Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, sparkling fountains, and whimsical winter scenes. The Garden of Lights celebrates19 years as a Baltimore/Washington, DC, area family holiday tradition.
The night would not be complete without a visit inside the conservatory to enjoy watching G-scale model trains wind through a seasonal landscape. Afterwards, warm up inside the visitors center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.
Plan your visit
*Dress warmly and plan to spend about one hour walking through the gardens.
*Need a bite? Each night, our on-site caterer has a delicious selection of hot drinks, soups and sandwiches for sale.
*Last minute shopping is a breeze with our gift shops. Enjoy garden-themed gifts for all ages, as well as twinkling toys to light your way through the gardens.
*Weekday visits are encouraged to reduce your wait time.
*For safety reasons, pedestrians are not admitted.
*Last car admitted 30 minutes before closing time each night.
$25 per Car/Van (Sunday- Thursday)
$30 per Car/Van (Friday – Saturday)
Call 301-962-1451 for required bus reservations
15-24 Passenger Bus/Van/Limo: $50
25-35 Passenger Bus: $75
36-57 Passenger Bus: $120
Sponsored by Whole Foods Market and in partnership with Washington, Virginia, Maryland Garden Railway Society
For more information: montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/garden-of-lights/