Join Us for Brookside Gardens Annual Garden of Lights Sneaker Hike and Live Music!
"This will be our groups 6th year to enjoy the walk of lights as a group and once again I am certain that good times will be had by all who join us for this night of fun and festivities! Now, it wouldn’t be a party without candles, or in this case 940,000 twinkling colorful lights shaped in imaginative displays throughout the gardens. Enjoy the four seasons, illuminated as giant summer sunflowers, autumn leaves, winter snowflakes, spring flowers, rain showers, and more. Walk along the paths and you’ll see what sets this light show apart from the others; it’s the hundreds of wrapped trees and shrubs, beautifully lighted gazebos, cascading fountains, and the individually formed displays in the shapes of blooming flowers and wild animals.Look for new moving displays such as a flock of geese landing in the Gude Garden or an 11 foot giraffe covered with 9,000 lights. This festive, secular light show, now in its 16th season, is a popular family tradition in the Washington, DC area drawing close to 40,000 visitors each winter.
Live Music and Refreshments
Light refreshments may be purchased and enjoyed during the live entertainment. We will enjoy local musicians perform in the Visitors Center Auditorium about halfway through our trek. They perform from 6:30pm to 8:00pm tonight so plenty of time to catch a set or more if you like. Light refreshments may be purchased and enjoyed during the entertainment. While you’re here, do a bit of holiday shopping at theirgift shop, Marylandica.
Although this event is a sneaker hike thrugh the garden, they charge when you park in the lot by vehicle and NOT by person so be certain to meetup and carpool even if from very near by: $25 (cash only)
Advance Sale Tickets: $20 (available starting November 1) and save 5 dollars per vehicle! Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Conservatory or Visitors Center Gift Shops during posted gift shop hours, using cash, check or credit. I highly encourage you to save and make an advance ticket purchase!
To carpool from the Baltimore area, meet people at Savage Station. Click here for directions to Savage Station. This will also save a ton of money considering the entry fee is by vehicle and not by person. So, you can share the entry fee with everyone in car. There is a limit of 8 people per vehicle so no car piles-grin!
If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations such as the DC area, please post your location in the comment section below. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment - by just offering a ride!
Directions to the Event and Where Our Group Meets Once You Arrive
Click here for directions for directions to the event in addition to info for where we meet once you arrive and park.
Event is at 6:30 p.m.
Carpool Meetup Time is 5:45 p.m.
Brookside Gardens is sponsoring a "Community Food Drive". Please bring nonperishable food items when you visit the "Garden of Lights". Donation boxes are located in the Visitors Center lobby. Food will be donated to the Shepherd's Table in Silver Spring
This was whimsical and breathtaking last year so come on out and join us again this year for good times!
Please take the one or all "leaders" numbers with you in case you have any trouble finding us. We have not had any problems over the past several years we have done this ,but you just never know...
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