Shimmering Solstice Returns To Old Westbury Gardens

Be prepared to be enchanted by magical light displays and seasonal soundtracks that are set along Old Westbury Gardens’ beautiful paths that will lead you through the world-famous Walled Garden, Rose Garden, South Lawn and Allée, just to name a few.

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Shimmering Solstice at Old Westbury Gardens has returned and is an unforgettable walkthrough experience of holiday lights, sights and sounds.

Designed for Old Westbury Gardens by Lightswitch (a collective of internationally-recognized lighting, media, and visual designers), Shimmering Solstice allows guests to experience what is familiar every day in a whole new shimmering light.

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NEW FOR 2022:

  • Re-designed interactive area featuring three new exhibits that will engage adults and children alike.
  • Seasonal music throughout expanded illuminated event path, with even more lights.
  • New illuminated water feature on the West Pond.
  • Updated and even more exciting Westbury House finale show.
  • The Garden of Appreciation will be turned into a lively warming area with a concession stand for seasonal snacks and drinks.
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Show dates are through Jan. 1, 2023. The show will be open on the following dates:
December 3*, 4
December 9*, 10, 11*
December 16*, 17*, 18, 19
December 21*, 22, 23
December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
January 1
*The Santa Babies Carolers will be performing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on these select dates.

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Adults: $34.95
Kids (2-13): $19.95
Senior Sundays (65+): $26.95
Old Westbury Gardens Members: 20 percent off adult tickets, 50 percent off kids tickets. Premiere parking is included for members.
Group rate: for groups of 20 or more, a discounted rate of 15 percent is applied. All group reservations must be made by phone or email. Please call (516) 333-0048 or email for booking and more information. No buses allowed.

The experience is completely outdoors. Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Rd., in Old Westbury. Visit to learn more and to buy tickets.

Christy Hinko
Christy Hinko is a managing editor at Anton Media Group. She is a New York Press Association (NYPA) and Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) award-winning writer and photographer.

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