Starry Nights

experience the magic of the hoLidays

Open nightly through January 3, 2020 • Rain or Shine

Open Christmas Eve + Christmas Day + New Year's Eve + New Year's Day with regular hours!


Sunday-Thursday: 6pm-9pm

Friday-Saturday: 6pm-10pm

Starry Nights, presented by International Paper, is a family-friendly holiday experience.  Drive through thousands of twinkling lights plus magical Mistletoe Village!  Starry Nights is the largest annual fundraiser for the Park, and it's a holiday tradition for thousands of families!

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Admission + Tickets • Event Map
Santa • Carriage Rides + Hayrides
Camel Rides + Pony Rides • Glice Skating
Special Nights + Activities • Holiday Shopping



On drive-through nights, admission is charged per vehicle. On walk-through nights*, admission is charged per person. Proceeds benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.

Motorcycle: $15 ($10 on Biker Nights: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18)   

Car, Truck, SUV, Mini-van: $20

15-25 Passenger Van: $50

Bus: $150


Pre-purchase: Save time in line! When you pre-purchase a ticket, you can enter through a separate event entrance (Gate 10 on Mullins Station Road just west of Appling), skipping the line at the main entrance!  Tickets can be purchased by clicking the button below (additional fees may apply) or in the Lake's Edge Gift Shop. 

At the Gate: Tickets can be purchased at the gate as you enter Starry Nights (cash and cards are accepted).

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drive through lights + displays

Drive through thousands of twinkling lights and displays! This year features lots of new displays, plus some returning favorites!  

Grab a pair of Holiday Specs for a surprise for your eyes. These special holographic lenses miraculously transform Christmas lights into magical figures of candy canes, angels, stars, penguins, Santa, snowflakes, gingerbread men, elves, reindeer, snowmen, presents and Christmas trees.  $3 per pair.  Available for purchase at the gate or in the Lake's Edge Gift Shop or online with your ticket purchase. 

FedEx Mistletoe Village

During Starry Nights, the First Horizon Foundation Visitor Center becomes transformed into magical FedEx Mistletoe Village.  Mistletoe Village is your hub for holiday fun and is a holiday wonderland, full of activities and winter fun! Mistletoe Village activities are only open during Starry Nights unless noted below.


Visit with Santa in his workshop during Starry Nights hours through December 23. Picture package prices vary. 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 

Open during regular Starry Nights hours.


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!

holiday treats

Enjoy a sweet treat during your visit to Starry Nights!  Grab some hot chocolate and do a little shopping, and then settle in on the porch to roast s'mores over a cozy fire pit!  

Hot chocolate: $3

S’mores kit: $5  (includes graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate to make two s'mores)

Concessions:  Offerings vary in Mistletoe Village. 


Enjoy Starry Nights in a whole new way -- on a carriage or on a hayride! Visit for more information and to make reservations.  Thanks to our partners at Tennessee Tractor!

Special Nights + Activities

Peds, Paws and Pedals: December 2, December 9, December 16, December 30
$5 per person
Enjoy Starry Nights on foot!  Bicycles and Dogs are welcome! The show is closed to cars on these nights. 
Children 4 and under free!

Biker Nights: December 4, December 11, December 18
Open to all on these nights, but special deals for our Park fans on motorcycles.  $10 per motorcycle

St. Nick Night:  December 6
Dress like Santa Claus and receive $5 off a car pass.

St. Jude Marathon: December 7
Show your race bib and receive $5 off a car pass. 

BuffaGlo Run: January 4
It's your last chance to see the lights of Starry Nights during this fun run.  Register and get more info here

Glice Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and enjoy the brand new outdoor Glice Rink - an eco-friendly ice skating experience! It looks like ice and feels like ice, but it’s not ice! No water or electricity is required for operation of the Glice Rink, so Glice skating adds fun to your holiday without adding an impact to the environment. The open air Glice Rink is located in Mistletoe Village on the lawn overlooking Hyde Lake.

You can visit the Glice rink any time.  If you arrive during the day, head straight to the Visitor Center. If you arrive during Starry Nights hours, follow the signs to Mistletoe Village. 

Learn more about the Glice Rink here and skate sizes here.

**You do not need to purchase a ticket to Starry Nights to visit the Glice Rink. 

Skating sessions are 50 minutes long and begin at the top of the hour.  When the rink is at capacity, access may be limited. 

Sunday - Thursday
12pm - 9pm (last skate time at 8pm)

Friday + Saturday
12pm - 10pm (last skate time at 9pm)

$10 per person for 50 minute skating session
Includes skates

$5 whale skating helper

Holiday PackageS

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


Brother • Choate’s  • Coleman Taylor Transmissions
Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors • FInancial Federal Bank • FedEx
Gerber Taylor • Gossett Porsche • Hope Church • Huey’s • Mold Terminator
MAA • Mempho Music Festival • Montgomery Martin • NewSouth Capital • nexAir
Park's Edge at Shelby Farms • Tennessee Tractor • Tioga • Valero 

Special thanks to:

WREG | Cumulus Media | The Daily Memphian | Memphis Flyer
Malco Theatres | Woodland Heat | Belltower Artisans


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

 : 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

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