Festive Displays Throughout Our Area
Christmas is right around the corner, have you gotten your fill of holiday lights and displays yet? There are lots to do and see just a short drive from Laurel and many events are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. See how many you can cross off your list.
ICE! at National Harbor
Experience the magic of Christmas Around the World made from over two million pounds of ice. Hand sculpted and in full color, this display is sure to amaze. For an added thrill, take a ride down the two-story ice slide. ICE! is open Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Tickets can be purchased online at ICE! Tickets or by calling 301-965-4000.
39th Annual Festival of Lights at Washington D.C. Temple
The Festival of Lights in Kensington is one of the area’s greatest holiday traditions. The grounds are covered with over 650,000 lights and feature Christmas trees decorated in international themes. Each night a different performance is showcased in the Visitor’s Center including choirs, orchestras and bell ensembles. This free event is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas day. For more information, go to 39th Annual Festival of Lights.
Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park
Featuring more than a million twinkling lights, the Winter Festival is a drive-through light extravaganza. The display is open every day 5:00-9:30 including Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Consider a visit on Christmas day and enjoy FREE admission. More information can be found at Winter Festival of Lights.
Symphony of Lights at Merriweather Post Pavilion
The drive-through light display in Columbia is a spectacular showcase with over 250,000 lights and 100 animated creations. The display is 100% LED and includes a laser light show and 3D holiday video. Proceeds from the event benefit Howard County General Hospital. The display is open Wednesdays through Sundays including Christmas weekend. Go to Symphony of Lights at Merriweather for more information.
Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park
Lights on the Bay is a 2-mile long scenic drive along the Chesapeake Bay. With over 70 animated and 3D displays, the show will come alive before your eyes. Kids will love the nightly scavenger hunt with a chance to win a $100 Toys R Us gift card. The event is open nightly including holidays through January 1st from 5:00-10:00 and benefits the Anne Arundel Medical Center. Visit Lights on the Bay for more information.
34th Street in Baltimore
Located in the Hampden section of Baltimore City, the festive street block is Baltimore’s very own ‘Miracle on 34th Street’. This residential display is a must-see and includes eclectic creations such as a hubcap Christmas tree, bike rim snowmen and a big read lighted crab. This free display is lit up for everyone to enjoy from 5:15 – 11:00 every night including holidays.
Happy Holidays from everyone at Tischer!