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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:28 pm 
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After reading about it on line and having Patrish recommend it I went to Brookgreen Gardens - "Nights of a Thousand Candles" before Christmas.
Rather than try to explain what it is here is their explanation:

"This year more than 50,000 candles and lights will shine on seven separate nights in December at the area’s most picturesque venues."
"Along with the “candles” — a combination of battery powered ones and good old-fashioned wax versions — hundreds and thousands of holiday lights will be strung creatively on the garden’s many sculptures. This creates scenic displays throughout the area’s many walking paths and which serve as the main attraction of the event."
"Dozens of performances take place at four heated locations, each night of the festival with more than 20 different acts and performers throughout the event."

It was quite a show! The candles and lights were an amazing thing to witness. Yes, some candles do go out but there are people whose sole purpose is to walk around and relight them. There are candles in all of the ponds in the section they use.
(sorry if pictures are too large, I resized them off the camera four times and then gave up)
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The walkways are lined with plastic versions of paper bags with candles inside
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Lights are strung, hanging from all the trees on the walkway leading in
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There are colored light displays throughout
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There were also fantastic displays around the ponds
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There are stages set up at different location with shows that change every hour or so. Many are geared to children and they bring them up on stage to be part of the show. They were fun to watch and of course the kids stole the show.
In addition to all of this they had a building with Christmas trees made from various plants and another building with train displays, a large erector set display and Christmas trees from different decades, with actual toys that would have been given as presents that year under the tree.
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The show runs for three weekends leading up to Christmas, if you are in the area it is worth the trip. The cost was $14 beforehand and $16 at the gate.
Should have posted this earlier so anyone in the area could go, but this was my first grandchild's first Christmas. He was the first boy to come along (I have 3 daughters) so my time has been spent buying and playing with toys I never had the opportunity to buy before .... some of which he won't be able to use for years ! But his dad and I are having a blast with them.

Hopefully Patrish will be able to add to this, as I went on her recommendation. She also reminded me about posting it. Hope this wasn't too long.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:10 pm 
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Bruce,

A trip report can never be too long in my opinion. I loved the pics. It looks beautiful and I would love to see it sometime. When I win the lottery and move to MB it will be on my list of holiday activities :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:14 pm 
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Bruce, thank you so much for taking the time to post! I love your photos! Don't worry about them being too big. I'm glad you had a good time.

We were at BG after the final Nights of a Thousand Candles. They told us they had opened an additional road for parking this year which helped with traffic. I also learned that last year (when I reported the heavy traffic backed up to Murrells Inlet) they kept Brookgreen open an additional 2 hours to accommodate the late traffic.

Thanks again!

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Great pictures.

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