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Brookgreen Gardens: Nights of a Thousand Candles 2016

By Ashlee Carson • November 10, 2016

Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles is one of the most anticipated events of the year. This year, the event will be taking place on December 1-3, 8-10, and 15-18, from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.

For those of you who have not been to this annual festival in the past, Nights of a Thousand Candles is a spectacular multi-evening event in which Brookgreen Gardens is illuminated with over 5,500 hand-lit candles, as well as sparkling lights. In addition, guests will love the 80-foot-tall Holiday Fir, which will be embellished with over 60,000 lights. This tree will be lit during a ceremony each night at 5:45 p.m.

A special exhibit will feature hand blown sculptures by Conway Glass. These glass sculptures will be displayed in Anne’s Garden. Peggy and Mark Gaudreau are featured bagpipers you'll find roving throughout the gardens each night.

Tickets must be purchased in advance this year and only a limited amount will be sold for each night. Adult tickets are $14/member; $8 for member childre ages 4-12; $18/general admission; $10/child and free for ages 3 and under. Save money by purchasing your tickets now through November 30!

Not only does this event feature beautiful lights and sculptures, but it also features food and entertainment as well. Below is the entertainment schedule for Nights of a Thousand Candles 2016:

December 1-3

Thistletown Tinkers - Celtic - 4:00; 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Vocal Edition - Choral - 5:00; 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Paul Grimshaw Band - Variety - 5:00; 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Ron & Natalie Daise - Gullah Family Christmas - 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

December 8-10

Ross Holmes Band - Standards - 4:00; 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Indigo Choral Society - Choral - 5:00; 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

TruSol Band - R & B - 5:00; 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Bill Oberst - A Christmas Carol - 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

December 15-17

Timmy & Susanna - Family Folk - 4:00; 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Mike Frost Band (15th & 16th only) - Jazz - 5:00; 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Roof Cat (17th only) - Guitar & Ukulele - 5:00; 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Paul Grimshaw Band - Variety - 5:00; 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Vocal Edition - Choral - 5:00; 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

December 18

Timmy & Susanna - Family Folk - 4:00; 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Mike Frost Band - Jazz - 5:00; 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Paul Grimshaw Band - Variety - 5:00; 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Ron & Natalie Daise - Gullah Family Christmas - 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.