Brookside Gardens’ Winter Light Exhibit, Garden of Lights, Opens This Friday

Montgomery Parks  announces Garden of Lights, the annual outdoor winter light exhibit at Brookside Gardens, will open on November 19, 2021.

For the 23rd season, Garden of Lights will transform Brookside Gardens into a magical winter wonderland, with twinkling lights and glimmering displays decorating paths and flowerbeds throughout the 50-acre site in Wheaton.
The one-half mile walk-through display consists of more than one million colorful LED lights, many handwoven into original works depicting animals, flowers, and other natural elements. The event also features computerized light displays matching lights with music and fog bubbles. Sweet and savory refreshments will be available for purchase, and the gift shop will be open. The conservatory and Garden Railway exhibit will remain closed this year.

“We’re excited to bring back the Garden of Lights in 2021 after having to cancel in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are new measures in place to ensure the health and safety of our guests, but they will still find our one-of-a-kind light displays and the magical experience of the Gardens at night,” said Stephanie Oberle, Director, Brookside Gardens.

New this year, all guests ages 3 and older will be required to pre-purchase timed-entry tickets. Tickets will be available to purchase beginning October 12, 2021, on the Eventbrite ticketing service. The Gardens, Visitor Center, and Conservatory will close daily at 4 p.m. and reopen at 5:30 p.m. for the exhibit.

Garden of Lights At-A-Glance:

Dates:  Open nightly November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022 (Closed November 22-25 and December 24-25, 2021)

Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902

Tickets: $10 per person, ages 3 and older. Timed-entry tickets for a specific date and time are required and must be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale October 12, 2021 and will be available to purchase on Eventbrite.

For more information visit the Garden of Lights Frequently-Asked-Questions(opens in a new tab)


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