Nights of a Thousand Candles
About Nights of a Thousand Candles
More than 5,500 candles and thousands of lights illuminate the sculptures and gardens in beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Each weekend hosts wonderful entertainers and performances. Gorgeous indoor displays of trees, wreaths and other holiday decor give you a break from the chill in the air. Inlet Affairs will serve dinner for a very special date night out.
Past events have included live entertainment, roving bagpipers, live bands and musical performances from local groups.
You must purchase tickets in advance for this year's event and each evening has a limited amount of tickets available.
Stay tuned for updates for this event.
November 30th, 2017 November 30th, 2017
Upcoming dates for Nights of a Thousand Candles
- November 30, 2017: 3:00 pm
- December 1, 2017: 3:00 pm
- December 2, 2017: 3:00 pm
- December 7, 2017: 3:00 pm
- December 9, 2017: 3:00 pm
- December 14, 2017: 3:00 pm
- December 15, 2017: 3:00 pm
- December 16, 2017: 3:00 pm
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Registered as a National Historic Landmark, Brookgreen Gardens is a wonder of native flora, fauna, and American sculpture. Considered by many to be the jewel of the Grand Strand, Brookgreen Gardens has been delighting visitors since its creation in 1931 by Anne and Archer Huntington. Located off Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet, the entrance is conveniently marked by a larger-than-life statue of a horse and rider.
Considered by many to be the jewel of the Grand Strand, Brookgreen Gardens has been delighting visitors since its creation in 1931 by Anne and Archer Huntington. Located off Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet, the entrance is conveniently marked by a larger-than-life statue of a horse and rider.
Among the nine-thousand lush acres of South Carolina history and Lowcountry, landscapes you will find the most significant collection of outdoor figurative sculpture by American artists in the world. At Brookgreen Gardens you will learn about the rice plantations of the 1800s and the Gullah culture of the enslaved Africans who worked them.
Guests are able to see animals in scenic enclosures that respect the animals and the surrounding environment at the Lowcountry Zoo and Native Animal Habitat. The little ones will love the Butterfly House and the Peace Garden Room for Children along with the fountains, reflecting pools, and hidden pathways.
There are plenty of open, green spaces to enjoy a picnic or lay back and watch the clouds go by at Brookgreen Gardens. Guests can explore all Brookgreen Gardens has to offer on foot, by boat tour or by the Trekker tour vehicle.
In addition to the natural and artistic beauty, Brookgreen Garden hosts a variety of holiday and cultural events. Be sure to attend the Harvest Home Weekend in October, Nights of a Thousand Candles in December, and from June through August the Cool Summer Evenings with music and theatre productions.
There are Art Camps for children, an Enchanted Storybook Forest, annual plant sales, adult art and photography workshops, and even an evening 5K race along the garden paths in the spring.
Admission to Brookgreen Gardens is good for seven days, adults: $14, young adult and senior citizens: $12, children 4-12: $7, children under 3 are free. Open every day but Christmas, Brookgreen Gardens is open from9:30 am until 5:00 pm with extended hours in the summer and for special events.