2023 Special Nights

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Holiday Shopping in the Arts Building
Holilday Gift Show & Sale 
Ornament Show & Sale

During the holidays, the Arts Bulding is transformed into a shopper's paradise.  You'll find a wide assortment of thoughtful gifts made with love, including paintings, jewelry, ceramics, ornaments, and more!  The galleries are open to shop during the day and in the evenings of Annmarie Garden In Lights.  Light show tickets are required to shop in the evening.


Holiday Exhibit in the Kay Daugherty Gallery
Tour our beautiful art exhibit, Warm & Cozy: art that comforts, in the Daugherty Gallery (2nd floor of the Arts Building).  The exhibit is open every night of the light show and includes works by artists from Southern Maryland and beyond.  Most works are for sale. Admission to exhibits is included with your light show ticket.


Holiday Pop-Up Shops
Each evening, enjoy a delightful variety of outdoor holiday pop-up shops in the Parking Circle! You'll find fun and affordable gift options from jewelry to home decor to small batch foods!  LIGHT SHOW TICKETS REQUIRED

MORE EVENINGS THIS YEAR! Santa Saturdays & Sundays

Presented by Asbury Solomons

Sunday, November 26, 5:30-8:30pm
Sunday, December 3, 5:30-8:30pm
Sunday, December 10, 5:30-8:30pm
cancelled due to weather
**Saturday, December 16, 5:00-7:00pm - a special evening with Santa Terrance; DETAILS HERE
Sunday, December 17, 5:30-8:30pm  
cancelled due to weather
Saturday, December 23, 5:30-8:30pm
Join us for an evening with Santa at Annmarie Garden In Lights. Santa will greet guests in the Arts Building. Guests will be able to take a family photo with Santa and other holiday characters. Please note that Santa may take breaks at 6:00-6:15 and 7:00-7:15. Thank you for your understanding. This is a first-come, first-served activity.  Included with cost of admissionADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

Holiday Train Display   New elements this year!
November 29-December 13, in the Arts Building, 5:00-8:45pm each evening  
Guests of all ages will delight in this beautiful train display by George Leah, Jr., and his holiday helpers! It's a charming exhibit that will spark memories of Christmases past and delight those new to model trains. George will be operating an "O" scale train display featuring trains from the 1950s through today, meandering through a miniature landscape. Included with cost of admission.  ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

Local Heroes Appreciation Nights

Presented by Burch Oil, Resource Management Concepts, PNC Bank, G.H. Clark Contractors, Shore United Bank, and Toyota Of Southern Maryland

Wednesday, November 29, 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, December 6, 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, December 13, 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, December 27, 5:00-8:00pm (Golf Cart Tours available this evening)

Celebrating our local heroes with free admission for 1st Responders (police, fire, EMS, hospital staff), Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Educators. Our local heroes will enjoy free admission on the night of their choice - Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 13, 27. Reservations for local heroes are not required, just come! Please wear your ID badge to enjoy free admission. All other guests must reserve their ticket(s) in advance -  

Scout Caroling Night
Thursday, November 30, 5:00-8:00pm 
Don't miss this jolly and fun evening as area scouting groups carol outside at Annmarie Garden In Lights!  Are you a Scout group interested in registering for this event?  Email for details.
Participating Scout groups get a complimentary light show fun patch and hot chocolate!  ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED


Presented by Constellation, Jane & Walter Grove, Cryptic Pizza

Tuesday, December 5, 5:00-7:00pm 
A holiday evening for our guests with disabilities and special needs; all other guests must choose another night to visit the light show.  Admission for special needs guests: Free for special needs guest + one (1) friend; Additional guests: $4 per person; kids 2 & under free.  
Advance tickets are NOT required for Special Needs Night, just come!  CLOSED TO GENERAL PUBLIC

NEW!  Christmas Photos & Petting Zoo Under the Lights
December 8, 15, 17, 23, 5-8pm each evening
What's more adorable than Christmas family photos with mini cows, piglets, bunnies, baby goats, and chickens! Our friends from K and J's Co Op will be at 
Annmarie Garden In Lights on select nights with a trailer full of furry friends! Gather your family for this unique holiday experience.  Fee for photos and petting zoo will be collected onsite by K and J's Co Op staff. Cost for photos and petting is $20/family (up to 5 people; additional people $5 each). This is a first-come, first-served activity; advance reservations are not available. For the safety and comfort of our furry friends, this is a weather dependent activity; any changes to the schedule will be announced on the Annmarie Garden Facebook page.  RESERVE YOUR LIGHT SHOW TICKETS HERE  (fee for photos & petting zoo will be collected onsite by K and J's Co Op)

Jeep Parade
Saturday, December 9, 5:00-9:00pm 
Visit Annmarie Garden In Lights on this night and see an assortment of Jeeps decorated and parked within the light show!  The Get Over It Club of Southern Maryland will be here in their decked out Jeeps collecting donations for area food banks. Come tour their festive vehicles and contribute to the chartiable cause. Included with cost of light show admission.  ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED.


Golf Cart Tours
Monday, December 11, 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, December 27, 5:00-8:00pm
Golf cart tours will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for guests with mobility issues on December 11 & 27.  Included with cost of admission.   ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

NEW!  Lego Holiday Village Exhibit
December 16, 2023 - January 1, 2024
Open during the day, 10am-2pm, and evenings when light show is open (evening hours require a light show ticket)

Who doesn't love Legos?  Enjoy this fun and festive addition to Annmarie Garden in Lighte created by members of the community. Would you like to create something for the village?  ENTER HEREAdmission to lego exhibit is included with cost of light show ticket.  


NEW!  TEEN NIGHT @ the light show!   
The last admission session on December 28, 8-10pm, is reserved just for teens!
Thursday, December 28, 8-10pm 
(teen admission window is 8:00-9:30pm, teens can stay until 10pm)

For teens only.  New this year at the light show!  From 8-10pm on Thursday, December 28th, it's TEENS ONLY!  Take in the light show with your friends, and enjoy special activities and surprises.  $5/teen; valid high school ID required for entry.  Must be 13-19 years old.  Reserve your tickets in advance or purchase them at the door.  RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE.

IT'S BACK!  Wine & Lights Night!
Friday, December 29, 5:30-8:30pm

For guests 21 and older!  Join us for a special evening of wine tasting and the beautiful lights!  Visit all the wine tasting stations at the Arts Building, then take a walk through our beautiful light show.  Join us for a festive experience, along with music, great shopping, and the twinkling lights! $40/person ($15 light show ticket + $25 tasting fee) includes five tastings, light snacks, and surprises.  Must show ID at the gate.  Advance tickets are required, no walk-ins.   ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

NEW!  Pet Night with Santa!
Monday, January 1, 5:00-9:00pm
Santa will do photos from 5:30-7:30pm in the Arts Building, firt-come, first-served

Pets are welcome at the last night of Annmarie Garden In Lights! Bring your well-behaved pet for the last night of our holiday light show! Must be on a leash 6' or shorter.  NEW THIS YEAR, snap a photo with Santa and your beloved pet!  Included with cost of light show admission.  


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