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. A new outdoor glass sculpture exhibit will be on display in Anne's Garden. Created by Conway Glass, guests will see the garden beautifully decorated with hand-blown glass flowers and tree.

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. This year, the number of tickets sold each night will be limited and you will need to select a specific date when you purchase tickets. 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!
Beginning September 15, tickets will be available online, on site at the Admissions Plaza and Lowcountry Center, and by calling 1-888-718-4253. All tickets must be purchased before your arrival at the gardens on the night you attend the event. You may exchange your tickets for another date by calling 1-888-718-4253 (a nominal change fee will apply).

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 Your member benefits have not changed. Individual and Household Members still have the ability to purchase tickets at the member discount price. All other 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. As in previous years, tickets are non-refundable and unused tickets will be considered a donation to Brookgreen Gardens.

Buy Tickets Early & Save!
Through November 30, Member adult tickets are $13 and General Public adult tickets are $17. (The Customer Care Center closes at 9 pm, tickets purchased by phone after 9 pm, November 30 will not receive the discount.)
In December, 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.

Ticket Questions? Call Customer Care at 1-888-718-4253.

Check back soon for the entertainment schedule, new app, and dining options.

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

Please note: no alcoholic beverages may be brought into the event and no smoking is preferred.



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