December 2, 2020

City of Gaithersburg’s ‘Winter Lights Festival’ Now Open at Seneca Creek State Park

In 2020, a year like no other in our lifetimes because the COVID-19 health crisis has changed or cancelled so many programs and traditions, one sign of the holiday season is continuing. The 25th annual City of Gaithersburg’s “Winter Lights Festival” is now open nightly at Seneca Creek State Park and will continue through Dec. 31. 

The Winter Lights Festival is a 3.5-mile drive filled with 450 illuminated displays and decorated trees that light up the night. The park is located at 11950 Clopper Road, conveniently accessible from I-270. The Winter Lights Festival will be closed on Dec. 25.

Admission for cars, SUV’s, mini-vans and limos is $12 with an advance online purchase and $15 at the admission booth Mondays through Thursdays (open 6-9 p.m.) Admission is $17 online and $20 at the booth Fridays through Sundays (6-9:30 p.m.)

To purchase tickets online, go to