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Brookgreen Gardens

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 21:00
Open today: 09:30 - 21:00
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Nights of 1,000 Candles

We are so impressed with everything about The Night of 1,000 Candles. It is organized well and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laurie S
Charleston, SC, United States
Nights of a Thousand Candles

We took in the Nights of a Thousand Candles two nights in a row. We went on Friday because the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Williamsburg, Virginia
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This National Historic Site contains the country's largest and most extensive sculpture collection of American Figurative Sculpture, much of it places in beautiful gardens. Also a site for Lowcountry History and our Lowcountry Zoo, featuring animals...more
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1931 Brookgreen Dr, U.S. Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5072
+1 843-235-6000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband & I as well as a couple friends purchased tickets for December the 14th, we spent more than $50 with sales tax, the night before we leave to go to the light show, I get an email saying the show is canceled due...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brianna H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We are so impressed with everything about The Night of 1,000 Candles. It is organized well and tickets are sold to prevent overcrowding. People are everywhere to guide you. The food service is done well and the food was excellent. The entertainment in the two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took in the Nights of a Thousand Candles two nights in a row. We went on Friday because the weather was forecast to be rainy on Saturday and went on Saturday with friends. Bill Oberst doing Dickens "A Christmas Carol" was excellent. The food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GWR757
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Nights of a Thousand Candles is a must-see, at least once! Magical is the best description, plus there are venues with difference kinds of music to enjoy, also. There is a food tent with seafood, burgers, bbq, etc. and even a glass of wine....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rubydoodle
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to Night of 1,000 Candles.......unbeleivable! Totally amazing that 450+ volunteers can install that many lights/candles in the gardens. Plan on a crowd and a lot of walking. There are golf carts available if you have a hard time making it back to your car....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helen R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came to Murrells Inlet for Night of a Thousand Candles and it was absolutely beautiful. Got here when it opened up so we could see sculptures before it got dark. After dark when all the lights came on and candles lit it was truly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rdwar333
Lauren J, Public Relations Manager at Brookgreen Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 4 days ago

As a child I grew up on Long Island (NY) and we drove around looking at Christmas lights throughout the month of December. The night of a thousand candles was amazingly elegant and magical! Walking through the beautiful garden with lights everywhere was one of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank melaniee551
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love the gardens anytime but this Christmas special was beautiful. Lights, candles, music all made a special evening.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diane M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend going for this event! It was magical! We live locally and go to many of the events here but this was a favorite!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great way to get some exercise and enjoy some beautiful artwork, cultre, heritage animals, and narrated boat ride through old abandoned rice fields.

Date of experience: November 2018
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12 December 2018|
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Response from ChefandBaker | Reviewed this property |
Order you tickets online . This event sells out. Show up at 5-5:30 (dusk), traffic will be busy. To enjoy all of the things offered. Plan on staying till 10-10:30 at least. The lights are just the biggest part. The live... More
Sharon S
30 April 2018|
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Response from MichelePappagallo | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on the area of the park you are walking. Some areas have quite a bit of shade, but others are more open. There are plenty of great areas to choose from whether you want shade or not.
Donja G
5 April 2018|
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Response from llcobb | Property representative |
Hi Donja, Yes we allow bikes, but only on the main roads. Not in the sculpture garden or zoo area.