Where are Washington DC's Best Christmas Lights Displays?
It’s that time of the year again
My family has this tradition to visit Christmas Lights Displays to get us into the Christmas spirit.
I will share with you the best places to go and hopefully your family can catch some of these beautiful displays of magic and joy to the Season
The gift to all residents in the Washington DC area is that we share the best of each locations
Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia
Let's separate them and let's start with Maryland:
Where to go?
Maryland Christmas Lights:
Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park
Location: 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland. November 27 through December 31, 2015 (closed December 25). Sunday - Thursday (closed Monday) 6 – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 6 – 10 p.m. $12 per car Tues-Thurs, $15 Fri-Sun. Pets are FREE!
I love this place because it is full of Winter Lights and they have over 350 illuminated displays along a 3.5-mile drive through the park.
Location: 9900 Stoneybrook Dr, Kensington, MD 20895
This is also know to I-495 commuters "The Castle in Oz" Or a Disney's Princess Home. .or my favorite when I'm stuck in traffic 'Highway to Heaven"
This is a Mormon temple an is open to all during the Christmas season. They have on display over 450,000 sparkling Christmas Lights, but the best part here is the live concerts and all is FREE!!
You can't miss this with your family. .
Location: 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro
November 27, 2015 through January 1, 2016. HOURS: 5-9:30 p.m. daily. $5 per car; $15 for mini-buses and limos; $25 for buses; $10 for multi-visit passes for cars and vans (good for three visits).
They boast to have over a million twinkling lights...and your gift is:
They waive the fees on December 25 - Christmas Day - FREE ADMISSION
Washington DC Christmas Lights:
ZooLights at the National Zoo
Location: Rock Creek Park. Washington, DC.
This starts in November 27, 2015 through January 2, 2016. Closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31. Hours: 5-9 p.m. and is FREE Admission!
The National Zoo presents this seasonal display of thousands of sparkling animated lights every Christmas with live musical performances, indoor animal exhibits, and much more.
What a great place to spend one Saturday prior to Christmas...
Northern Virginia Christmas Lights:
Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
Location: Old Town Alexandria Marina and Washington Harbour.
One day only. .December 5, 2015, 5:30 p.m. See dozens of festively decorated pleasure boats light up the sky along the Potomac River.
This parade begins at Alexandria's waterfront and travels to Washington's Channel at Water St. off of Maine Avenue and is part of Holiday Festivities in Old Town Alexandria
Image credit: R. Kennedy for Visit Alexandria
Bull Run Festival of Lights
Location: 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, Virginia.
November 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016. Hours: Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays & holidays: 5:30 to 10 p.m. This festive display of lights features penguins, snowmen, deer, candy canes and Santa. Monday – Thursday, $15 per car, Friday – Sunday, $20 per car. This event includes more than 40,000 animated lights set to music!
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