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Headed to Starry Nights? Here's what you need to know

Starry Nights will be shining brightly on select nights through January 3, and we've put together some quick tips and reminders to help you plan and enhance your experience! Check out the info below, and if you need more info, head to the Starry Nights event page for full event details, FAQ and more!

As we get closer to Christmas, lines will be longer and so will wait times. We're working hard to keep traffic flowing without rushing guests through the lights, so please pack your patience and be kind in line!

These locations will help mark estimated approximate wait times from that point to the ticket booth:

  • From Main Entrance Gate (Farm Road and Great View Drive North intersection): approximately 30 minutes

  • From Walnut Grove and Farm Road intersection / Mullins Station Road and Farm Road intersection: approximately 90 minutes


The show’s route is 1.5 miles long and it takes approximately 30 minutes to drive through. 


Whether you already have a ticket or need to purchase a ticket, all cars should enter Starry Nights from Farm Road on to Great View Drive North through the Park’s main gate. If using a navigation system, use the intersection of "Farm Road + Great View Drive North " as the reference point in your location search. Note: Your system may attempt to reroute you around traffic to another Park gate, but you may only enter through the Park's main gate. Look for the Starry Nights sign at the entrance!


Have little ones in your vehicle?  Extra toys and snacks may come in handy to entertain and help pass the time. You can find a free mobile and printable Starry Nights scavenger hunt!

The closest portable restroom is located near the ticket booth.

Fill up with gas before you come! 

Remember to pack your patience and be kind in line.


Starry Nights is the largest annual fundraiser for Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline. Proceeds from this event help keep these community assets open and operating for more than 3 million visitors a year. Thank you for your support and for spending part of your holiday with us!

Thanks to our sponsors who help Starry Nights shine!

AutoZone | Brother | nexAir | TMobile
Alston Construction | Choate's Air Condtioning Heating Plumbing 
Compass Intervention Center | Cushman & Wakefield / Commercial Advisors 
Hope Church | Memphis Area Honda Dealers | Mold Terminator
Pfizer | Tioga Environmental Consultants

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