Monday, December 5, 2011

South Carolina's Winter Wonderland: Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles

Brookgreen Gardens’ “Nights of a Thousand Candles” 
December 2-3, 9-10, 15-17 From 3 to 10 p.m.

The beauty, artistry and magic of Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles is a winter wonderland that will kindle your Christmas spirit and be a favorite memory for you and your family for years to come. The magic of the holiday season comes to life as 5,500 hand-lit candles illuminate garden paths and festive Christmas lights brighten dark, winter evenings. Stroll through more than 30 acres of the gardens with 10 unique garden areas. Candles aboard small floating barges drift lightly in the fountains and ponds that surround the sculptures, and white lights gently cling to the limbs of mossy oaks--all illuminating the gardens with the magic of the holiday season. 

Included in the festival is an array of musical performances: local choral ensembles, hand-bell choirs and jazz groups play classical and current holiday favorites, along with a variety of musicians who meander the lighted paths.  To view the performance list, please click here.

In a spacious heated tent guests may enjoy a delicious buffet-style dinner catered by Inlet Affairs—associated with the well known restaurant, Drunken Jack's. Please click here for the menu and prices. 

In the Huntington Sculpture Garden, the Old Kitchen serves light refreshments and beverages. Further beverages are available at the Time Warner Cable Entertainment Tent.

Adult tickets are $16, child tickets (ages 4-12) are $7 and children age 3 and younger are free. All ticket proceeds go to support Brookgreen Gardens, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is to preserve and display American sculpture and regional plants, animals and history.
For group reservations of 15 guests or more, call 800-849-1931 or 843-235-6021.
Nights of a Thousand Candles is one of South Carolina’s premier holiday festivals, and has been named by Southeastern Tourism Society one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast. Now is your chance to come see why!  Happy Holidays!