Maryland Holiday Light Displays and Tree Lightings

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Ongoing Light Displays

rsz zoolightsWinterfest of Lights - 2018
Through-Jan. 1. Holiday lights display, Winterfest Village pavillion, photos with Santa and more. $5. Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-9:30pm; Fri. and Sat., 5:30-10:30pm; Thanksgiving Day 5:30-10:30pm. Northside Park, Ocean City.

Lights on the Bay - 2018
Nov. 16-Jan. 1. Annual holiday lights show. $15 per car. 5-10pm. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis.

Symphony of Lights - 2018
Nov. 22-Dec. 30. Display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. Laser light show, 3D holiday video and outdoor ice skating rink. Tues.-Fri. $20; Sat. $25. Tickets sold at the gate will increase by $5. 5:30pm. Symphony Woods, Columbia.


Zoolights - 2018
Nov. 23-Jan. 1 (except Dec. 24 and 25). More than 500,000 environmentally friendly LED lights transform the zoo and a light show set to music. Also includes live music, winter treats and holiday shopping. Free. 5-9pm. National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 202-633-4888,

Festival of Lights - 2018
Nov. 23-Jan. 1. Holiday drive-through event features more than 1 million twinkling lights. $10-30. 5-9:30pm. Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro.

Santa's Arrival & Lighting of the Town - 2018
Nov. 24. Marching band, Santas arrival, music, lighting of the Historic District and more. Free. 6:30pm. Downtown Chestertown.,

Christmas Lights on 34th Street - 2018

Nov. 23-Dec. 31. Eclectic holiday decorations in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood. Dusk. Free. Hampden (Use 720 W. 34th Street for GPS), Baltimore.

Annmarie Garden in Lights - 2018
Through Jan. 1. Closed Dec. 3–4 and 24-25. Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette. $6 for ages 5 and older, free for younger than 5. 6-9pm. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons. 410-326-4640,

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