Type: Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities
There's rarely any snow (and sometimes not even cold) to get one into the holiday spirit. So when an annual event like Starry Nights - the amazing, holiday-themed, drive-through tour of lighted... Read More
There's rarely any snow (and sometimes not even cold) to get one into the holiday spirit. So when an annual event like Starry Nights - the amazing, holiday-themed, drive-through tour of lighted displays - pops up in Shelby Farms Park, rest assured that everybody in town will make tracks for a festive way to put the ho-ho-ho into the holidays. Running every evening through Dec. 28,, Starry Nights features more than 1.5 million lights in a display that winds through the vast park. Fanciful images of animals, stars and planets, holiday images and more lead guests through the park. Be sure to look for the buffalo lights, too; there's a herd that makes its home in the park so that's a fun tribute to them. Guests have the choice of driving through in their cars, or signing up for a horse-drawn carriage or hayride through the light show. A Christmas-y village called Mistletoe Village is a must-stop for hot cocoa, visits with Santa and the chance to ride a camel or go to the petting zoo. Parents can do a little holiday shopping in the artists' market in Mistletoe, too. Choirs from local schools perform on select evenings.
500 North Pine Lake Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
- Things to Do in December: "You can save time in the car line by purchasing your tickets online; there's a small service fee but it's well worth the added convenience."
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: Starry Nights can make even the Grinch-iest of your relatives get into the holiday spirit.