The twinkling of Christmas lights is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. And for those looking for a great place to check out some of the best light displays in the Annapolis, MD area, look no further! There are several fantastic neighborhoods and attractions nearby where you can immerse yourself in holiday cheer. Here are some of our favorite places and activities to enjoy.
Winter City Lights Festival in Olney, Maryland
View a jaw-dropping 1 million shimmering lights illuminating an outdoor winter wonderland, spanning 18 acres at Winter City Lights Festival. This is the biggest, most impressive light display in the Annapolis area featuring:
- A 1 million light show
- 14 bonfires
- 1.5 mile walking trail of light displays through the woods
- 52-foot Christmas tree
- Nightly snow
- 8 lane Snow Tubing Ride
- Festive food like s’mores and funnel cakes
- And more!
This is a Christmas event your family will remember forever! Get all the details here.
Lights on the Bay, Sandy Point State Park
Head to the Annapolis harbor for a magical light show on the water! For 10 years, Lights on the Bay has been a magical display of over 60 animated and stationary light displays along the Chesapeake Bay. There are even 3D glasses you can purchase when you arrive to really make the lights pop!
This is a drive-through event, so you can experience the lights while staying cozy in your car. Visit this website for more information and to buy your tickets to this popular attraction.
Miracle on 34th Street, Hampden Christmas Street Holiday Show
With over 1,000 positive reviews for this Baltimore, MD display, this is one of the most popular little neighborhoods to visit!
Come wander the streets for free from 6-10pm daily through New Years Day. Explore stunning houses, a delightful pizza pop-up cafe, and neighbors making hot cocoa to share with visitors. No two houses are alike, and you may even spot Motorcycle Santa or the Grinch playing the horn!
Here's more information about the street, directions, parking, and more.
Garden of Lights, Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD
Winter at Brookside Gardens is a must-see! With over half a mile of outdoor displays, you'll be amazed by the transformation from a horticultural destination to a sparkling holiday wonderland.
Stroll through the grounds and take in the glimmering seasonal displays that adorn the flowerbeds. Be sure to grab some hot chocolate or light snacks while you explore this affordable holiday-themed exhibition!
Get your tickets on the Brookside Gardens website and don't miss out on this delightful Christmas event.
Ellicott City Lights
This year, Ellicott City Lights is really outdoing itself with its biggest display yet — 30 feet tall and over 8,000 lights!
Light shows are synced up to music and run nightly from 6-10pm through Dec 31st. This is a free event, but the neighborhood collects canned and dry goods to donate to the local food pantry if you would like to contribute.
Check out their Facebook page here to find out more.
Find Your Home for the Holidays in Annapolis
When you're ready to find your perfect holiday abode, visit The Towns at Parke West for an unforgettable home-buying experience! This luxury townhouse community features:
- 3 bedroom garage townhomes with over 2,000 square feet of living space
- Rear Kitchen Design
- Upgraded Marble Countertops
- Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
- Gas Fireplace
- Deck on main level
- And more!
You won't want to miss out on incredible year end incentives including all closing costs paid by the builder for select homes. Plus there are currently free upgrades like finished basements, stainless appliance packages, washer and dryer, and window blinds!
Contact us now to see the available homes and start your move before the year ends!