Memphis to dazzle with enormous light show
November 24, 2013 by Lisa
Orion Starry Nights is taking place in Memphis over this festive period. Set to feature more than 2.5 million lights, it is the largest display of its kind in the Mid-South. Proceeds from the event go to support the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.
Guests can drive through the grounds to view the many lights that, for the first time, will include a solar powered display. There will be special nights on which guests have the opportunity to walk through the grounds to get a closer look. Themed evenings include ‘Decorate your Car Night’ (which offers those participating $5 off the entry free), a ‘Walkin’ and Woofin’ Night’ for people and their dogs, and the ‘Starry 4K Run’.
In addition to the lights, there will also be many family-friendly activities to take enjoy, such as ice sculptures, a carriage ride, carol singers, a campfire, and Mistletoe Village. The village offers photographs with Santa for $22, camel rides for $5, and the Starry petting zoo for $3 admission.
For events like these, the organizers will often contact local print companies to help them prepare marketing products such as flyers. Memphis companies would naturally be able to help with such needs.
Orion Starry Nights takes place at the Shelby Farms Park from November 29 to December 27. Admission is $20 per car, $50 for vans or limousines, or $150 for charter buses. The entry fee for walking nights is $5 each person or $20 for a family.