Nights of a Thousand Lights at Sherman Gardens Dec. 12 – 13

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Sherman 1For two nights only, Sherman Gardens will be illuminated with a thousand luminarias, holiday lights and festive decorations.

On Friday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m., luminary bags will line the walkways guiding visitors from one magical experience to the next. The sounds of The Icicle Carolers will fill the air, and coffee, hot chocolate, wine or champagne will warm the soul.

There will also be children’s activities, and a special visitor from the North Pole will make surprise appearances throughout the night.

Each section of the Gardens will have unique lighting and decorations ranging from an evergreensherman 7 forest with a blanket of snow-white flowers to an elegant display of red lanterns.

The centerpiece of the display will be a grand Christmas tree surrounded by an eye-popping display of flowers.

The Tea Garden with have hanging baskets of poinsettias. Antique toys and classic Christmas photos will also be on exhibit.

Tickets are $5 for members of the Sherman Library & Gardens Friends program and $7 for non-members; children under 5 are free.

Sherman 6Purchase tickets at the event or through the Sherman Library & Gardens’ website at

Chef Pascal Olhats’ Café Jardin will offer a special prix fixe menu both evenings. For dinner reservations call (949) 673-0033. Admission to the event required for all dinner guests.

The Garden Shop will be open with a selection of stocking stuffers, house warming gifts, Christmas ornaments, books and children’s treasures to help close out your holiday shopping list.

Starting Dec. 6, the Gardens will be decorated for the holidays. They will remain decorated through Jan. 4, for those wishing to visit during regular hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. dsaily.

Sherman Library & Gardens is a 2.2 acre horticultural and educational retreat. The Gardens provide a museum of living plants, displayed amidst a setting of immaculate gardens, patios and conservatories linked together by wide brick walkways, beds blooming with seasonal flowers and bubbling title fountains.

The Library acquires, organizes and preserves materials pertaining to the history of the Pacific Southwest.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 East Coast Highway, in Corona del Mar. For more information, visit

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