I was going to post this weekend’s opening of Brookside Gardens’ Garden of Lights on Saturday but, being that family and friends may be in town, I thought I’d post this today so you can plan to go see it’s grand opening night this coming Friday with whomever may be in town!
There are more than 940,000 miniature lights here strung lovingly up by Brookside Gardens most dedicated. I can’t even imagine how much time or how many employees and/or volunteers it must have taken to get this incredible display together. It seems safe to say this display is by Brookside’s finest.
The light extravaganza takes up more than a half mile and is filled with dancing fountains, lighted flowers and animals as well as a Loch Ness Monster which is bound to be a hit.
Brookside is illuminating the Four Seasons with lit summer sunflowers, autumn leaves, winter snowflakes, spring flowers and rain showers!
In addition to all of this, there are hundreds of light wrapped trees and shrubs, beautifully lighted gazebos and cascading fountains.
There is even a moving display of a flock of geese landing in the Gude Garden or an 11 foot giraffe covered with 9,000 lights.
There is more than just the lights. Brookside Gardens has musicians performing in the auditorium of the Visitors Center each night of the show. Light refreshments may be purchased and enjoyed during the entertainment. You can also do some holiday shopping at the Brookside Gardens gift shop, Marylandica.
The Garden of Lights – Outdoor Walk-Through Light Display
November 27, 2009 – January 3, 2010 (Open every night except December 24 & 25)
The Garden of Lights hours of operation are 5:30 to 9:00pm, with the last car admitted at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per car/van (Mon – Thurs) and $20 per car/van (Fri. – Sun). Cash only at Entrance. Advance Sale Tickets: $15 (available starting Nov. 1). Group tours must book and pay in advance, please call 301-962-1457. Garden of Lights Show Information Line is 301-962-1453 or visit Brookside Gardens online at www.brooksidegardens.org.
Brookside Gardens is located at 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
Well I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and a Fantastic rest of the Holiday Season! As for me, I’ve just been fitted with a Christmas hat and red winter scarf for my front page logo! Looks like the holidays are here!
Tomorrow were heading around for a sampling of Brookside Gardens out door floral displays! I hope you can join us.
Britt : )