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Shimmering Solstice at Old Westbury Gardens

Shimmering Solstice

Shimmering Solstice is an unforgettable walkthrough event of seasonal sights and sounds! Be prepared to be enchanted by magical light displays that are set along Old Westbury Garden’s beautiful paths that will lead you through the world-famous Walled Garden, Rose Garden, South Lawn and Allée. Especially designed for Old Westbury Gardens by Lightswitch (a collective of internationally-recognized lighting, media, and visual designers), Shimmering Solstice at Old Westbury Gardens will allow guests to experience what is familiar every day in a whole new shimmering light. In a dramatic finale, an astonishing light and projection show will be displayed onto the south face of Westbury House. Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy festive food and drinks, presented by Long Island’s Lessing Hospitality Group. Don’t miss this one-of-a kind event!

About Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Road

Old Westbury, NY


    Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.  Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family's residence.

    Today, Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children's programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer pop concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops,  Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener and Educator-led Talks and Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.