Starry Nights

experience the magic of the holidays at starry nights

Open select nights
November 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021
from 6pm-10pm 

Please see the calendar below for exact dates + rates.

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 more than 3.5 million lights (yes, million!) in an all new show! Festive fun is in store for kids and kids at heart at this socially distant, drive-through (or walk or bike-through on select nights) holiday event, so don't miss out!

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, so we hope you'll join us for some holiday fun!



Special rates are available for purchases of 30 or more tickets!
Click the button above to request your group's tickets.


Want to learn more? Click the buttons below!

     

TICKETS: 

To purchase a ticket for Starry Nights, select the date you would like to attend.
Flex Tickets are valid any night of the event.
General Admission, Starry Special, 901-derful Wednesday, and Walk + Bike the Lights tickets are only valid on the specific date selected. 
You may arrive any time between 6pm-10pm on the night of your ticket.
For more information about ticket types, head to the FAQ or check out the event calendar.

All tickets are subject to additional Ticketmaster processing fees.
 

 

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Starry Nights 2020 is made possible by

Black Lens Productions • Financial Federal Bank • Gerber | Taylor • Huey's Restaurants
Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance • NewSouth Capital Management • Stacia Rosatti | Crye-Leike, Realtors

Media Partners
Cumulus Media • WREG


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

 

Click on the categories or questions below for more information!
Tickets
Getting Here
The Starry Nights Experience
Health + Safety


• TICKETS • 

When is Starry Nights open?
Is Starry Nights open on holidays?
How much are tickets?
Can I purchase tickets for a group?
How do I reserve a hayride or carriage ride?
Why are there different ticket prices?
How do I get tickets?
Can I use my ticket any night?
What if I want to purchase a ticket in advance, but I’m not sure when I want to go?
I can’t go on the night of my purchased ticket. Can I get a refund?
Can I buy a ticket at the gate?
What methods of payment are accepted at the gate? 
Can I purchase a ticket in the Lake’s Edge Gift Shop?
Is Starry Nights open if it rains?
Will I get a refund if the show is canceled due to weather on the night of my ticket? 
Are there paper/physical tickets?
I still have questions about tickets. Who can I contact?

• GETTING HERE • 
How do I get to Starry Nights?
Is there a special pre-sale entrance?
Where do I go when I get there?
I have a carriage or hayride reservation. Where do I go?
I’m coming for Walk + Bike the Lights Night. Where do I go?
How long is the route?

• THE STARRY NIGHTS EXPERIENCE • 
What radio station should I listen to while I drive through the lights?
Can I do any holiday shopping at Starry Nights?
Can I take pictures at Starry Nights?
Will restrooms be available?
How do I reserve a hayride or carriage ride?
Can I walk or ride my bike through the lights?
Will Santa be at Starry Nights?
Will Mistletoe Village and the Petting Zoo be part of Starry Nights?

Is there anything else I need to know about driving though Starry Nights?

• HEALTH + SAFETY•  
Can I get out of my car?
Do I need to wear a mask?
What if I’m not feeling well?

 


FAQ Answers 

• TICKETS • 
When is Starry Nights open?
Starry Nights is open from 6pm-10pm on select nights from November 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021. Click here to view a calendar.  
Walk + Bike the Lights Nights are from 6p-9p.

Is Starry Nights open on holidays?
Yes! Starry Nights will be open with regular hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

How much are tickets?
Ticket prices vary by date. Please review the event calendar to plan your visit. Don't forget⏤all proceeds from your ticket purchase benefit Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline!

DRIVE-THROUGH NIGHTS 

Are you driving through Starry Nights in a car, truck, mini van or SUV?
General Admission Nights
| December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18-26
Card (in advance online and at gate): $29.95* per vehicle
Cash (at gate only): $35 per vehicle

Starry Special Nights
November 27-29 December 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 27, 31 •  January 1-3
Card (in advance online and at gate): $24.95* per vehicle
Cash (at gate only): $30 per vehicle

901-derful Wednesdays
| December 2, 9 16, 30
Card in advance online and at gate: $15.95* per vehicle
Cash at gate only: $20 per vehicle

Flex Ticket Flex tickets are valid any night of the event!
Not ready to decide on a date or want to give Starry Night tickets as a gift?
Purchase a Flex Ticket for $32.95* per vehicle!

Are you driving through Starry Nights on a motorcycle, or in a large van or bus?
Motorcycles: 
Card (in advance online and at gate): $15.95* • Cash (at gate only): $20 
15-25 passenger van:
$60* (in advance online and at gate)
Bus: $150* (in advance online and at gate)

Want to take a Starry Hayride or Horse-drawn Carriage Ride?
Pricing options vary. Please visit The Carriage Company's website or call 901-522-2862 for details and to make a reservation.

WALK + BIKE THE LIGHTS NIGHTS • November 30 + December 28

Individuals:
Card
 (in advance online and at gate): $6.95* per person • Children in strollers are free
Cash (at gate only): $10 per person  Children in strollers are free

Family 4-Pack: 
Card (in advance online and at gate): $24.95* • Children in strollers are free
Cash (at gate only): $35  Children in strollers are free

*All tickets are subject to Ticketmaster processing fees

Can I purchase tickets for a group?
Yes! Starry Nights tickets make great personal and corporate gifts. If you plan to purchase 30+ tickets, please email tickets@shelbyfarmspark.org to purchase group tickets in advance. 

Why are there different ticket prices?
Starry Nights is the largest annual fundraiser for Shelby Farms Park, and it’s a community tradition for thousands of families. General admission nights provide maximum support to help keep the Park open and operating, while other nights offer specially priced tickets. Pick your date or your rate using this calendar.

How do I get tickets?
Stay tuned⏤ticket link coming soon!

Can I use my ticket any night?

Flex tickets may be used any night of the event, but General Admission, Starry Special, 901-derful Wednesday and Walk + Bike Night tickets must be purchased for the specific night that you wish to attend and are only valid on that date. 

What if I want to purchase a ticket in advance, but I’m not sure when I want to go?

Purchase a Flex Ticket for $32.95 (+ Ticketmaster processing fees) which allows you flexibility to pick the date you want to go! Flex tickets are valid any night of the event.  NOTE: Your Flex Ticket will have a date and time printed on it, but it is valid any night.

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 to get the process started! 

Can I buy a ticket at the gate?

Yes! Tickets are available for purchase on site the night of the event. Please use the event calendar check ticket prices for night-of purchases. 

What methods of payment are accepted at the gate?

Cash and credit cards are accepted at the gate. However, in an effort to reduce contact as much as possible, we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets online or at the gate using a credit card. If you are paying with cash, please consider using exact change.

Can I purchase a ticket in the Lake’s Edge Gift Shop?

Tickets are available for purchase in the gift shop, but you will receive an email with an electronic ticket. Paper/physical tickets will not be provided.

Is Starry Nights open if it rains?

Yes! Starry Nights is open rain or shine, barring extreme weather conditions. In the event that the show closes due to inclement weather, this information will be clearly posted on Shelby Farms Park's website and social media pages.

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, the events team will be in touch to help you reschedule your ticket for another night. 

Are there paper/physical tickets?
To reduce contact as much as possible, paper/physical tickets will not be issued. 

I still have questions about tickets. Who can I contact?
We're happy to help! Please reach out to us at tickets@shelbyfarmspark.org.  

 

• GETTING HERE • 
How do I get to Starry Nights?
Enter Starry Nights via Farm Road through the main park entrance (Gate 1) on to Great View Drive North (GPS address for reference: 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38134). Look for the Starry Nights sign  at the entrance! Event map coming soon!

Is there a special pre-sale entrance?
No, all cars will enter via Farm Road through the main park entrance (Gate 1) on to Great View Drive North (GPS address for reference: 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38134).  Look for the Starry Nights sign at the entrance!

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 to the Event Check-In Point near the First Horizon Foundation Visitor Center. You will drive past the entrance to the show on your left, but don’t worry! You will directed to the entrance after you go through the event check-in station. Event map coming soon!

I have a carriage or hayride reservation. Where do I go?
Enter through the park entrance onto Great View Drive East from 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. Keep driving past the FedEx Event Center, and you will be directed to your check-in point.

I’m coming for Walk + Bike the Lights Night. Where do I go?
Enter Starry Nights via Farm Road through the main park entrance (Gate 1) on to Great View Drive North (GPS address for reference: 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38134). You will be directed to drive all the way up Great View Drive North toward the First Horizon Visitor Center. You will park in that lot and then purchase your tickets as you walk or pedal down to enter the show. 

How long is the route?
The path is approximately 1.5 miles.

 

• THE STARRY NIGHTS EXPERIENCE • 
What radio station should I listen to while I drive through the lights?
Tune in to 97.5 FM  to enjoy holiday music performed by the Visible Music College as you drive through the show!

Can I do any holiday shopping at Starry Nights?
This year, you can shop before you arrive! Fun, holiday add-ons will be available on the ticket site to make your holiday and Starry Nights experience even brighter! You can purchase special items on the ticket site as you buy your event ticket, and items will be ready for pick up when you arrive at the show. Or purchase them at the pop-up shop (based on availability) when you check-in or purchase your ticket.

Bundle these holiday items with your Starry Nights ticket purchase, you'll be able to purchase them at 20% off our gift shop price! 

Holiday Specs $3 + tax - It’s a surprise for the eyes!  Turn the lights of Starry Nights into magical holiday designs with these 3-D glasses.  NOTE:  Glasses available after December 1. 

Official Starry Nights long sleeved t-shirt $24 + tax -  You’ll remember the magic of Starry Nights when you take home this official shirt.

Commemorative Starry Nights ornament $9.95 + tax - Remember your Starry Nights experience every year with our annual holiday ornament.

Shelby Farms Park keepsake ornament $8 + tax - Celebrate America's greatest urban park wtih this keepsake buffalo ornament.

Shelby Farms Park leather star ornament $9.50 + tax - This leather ornament will make a nice addition to your tree while celebrating Shelby Farms Park.

Buffalo in Lights long sleeved t-shirt $16 + tax - Get “all wrapped up”  in the holidays with this Shelby Farms Park holiday t-shirt.

Buffalo plaid blanket $28 + tax - Bundle up during your ride through Starry Nights, then stay warm all winter long with this cozy blanket. 

Shelby Farms Park blue plush blanket $15 + tax -  This blanket will keep you warm during your visit to Starry Nights and all winter long.


Can I take pictures at Starry Nights?
Taking photos is a great way to remember all the fun you have at Starry Nights! While you will be cruising through most of the lights, be sure to visit one of the three Photo Opp Stop Selfie Stations located throughout the show (map coming soon!), which are made possible by our friends at Brother, nexAir and T-Mobile. Be sure and tag #ShelbyFarmsPark and #StarryNights2020 in your photos!

Play it safe:
•  Be alert and aware of vehicular traffic and carriages that will still be proceeding by the displays.
• Park only in designated areas which are designated with green lighting. 
Please do not touch or climb on any displays.
• Please wear a mask or face-covering and keep a minimum 6’ distance between yourself and other visitors who are in line for photos.   

Professional photography shoots require a permit and must be arranged in advance. For more information, please click here.

Will restrooms be available?
Portable restrooms are located in the First Horizon Foundation Visitor Center parking lot just past the ticket booth. All buildings in the Park will be closed during Starry Nights.

Can I walk or ride my bike through the lights?
You can walk or ride a bike through the lights of Starry Nights on Walk + Bike the Lights Nights (Monday, November 30 + Monday, December 28 from 6p-9p). Dogs are welcome at this event but must remain on leash, leash in hand at all times. For Walk + Bike the Lights Night ticket information, click here.

Will Santa be at Starry Nights?
To help slow the potential spread of COVID-19, Santa Claus will not be coming to town...er...Starry Nights this year. But, Santa did work a little magic and sent one of his signature Santa hats our way, and this one is bigger than a buffalo! You will see it glowing about halfway through the show, and it's designated as a Photo Opp Stop/Selfie Station!

Will Mistletoe Village and the Petting Zoo be part of Starry Nights?
To help slow the potential spread of COVID-19, Mistletoe Village and the Petting Zoo will not be part of Starry Nights 2020.

Is there anything else I need to know about driving though Starry Nights?
Please remember to dim your headlights and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. 

• HEALTH + SAFETY•  
Please help us provide a safe environment for our visitors, team members and volunteers!

Can I get out of my car?

Please remain in your car at all times during the show with the exception of going to and from the portable restrooms in the Visitor Center parking lot and/or stopping at the designated selfie stations. When you exit your vehicle, please wear a mask/face covering and maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and other visitors. 

Do I need to wear a mask?
We ask that drivers please wear a mask when the car window is down and you are interacting with event staff, including at the event check-in/ticket booth.

You are also strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering when walking to and standing in line for portable restrooms or stopping at the Photo Opp Stops/Selfie Stations. 

What if I’m not feeling well?
You should not come to Starry Nights if you:

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • Have reason to believe you have or have been exposed to COVID-19

  • Have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • Are currently experiencing, or have experienced in the last 14 days, COVID-19 symptoms, including a cough, fever, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, unexplained headache, body aches or pains, diarrhea, or other symptoms of illness, or have otherwise felt unwell in the last 24 hours

  • Have traveled internationally in the last 14 days

  • Have had close contact with someone who has traveled internationally in the last 14 days

There remains an inherent and elevated risk of potential exposure to COVID-19 in any public place and any space where people are present. While we are committed to enhanced cleaning standards in an effort to keep you as healthy and safe as possible, we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed. By visiting Shelby Farms Park or Starry Nights, each visitor does so at their own risk of such exposure. 
 



CONTACTS

Ticket Questions: tickets@shelbyfarmspark.org
General Event Questions: info@shelbyfarmspark.org
Marketing : 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
 


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.

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