It’s the most wonderful time of year, especially when you can visit the beautiful Christmas light displays near Frederick Maryland!
So, why not enhance your holiday cheer this season by touring one or even several of the Christmas light displays and shows located SO close to home!
Christmas Light Displays Near Frederick, Maryland
Yes, I know, the hustle and bustle of this time of year can be very stressful, which tends to strip the magic right out of the entire reason for the season.
Therefore, I decided, for my own stress relief AND for yours, to put together a list of the most magical, festive, and spectacular list of Christmas light displays near Frederick, Maryland.
Because, no matter your age, there’s something SO enchanting and wonderful about taking time out with the family to truly embrace what the holiday season is all about!
What you’ll see amongst your choices will be:
- Magical Christmas trees
- Santa Claus
- Live Music
- A Boat Parade
- Colorful Lights
- Christmas Music
- Holiday Displays
Walk Through and Drive Through Christmas Light Displays
Needless to say, these are the best places to get your Christmas light fix because there’s something for everybody!
If you’re looking for Christmas light displays involving a nice, leisurely stroll, there are several on our list.
On the other hand, if you’d rather stay out of the cold and pack the family in the comfort of your own car for a nice evening drive to gaze at the twinkling lights, I’ve got you covered!
Things To Bring To Your Christmas Light Displays Outing
By the way, be sure you’re fully prepared to optimize your fun to the fullest by bringing:
- A camera and/or your cell phone because you’re going to want to take all the pictures!
- Hat, gloves, coat, good walking shoes – for the light displays that require walking
- Hot cocoa pre-made in travel mugs
- Snacks – Cookies! Here’s a list of amazing Christmas cookie recipes!
Before You Go On Your Holiday Lights Adventure
By all means, before you set out for your festive expedition this Christmas season, make sure you double check your destination’s website and Facebook page for:
- Open dates
- Ticket costs (if any)
- Reservation requirements
- Sold out status
Above all, enjoy your time and soak it all in!
1. Sailing Through the Winter Solstice – Downtown Frederick
Sailing Through the Winter Solstice
Carroll Creek Linear Park
Frederick, MD 21701
Dates: November to Early March
- Sister project to Color on the Creek, local nonprofit
- Businesses raise funds by sponsoring and designing a boat to benefit local charities while beautifying Carroll Creek
- Vote for your favorite boat by making a contribution to the affiliated local charity to help determine the winner.
- And while you’re already Downtown, take the opportunity to finish up your holiday shopping.
2. Brookside Gardens Garden of Lights
The outdoor winter light display is a walk-through experience.
3. Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport
Walk thru or drive thru the park to view the lights
4. Enchant Christmas DC
Light Maze, The Village (market), Ice Skating Trail
5. Gaylord at National Harbor
Gaylord at National Harbor
165 Waterfront St
National Harbor, MD 20745
Dates: November to December
We have Christmas decorations throughout the hotel and every evening we will have our nightly laser light show that runs on the half an hour from sunset to 9pm.
6. Hershey Sweet Lights
Enjoy nearly 600 illuminated, animated displays from the comfort of your car as you drive through 2 miles of wooded trails at Hershey Sweet Lights®!
7. Koziar’s Christmas Village
Koziar’s Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd
Bernville, PA 19506
Dates: First Saturday in November through January 1st
Cost: $10 to $17 per person
Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly you find yourself in a dazzling valley set aglow with more than one million Christmas lights adorning buildings, gift barns, and landscape. A reflective lake adds to the stunning beauty of this magical place.
8. Winter City Lights – Olney, Md
A magical holiday experience of 1 million twinkling lights spread across 18-acres of an outdoor winter wonderland where it is guaranteed to Winter City snow every night. The largest light show in the Washington DC area and Baltimore area, Winter City Lights is one of the most technologically advanced Christmas light experiences in the country. Complete with 14 bonfires, Winter City Lights includes an enchanted 1.5-mile long trail of Christmas lights and displays through the woods, a 52-foot high programmable Christmas lights tree and light show, a 200-foot diameter canopy of Christmas lights, an 8 lane Snow Tubing Ride, s’mores, funnel cakes & more.
9. Festival of Lights
Bring your friends and family to see more than 400,000 beautiful Christmas lights adorning the temple grounds, plus our beautiful Creche exhibit featuring nativities from around the world. And we are thrilled to be joined by a wide array of musical performances to help us celebrate the Christmas season.
10. Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street
726 W 34th St
Baltimore, MD 21211
Dates: November 26th to New Year’s Day
We Have – The Shops – The Food – The Drinks – and The Shopping – and last but not least – The Lights
We will Light the Street on November 26th at 6PM and will run until New Years Day. Lights go on at dark and go off around 10pm except Friday and Saturday – they stay on until midnight – so many people come every year we have to block the street off to car traffic just about every night. The Merchants are ready – We are ready – let make this the best holiday season ever!!!
11. Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park
The wondrous display of lights at Seneca Creek State Park will be open nightly. 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.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa & Happy Holidays everybody!
Hopefully this list has gotten you in the festive mood!
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