Be dazzled this holiday season by twinkling strings of lights, luminaries, and animated displays.
You can find what you’re looking for near Annapolis, Bowie, Baltimore, DC or the Eastern Shore.
*Always be sure to call before going, because some activities are closed on certain days.
Winterfest of Lights. Nov. 15, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013. Townwide and Northside Park, Ocean City. ococean.com
Holiday Boat Parade. Nov. 17, 2012. North side of Channel, Kent Narrows. facebook.com/KentNarrowsBoatParade
Lights on the Bay. Nov. 19, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. 410-481-3161
Symphony of Lights. Nov. 19, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013. Symphony Woods off Broken Lands Pkwy, Columbia. 410-740-7840, hcgh.org/symphonyoflights
Winter Festival of Lights. Nov. 23, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013. Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro. pgparks.com
Grand Illumination City Christmas Tree Lighting. Nov. 25, 2012. Market Space, Annapolis. ci.annapolis.md.us
Jolly Express. Nov. 30-Dec. 31, 2012, Fri.-Sun. only. Watermark Cruises, 1 Dock St, Annapolis. watermarkcruises.com
Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Dec. 1, 2012. Alexandria City Marina, Alexandria. 703-746-3301; VisitAlexandriaVA.com
Zoo Lights. Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-23, 26-30, Jan. 1, 2103. National Zoo, Washington DC. nationalzoo.si.edu
Festival of Lights. Dec. 2, 2012. Mormon Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington.
Holiday Tree Lighting. Dec. 2, 2012. Belair Mansion, Bowie. cityofbowie.org
Pasadena Christmas Tree Lighting. Dec. 4, 2012. Lake Shore Plaza, Pasadena. pasadenavoice.com
Monument Lighting Family Festival. Dec. 6, 2012. The Walters Museum, Baltimore. 410-547-9000, thewalters.org
A Monumental Occasion. Dec. 6, 2012. Mount Vernon, Baltimore.
Garden in Lights. Dec. 7, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013. Annmarie Garden, Solomons. annmariegarden.org
Lighted Boat Parade. Dec. 8, 2012. Town of Solomons. solomonschristmaswalk.com
Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade. Dec. 8, 2012. Annapolis Harbor and Spa Creek above the Spa Creek Bridge. eastportyc.org