One of the best parts of the holiday season is enjoying a winter light display around Bethesda.  Whether you are looking for light shows of Rudolf and Santa or the nativity, there is winter light display around Bethesda to delight you and your family! Be sure to dress warmly some of these involve walking outside!

Festival of Lights at the Mormon Temple

9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington, Maryland. (301) 587-0144. November 30-December 31, 2017.  Dusk to 10 p.m. nightly. FREE Admission. View more than 450,000 lights and a live outdoor Nativity scene each evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Christmas trees representing nations around the world are there too! Live musical performances begin at 7 and 8 p.m. with a different musical group performing each night. This winter light display is hosted by the Washington, D.C. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints, also known as the Mormon Temple.

Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park

11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland. November 24-December 31, 2017 (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. Winter Lights is a magical Christmas light display including more than 350 illuminated displays and along a 3.5-mile drive through the park.  Themed areas include Teddy Bear Land, Winter Woods, the Victorian Village, and the North Pole, just to give you a teasing invitation to this winter light display!

Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens

Located at 1800 Glenallen Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland. 2017, this winter display of lights is an easy drive from Bethesda. Brookside Gardens is open for the light display on Sun-Thurs 5:30-9:30 p.m. Fri-Saturday 5:30-10 p.m. Mon-Thurs $25 per car, Fri-Sun $30 per car. The Garden Railway Exhibit is open daily in the South Conservatory. The railway exhibit features miniature trains and trollies amidst a landscape of town and country scenes with past one-of-a-kind models of the Brookside Gardens Conservatories, the Dentzel Carousel and the Chautauqua Tower of Glen Echo Park.  This winter light display has more than one million dazzling colorful lights to charm you.  Lights are shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. You can stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, sparkling fountains, and whimsical winter scenes. The Garden of Lights celebrates its 19th season as a Baltimore/Washington, DC area family holiday tradition.The night wouldn’t be complete without a visit inside the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through a seasonal landscape. Afterward, warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.
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