Nights of a Thousand Candles

December 1-3, 8-10, & 15-18, 2016

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.

The 80-foot-tall fir tree decorated with 70,000 lights will be lighted in ceremonial fashion at 5:45 p.m. every night. An outdoor glass sculpture exhibit will be on display in Anne's Garden. Created by Conway Glass, guests will see the garden beautifully decorated with new hand-blown glass flowers and trees.

Important News About Your Nights of a Thousand Candles Tickets!
Due to the tremendous popularity of Nights of a Thousand Candles, Brookgreen Gardens is adopting a new ticketing approach.

  • The number of tickets sold each night will be limited.
  • You will need to select a specific date when you purchase tickets.
  • Tickets must be purchased before you arrive at the garden. You may exchange your tickets for another date at no charge by calling 1-888-718-4253.

We are making this change to more evenly distribute attendance across the 10 nights of the festival and to ensure the most enjoyable experience for everyone! Ticket Questions? Call Customer Care at 1-888-718-4253 or Email for assistance. Hours are Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm.

Members: To receive your member discount, enter your Membership ID Number located on the front of your membership card. (If you do not have your Membership ID Number, please contact the Membership Office at 843-235-6015 or email President's Council, Chairman's Council, Huntington and Atalaya Society members may order the number of complimentary Nights of a Thousand Candles tickets appropriate to their membership level, and they may also purchase additional tickets at the member discount price.


Through November 30, Buy Tickets Early & Save!

Member adult tickets are $13 and Member child tickets (ages 4-12) are $8.

General Public adult tickets are $17 and child tickets are $10.

December Ticket Prices

Member adult tickets are $14 and Member child tickets (ages 4-12) are $8.

General Public adult tickets are $18 and child tickets are $10.

All children age 3 and under are free. Purchase tickets below or call 1-888-718-4253.


2016 Entertainment Schedule

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

Dinner Menu


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