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Sherman Library & Gardens celebrates the success of Nights of 1000 Lights with a heartfelt thank you to patrons and staff

As Corona del Mar’s cultural hub, Sherman Library & Gardens was honored to greet patrons from near and far who chose to celebrate their holiday season at Nights of 1000 Lights.

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Photos by Jeanine Hill

Night of 1000 Lights

Arriving to the iconic destination with friends and family, children, teens and adults alike experienced the wonder of the season with an illuminated Rainbow Trail, Lollypop Woods and Gumdrop Mountains, which led to the Peppermint Stick Forest, and the glistening light tunnel which was reimagined for 2023.

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Candy Heart Carnival

The Candy Heart Carnival featured carnival games for kids of all ages, complete with prizes and a candy heart photo area set-up with props. The Candy Land Express Train greeted guests on their way to visit Santa in his workshop, where a table was set up for those who believe to write Santa a letter.

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Wishing Tree

The gardens’ beloved Pepper Tree was designated as the wishing tree, where patrons could write their wish on a gingerbread cut-out and hang it on the tree. Nightly performances took place thanks to the LA Follies next to a firepit, which encouraged guests to whip up their own batch of s’mores. Watch the festive recap by clicking here.

Nights of 1000 Lights is a year-round labor of love. More than 5,000 hours were invested into bringing this annual event to life. About 10 dedicated staff members spent more than 500 hours each per year curating, designing and decorating for Nights of 1000 Lights. Each year, striving to keep the magic alive and the holiday spirit infused with something more unique and memorable than the year prior.

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Executive Director Scott LaFleur

“Our staff is truly remarkable. The passion and perseverance they have year over year to produce this event inspires all of us. Nothing quite beats seeing the joy this event brings to so many people across many generations. Thank you to our staff for making 2023’s Nights of 1000 Lights a success for our beloved patrons,” said Executive Director Scott LaFleur.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

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