11/17/2023 0 Comments
According to Travel and Leisure Magazine, Christmas lights just don’t get any better than this in South Carolina. USA Today says that the light show is in the TOP 10 of the Best Botanical Garden Holiday light shows in the entire country!
It’s that time of year again, when Brookgreen Gardens comes alive for the annual “Nights of a Thousand Candles.”
The annual event kicks off on November 25.
It’s quite an endeavor. The staff has been working 10-hour shifts since Labor Day. The show includes millions of lights, and of course, plenty of candles. Over 3,000 candles are lit every night, and each of those candles is switched out every day, according to show organizers.
Many think that the time and attention spent lighting the candles is what sets this show apart.
Since 1999, people have come to the “Lowcountry” from all over the world to see the lights.
The facility conducted a zip code study in 2022 and learned they had visitors from every state in the country, including Alaska. The ONLY state missing was Hawaii. More than 80,000 people attended last year, and Brookgreen Gardens is prepping for just as many to enter the gates and experience the event this year.
Tickets went on sale during the summer and they have been going fast. As of Thursday morning, they are completely sold out except for New Year’s Eve.
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