Holiday Light Displays

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Hampden during the holidays
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Holiday lights in Ocean City

There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! Celebrate spirit of the season with great holiday  Train Events dazzling Light Displays and spectacular New Year's Eve Celebrations.
Make this year special with a Home for the Holidays hotel package.

Winterfest of Lights Image Credit: http://www.visitworcester.org/

1 Winterfest of Lights, Ocean City

Through December 31, 2019
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 to create lasting holiday memories.


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Location:
125th Street, Bayside
Ocean City, MD 21842
410-289-2800


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Lights on the Bay - Sandy Point State Park Image Credit: LightsontheBay.org

2 Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis

Through January 1, 2020
Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park has become a tradition for many families for the past decade. Enjoy 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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Location:
1100 E College Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21409
410-268-4388


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Sailing Through Winter Solstice - Frederick Image Credit: Visit Frederick

3 Sailing Through Winter Solstice, Frederick

Through February 8, 2020
Lighting up the night is an age-old custom during the dark of winter.  Visit this exciting "take" on that theme.  Some seven sailing boats, festooned with unique designs, bring joy to Carroll Creek.  And the display helps raise funds for local charities too.


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Location:
Carroll Creek Park
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-4023


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4 Brookside Garden of Lights, Wheaton

Through December 31, 2019
Brookside Gardens is hosting its annual Garden of Lights outdoor holiday lights exhibit. Experience magical winter lights in this 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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Location:
1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-962-1453


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5 Walking in a Christmas Wonderland - North Pole Lights Walk, Severn

Through December 23, 2019  (weekends)
At Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm you can take a self guided walk to the North Pole and visit Santa in his cabin. Explore new trails with lighted Christmas scenes and see Polar Bear Central and Gingerbread house. be sure to vsit the barn for hot chocolate.


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Location:
8109 Telegraph Rd
Severn, MD 21144
410-551-2237


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Holiday lights Image Credit: Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival

6 Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival

Through December 31, 2019  6-9pm
Enjoy an enchanted woodland setting with 450 illuminated displays and lighted park trees on 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.

Rates vary for cars, SUV's, Mini-vans, large vans, mini-buses, buses.


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Location:
11950 Clopper Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-258-6350


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Winter Festival of Lights - Watkins Regional Park Image Credit: PGparks.com

7 Winter Festival of Lights, Upper Marlboro

Through January 1, 2020
Don’t miss this spectacular holiday drive-through event at Watkins Regional Park of more than one million twinkling lights! This year’s festival features fun new displays.


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Location:
301 Watkins Park Dr
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
301-699-2456


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Merriweather Symphony of Lights Image Credit: Kai Creative Co.

8 Merriweather Symphony of Lights, Columbia

Through January 1, 2020
Made up of more than 300,000 bulbs, this family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of animated and stationary holiday light creations. Drive through starting Nov 27.   You can also walk through the lights with your family on Dec. 1 or even explore on foot with your family and your dog on Dec. 9.  To complete the family-oriented fun, there is a "Midnight at 7" visit with early fireworks on Dec. 31.  Please consult the website for details and hours. 


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Location:
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
301-825-9415


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Miracle on 34th Street light display Image Credit: ChristmasStreet.com

9 Miracle on 34th Street, Baltimore

November 30 - December 31, 2019
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 1, including staying on all night on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. FREE.


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Location:
720 West 34th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
1-877-2258


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Holiday lights Image Credit: Dave Scarbrough

10 Chesapeake City Winterfest

Through January 4, 2020
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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Location:
108 Bohemia Ave.
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
410-885-5298


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11 Garden in Lights, Solomons

Through January 1, 2020
A magical tour that takes visitors on a beautiful trip through the glittering woods and light sculptures at Annmarie Garden and Sculptural Arts Center. Enjoy the "Holiday I Spy Game," nightly entertainment, special discount nights, pop-up shops, sweet treats, and other fun activities.


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Location:
13470 Dowell Rd
Solomons, MD 20688
410-326-4640


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12 Yuletide Village, Upperco

Through January 5, 2020
Thursday - Friday 5-9pm 
Saturday - Sunday 12-9pm (lights start at 5)
Yuletide Village at the Upperco Vol. Fire Co. features a huge walk-through light display, a train garden and pictures with Santa. 


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Location:
16020 Carnival Ave
Upperco, MD 21155
717-825-8127


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Featured Places
Winterfest of Lights
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Location:
125th Street, Bayside
Ocean City, MD 21842
Lights by the Bay Logo
02
Location:
1100 E College Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21409
One of the seven sailing boats with lights
03
Location:
Carroll Creek Park
Frederick, MD 21701
Garden of Lights
04
Location:
1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD 20902
Polar Bear display in holiday lights
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Location:
8109 Telegraph Rd
Severn, MD 21144
holiday lights
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Location:
11950 Clopper Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
holiday lights
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Location:
301 Watkins Park Dr
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Merriweather Symphony of Lights!
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Location:
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
holiday lights on 34th St
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Location:
720 West 34th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
Christmas lights
10
Location:
108 Bohemia Ave.
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Young Visitors at the Garden in Lights!
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Location:
13470 Dowell Rd
Solomons, MD 20688
Upperco Yuletide Village logo
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Location:
16020 Carnival Ave
Upperco, MD 21155
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