Night of A Thousand Candles

Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

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Patty
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155 reviews
Dec 2, 2022
Group size: 20 - 30
Night of A Thousand Candles
Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

Patty
  • Facebook verified
155 reviews

$NaN
Dec 2, 2022
Group size: 20 - 30

About this trip


 Join your Leland 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.  

About the Dining Options:

Inlet Affairs - will be serving their signature favorites in the Leonard Pavilion. Food Trucks will be on the lawn near Pegasus and the Entertainment Tent. Harvest Restaurant will be open with a limited menu - indoor and terrace seating by reservation only. The Old Kitchen, in the heart of the sculpture garden, will be serving small bites, soup and beverages. Brookgreen Beverage Stations will provide beverages, beer, wine and our homemade hot cocoa.

You can also pack and enjoy a picnic dinner at the picnic area near the front gate.  

What’s included

  • Transportation
    Enjoy a comfortable ride on a luxury 56 passenger coach
  • Admission
    Admission to the event
  • Snacks
    Snacks & water on the bus
  • Dining
    There are dining options at the event and bringing your own food and beverage on the bus is welcome!

Itinerary

Holiday trip
Night of A Thousand Candles

3:15pm - Depart from the Lowe's Food parking lot at the Villages at Brunswick Forest Shopping Center.    Although simple snacks i.e. dry snacks and water will be available, feel free to bring your own appetizers and beverages for the journey.  

5:15pm- Arrive Brookgreen Garden in time to get a Garden orientation at sunset

8:15pm- Depart Brookgreen Gardens and return to Leland

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Patty
155 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!

Reviews

Thought the price of tickets could have been alittle cheaper for the exhibit. Enjoyed walking around to see how intelligent he was.
By Karen S for da Vinci Exhibit on 07 Dec, 2022
This was such a great trip. Patty thinks of everything. The night of a thousand candles was just amazing and a little shopping before was such fun.
By Patricia D for Night of A Thousand Candles on 07 Dec, 2022
The trip was fantastic! Had a great time at Brookgreen Gardens for the night of a thousand candles. Patty did a wonderful job with the trip and Danny did a great job driving us to and from the event. Thank you
By Lisa M for Night of A Thousand Candles on 04 Dec, 2022
We experienced a wonderful trip to Brookgreen Gardens with Patty and Dianna. The trip went very smoothly from start to finish and the weather was beautiful. Love seeing the Night of a Thousand Candles during the holiday season. Such a beautiful experience.
By Cynthia D for Night of A Thousand Candles on 04 Dec, 2022
Great Day, good itinerary, excellent Art museum. Thanks Patty
By Joann B for NC Museum of Art Day Trip on 19 Nov, 2022
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