Past Meetup

Dinner @Black Market Bistro & Garden of Lights in Brookside Gardens

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Black Market Bistro

4600 Waverly Avenue · Garrett Park, MD

How to find us

You can find us inside at our table or ask for Dianne's group reservation or text me @ 301-466-5113

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After dinner we will Stroll through the Garden of Lights in Brookside Gardens (Wheaton, MD) .

If you only want to go see the lights, meet us at the restaurant at 8:30 pm. Text me or at the park around 8:30ish inside the building (if cold) or in front of it.

We can carpool or you can drive from Black Market Bistro restaurant to Brookside gardens because it costs $30/car. If you only want to go for the lights, meet us in the parking lot of Black Bistro about 8:30 pm (text to see how dinner is going).

Visualize close to one million twinkling colorful lights shaped in imaginative displays throughout the gardens. Enjoy illuminated giant flowers, snowflakes, a rainbow and showers, and more. Walk along the easily accessible paths and you’ll see what sets this light show apart from 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 moving displays such as a flock of geese, 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.

Gazebo Inside of the Conservatory, a winter display of holiday poinsettias, flowering plants and evergreens are combined in bright and bold combinations, providing a colorful landscape through which the garden railway trains travel.

Brookside Gardens Address (if you want to go in your own car for $30; meet us for the walk in front of the visitor's center or inside it if it is cold (we'll look for you) at about 8:30 pm (text me).

(Please be on time or early or text to find out when we will be there)

1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD[masked]


7:00-8:15 to 8:30 pm - Dinner & Drinks @Zagat rated Black Market Bistro (address above)
8:15-30 to 8:45 pm pm drive to park and enter $30/car (take 2 cars with 4/car so $10 ea. and driver goes free) $20 if Groupon coupon.
8:30-45 to 10 or 10:30 pm - walk through the lights in the garden (takes about an hour or so)
~10:30 pm Back to restaurant and your cars.

Black Market Bistro

Entree Menu:

Holiday wines!

All Aboard, Mates!