Starry Nights

Starry Nights

BENEFITING SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY

Experience the magic of the holidays at Shelby Farms Park's largest event! Starry Nights brings the spirit of the season to life with dazzling displays featuring millions of lights. Festive fun is in store for kids and kids at heart at this drive-through holiday event. Continue the tradition and make new memories!

Your presence at Starry Nights is a present for Shelby Farms Park⏤all proceeds support the daily operations of Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline. In fact, Starry Nights is the largest annual fundraiser for these special places! 
 

      


 

 

 


2022 Starry Nights is made possible by
            

   

              
       

Walk + Bike the Lights Nights Presenting Sponsor

BuffaGLO Fun Run Presenting Sponsor

In-Kind Partners

       

     


WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GLOW - EVENT FAQ

DATES + TIMES

When is Starry Nights?

Starry Nights will be open on select nights during the holiday season from 6pm-10pm. Opening day is Friday, November 25, 2022.

Is Starry Nights open on holidays?

Yes! Starry Nights is open with regular hours from 6 pm-10 pm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


TICKETS

Remember to dim your headlights and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. For your safety, please do not park or exit your vehicle except in the one designated “Photo Opp Zone” area.

**All proceeds from Starry Nights support Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline**

How much are tickets?

On drive-through nights, admission is charged per vehicle. Prices vary by date and vehicle - see below for details on each type of ticket. For your safety, please do not park or exit your vehicle unless you are at the designated “Photo Opp Zone” area.  

On Walk + Bike the Lights Nights (Tuesday, November 29 + Tuesday, December 27), admission is charged per person. 

Group tickets for 20+ can be purchased at a discounted rate. Please email tickets@shelbyfarmspark.org to purchase group tickets in advance. 

**All electronic payments will be subject to processing fees**

Flex Ticket
Not ready to choose your date? Or want to give the gift of Starry Nights? This is our most flexible option! Flex Tickets are valid on any night of the event. $32.95
(Not available for use on nights that the event is closed for private events: November 28, December 4, 5, 6, 12, 13)

Unlimited Ticket 
Want to experience the lights over and over again? We've got you covered! Choose the Unlimited Ticket to drive through as many nights as you like. $84.95
(Not available for use on nights that the event is closed for private events: November 28, December 4, 5, 6, 12, 13)

Starry General DRIVE-THROUGH Tickets 
Valid on December 2, 3, 9,10, 16-26
Electronic Payment: $29.95
Cash at Gate:  $35

Starry Special DRIVE-THROUGH Tickets
Save $5 on these Special nights!
Valid on November 25-27, December 1, 8, 11, 15, 29)
Electronic Payment: $24.95
Cash at Gate: $30

901-derful Wednesdays DRIVE-THROUGH Tickets presented by AutoZone
Best value! Save $15 on these 901-derful nights!
Valid on November 30, December 7, 14, 28
Electronic Payment: $15.95
Cash at Gate: $20

Motorcycle DRIVE-THROUGH Tickets
Electronic Payment: $15.95
Cash at Gate: $20 
(Not available for use on nights that the event is closed for private events: November 28, December 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 or on Walk +Bike the Lights Nights November 29 + December 27)

15-25 Passenger Van DRIVE-THROUGH Tickets
Electronic Payment: $60
Cash at Gate: $60
(Not available for use on nights that the event is closed for private events: November 28, December 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 or on Walk + Bike the Lights Nights November 29 + December 27)

Bus DRIVE-THROUGH Tickets
Electronic Payment: $150
Cash at Gate: $150
(Not available for use on nights that the event is closed for private events: November 28, December 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 or on Walk + Bike the Lights Nights November 29 + December 27)

Walk + Bike the Lights Nights, presented by Mid-South Pulmonary Specialists 
Tuesday, November 29 + Tuesday, December 27
Show is closed to cars.  Dogs welcome on leash. Children in strollers are free
Family 4-pack
Electronic Payment: $24.95
Cash at Gate:  $35

Indiviudal tickets
Electronic Payment: $6.95 per person
Cash at Gate: $10 per person

What methods of payment are accepted? 

Electronic payments accepted online and at the gate are Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. Cash is also accepted at the gate. In order to keep the line moving as efficiently as possible, we strongly encourage you to prepurchase your tickets online. 

How do I get tickets?

Click here for tickets. Please note that General Admission, Starry Special and 901-derful Wednesday tickets are date-specific and must be purchased for the specific night you wish to attend. They are only valid for that night.  Flex and Unlimited Tickets are valid any night of the event.

Is my ticket valid on any night?

General Admission, Starry Special and 901-derful Wednesday tickets are date specific and must be purchased for the specific night you wish to attend. They are only valid for that night.  Flex and Unlimited Tickets are valid any night of the event.

I want to purchase a ticket, but am not sure which night I want to go. 

Purchase a Flex Ticket for only $32.95 which allows you flexibility to pick the date you want to go! (Not available on nights the show is closed for private parties: November 28, December 4, 5, 6, 12, 13)

I’m running late! Will I still be able to go through the show?

If you’re running late, don’t worry! We will honor your ticket for the selected date. Your assigned timeslot is to keep our lines moving quickly and wait times short, so please try to arrive as close to your scheduled time as possible.

I can’t go on the night of my purchased ticket. Can I get a refund? 

We understand that plans change! Starry Nights is the largest fundraiser for Shelby Farms Park and we appreciate your support. While we can’t issue a refund, the Events Team will help you reschedule your ticket for another night. Please email tickets@shelbyfarmspark.org.

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

Yes, tickets are available for purchase at the event check-in tent the night of the event, however, we strongly encourage you to prepurchase your tickets online prior to arrival to avoid disappointment on sold out nights and so that you may choose the time slot that best fits your plans. If you see a timeslot is sold out, simply choose the next available time slot that is convenient for you. Please check ticket prices for night-of purchases. 

How can I purchase a Starry Nights ticket to give as a gift? 

Purchase a Flex Ticket for $32.95 which allows your gift recipient to pick the date and time they want to go. (Not available on nights the show is closed for private events: November 28, December 4, 5, 6, 12, 13)

What if it rains? 

Starry Nights is rain or shine, barring extreme weather conditions! If the show is canceled due to weather, this will be posted on the Park’s website and social media pages. We will reschedule all ticket holders to another event night.

Will I get a refund if the show is canceled due to weather on the night of my ticket? 

In the event that Starry Nights is canceled due to inclement weather, we will reschedule your ticket for another night. 

Are there paper/physical tickets? 

All tickets are electronic via email. Paper/physical tickets are not issued. 

I still have questions about tickets.

Reach out to us at tickets@shelbyfarmspark.org.  


GETTING HERE

How do I get to Starry Nights? 

Enter Starry Nights through the main park entrance (Gate 1) onto Great View Drive North off of Farm Road (GPS address for reference: 6993 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38134). Your GPS system may direct you to a different entrance, but all ticket holders must enter through the main entrance. All other Park entrances are closed. Look for the Starry Nights sign at the entrance! 

Is there a special pre-sale gate?

No, all ticket holders should enter through the main park entrance (Gate 1) onto Great View Drive North off of Farm Road (GPS Address: 6993 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38134)  Look for the Starry Nights sign!

Where do I go when I get there?

As you enter the Park, you will be directed to drive all the way up Great View Drive North toward the First Horizon Visitor Center.  You will drive past the entrance to the show on your left, but don’t worry! You will circle back after you go through the event check-in at the Visitor Center parking lot.  

I have a carriage or hayride reservation. Where do I go?

Enter through the main park entrance onto Great View Drive East off Walnut Grove between Farm Road and Germantown Parkway (GPS address for reference: 415 Great View Drive East). This is also the entrance for Coastal Fish Company and the FedEx Event Center. Ticket holders cannot enter at this gate and will be rerouted to the main park/event entrance (Gate 1).

For reservations and more information, visit starrycarriagerides.com or call (901) 522-2862. 

I’m coming for Walk + Bike the Lights Night. Where do I go?

Enter Starry Nights through the main park entrance (Gate 1) onto Great View Drive North off of Farm Road (GPS address for reference: 6993 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38134). Your GPS system may direct you to a different entrance, but all ticket holders must enter through the main entrance. All other entrances are closed.  You will drive through the event check-in tent to scan or purchase your tickets. Then, follow the directions of the parking attendants to park.


THE STARRY NIGHTS EXPERIENCE

Radio

Tune in to FM 100.9 as soon as you arrive at the Park for all the info you need to get ready for your Starry Nights experience. 

After leaving the check-in area, tune in to FM 97.5 to enjoy holiday music as you drive through the show. 

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Look for fun, holiday add-ons  including 3D holiday glasses, shirts and ornaments to make your holiday and Starry Nights experience even brighter! You can purchase these items on the ticket site as you buy your event ticket. Items will be ready for pick up at the event check-in tent when you arrive at the show.

Don't miss out on the 3D Holiday Glasses that are ONLY available at online ticket check out or at the gate - $3.00 including sales tax.  

Photo Opp Zone 

Need a new profile pic or want to take a family photo? Stop at the Photo Opp Zone and take photos in front of select displays! Thanks to our friends at Brother and Memphis Area Honda Dealers for making these photo opportunities possible. Be sure and tag Starry Nights in your photos!  #StarryNights2022  

When you are taking your photos, please remember to:

  • Be alert and aware of vehicular traffic and carriages that will still be proceeding by the displays. 

  • Park only in the designated area.

Are there concessions? 

Make your Starry Nights experience a little sweeter with a cup of hot chocolate with support from Graphic Packaging International! Stay in the right lane as you enter the Park and follow the lollipop signs to the drive through station and purchase your sweet treat for $5 a cup!  Electronic payments only (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Google Pay, and Apple Pay) / no cash. 

Where are the restrooms? 

Portable restrooms are located in the parking lot just past the main entrance in the boat launch parking area and in the First Horizon Foundation Visitor Center parking lot just past the event check-in tent. In addtion, the restrooms at the Woodland Discovery Playground / Photo Opp Zone will be open. All other buildings in the Park will be closed during Starry Nights.

How do I reserve a hayride or carriage ride?

Enjoy Starry Nights in a whole new light on a hayride or carriage ride! For reservations and more information, visit starrycarriagerides.com or call (901) 522-2862.

Can I walk or ride my bike through the lights? 

Walk + Bike the Lights Nights presented by Mid South Pulmonary Specialists are Tuesday, November 29 and Tuesday, December 27. Enjoy Starry Nights at a different pace on these special nights when you can take a walk or ride your bike through the glowing lights of Starry Nights. Dogs are welcome but must be on leash, leash in hand at all times.  Show is closed to cars.
Family 4-pack
Electronic Payment: $24.95
Cash at Gate:  $35

Indiviudal tickets
Electronic Payment: $6.95 per person
Cash at Gate: $10 per person

Children in strollers:  free

Is there anything else I need to know about driving through the show?

Remember to dim your headlights and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. For your safety, please do not park or exit your vehicle except in the one designated “Photo Zone” area.


volunteer

Be a shining star for the Park

Volunteers are needed to help Starry Nights shine. It takes a lot of hands to make this holiday experience a big success, and we can't do it without great volunteers. Help out on your own, as a family, or as a group.  We welcome companies, church groups, sports teams, college groups - the more the merrier! Give the gift of your time this holiday season. Thanks for volunteering at Starry Nights and for supporting Shelby Farms Park! 

  


NOTICE OF FILMING + PHOTOGRAPHY

By attending Starry Nights, you are entering an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By agreeing to these terms, you consent to your image and likeness captured via photography, audio recording, video recording and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and its representatives. You release the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, its employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or audio recordings, and you waive all rights to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use of these materials. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Shelby Farms Park Conservancy or the person or entity designated to do so.

 


Want to help Starry Nights shine in 2022?
Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Contact:

Savannah Ratcliff  sratcliff@shelbyfarmspark.org  (901) 222-7250


CONTACTS
General Event Questions: info@shelbyfarmspark.org
Ticket Questionstickets@shelbyfarmspark.org
Media: communications@shelbyfarmspark.org
Sponsorship OpportunitiesSavannah Ratcliff | Development Manager  
Volunteer Questions: volunteer@shelbyfarmspark.org

 

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