one of the many ways that we work toward this goal.

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