For the December 2016 Washington Gardener Reader Contest, Washington Gardener Magazine is giving away several passes to the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD. Make a new holiday tradition at the Garden of Lights! This walk-through holiday light display features 1 million dazzling, colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals, and other natural elements. Enjoy nightly musical performances and visit the conservatory to watch G-scale model trains wind through a seasonal landscape. The event will be open nightly through January 1, 2017 (open every night except December 24 & 25).
Stroll from garden to garden, enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead, and more. The Garden of Lights celebrates its 19th season as a Baltimore/Washington, DC-area family holiday tradition.Warm up in the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances. Find out more at http://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/garden-of-lights/
To enter to win a pass that admits one car-load of guests to the Garden of Lights, send an email to WashingtonGardener@rcn.com by 5pm on Wednesday, December 21, with “Lights Show” in the subject line and in the body of the email. Tell us which was your favorite post from 2016 on Washington Gardener's blog (http://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/) and why. Please also include your full name and mailing address. The pass winners will be announced and notified on December 22.
The Light Show pass winners are:
~ Jeff Malakoff, Arlington. VA
~Dorothy Cichra, Silver Spring, MD
~ Katie Rapp, Gaithersburg MD
~ Alison Mrohs, Rockville MD
~ Madeline Caliendo, Washington, DC