Festival of Lights

Friday, November 29, 2019 - Tuesday, January 1, 2020

Daily from 5 to 9:30 pm


Bring a little twinkle to your holidays at this spectacular drive-through event featuring dazzling displays with more than 2.5 million lights throughout the park! You won’t want to miss our giant, 54-foot LED musical tree!
logo for the Festival of Lights written in cursive with drawn colorful lights decorating the words.


Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Phone: 301-699-2456
TTY: 301-699-2544

Admission Fees

Vehicle Type
Car or Van $10
Multi-Visit Pass - 3 visits (car or van) $20
Mini-Bus or Limo $20
Multi-Visit Pass - 3 visits (mini-bus or limo) $40
Bus $30
Get your tickets online with PARKS DIRECT before arriving!

Vehicle Categorization

  • A Multi-Visit pass is transferable for cars and vans for up to 3 visits.
  • A mini-bus seats 13 to 24 passengers.
  • A bus seats 25 or more passengers.

​Advance Online Tickets

Purchase your tickets in advance online and pay only $8 ($10 regular admission). Visit Parks Direct and search for keyword "Festival" under "Ticketing". 

Admission Features

  • Multi-visit passes will be sold nightly at the gate.
  • On Monday, December 2, we will host a FREE Appreciation Night for the residents of Prince George’s County for their support of the Department of Parks and Recreation programs year around!
  • On Christmas Day the festival is FREE.
  • We accept all major credit cards.
  • Get your FREE Festival Spectacles while supplies last at the gate! A surprise for your eyes!! Watch as the lenses magically transform every point of light in our holiday displays into magical floating holographs!
  • The fee for The Winter Festival of Lights is non-refundable; no exceptions.

Make a difference

  • Please bring canned goods for donation to local food banks.