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Nights of a Thousand Candles 2020

Don't miss the must-see event of the holiday season

Half the crowd and over twice the nights to choose from!

November 26,-29, December 2 - 6, 9 - 13, 16 - 20, 26 - 31

Experience one of the most beloved holiday events in the Southeast, Nights of a Thousand Candles.

See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and millions of sparkling lights.  From 4 - 9 p.m. walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of holiday music, and celebrate the season with family and friends!

Named "Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina" by Travel+Leisure Magazine

Winner of the Charles A. Bundy award for excellence in tourism from South Carolina Parks Recreation and Tourism.

Nights of a Thousand Candles - Beginning this year on November 26 and running each Wednesday - Sunday until December 20. Then December 26 - 31 to help celebrate the coming new year! 

We are making some adjustments for COVID-19 safety and will not have our large entertainment tents or large food tent this year. Food trucks for take-away meals and snacks will be available, as well as a ticket price that includes a seated meal option. Harvest Restaurant will also be open and taking reservations.

Special Rates are available for groups of 15 or more arriving together. For more information, use our contact form and choose the category Group Sales. 

Nights of a Thousand Candles is rain or shine, unless conditions are dangerous for our guests and staff.

If you need to exchange your tickets, please call 844-271-3410 the day before your ticket date to move to another evening.  Please know that in the event of rain, many people may be calling, so be patient on hold and a ticket agent will answer your call as soon as possible.




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Open Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen.
Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.


Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days
Children 3 and under
Children 4-12
Adults 13-64
Seniors 65 & Over


1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island