Friday, December 7, 2012

Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles

If you're looking for the magic and spirit of the Christmas season while vacationing in Myrtle Beach over the holidays, be sure to visit Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles.  Named one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast, this spectacular event will make for an evening you will never forget!

Brookgreen Gardens, the famous property developed as a sculpture garden by the Huntingtons, is illuminated by 5,500 hand-lit candles floating in the fountains and lining the walks to illuminate the 250-year-old live oak trees.  The landscaping is draped in sparkling lights and shining Chinese lanterns that illuminate hundreds of outdoor sculpture, creating a Southern winter wonderland.

As you wander through the glowing gardens, you'll hear the sounds of beautiful holiday music floating across the air.  Carolers stroll the paths while other musicians perform in heated tents, giving you a chance to warm up while enjoying their harmonies.  Entertainers include vocal groups, guitar quartets, handbell choirs, Gullah music, pop bands, harpists and even a bagpipe player.  (Click here for a performance schedule.)

What's more romantic than dinner next to thousands of glowing candles?  Award-winning Inlet Affairs catering is standing by in a heated tent to serve you a divine lowcountry feast.  The menu features all of your favorite Southern fare including shrimp and grits, inlet clam chowder, snow crab, oysters on the half shell, chicken bog, BBQ and chicken breast with fire-roasted corn and peppers.  If you want to keep warm as you move through the gardens, hot chocolate, cider and coffee are also available. (Click here for a full menu and pricing information.)

For magical Christmas memories and an enchanting experience, be sure to bring your loved ones to Nights of a Thousand Candles.  The event runs for 7 nights including December 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st and 22nd from 3 - 10pm. Adult tickets are $16 and children's tickets (ages 4 - 12) cost $7.

Plantation Resort is conveniently located just 15 minutes away from Brookgreen Gardens!  Be sure to stop by our Front Desk to receive additional information on this wonderful event. We look forward to seeing you and your family here over the holidays.

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