Nights of a Thousand Candles

December 4-6, 11-13, & 18-20, 2014

See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3 - 10 p.m. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends.

Now in its 15th year, Nights of a Thousand Candles continues to delight guests with beautiful candle and lighting displays and exceptional entertainment. This year’s most exciting new feature is the 80-foot-tall Holiday Fir tree decorated with 60,000 lights. Located in the arboretum, this beautiful tree will be lighted at 5:45 p.m. every night in ceremonial fashion. Other new highlights include The Peppermint Forest in the Children’s Garden, The Ice Garden in the Lower Left Wing garden, and the addition of a garden by candle light.

Click here for some FAQ and tips on making the most of your visit.

To view the entire Entertainment Schedule - click here

To download a print version for each weekend you will need Adobe Acrobat. Each weekend's entertainment is listed below.

December 4 -6

December 11-13

December 18-20

Catered by Inlet Affairs dinner is available in addition to admission prices. Click here for the Dinner Menu. Please note: no alcoholic beverages may be brought into the event and no smoking is preferred.

New this Year, our Mobile App is designed just for "Nights of a Thousand Candles" to display event information very clearly at night and make your experience even more enjoyable!
It includes a Custom Schedule you can filter by day and time and the ability to Bookmark performances to your personal schedule with a single touch.
You can click on any entertainment option to see a description of their performance.
An Event Map is included with entertainment, dining, shopping, parking, and other points of interest.
Easily view food and beverage menu options.
Update your Facebook status, post photos directly to Instagram, and tweet what you’re doing, who you’re seeing—all from directly within the app. Explore, share, connect with friends and followers.
Receive push notifications so you will always have up-to-date news about the event.

The app is FREE and available in the App Store and Google Play, just search Brookgreen Gardens. We highly recommend you download it before your visit.


Here's a short video of the event.