LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Some of the area’s best known light displays are inviting people to come see their amazing and festive lights.

Here’s our list of some of the best places to check out this holiday season.

Bull Run Festival of Lights

7700 Bull Run Drive
Centreville, Virginia
Nov. 19 – Jan. 4
Monday – Thursday: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Fridays – Sunday & holidays: 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Bull Run offers a variety of attractions for its visitors because not only are there amazing light displays, but there are also rides.

Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Park

301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
Nov. 27 – Jan. 1
Nightly: 5 – 9:30 p.m.

Watkins Park is a Prince George’s County holiday popular attraction that draws people from all over the D.C. Metro Area to see their creative lights. The prices to view their lights are very affordable and vary according to your mode of transportation.

Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park

11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Nov. 28 – Dec. 31
Sunday – Thursday: 6 – 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 6 – 10 p.m.

Winter Lights is a huge light display that take place in Gaithersburg, Md. Proceeds from the light attraction go toward several area charities.

Festival of Lights at the Mormon Temple

9900 Stoneybrook Drive
Kensington, Maryland 20895

Live musical performances at the D.C. Temple’s Festival of Lights begin on Dec. 4 and run through Jan. 1 and tickets are free for this religious light experience.

Miracle on 34th Street

E. 34th Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

How can you argue with tradition? This is the 67th year for Miracle on 34th Street. The lights come on for the season on Nov.29 between 5 and 6 p.m. The lights will be on everyday from 5 to 11 p.m. For Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, the lights are on all night. The lights go off for the season on Jan. 2.

Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

The Alexandria Waterfront
Dec. 6 – 5:30 p.m.

If you love boats and light displays then the Boat Parade is where you want to be! You can see the boats of Old Town Alexandria light up the Potomac River for free at this annual holiday event.

The Bishop’s House

1665 N. Portal Dr., NW (Rock Creek Park)

It may be just one house, but this one house is covered in over 500,000 lights. And, it’s free! This display runs from dusk to dawn beginning early December to early January.


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