The Southern Lights is our inaugural light show experience that invites people to walk and experience The Gardens of SENC in lights!
Located at 985 Johnson Nursery Rd, Willard NC 28478
We've partnered with Patriot Illumination to create a one-of-a-kind holiday light experience which includes your favorite holiday characters!
Grab a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail from our bar before you set out to experience the magic!
Touring the beautiful Gardens wouldn't be complete without a delicious flat-bread pizza from our very own wood-fired oven!
If you prefer sweet over savory, grab a s'more and toast your marshmallows by our fire pits!
Stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas in Whoville! Let your kid's run wild through our children's maze to find the stolen presents!
Each night brings new excitement! Stay tuned for future announcements on special guest appearances from Santa and his friends!
Join us for a special, limited-time showing of Elf on December 2nd! Don't miss this exclusive screening!
Savor delectable cuisine from a variety of food trucks! Refer to our schedule below for additional details!
Southern Lights takes pride in contributing to local schools and non-profit organizations by donating 10% of each ticket sale. For further details on this community support initiative, please reach out via email.
Start your holiday shopping early by exploring our Christmas market under the tent! Plus, if you're on the lookout for gifts for plant enthusiasts, The Garden Center at Johnson Nursery will be open every Southern Lights evening as well!
We've partnered with the fabulous local sensation, Burgaw Brewery to be our official beer provider! If you like craft beer, come on out and grab a glass or two!
Experience the enchanting Southern Lights AND get an exclusive screening of the beloved movie, Elf! Treat yourself to a wood-fired pizza, drinks from the bar, and s'mores by our cozy fire pits! Ages 5 and under enter for free, so bring the family for an unforgettable evening of excitement! The screening starts at 6:30.
We have 3 different Southern Lights event options:
We are open on select evenings from 5 PM to 9 PM. Please view our events calendar above for a full list of Southern Lights dates.
Yes! At-the-door purchases are $12 per person for most Southern Lights events. Exceptions include our Premiere Party on November 18th, which is priced at $50, and the Elf movie night at $22.
Thank you for securing your ticket(s) for Southern Lights! Your email confirmation serves as your ticket and can be presented at the gate for admission.
Our ticket price is per person.
Certainly! Your furry family member is warmly welcomed as long as they are well-behaved and kept on a leash and picked up after.
Certainly! The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina provides abundant parking to accommodate thousands of guests.
The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina is a non-profit botanical gardens that is a sister company to Johnson Nursery. Therefore we are located on the same grounds.
We politely request that you refrain from bringing external food or drinks.
The Southern Lights offers an amazing outdoor walking light experience through The Gardens. Please dress appropriately for chilly nighttime winter conditions.
Absolutely! The Garden Center at Johnson Nursery will be open from 5 PM to 9 PM during all Southern Lights evenings. Additionally, we will have a Christmas Market with great holiday gift items in our event tent.
While our campus is smoke-free, we do allow smoking in the designated parking area.
We at The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina strive to provide excellent products and/or services and a seamless experience to all our patrons. However, we understand that sometimes circumstances may lead to the cancellation of a purchase or service. In such cases, we have devised a refund policy that not only accommodates cancellations but also supports a worthy cause.
The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina retains the authority to reschedule or cancel an event in the event of inclement weather. Should the need to reschedule arise, and you find yourself unable to attend the new date, your purchase will be considered a generous donation to support The Gardens' mission. Alternatively, if the event is canceled without rescheduling, you will have the option to receive a full refund or graciously contribute the amount as a charitable donation to The Gardens.
Customers who wish to cancel their purchase or service must notify us in writing via email at email@example.com or by contacting our customer support team at 1 (800) 624-8174. Please provide your order/reference number and the reason for the cancellation.
Upon receiving your cancellation request and verifying your eligibility, we will process your refund accordingly. Depending on the payment method used during the original purchase, the refund will be issued through the same channel. Please allow 3 business days for the refund to be processed and reflect in your account.
Instead of providing a monetary refund, we offer you the opportunity to make a difference in the community. In the event of cancellation, you have the option to choose a charitable donation to The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina, a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental conservation and community enhancement.
If you opt for the donation, we will provide you with a confirmation email acknowledging your contribution to The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina. Your support will help fund vital projects and initiatives aimed at creating a sustainable and vibrant environment for our region.
Cancellations are eligible for refunds and donations up to 2 days before the scheduled date of the product delivery or service commencement. After this deadline, the option for a monetary refund will no longer be available, and the donation will be the default choice.
Please note that certain products or services may be non-refundable, as indicated during the purchase process or in the terms and conditions of the specific offering.
This refund policy is subject to change without prior notice. Any updates will be posted on our website and will apply to all cancellation requests made after the revised policy's effective date.
If you have any questions or need further clarification about our refund policy or the donation process, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting our customer support team at 1 (800) 624-8174.
By proceeding with the purchase, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to our refund policy, including the option for a donation to The Gardens of Southeastern North Carolina in the event of cancellation.
Thank you for your understanding and support in making a positive impact on our community through your contributions.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours to take in all the beauty that the Gardens has to offer!
985 Johnson Nursery Road
09:00 am – 05:00 pm