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, located in the arboretum, will be lighted at 5:45 p.m. every night in ceremonial fashion.

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

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.


Here's a short video of the event.