Brookside Gardens of Lights: 2016 Christmas Display

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    Walk Through the Seasonal Holiday Light Display

    ••• Rainbow Wedding Gazebo. Photo courtesy of Brookside Gardens

    Brookside Gardens hosts its annual Gardens of Lights each holiday season. The illuminated outdoor winter garden walk includes a whimsical monster, an enchanting persimmon tree, a walk through kaleidoscope caterpillar, an animated flying cardinal, and swimming geese over sparkling water. Following your walk among the lights, warm up inside the Conservatory and enjoy a colorful display of holiday poinsettias, flowering plants and evergreens. Local musicians perform in the Visitors Center Auditorium each night.

    The Garden Railway Exhibit is open daily in the South Conservatory, featuring miniature trains and trollies amidst a landscape of town and country scenes with past one-of-a-kind models of the Brookside Gardens Conservatories, the Dentzel Carousel and the Chautauqua Tower of Glen Echo Park.

    Location: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Avenue, Wheaton, MD.

    Dates and Hours: November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017 (closed December 24-25). Hours: Sun-Thurs 5:30-9:30 p.m. Fri-Saturday...MORE 5:30-10 p.m.

    Enjoy the following photos and get a glimpse of the event.

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    Falling Snow at Brookside Gardens

    ••• Falling Snow. Photo © Brookside Gardens

    The annual Garden of Lights is a family-fun walk-through holiday event. Visit early in the season to avoid the crowds.

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    Caterpillar in Lights at Brookside Gardens

    ••• Catapillar in Lights. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Giant Caterpillar in Lights is a favorite display that you can walk through during the holiday season at Brookside Gardens.

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    Sundial in Lights at Brookside Gardens

    ••• Sundial in Lights. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Giant Sundial in Lights is one of the interesting nature-themed displays at Brookside Gardens during the holiday season.

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    Dragon in Lights at Brookside Gardens

    Dragon in Lights
    ••• Dragon in Lights. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The dragon in lights is a welcoming display located next to the Conservatory at Brookside Gardens.

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    Poinsettas and Train in the Brookside Gardens Conservatory

    ••• Poinsettas and Train. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Garden Railway Exhibit is open daily in the South Conservatory, featuring miniature trains and trollies amidst a landscape of town and country scenes. The poinsettas are a seasonal favorite and brighten the exhibit.

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    Gazebo at Brookside Gardens in Lights

    Gazebo at Brookside Gardens in Lights
    ••• Gazebo at Brookside Gardens in Lights. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Brookside Gardens in Lights is a wonderful holiday event for the whole family. The gardens are beautifully decorated for the season.

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    Reindeer at Brookside Gardens

    ••• Reindeer. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc

    The reindeer are magical and light up the gardens.

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    Spider Web at Brookside Gardens

    Spider Web
    ••• Spider Web. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc

    Visitors enjoy many unique seasonal displays at Brookside Gardens Light Display.

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    Wolves in Lights at Brookside Gardens

    Wolves
    ••• Wolves. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Brookside Gardens Holiday Light Display includes a wide range of seasonal and natural characters. The Gardens are a fun place to visit during the holiday season.