Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Memories of a Lifetime at Brookgreen Garden's Nights of a Thousand Candles

Fighting Stallions by Anna Hyatt Huntington- Nights of a Thousand Candles

Be Sure Not to Miss Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

They call it Nights of a Thousand Candles, but that number is truly an understatement; nearly 5,500 hand-lit candles delicately twinkle in every nook and cranny of Brookgreen’s beautiful sculpture garden.  Begin the Christmas season with this splendor of light and nature from 3-10 pm every Thursday through Saturday until December 21st. 

Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens,
Nights of a Thousand Candles
Bundle up and stroll among the gardens with a warm cup of cider or hot chocolate.  You can buy your drink at the large, heated catering tent along with a variety of foods, from seafood to barbeque, catered by Inlet Affairs of Murrells Inlet.  For a full menu with prices, click here.  Food is served cafeteria-style from 3:30-9:00 pm each night of the event.
After dinner, enjoy listening to one of the many holiday musical entertainment venues Brookgreen offers.  From Celtic music to pop, Brookgreen has scheduled talented musicians to enhance your holiday experience.  For a full schedule of entertainment, click here.
Brookgreen has pulled out all the stops to make your experience at Night of a Thousand Candles unforgettable.  They even offer a few tips to help you have a memorable time:
·         Consider attending on Thursdays to avoid the weekend crowd. 

·         Plan to arrive between 4-5 pm if you want to see volunteers light the candles.

·         The lighting at dusk provides for some exceptional photographs. 

·         These are just a few of Brookgreen's helpful suggestions.  For the full list of tips, click here.

Pegasus by Laura Gardin Fraser, Nights of a Thousand Candles
Be sure to bring your camera or smartphone because Brookgreen Gardens is hosting a photo contest where you can win a free 1-year membership to the 30-acre sculpture garden.  For full rules and regulations, click here.
Tickets are just $16 for adults and $8 for children ages 4-12 (children younger than 4 are free).  If you're a Brookgreen member, the price is $12 for adults and $6 for children.  For groups of 15 or more, call (800) 849-1931 or (843) 235-6021 to hear more about Brookgreen group rates.
Nights of a Thousand Candles is the premier holiday event in the South, and it’s just down the road from Plantation Resort.  After a delightful evening in the gardens, you’re just a short drive from comfortably settling into one of our well-appointed condos for the night. To make a reservation, call 1-800-845-5039.

No comments: