Nights of 1000 Lights FAQ – Sherman Library and Gardens

Nights of 1000 Lights FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Nights of 1000 Lights runs from 6 – 9 pm, December 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22.  

Entry times: 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm.  There is no restriction on how long you can stay and enjoy the lights.  However, the event does conclude at 9 pm each evening.  

Dress for outdoor weather and bring an umbrella if necessary.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA  92625.

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Non-Member Adults, Children (4 – 17), and Seniors: $35

Members: $25  (Members purchasing tickets for friends and family should do so at the non-member price)

Children 3 and under – Free

Not a member? Become one today with our Nights of 1000 Light membership packages

Tickets go on sale to Members on Monday, October 10th and the Public on Monday, October 24th

No, only Sherman Library & Gardens members receive the special discount.

Tickets and Sherman Library & Gardens memberships are not refundable.  In the event you are unable to use your ticket, please consider your purchase a donation to Sherman Library & Gardens, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID 95-2672431.  Nights of 1000 Lights is a rain or shine event.  Dress warmly and bring an umbrella if necessary.

There is no ticket rescheduling for Nights of 1000 Lights.  Nights of 1000 Lights is a rain or shine event.  Dress warmly and bring an umbrella is necessary.

There is no special rate for groups.  All tickets must be purchased through 

No, the ticket covers admission only to Nights of 1000 Lights, which is held after regular business hours.  If you wish to visit Sherman Library & Gardens during the daytime, you must purchase a separate ticket, which may be purchased online or at the entrance on the day of your visit.  Sherman Library & Gardens is open 10:30 am – 4 pm daily.

The gardens are approximately 2.2 acres.  Light displays will be set-up throughout different areas and most visitors spend 1 – 1 ½ hours enjoying the event.  We will not close the Gardens until everyone has had a chance to enjoy the event. It is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs, and mobility assistance devices. 

Sherman Library & Gardens has two parking lots located off Dahlia Ave.  One is at the corner of Dahlia Ave & East Coast Highway, the other is behind our building off Dahlia Ave.  There is also street parking.  Parking is free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  There will be a Taco Cart vendor selling tacos, quesadillas, water, hot chocolate – CASH ONLY. There will also be a no-host beer and wine bar.  No outside food will be allowed.

Yes!  Our gift shop will be open during the event.  Stop by and check out the beautiful seasonal plants, gardening items, and unique holiday gifts. 

Yes, you may take pictures.  Visitors may also use monopods or selfie-sticks with care.  Tripods and drones are not allowed.  No professional photography.

No, Sherman Library & Gardens does not allow animals, except for ADA-designated service animals.

Nights of 1000 Lights is a rain-or-shine event.  No refunds or rescheduling will be given because of weather.