Nights of a Thousand Candles

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

On Saturday, December 20, the weather forecast indicates showers ending by 4 p.m. and a chance of rain tomorrow. We will open tonight and make every effort to keep as many of the candles lit as possible if the showers linger. The beautiful lighting displays, gallery exhibits, live performances, and dining tent will be fully operational as scheduled. We recommend bringing an umbrella or rain coat in case of a shower. Keepsakes, the Brookgreen Shop, has umbrellas and light rain ponchos for sale.

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.

Ticket prices for "Nights of a Thousand Candles" .
Member Adult: $14 and Non-Member Adult $18
Member Child: $8 and Non-member Child $10

Tickets are available for sale on online, by phone (843) 235-6016, and at the gardens. Your ticket purchases make a difference and help support Brookgreen Gardens, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit whose mission is to display figurative sculpture by American artists and to preserve regional plants, animals, and history. 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

For group pricing of 15 guests or more, please call (800) 849-1931 or (843) 235-6021.

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

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.
The 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 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.