Festival of Lights
Lights on the Bay has something for everyone in the family. Children can participate in a nightly scavenger hunt, challenging them to find items within the show, answer display-related questions and enter a drawing to win prizes. The show is open to drivers each night, including holidays, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $20.00 per car. Large passenger vans, minibuses and trolleys are $30.00. Buses are $50.00
A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights to transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!
Various locations in Georgetown; Dec 6 - Jan 5, 5-10 p.m., free.
Georgetown Glow, back for a third year, isn’t your typical light display — instead, it’s a public art exhibit, with interactive works created by local, national and international artists. This year’s draws include a rideable seesaw, two towers whose lights change when people sing or speak into them, and pivoting prisms that visitors can spin to get them to change color.
The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area's great community traditions. Beginning November 30th, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors' Center.
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, Virginia. (703) 255-3631. November 8, 2019 - January 5, 2020, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Admission: The lowest tickets prices can be found at winterwalkoflights.eventbrite.com.
The garden offers a half-mile walking tour of lights featuring unique animated displays with a nature theme and a Gingerbread Village. After visiting the display, step inside the Visitor Center to warm up with some light refreshments.
Bull Run Festival of Lights
7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, Virginia. (703) 359-4633.
November 22, 2019, through January 5, 2020. Hours: Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays & holidays: 5:30 to 10 p.m.
This festive display of lights features penguins, snowmen, deer, candy canes and Santa. Monday – Thursday, $20 per car, Friday – Sunday, $25 per car. The event will include more than 2.5 miles illuminated animated lights set to music! After viewing the lights you can visit the new Winter Wonderland Holiday Village that includes amusement rides, an ice skating rink, entertainment, shopping, contests, food, and more.
Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. November 2, 2019-January 1, 2020.
HOURS: 5-9:30 p.m. daily. $10 per car; $20 for mini-buses and limos; $30 for buses; $40 for multi-visit passes for cars and vans (good for three visits).
Bring a little twinkle to your holidays at this spectacular drive-through event featuring dazzling displays with more than 2.5 million lights throughout the park! You won’t want to miss our giant, 54-foot LED musical tree!
Symphony of Lights in Columbia
Symphony Woods, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland. (410) 740-7840. November 27, 2019 - January 1, 2020. The Symphony of Lights has been a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition set in historic Merriweather Post Pavilion. Made up of more than 300,000 bulbs, this family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations.
Here are a few convenient music links to help nostalgia.
Complete albums via YouTube.
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