There are so many wonderful ways to ring in the holiday season in the state of South Carolina but one of the best and most magical ways to celebrate the start of Christmas is by taking a trip to Brookgreen Gardens for their beautiful Nights of a Thousand Candles event. Keep reading to learn more.
Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve that is located just south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet. This 9,100-acre property includes several themed gardens featuring figurative sculptures, a zoo, and trails that pass through several ecosystems.
Brookgreen is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year, but it truly comes alive during the wintertime when they host their annual light display. A tradition that's now in its 23rd year, this special event is one of the most visited outdoor attractions in the state.
Brookgreen's signature oak trees will be covered in dazzling lights, a sight that will make you feel as if you're walking through a fairytale. Pathways will be illuminated by glowing candles and sculptures will be surrounded by magical lights.
You can also expect plenty of festive music, live entertainment, food, and drinks that will include warm apple cider and hot cocoa.
Nights of a Thousand Candles will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until January 1st. Tickets start at $14 per child and $30 per adult. To learn more about this event and to purchase tickets online, be sure to visit their official page here.