The Star Democrat

The 35th Annual Winter Festival of Lights

Bring a little twinkle to your holidays at this spectacula­r drive-through event.


RIVERDALE — The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County announces its 35th year, the festival is a staple in local holiday traditions. With more lights, displays, and entertainm­ent, it is the biggest of its kind in the area.

WHEN: Friday, November 26 though Sunday, January 2, 2022

TIME: Daily from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Watkins Regional Park- 1130 Largo Rd, Upper Marlboro

COST: Online registrati­on is encouraged. Purchase tickets in

advance online and pay only $8 for cars ($10 standard admission), Van/limo $20, Bus $30.

For more informatio­n call 301-699-2456.Visit pgparksdir­

and search keyword “Festival” under “Ticketing.” Please check the ticket code and fees listed.

“We know it’s the holiday season when the Winter Festival of Lights begins. The Festival of Lights gets better every year. There’s always something new to see,” exclaims Bill Tyler, Director of the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation.

“This year we are making an adjustment to create a better experience for the community by utilizing the park entrance on Route 202. We are also offering discounts for online ticket purchases. We want to ensure the best possible experience for visitors and their families this holiday,” says Tyler. ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

The entrance of the Festival will be located on Route 202/Largo Road, across the street from the Riverdale Baptist Church, located at 1133 Largo Road, in Upper

Marlboro. Please note that the entrance on Route 193 will be closed.

From the Capital Beltway: I-495 – Take Exit 17A on to Route 202/South towards Upper Marlboro and continue for approximat­ely 5 miles. The park entrance is on the left, prior to the traffic light at Route 193. You can make the left from the turn lane.

From Route 301: Turn onto Marlboro Pike/Route 725 and then right onto Route 202, for approximat­ely 4.5 miles. The park entrance is on the right, just past the traffic light at Route 193.

COVID POLICY: Face coverings are required when interactin­g with M-NCPPC staff. Online registrati­on is encouraged.

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Get ready for holiday celebratio­ns with the Festival of Lights.

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