It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Everyone is getting into the Holiday spirit, Bethesda included! Be sure to take your friends and family to one of these Bethesda, MD Christmas lights locations.

  • Brookside Garden of Lights – For the 19th year, Brookside Gardens is hosting the Garden of Lights outdoor holiday light exhibit. Walk through a magical winter wonderland of lights. After that, take a trip into the Conservatory to watch the G-Scale model trains ride around a Winter landscape. Finally enjoy some hot cocoa around the fire while you listen to one of the many musicians who will be at this years showing.
    Location: 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
  • Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival – Go on a gorgeous 3.5 mile drive through Seneca Creek State Park and look in awe. The Winter Light Festival features over 380 illuminated displays and 65 of them are animated. Enjoy the holiday themed areas including the Winter Woods, Teddy bear Land, North Pole, Toy land and many, many more!
    Location:11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Seneca Creek State Park is transformed to an enchanted park with more than 380 illuminated displays! Stay warm and dry…

Posted by Montgomery County, MD Tourism on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • The 40th Annual Festival of Lights – Join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in their celebration of the holidays. Take a drive around the famous Temple grounds and take in all of the lights, all 650,000 of them. The church welcomes individuals from all stretches of the planet with internationally themed Christmas trees. There are also free nightly performances in the Visitors’ Center.
    Location: 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895
  • ZooLights – Come see how the zoo animals live during the holiday season. Sponsored largely by Pepco, ZooLights features over 500,000 environmentally friendly LED lights. There are light shows synced to music, LED games for kids, a 150-foot snow-less tubing track, and a carousel! This is the light show your kids will never forget.
    Location: 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008