Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2020 - 4:00PM TO 9:00PM

See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 2,800 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights.  From 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. walk the garden pathways with a warm cup of cider, cocoa, or wine. Hear the sounds of holiday music, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends!

We have added 12 additional nights to our annual event for safety, social distancing, and crowd control. We will have half the amount of tickets available each night compared to previous years. 

Named "Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina" by Travel+Leisure Magazine

Winner of the 2018 Charles A. Bundy award for excellence in tourism from South Carolina Parks Recreation and Tourism


We appreciate your understanding of the safety measures in place during this time of COVID-19.

The number of tickets has been dramatically reduced.
Due to strict capacity limits, tickets must be pre-purchased. No drive-ups please.
Tickets are available online 24/7 or by calling 844-271-3410 Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
There are no refunds for unused tickets. Proceeds benefit the Garden’s missions.
 Masks are requested for all guests over 10 years of age when it is impossible to social distance from others outdoors. Masks are required indoors. 
 Nights of a Thousand Candles is all outdoors this year. Restrooms, indoor dining (by reservation) and shopping are available.
 We ask all guests to follow health guidelines, including social distancing at least six feet apart from others.

Dining Options

Due to COVID this year we will have a number of smaller options for dining:

Inlet Affairs - will be serving their signature favorites in the Leonard Pavilion.
Let's Ride BBQ and Austin's Garden Galley will be on the lawn next to the restaurant.
Harvest Restaurant will be open with a limited menu - indoor and terrace seating by reservation only. 
The Old Kitchen, in the heart of the sculpture garden, will be serving small bites, soup, and beverages.
Brookgreen Beverage Stations will provide beverages, beer, wine, and our homemade hot cocoa. 
All events at Brookgreen Gardens are fund-raising events and tickets are non-refundable.
Unused tickets may be considered a donation to Brookgreen Gardens a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization.  

Adult $20.00; Child $12.00

Adult $25.00; Child $15.00

Also available for pre-purchase this year: 
The Sparkle and Fun Package add on!
For $10 add-on this package that includes a glass of sparkling wine or cider, and holographic glasses to make the lights even more festive!

Special Rates are available for groups of 15 or more arriving together.
For more information, use our contact form and choose the category Group Sales. 

If you need to exchange your tickets, please go to 
and use the online chat feature.

All events at Brookgreen Gardens are fund-raising events and tickets are non-refundable. Unused tickets may be considered a donation to Brookgreen Gardens a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. 

also enjoy Bruce Munro's Field of Light

Thank you to Bruce Munro and Bruce Munro Studios for extending the run of the Field of Light to help support Brookgreen during the COVID-19 crisis.  This immersive work of art will be available to view during Nights of a Thousand Candles. One admission price - two experiences!

Entertainment Schedule
The Strolling Bagpipers will be roaming the gardens every evening during Nights of a Thousand Candles.

Due to COVID-19 concerns for safety, we will have one entertainment tent, the Tidelands Health Entertainment Tent, located in the field near Pegasus. Artists are subject to change without notice and there will be no seating.