2023 Holiday Light Display Guide


It’s time to light the lights! Check out the best walking and driving places to enjoy holiday light displays across the DMV area!

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Walking Light Displays

DC Holiday Lights
Neighborhoods across DC will be decorating their main streets this year! From Woodley Park to Eastern Market and everywhere in between! Check out this incredible light display happening from November 17 – January 7.

ZooLights is back from November 24 – December 30, 5-9 pm. For the first time, the Zoo is charging a $6 general admission per person. This is only access at night, not during the day.

Festival of Lights at DC Temple Grounds
9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895
November 30 – January 1, Dusk to 9:00 pm
Free! No tickets required and parking is free.

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA 22182
November 10 – January7, 5/5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Under 2 are free. All Ages $18 online/$22 door.

Enchant Christmas DC
1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
November 24 – December 31, 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Under 2 are free, Adults- $32+, Kids- $24+

Brookside’s Garden of Lights 
1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
November 17 – January 2, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Under 5 are free, 5 and older tickets are $10

Light Yards
301 Water Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
December 1 – January 1

Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street Holiday Lights
Georgia Ave NW between Upshur St & Barry Place
November 17 – January 7

Driving Light Displays

Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
November 24 – January 1, 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
$10 online/$15 gate

Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park
31 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
November 24 – December 31, Sunday- Thurs. 6:00-9:00 pm, Friday- Sat. 6:00-10:00 pm
Advanced ticket purchase required. Vehicles Mon.-Thurs. are $15, Friday-Sunday are $25

Symphony of Lights
Merriweather Post Pavillion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044
November 24 – January 1, Weekdays 6:00-10:00 pm, Weekends 5:00-10:00 pm
$25 per vehicle

Lights On The Bay at Sandy Point State Park
1100 E College Pkwy., Annapolis, MD 21409
November 19 – January 1, 5:00-10:00 pm
$20/car, $5/ 3-D glasses

Bull Run Festival of Lights
7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
November 10-12 and November 17-January 7, Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-9:30 pm, Fri.-Sun. 5:30-10:00 pm
$30 online/$40 gate, Use $10 promo code early22 from November 11-20 or promo code lights23 for an additional $5 off on select dates

If you know of other holiday light displays, please let us know in the comments, and we will gladly add them!


  1. Hi, and don’t forget about Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street Holiday Lights (taking place in Park View, Petworth, and Pleasant Plains)! 50+ businesses decorated with lights & window displays! If you come out before December 11th, you can cast your vote for your favorite and help choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award. More details: LGAHolidayLights.org.

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