Brookside Gardens has transformed into a magical winter wonderland for the 22nd year of Garden of Lights. Twinkling lights and glimmering displays dot the paths and flowerbeds throughout the 50 acres in Wheaton. More than 1 million dazzling and colorful LED lights are handwoven into original works depicting animals, flowers, and other natural elements. New this year is the exhibit’s first computerized display matching lights with music, fog bubbles, and selfie stations to get that perfect family holiday photo.
The Visitors Center will feature live nightly musical performances. For warming up, refreshments, cider, and hot cocoa are available to purchase.
A visit is not complete without experiencing the G-scale model trains in the Gardens’ Conservatory. The Washington, Virginia, and Maryland Garden Railway Society hosts the exhibit that kids of all ages love. Trains wind their way through seasonal greenery and miniature reproductions of local landmarks.
Montgomery Parks’ holiday-season tradition, Garden of Lights, will open on November 22, 2019. The exhibit is open every night through December 31, except November 25–28 and December 24–25. Find out more at https://www.montgomeryparks.org/garden-of-lights-illuminates-2019-holiday-season/.
To enter to win a pass that admits one car-load of guests to the Garden of Lights, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Saturday, November 30, with “Lights Show” in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your favorite article in the November 2019 issue and why. Please also include your full name and mailing address. The pass winners will be announced and notified by December 1.
Thank you to all those who entered! Our winning entrants drawn at random are:
- John Rebstock, Cheverly, MD
- Stephanie Richard, Rockville, MD 20850
- Lilian Cerdeira, Rockville, MD
- Mavis Burdett, Silver Spring, MD
- Katie Rapp, Gaithersburg MDCongratulations and enjoy the Garden of Lights!