November 22, 2019

Brookside Gardens Opens ‘Garden of Lights’ for 22nd Year

Brookside Gardens in Wheaton has again transformed into a magical winter wonderland.

For the 22nd year, the “Garden of Lights” is now showing off twinkling lights and glimmering displays along the paths and flowerbeds throughout its 50 acres. More than one million dazzling and colorful LED lights are handwoven into original works depicting animals, flowers and other natural elements. New this year is the exhibit’s first computerized light display matching lights with music, fog bubbles and selfie stations.

Brookside Gardens is located at 1800 Glenallan Ave. in Wheaton. The Garden of Lights will be open every night through Dec. 31, except Nov. 25-28 and Dec. 24-25. The hours are Sunday – Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The cost to view the exhibit is $25 per car or van off-peak (weekdays, Sunday-Thursday) and $30 per car or van peak (Friday and Saturday plus Friday, Dec. 20 – Tuesday, Dec. 31).

A visit is not complete without experiencing the G-Scale model trains in the Gardens’ Conservatory. The Washington, Virginia and Maryland Garden Railway Society hosts the exhibit that kids of all ages love. Trains wind their way through seasonal greenery and miniature reproductions of local landmarks, such as the Red Door Store in Sandy Spring, the Kensington MARC railway station, Glen Echo Park, complete with Bumper Car Pavilion, 1921 Dentzel Carousel, and even Brookside Gardens’ Conservatories.

More information is available at Garden of Lights.