It takes months to get all the lights in place for Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles. Employees and volunteers start hanging the lights on trees just after Labor Day.
More than 3,000 candles flicker along the walkways and bob in the ponds during Nights of a Thousand Candles.
Volunteers are eager to sign up to help prepare Brookgreen Gardens for Nights of a Thousand Candles, the non-profit’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Travel+Leisure Magazine declared Nights of a Thousand Candles the “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina.”
The installation of lights and decorations begins just after Labor Day.
With 4,000 strands of lights dangling from eight massive Spanish moss-draped trees, Live Oak Allee remains one of the most popular features of Nights of a Thousand Candles.
Crews install more than 110,000 strands of lights and use more than six miles of power cords.