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 12 nights during the month of December. For 2022, there is a special members only night on December 8. Dates for the general public are December 9-11 and December 15-22. 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 2022, the theme is Hooray For Hollywood! Guests will walk the red carpet through a glimmering tunnel of lights to Moulin Rouge, a Parisian Dance Hall in the Sherman’s Tea Garden, where you’ll see French cabaret singers and can can dancers. There will be a 1938 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan for photo ops. Then, visit a miniature railway at Sunset & Vine Station to take a trip through the Hollywood Hills with historic images of Tinseltown in its hey day.
Visit the Sherman Shop Of Horrors where you’ll find life-sized carnivorous plants, and encounter Trouble in Paradise in the Tropical Conservancy. Stop in to see Santa at the Miracle on PCH workshop, make a wish at The Wishing Tree, make s’mores at the fire pit, and check out the holiday gifs in The Garden Shop.
A special members only treat — savor a holiday cocktail at The Daisy Speakeasy!
Nights Of 1000 Lights is an indoor/outdoor event. Dress warmly for cool evening temperatures.
The Sherman gardens are just over 2 acres. Light displays are set up in different areas and most visitors spend 1 – 1 ½ hours enjoying the event. The Gardens will not close until everyone has had a chance to enjoy the event. 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
Dates: December 8-11 & December 15-22, 2022
Hours: 6PM – 9PM each night with entry times at 6PM, 6:45PM, and 7:30PM
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.
2022 Tickets Are Sold Out
- Senior Package (age 62 +): $90 includes Senior Membership + 2 Nights of 1000 Lights tickets
- General Package: $110 includes General Membership + 2 Nights of 1000 Lights tickets
- Family Package: $175 includes Family Membership + 4 Nights of 1000 Lights tickets
Nights of 1000 Lights Member Night
Member Night is December 8, 2022 from 5PM – 8PM. Admission to Member Night is $65 and includes:
- First look at holiday light displays and live entertainment
- Dinner service by 608 Dahlia
- Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30PM
- Pictures with Santa
- No Host Wine, Beer, and Prosecco Bar
- Special Members Only access to “The Daisy” Speakeasy, featuring a specialty cocktail “The Bees Knees”
- Sherman Library & Gardens’ special Holiday Ornament
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