Nights of a Thousand Candles

December 3-5, 10-12, & 17-19, 2015

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.

Nights of a Thousand Candles continues to delight guests with beautiful candle and lighting displays and exceptional entertainment. The 80-foot-tall Holiday Fir tree decorated with 60,000 lights will be lighted in ceremonial fashion at 5:45 p.m. every night.

Buy Tickets Early and Save! Before December 1, 2015 tickets for members are $12 and $16 for the general public.

December 1-19, tickets are $14 for members and $18 for the general public. Children ages 4-12 tickets are $8 for members and $10 for the general public.

Please call (843) 235-6021 for group prices of 15 or more guests.

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2015. Your ticket purchases make a difference and provide year-round support Brookgreen Gardens, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Tickets are non-refundable. Unused tickets will be considered a donation to Brookgreen Gardens.

Members of The Huntington Society, the Chairman’s Council, and the President’s Council, please call (843) 235-6016 or go online to receive your tickets. All guests must have a ticket to attend the festival. More information

FAQ and tips on making the most of your visit (click here)


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

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. 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.


Thanks to the Georgetown Rotary Club for providing the video below of the visit here during last year's event




Here's another short video of the event from previous years.