Brookside’s Garden of Lights (VIDEO)

The Garden of Lights is back at Brookside Gardens. This walk-through holiday light display features one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Find out more in this video, below:

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Maureen Chowdhury

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Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.


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