Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival
Winter Lights Open Nightly November 28 through December 31
The City of Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival is getting ready to welcome visitors for its 19th spectacular season. The wondrous display of lights at Seneca Creek State Park will be open nightly November 28 through December 31. Please note that the festival will be closed on December 25.
The 3.5 mile drive through the enchanted setting of Seneca Creek State Park takes you past more than 365 illuminated displays and 65 animated vignettes that light up the night. Themed areas include Winter Woods, Teddy Bear Land, Victorian Village, the North Pole, and much more. The park is located at 11950 Clopper Road, just a few miles west of the intersection with I-270.
Winter Lights really comes alive when you experience the festival through special prism viewing glasses. They cost just $2 per pair. Please note that the glasses are suitable for passengers only, not the driver.
In the spirit of the holidays, proceeds from the festival benefit local charities. A complete list will be available in November.
Winter Lights is open Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. The Festival is closed on December 25. Cash-only admission is $12 per car Monday through Thursday and $15 per car Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Credit Cards can be used for advanced sales only.