Festival of Lights

Friday, November 26, 2021 - Sunday, January 2, 2022

Nightly from 5 to 9:30 pm



Free admission November 29 & December 25 in appreciation to the residents of Prince George’s County for their year-round support of the Department of Parks and Recreation programs!

Make a difference this season! Please bring canned goods for donation to local Food Banks.
logo for the Festival of Lights written in cursive with drawn colorful lights decorating the words.

Location/ Directions

Watkins Regional Park - New Entrance this Year!

  • To Enter: Please enter along RT. 202/Largo Road. (NO ENTRY ACCESS ON RT. 193. YOU WILL CONTINUE TO RT. 202).
  • Entrance Location: Across the street from Riverdale Baptist School, 1133 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro 20774
  • Phone: 301-699-2456; Maryland Relay 7-1-1 for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability.

Overview

The Winter Festival of Lights will shine bright this holiday season with 3 miles of drive-through whimsical lights! Experience dazzling scenes that celebrate the magic of the holiday season from the comfort of your own car.

For your safety and the safety of our staff, please purchase tickets online at pgparksdirect.com. Save Time! Save Money! Buy Online! Cars pay $8 with online purchases or $10 admission at the gate. Face coverings are required if interacting with personnel.

To avoid longer than usual wait times, we encourage the public to attend the Festival on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings. On Saturdays and Sundays, please arrive before 6 pm.

New! Enchanted Horse-drawn Carriage Rides

This season, we are so excited to offer a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride for the first time. Create unforgettable memories with a unique experience while you sit cozied up with your loved ones through the Winter Festival of Lights. Experience dazzling scenes that celebrate the magic of the holiday season. LIMITED SPOTS. Preregistration required. Don't forget your hats, gloves, and blanket. 

Please NOTE: The carriage departs from Central Area Office. No refunds or reschedules will be processed due to rain, snow, or other weather issues unless canceled by M-NCPPC.

For more information please contact 301-218-6700 or purchase tickets here.

Purchase Tickets

Save Time! Save Money! Buy Online! Get your tickets online through pgparksdirect.com. Tickets can be used at any time from the date of purchase until January 2, 2022. The Festival is open from 5-9:30 pm nightly. Please be aware that the weekend evenings are a peak time for the Festival, so please plan your trip accordingly.

Admission Fees

Vehicle TypeFeePurchase Tickets Online
Car$8/car in advance; $10/car at the gatePurchase Ticket
Van/ Limo$20/van or limoPurchase Ticket
Bus$30/busPurchase Ticket

Festival of Lights I Spy Game

Can you spot these Festival of Lights displays as you drive through the festival? Download a PDF of this year's Festival of Lights I Spy game by selecting the image below!

A drawn map of the Festival of Lights features at Watkins Regional Park Opens in new window

Additional Information

Contact FestivalOfLights@pgparks.com