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!
Festival of Lights (new logo)


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.