OLD WESTBURY GARDENS

If you’re a fan of spectacular holiday light shows, it’s worth making a trip out to Long Island for Old Westbury Gardens’ Shimmering Solstice. The show offers guests the chance to see a series of magical light displays as they walk an approximately one-mile path through the Walled Garden, the Rose Garden, South Lawn and Allée.

OLD WESTBURY GARDENS

There are lots of great additions for the 2022 experience. First, there will be a re-designed interactive area featuring three new exhibits. Second, the seasonal music will have your kids bopping along as they walk along the expanded illuminated event path, which will be lined with even more lights. Third, the finale show will be next-level! Plus, the Garden of Appreciation will be turned into a warming area with a concession stand for seasonal snacks and drinks, so there’s really no excuse not to bundle up and visit the gardens!

OLD WESTBURY GARDENS

An added bonus this year is the ability to book your reservation but change the date later on, if needed. And that’s great, because tickets are already on sale!

OLD WESTBURY GARDENS

Old Westbury Gardens worked with Lightswitch, a collective of internationally recognized designers, to create the show. Shimmering Solstice was created out of the desire to adapt the land and gardens in a way that would celebrate the fall and winter holiday seasons.

Shimmering Solstice runs from Nov. 25, 2022 to Jan. 1, 2023 (Friday – Sunday from Nov. 25 to Dec. 18, and then Wednesday – Sunday as of Dec. 21). Please note that the gardens are closed Dec. 2, 24 and 25. Admission is from 5:30 – 9:30 pm. Tickets are $34.95/adult or $19.95/child ages 3-17; on Sundays, seniors 65+ pay $26.95. Old Westbury Gardens members receive 20% off adult tickets, 50% off kids’ tickets, plus get free premiere parking. During the ticket presale, the same discounts apply to non-members. Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New York City.

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