Event Spotlight: Nights of a Thousand Candles

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Monday, November 25th, 2019
Event Spotlight: Brookgreen Gardens Nights of a Thousand Candles 2019

Celebrate the season at Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles, a winter wonderland illuminated by dazzling lights and thousands of hand-lit candles. Named “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina” by Travel+Leisure Magazine, and winner of the 2018 Charles A. Bundy award for excellence in tourism from South Carolina Parks Recreation and Tourism, Nights of a Thousand Candles promises a magical evening for all who stroll down its wondrous paths this December 5-21.

Founded in 1931 by Anna Hyatt Huntington and Archer Huntington, Brookgreen Gardens, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has grown into both a National Historic Landmark and a cultural center for the South Carolina community. Brookgreen Gardens is a leader in sculpture and environmental conservation, in addition to the protection of plants, animals, and the history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Plus, the Gardens are home to the country’s largest and most significant collections of American figurative sculptures, displayed in a stunning garden setting, three galleries, and a visible storage and research facility.

Brookgreen Gardens is a unique melding of art, nature, and history, and their annual Nights of a Thousand Candles festival is no exception. With more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights illuminating the Gardens, this extraordinary light display transforms the lush, green gardens of Brookgreen into a once-in-a-lifetime holiday fantasyland. Walk the pathways with a warm cup of cider, cocoa, or wine as you listen to holiday music, join in singing carols, and celebrate the season with your family and friends.

Each section has its own unique light display, complete with nightly shows from amazing entertainers and performers, and indoor displays of trees, wreaths, and other holiday decor. Plus, for a select few, Brookgreen Gardens offers the opportunity to join in on The Nights of a Thousand Candles Preview Benefit, an intimate, exclusive evening that gives guests a first look at the highly anticipated holiday event, as well as complimentary beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment. Brookgreen Gardens’ educational efforts are core to its mission, which is why a portion of the Preview Benefit proceeds are used to enable Brookgreen to grow its education initiatives and encourage lifelong learning. Reserve your tickets for this romantic, exclusive event today!

Don’t miss out on this award-winning event; get your tickets for Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles!