Winter Lights Festival Begins November 27th

12/5/20 UPDATE per the City of Gaithersburg

Due to the number of vehicles visiting the Winter Lights Festival, there is an excessively long wait to get into the event, especially on weekends.

Effective Immediately, all tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will NOT be available at the door. ONLY ticket holders will be admitted. Weekday attendance is strongly recommended.

The 25th annual Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park will go on as scheduled this year. The event will run nightly from November 27th until December 31st (closed on Christmas Day).

The event is using the tagline “Socially distancing since 1995.”  Tickets can be purchased here.

Also see: Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens Cancelled This Year

City of Gaithersburg Press Release: 

Please Note: Vehicle drivers will be required to wear a mask at the admission booth.

The City’s Winter Lights Festival is getting ready to welcome visitors for its 25th spectacular season. The wondrous display of lights at Seneca Creek State Park will be open nightly November 27 through December 31. The festival will be closed on December 25.

The 3.5 mile drive through the enchanted setting of Seneca Creek State Park takes you past more than 450 illuminated displays and beautifully lit trees that light up the night. The park is located at 11950 Clopper Road, conveniently accessible from I-270.

Unfortunately, due the National health crisis, the 2020 Winter Lights Enchanted Evenings (S’more Lights, Wine Under the Lights, Run Under the Lights, Leashes n’ Lights) will not take place this year.

Advance Online Sales


For health & safety reasons to limit contact, we strongly advise all that tickets be purchased online.


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