Holiday Fun, Day 4—Lights on the Bay

Lights on the Bay is one of the best-loved holiday traditions in Annapolis.

Drive along a two-mile stretch in Sandy Point State Park and see over 70 animated and stationary light displays at this annual tradition. In addition to the popular classic displays including a colonial village inspired by historic Annapolis and one of Naval Academy midshipmen tossing their hats in the air, there will be two new themes this year: North Pole Village and Enchanted Fairy Tales.

Nightly scavenger hunts make the drive fun for kids, challenging them to find items within the show, answer display-related questions and enter a drawing to win prizes.

General admission for Lights on the Bay, which is now sponsored by the SPCA, is is $15 per car. The event runs 5–10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. For details, visit

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