2021 Holiday Light Display Guide


This holiday season will be merry and bright in a very different way. While some holiday light displays are still scheduled to happen at the time of this guide’s publishing, things change quickly. Please continue to check each event’s webpage before heading out.

Grab your mask and your little ones as we celebrate this one socially distant together!

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New and Different

ZooLights is taking a break this year with plans to return next year!

Festival of Lights at DC Temple Grounds
The Festival of Lights at DC Temple Grounds will be closed this year with plans to reopen in 2022.

DC Holiday Lights
Neighborhoods across DC will be decorating their main streets this year! From Woodley Park to Eastern Market and everywhere in between! Check out this incredible light display happening from November 19 – January 6.

Walking Light Displays

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA 22182
November 9 – January 2, 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Under 2 – free, All Ages $16 online/$20 door until December 9, All Ages $18 online between December 10-January 2

Enchant Christmas DC
1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
November 26 – January 2, 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Under 2 – free, Adults- $29-39, Kids- $29

Brookside’s Garden of Lights 
1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
November 19 – December 25, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Under 3 – free, All ages- $10

Lumino City Festival
1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA 22182
October 15 – January 2, 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Under 3 – free, Adults- $35, Kids- $25

Light Yards
301 Water Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
December 1 – January 1, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Driving Light Displays

Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
November 26 – January 2, 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
$8 online/$10 gate

Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park
31 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
November 26 – December 31, Sun.-Thurs. 6:00-9:00 pm, Fri.-Sat. 6:00-10:00 pm
Mon.-Thurs. $15 online, Fri.-Sun. $25 online

Symphony of Lights
Merriweather Post Pavillion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044
November 25 – January 2, Weekdays 6:00-10:00 pm, Weekends 5:00-10:00 pm

Lights On The Bay at Sandy Point State Park
1100 E College Pkwy., Annapolis, MD 21409
November 21 – January 2, 5:00-10:00 pm
$20/car, $5/ 3-D glasses

Bull Run Festival of Lights
7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
November 11- January 2, Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-9:30 pm, Fri.-Sun. 5:30-10:00 pm
$30 online/$40 gate, Use $10 promo code EARLY21 on November 11-19 or promo code LIGHT21 for an additional $5 off Monday-Thursday on November 22-December 16 and December 27-30

If you know of other holiday light displays, please let us know in the comments and we will gladly add them.


  1. Hi, and don’t forget about Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street Holiday Lights (taking place in Park View, Petworth, and Pleasant Plains)! 50+ businesses decorated with lights & window displays! If you come out before December 11th, you can cast your vote for your favorite and help choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award. More details: LGAHolidayLights.org.


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