Night of A Thousand Candles

      Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

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      256 reviews
      Dec 15, 2022
      Group size: 30 - 43
      Night of A Thousand Candles
      Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

      • Facebook verified
      256 reviews

      Dec 15, 2022
      Group size: 30 - 43

      About this trip

       Join your neighbors for an evening trip to one of the Southeast's premier holiday festivals, Night of A Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens.  

         Brookgreen Gardens, America’s first sculpture garden consisting of four former colonial rice plantations, is located just 18 miles south of Myrtle Beach.  It is the floral jewel of South Carolina’s coastal community.   Named by Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event, Night of a Thousand Candles offers nights of holiday magic when visitors stroll through sculpture gardens lit by thousands of luminaries and twinkling lights while enjoying an  array of musical performances.  

      The Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights.  Crowd favorites  include the beautiful Cranberry Pool, the Live Oak Allee dripping with thousands of lights and the Model Train Exhibit.  Visitors also love the Fountain of the Muses and the Majestic Pegasus all dressed out for this beloved annual event.   Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with the nightly lighting of the 80-foot-tall Holiday Fir tree.  

      Cancellation Policy

      This is a rain or shine event.  In the rare case of a severe winter storm, the trip will be rescheduled to an alternate date during the 2022 season.  If a passenger cannot join the alternate trip date, a trip refund will be issued for the 2023 season.  

      Covid Policy

      Please follow CDC current guidelines and stay up to date on vaccines to protect yourself from variants during travel and exposure to crowds.  

      Activity Level

      Moderate walking and standing on gravel pathways is required.  

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        Transportation on a luxury coach
      • Admission
        Admission to the event
      • Dinner
        Pre-event dinner at Chestnut Hill Restaurant & Bar
      • Snacks
        Snacks & water on the bus
      • Cocktails
        A cash bar is available at dinner

      Available Packages

      Trip Price


      Holiday trip
      Night of A Thousand Candles

      2:45pm - Depart Leland from Harris Teeter parking lot

      3:45pm - Late afternoon/early dinner at Chestnut Hill Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach

      5:45pm - Enjoy Night of A Thousand Candles!

      8pm- Depart Brookgreen Gardens and return to Leland

      Your Organizer

      256 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!


      PATTY is just "AMAZING"! She orchestrates the best trips ever! Always great venues, SUPERIOR BUS SERVICE, thinks of the smallest details to meet everyone's comfort, yummy and healthy snacks, SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE of the event, timely, organized, friendly, yet maintains her composure and professionalism. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
      By Kathryn E for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 05, 2023
      Once again Patty you did not disappoint. The show was amazing. The restaurant was wonderful; orders were correct and everyone’s food came out together. And of course, Donny did a great job getting us there and back safely.
      By Marie D for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 04, 2023
      We had a great time. Patty always sets up the perfect trips
      By Ellen L for Night of A Thousand Candles on Dec 03, 2023
      We had a great time. Patty did a wonderful job with all the arrangements Would recommend traveling with Patty.
      By David C for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 01, 2023
      It was very exciting for me, never went in a bus before. So accommodating and it felt like family. The food was yummy and I can’t wait to go on my next trip
      By Laureen W for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 01, 2023
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