With the holiday season upon us, you’re probably trying to decide which traditions you’re ready to bring back for 2021. One of them should be visiting the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens! After all, the entire event is outdoors and socially distanced, so it’s a great option regardless of your current comfort level.
It takes more than a million twinkling lights to make the holiday event into a reality. They’re folded into festive displays scattered across the garden’s 50-plus acres. The holiday light display always follows a nature theme, so expect illuminated depictions of woodland creatures, flowers, and other elements of Mother Earth. Although the Garden of Lights won’t be set to music this year as it typically is, the half-mile walking path will be just as dazzling as usual. Once you reach the end of the path, feel free to stop and warm up with some hot chocolate and a light bite to eat before heading back to your Bethesda apartment for rent. The light displays and the concession stand will all be outside in the fresh air, so make sure you dress accordingly. Register for a specific date and time on the Eventbrite page (tickets are $10) and arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your time begins. The timed tickets will keep congestion at bay so you can comfortably distance from fellow guests.