During the Holidays, there is something exciting to do every day of the week! Check out Christmas tree farms, holiday light displays, holiday concerts, holiday train experiences, candlelight tours, holiday craft shows, DIY workshops, New Year Celebrations and more....
Symphony of Lights in Columbia Symphony Woods
November 17 - January 4, 2015
Symphony of Lights is a spectacular drive-through display of more than 75 animated and stationary holiday lights. All proceeds from the Symphony of Lights benefit the services of Howard County General Hospital
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Winterfest of Lights
November 20 - January 4, 2015
Dazzling lights on winter nights will put you in the mood for the holiday season. While at the Winterfest Village, enjoy hot chocolate, board the Winterfest Express and sing Christmas carols. Browse the Yukon Cornelius Gift Shop for that special gift and have your photo taken with Santa! Be sure to visit Ocean City, Maryland to create a lasting holiday memory.
Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park
November 22 - January 1, 2015
An annual scenic drive through holiday lights show sponsored by the Anne Arundel Medical Center. Drive along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay and see more than 60 animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway. $14 per car.
Anne Arundel County
Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival
November 28 - December 31, 2015
(Closed December 25th)
Winter Lights features more than 380 illuminated vignettes and 65 animated displays in a 3.5 mile drive through beautiful Seneca Creek State Park. Theme areas include Winter Woods, Teddy Bear Land, Victorian Village, North Pole, Toyland, and Penguin Cove.
Seneca Creek State Park
Winter Festival of Lights
November 28 – January 1, 2015
Don’t miss this spectacular holiday drive-through event of more than one million twinkling lights! This year’s Festival features fun new displays.
Watkins Regional Park
Prince George’s County
Miracle on 34th Street
November 29 - January 1, 2015
One block in Hampden puts on a Christmas light display that is surely visible from space. Neighbors in this block of rowhouses string Christmas lights across 34th Street. Inflatable snowglobes, musical trains and blinking angels adorn homes. A few even allow visitors to peek inside. The lights are on every night from Thanksgiving weekend to January 1st, including all night on Christmas Eve. FREE.
Chesapeake City Winterfest
December 1, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Chesapeake City’s month-long Victorian Christmas celebration takes place on both sides of the C&D Canal with a blizzard of holiday lights and spectacular lighted displays along the waterfronts.
Garden in Lights
December 5 – January 5, 2015 (various dates)
A magical tour that takes visitors on a beautiful trip through the glittering woods and light sculptures. Enjoy the "Holiday I Spy Game," nightly entertainment, special discount nights, sweet treats, and other fun activities.
Annmarie Garden and Sculptural Arts Center
The Great Crab Pot Tree Lighting and Boat Parade
December 6, 2014
A ubiquitous symbol of the waterman's life, crab pots are plentiful this time of year with crabbing season at an end and oyster season well under way. The idea of a crab pot tree is not exactly original, but it's a project that seems well suited for Tilghman Islanders.
Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination
December 13, 2014
23,000 luminaries are placed on the battlefield to represent each soldier who was killed, wounded, missing, or captured during the battle on Sept. 17, 1862.
Antietam National Battlefield