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The Public is Invited to Attend the Southern Lights at The Gardens 2023

The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina Unveils"The Southern Lights": A Dazzling Inaugural Light Show Experience

The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina is thrilled to announce its debut holiday experience, The Southern Lights, promising an enchanting evening of festive wonders and captivating illumination. This inaugural event invites guests to embark on an immersive journey, exploring The Gardens of SENC in a breathtaking symphony of lights.

In collaboration with Patriot Illumination, The Southern Lights offers a sensational holiday light experience, featuring beloved holiday characters, family-friendly movie nights, fun special events, and a mesmerizing array of walk-through lights. Embrace the warmth of the evening as you gather around inviting firepits to indulge in delightful s'mores and conversation. Satisfy your palate with the flavors of wood-fired pizza, expertly crafted in-house and enhance your journey with a visit to our cash bar. Choose from a curated selection of imported wines, beer and soda and immerse yourself in the rhythm of the season as talented artists grace the stage with live performances. Be on the lookout for upcoming announcements about special guest appearances, including Santa Claus himself! Between the wondrous sights, the delicious food and drinks, and a variety of live music, your visit to The Southern Lights will be a truly sensorial experience!

The Southern Lights embodies the spirit of community, celebration, and the magic of the holidays," said David Johnson, Executive Director of The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina. "We cordially invite everyone to immerse themselves in this spellbinding experience and create cherished memories shared with your loved ones."

Join us for the Southern Lights Launch Party on November 18th, 2023 and be among the very first to witness the grand illumination! Join us between 5pm - 8pm for an enchanting evening where the Southern Lights come to life for the first time. Revel in the mesmerizing light display, indulge in wood-fired pizza, delight in libations from the bar, and groove to the rhythm of live music. Tickets for this captivating event are priced at $50 per person, which includes one alcoholic beverage and delectable light hors d'oeuvres. Embrace the magic of the season by dressing in your finest winter garden party attire and experience an unforgettable night under the stars.

"The Southern Lights" will illuminate the nights from November 24 to December 23, offering an enchanting holiday experience suitable for all ages. For comprehensive details, dates, ticket reservations, and event information, please visit

The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina is a non-profit company dedicated to improving lives, cultivating inspiration, offering a variety of experiences, creating jobs, and generating income for the community.

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