Take A Dreamy Ride Through The Largest Drive-Thru Light Show In Maryland, The Festival Of Lights

The holiday season approaches. How will YOU spend the coming festive weeks? While there are a handful of drive-thru light displays in Maryland, there’s one that stands out from the rest and you should find the time to check it out this holiday season. The Festival of lights in Watkins Regional Park is the largest drive-thru light show in Maryland, featuring over 2.5 million lights! Bring the family and check out this seasonal attraction that you’ll want to make an annual tradition. Let’s take a closer look at this incredible holiday display.

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You can watch the below video for a glimpse of the action. The best part is that this display has grown even MORE each and every year. It just keeps getting better!

Address: 301 Watkins Park Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Will you be attending the Festival of Lights, the largest drive-thru light show in Maryland, this year at Watkins Regional Park? Let us know your favorite area Christmas traditions below!

And for one of the best things to do with kids at Christmas in Maryland, check out this Christmas lights road trip through Maryland.

Address: 301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774, USA
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largest drive-thru light show in Maryland

December 08, 2019

Are there other holiday lights displays in Maryland  that are worth checking out?

When it comes to holiday lights displays, Maryland does not disappoint. Some of the most popular attractions to check out holiday light displays in Maryland include Maryland’s very own Miracle on 34th Street in Baltimore, Winterfest of lights in Ocean City, And Lights on the Bar in Annapolis. The Symphony of Lights in Columbia not only includes hundreds of twinkling lights and illuminated displays to enjoy, but also a skating rink that’s fun for the whole family.

What are the best things to do with kids at Christmas in Maryland?

There are endless options when it comes to Christmas activities with the kids in Maryland. For a day of holiday fun with the kids, head over to Chesapeake City, which transforms for the holidays into a Winter Wonderland featuring an iconic crab trap Christmas tree, dozens of holiday displays, shopping opportunities, and a chance to have brunch with Santa. ZooLights is always a favorite with families with kids of all ages, featuring all of your favorite zoo animals in illuminated display form, decked out with hundreds of twinkling lights.

Where are the best places to see Santa in Maryland?

Santa will be making appearances all over Maryland this year. In addition to the many malls and shopping centers you’ll find him at, he’ll also be popping up at the Christmas Village in Baltimore, the Marley Station Mall Train Garden, the Bass Pro Shop at Arundel Mills, And the Candy Cane Hunt in Lanham. On December 24, 2019 at 1 p.m., Santa and his reindeer will ski down the Potomac River, and that’s always a sight to see.

Address: 301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774, USA