Nights of 1000 Lights – Sherman Library and Gardens

Nights of 1000 Lights


Stroll through the Gardens this holiday season and experience a dazzling display of lights and entertainment.

13 Nights in December!

Two Member Nights on December 6 & 8

General Public Nights on December 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22

6 pm – 9 pm each night with three entry times each night: 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm & 8:00 pm. 

South Coast Plaza Logo

Presenting Sponsor

It’s Candy Land!

The Gardens’ holiday décor will be reminiscent of the vintage board game we all remember as children.

Stroll along the Rainbow Trail, past the Lollypop Woods and the Gumdrop Mountains, through the Peppermint Stick Forest, and the glistening light tunnel, on your way to the Candy Heart Carnival, featuring carnival games for kids of all ages.

Visit the Molasses Swamp, the Old Peanut Brittle House, and the Candy Land Express Train on your way to visit Santa in his workshop.  Then head to the fire pit and whip up your own batch of s’mores.  The Garden Shop will be open and is a must-see for unique holiday gift ideas.  Make a wish at “The Wishing Tree” and create lasting memories with friends and family celebrating the holidays at Sherman Library & Gardens.


  • Admission: $ 25 Members / $35 Non-Members
  • Children: 3 and Under – Free
  • Family Package: $200 – includes Family Membership + 4 Nights of 1000 Lights tickets



Member’s Nights

Wednesday, Dec. 6th

AND Friday, Dec. 8th

5 – 8 pm both nights

Member’s Night is SOLD OUT.

Sherman Library & Gardens’ Annual NIGHTS OF 1000 LIGHTS holiday celebration will kick-off on Wednesday, December 6th with two very special Members Only nights.  Members and their guests will get first viewing of our dazzling holiday light displays and live entertainment.  608 Dahlia will be serving a delicious dinner too. 

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.

There is no ticket rescheduling.

Nights of 1000 Lights is a rain or shine event. Dress warmly and bring an umbrella if necessary!

No tickets will be sold at the door, additional dates will not be added.