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Winter City Lights: An Enchanted Experience Beyond Imagination

Winter City Lights, the most anticipated holiday lights festival in the DMV, opens Saturday, November 18, 2023, with FREE cups of their famous hot chocolate for guests; a 1.5-mile trail in the woods with magical displays; one million lights; and a 52-foot, fully-orchestrated tree. In addition, there are double the number of light strings that cascade down from the top of the tree for an awe-inspiring experience where Winter City “snow” falls every 30 minutes to holiday light and music shows. 

Also new for this year, there are numerous new holiday displays, including a 30-foot towering Snowman and a Gold Ribbon tree creating a one-of-a-kind illuminated path through the most magical woods you can find. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the longer and more thrilling Penguin Plunge snow tubing ride—the most popular attraction at Winter City Lights.

Winter City Lights spans 18 acres and features more than 200,000 square feet of holiday displays and was ranked #2 Most Magical Christmas Light Display in the country by Country Living Magazine. Winter City Lights is produced by Steelhead Events, the same top-tier production company that hosts Field of Screams Maryland, voted the #1 Best Haunted Attraction in the Country by USA Today in 2022. Both events benefit the Olney Boys & Girls Club.

“We pride ourselves on offering guests an immersive holiday experience,” said Christian Cedillos, Co-Creative Director, Steelhead Events. “From our signature Christmas tree and canopy of lights to our 33 bonfires and hundreds of charming displays set along a breathtaking 1.5-mile walk through the woods, our guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of a truly magical holiday experience.”

Guests can also enjoy tasty concessions including adult beverages, hot chocolate, made-to-order pizza, BBQ sandwiches, funnel cakes, pretzels, s’mores, and their famous Blizzard featuring a tower of funnel cakes, fried Oreos and Twinkies, Cool Whip, powdered sugar, chocolate sauce and sprinkles!

Winter City Lights is an eco-friendly event designed with high-quality, low energy lighting and aluminum displays made from recycled materials.

Visit for tickets and information.

4501 Olney-LaytonsvilleRd.
Olney, Maryland

15 minutes from the Capital Beltway
25 minutes from Northern Virginia and Baltimore.

Opens November 18 – Dec. 31, 2023. 

$39 for adults
$34 for seniors
$31 for children 4-12
FREE for kids 3 and under.

Penguin Plunge and Lumberjack Axe Throwing are additional.

Parking is free. 

October 18, 2023

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