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Sherman Library & Gardens Nights of 1000 Lights

Sherman Library & Gardens Nights of 1000 Lights is a festive holiday experience featuring a dazzling display of lights and holiday entertainment. The event runs for 13 nights during the month of December. For 2023, there is a special members only night on December 6 & 8. Dates for the general public are December 9-10 and December 14-22. The Nights of 1000 Lights is a popular holiday event and often sells out. Purchase tickets early to guarantee your spot.

Nights of 1000 Lights is a themed holiday event. For 2023, the theme is Candy Land!

Guests will take a walk along the Rainbow Trail, past the Lollypop Woods and the Gumdrop Mountains, through the Peppermint Stick Forest, and the shimmering light tunnel. Make your way to the Candy Heart Carnival with plenty of fun carnival games for everyone to play.

Stop by the Molasses Swamp and the Old Peanut Brittle House, then take the Candy Land Express Train to visit Santa in his workshop. Afterwards, you can make your own batch of s’mores while relaxing around the fire pits. The Garden Shop will be open to shop for unique holiday gifts. Don’t forget to make a wish at “The Wishing Tree”.

Sherman Library & Gardens Nights Of 1000 Lights

Nights Of 1000 Lights is an indoor/outdoor event. Dress warmly for cool evening temperatures.

The Sherman gardens are just over 2 acres and holiday light displays are set up in different areas of the venue. Visitors generally spend approximately1 – 1 ½ hours enjoying the event. The Gardens will remain open until all ticketholders have had a chance to enjoy the experience. The event is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs, and mobility assistance devices.

Sherman Library & Gardens Nights Of 1000 Lights

Where: Sherman Library & Gardens
Address: 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Phone: 949-673-2261
Dates: December 9-10 & December 14-22, 2023
Hours: 6PM – 9PM nightly with entry times at 6PM, 7:00PM, and 8:00PM
Parking: Parking is Free. Two lots are designated for Sherman Library & Gardens, both located off Dahlia Avenue.

On public admission nights, there will be a taco cart vendor. Purchases will be cash only. A no-host beer and wine bar will be available.

Pets are not allowed with the exception of ADA designated service animals.

Nights Of 1000 Lights Tickets

Nights of 1000 Lights is a ticketed event. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Admission is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets are not refundable.

  • Family Package: $200 includes Family Membership + 4 Nights of 1000 Lights tickets

Nights of 1000 Lights Member Night

Member Night is December 6 & 8, 2023 from 5PM – 8PM. Admission to Member Night is $70 ($80 for member guests) and includes:

  • First look at holiday light displays
  • Dinner service by 608 Dahlia
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Pictures with Santa
  • No Host Wine, Beer, and Prosecco Bar
  • Live entertainment by the LA Follies
  • Sherman Library & Gardens’ special Holiday Ornament

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