Shimmering Solstice Returns to Old Westbury Gardens

Back by popular demand, second year promises to be bigger and brighter with new features

We loved this event last year and we are so excited to make it a yearly tradition. The grounds of Old Westbury Gardens are stunning year round and this event is something you and your friends and family will love to experience, as well.

Show Dates: November 25, 2022- January 1, 2023

11/25-12/21: Friday-Sunday 5:30pm-9:30pm

12/21-1/1: Wednesday-Sunday 5:30pm-9:30pm

There are no shows on: 12/2, 12/24, and 12/25.

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

Do you want the inside scoop of what is new for 2022?

*Re-designed interactive area featuring three new exhibits that will engage adults and children!

*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!

*Flexible tickets: Choose your date now, change it later!

Ticket Information:


Presale: 10% off adult tickets and buy one adult, get one child 50% off (Code: BOGO50). Ends 11/24. Buy Tickets Now!

About Old Westbury Gardens

Built in 1906 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Old Westbury Gardens is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps, and their children. Today, as a not-for-profit organization, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for a wide range of historical, cultural, artistic, educational, horticultural events. Old Westbury Gardens seeks to inspire appreciation of the early 20th century American country estate through faithful preservation and interpretation of its landscape, gardens, architecture and collections. For more information, visit

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