There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! Get into the spirit of the season at these Great holiday Train Events dazzling Light Displays and Candlelight Tours, memorable Performances of holiday classics, unique Arts & Crafts Shows and spectacular New Year's Eve Celebrations.
1 Winterfest of Lights
November 16 - December 31, 2017
5:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.(10:30 P.M. Fri/Sat)
While at the Winterfest Village, enjoy hot chocolate, board the Winterfest Express and sing Christmas carols. Browse the Yukon Cornelius Gift Shop for that special gift and have your photo taken with Santa! Be sure to visit Ocean City, Maryland to create a lasting holiday memory.
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200 125th St
Ocean City, MD 21842
2 Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park
November 18, 2017 - January 1, 2018
5:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
Sponsored by the Anne Arundel Medical Center, “Lights on the Bay” at Sandy Point State Park has become a tradition for many families for the past decade. The Lights on the Bay display is a scenic drive along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with more than 60 spectacular animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway.
$15/car, $28/large van and mini-bus, $50/bus.
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1100 E College Pkwy.
Annapolis, MD 21409
3 Walking in a Christmas Wonderland - North Pole Lights Walk
November 24, 2017 - December 23, 2017
4:30-7:00p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Take a self guided walk through our glittery Winter Wonderland, to see Santa's Cabin to put in a request for Christmas morning! Our gardens have new trails with lighted scenes of Christmas. See the flower fairies decorate the gazebo, Polar Bear Central, Gingerbread house, Forrest Animals, and Enchanted Fairy Garden. Come back to the barn where hot chocolate will warm you up. Santa will be visiting in the Garden Cabin ! And don't miss this year's special guest from the North Pole, Prancer!
Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm
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8109 Telegraph Rd
Severn, MD 21144
4 Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival
November 25 - December 31, 2017
6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.(10:00 P.M. Fri.& Sat.)
Winter Lights features more than 350 illuminated displays and 65 animated vignettes in a 3.5 mile drive through beautiful Seneca Creek State Park. Theme areas include Winter Woods, Teddy Bear Land, Victorian Village, North Pole, Toyland, and Penguin Cove. More info...
Rates vary for cars, SUV's, Mini-vans, large vans, mini-buses, buses.
Seneca Creek State Park.
Gaithersburg, Montgomery County
5 Winter Festival of Lights
November 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018
5:00 P.M.- 9:30 P.M.
Don’t miss this spectacular holiday drive-through event of more than one million twinkling lights! This year’s Festival features fun new displays. $5-25.00
Watkins Regional Park
Prince George’s County
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301 Watkins Park Dr
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
6 Miracle on 34th Street
November 25- December 31, 2017
One block in Hampden puts on a Christmas light display that is surely visible from space. Neighbors in this block of rowhouses string Christmas lights across 34th Street. Inflatable snowglobes, musical trains and blinking angels adorn homes. A few even allow visitors to peek inside. The lights are on every night from Thanksgiving weekend to January 1st, including all night on Christmas Eve. FREE.
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720 West 34th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
7 Chesapeake City Winterfest
November 26, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Chesapeake City’s month-long Victorian Christmas celebration takes place on both sides of the C&D Canal with a blizzard of holiday lights and spectacular lighted displays along the waterfronts.
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108 Bohemia Ave.
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
8 Garden in Lights
December 27, 2017 - January 1, 2018
6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. (closed Dec. 5,6,7,12,13,24,25)
A magical tour that takes visitors on a beautiful trip through the glittering woods and light sculptures. Enjoy the "Holiday I Spy Game," nightly entertainment, special discount nights, sweet treats, and other fun activities.
Annmarie Garden and Sculptural Arts Center
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13480 Dowell Rd
Dowell, MD 20629
9 Brookside Garden of Lights
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Brookside Gardens is hosting its 19th annual Garden of Lights outdoor holiday lights exhibit; a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling lights depicting flowers, animals and nature. Visit inside the Conservatory to enjoy seeing the G-Scale model trains wind through a festive landscape. Afterward, warm up with hot cocoa inside the Visitors Center as you listen to one of the nightly musical performances.
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Arts & Culture
1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902