Montgomery County offers festive light displays this holiday season. Here’s a look at three.
The 27th Annual Winter Lights Festival in Gaithersburg is open nightly from now through Dec. 31. This driving tour through Seneca Creek State Park features more than 365 illuminated vignettes and 65 animated displays in a 3.5 mile drive that light up the night. All proceeds benefit local charities. The park is located at 11950 Clopper Road.
Visit the Winter Lights Festival website to learn more and purchase tickets. All tickets must be purchased online in advance.
The 24th Annual Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens is open nightly from now through Jan. 1, 2023 in Wheaton. Visitors will enjoy walking through the gardens with close to a million colorful lights. Brookside Gardens is located at 1800 Glenallen Avenue in Wheaton.
Visit the Garden of Lights website to learn more and to purchase tickets. All tickets must be purchased online in advance.
The Washington D.C. Temple Festival of Lights at the D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is open Dec 1 through Jan. 2, 2023. The festival includes the walking light display, decorated Christmas trees, Creche displays featuring nativities from around the world, and free musical performances in the indoor theater. The festival is located at the Visitors’ Center of the Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive in Kensington.
The lights are illuminated each night at dusk. Each concert is presented twice nightly, 7 and 8 p.m., at the Visitors’ Center. Free tickets are available 90 minutes before each performance.
Visit the Festival of Lights website to learn more and view the schedule of concerts. Tickets for the free performances must be reserved online in advance.