Winter Lights is a magical Christmas light display at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland. See more than 350 illuminated displays and along a 3.5-mile drive through the park. Driving through the enchanted forest setting, you will experience an array of displays that light up the night. Themed areas include Winter Woods, Teddy Bear Land, Victorian Village, the North Pole and much more. Winter Lights benefits local charities such as Andy’s Safe Haven, Asbury Methodist Village in support of Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative, Baby’s Bounty MC, Inc., Friends of Wells/Robertson House, Inc., Gaithersburg Community Soup Kitchen, and Pain Connection - Chronic Pain Outreach Center, Inc.
See Photos of Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park
Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Dates and Hours
November 29 through December 31, 2013 (closed December 25)
Sunday - Thursday 6 – 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 6 – 10 p.m.
Closed to cars on December 2 and 9, 2013
- Leashes n Lights Special: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 5-9 p.m. Take your favorite canine and the whole family out for a 3-mile stroll through the lights.
- Run Under The Lights 2013: New this Year! Saturday, November 23, 2013. Enjoy a 5K run/walk through the magical setting of Gaithersburg’s Winter Lights Festival. Advance registration is required. The fee is $30 until November 7. The late registration fee is $35, valid November 8 through 21. To register, visit www.imathlete.com/events/RunUndertheLights.
- S’more Lights: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 5-9 p.m. Ride in an open air trolley, stroll through the lights, stopping to toast a marshmallow and create a S’more.
- Walk Under the Lights: Monday, December 2 & 9, 2013, 5-8 p.m. This 3 mile walk will allow you to take in the fresh air and view the lights in a traffic-free environment.
Pre-registration is required for these special events. The cost for each is $8 per resident and $10 per nonresident. Children under four are free. Register online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recxpress.
$12 per car Tuesday-Thursday, $15 per car Friday - Sunday.