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Most Unique Holiday Lights Festival in the Country is Right Here in Maryland!

By Katy Agro Myers

Winter City Lights, the new holiday lights festival in Olney, Maryland opened Saturday, November 19 th to a capacity crowd looking for a one-of-a-kind lighting experience that is unlike any other holiday lights event in the country - and they got what they asked for!

Winter City Lights is designed and staged by the same top-tier production company that

hosts the Field of Screams Maryland Haunted Attraction, voted the #1 Best Haunted

Attraction in the Country by USA Today 10 Best this year.

“We have worked four years to assemble the best of the best of ideas, lighting, design and

staging so we could bring something truly unique to the Washington DC and Baltimore area

and the reaction has been overwhelming,” said Mike Lado, Creative Director, Steelhead

Event and Productions ( “We are thrilled that our guests have given

us a huge stamp of approval for our efforts.”

Winter City Lights is an immersive holiday lights experience where guests can explore

200,000 square feet of displays covering 18 beautifully decorated acres. Upon entering,

guests are “wowed” by a 52-foot programmable Christmas tree featuring a 32,000 square-

foot diameter canopy of lights and light show that embrace you in warmth and lights.

Highlights include a magical 1.5-mile-long trail through the woods featuring holiday displays

and awe-inspiring holiday lights; guaranteed snow and a musical light show every 30

minutes; the Penguin Plunge, an eight-lane, 15 ft-high snow tubing slide; concessions,

lumberjack axe throwing; and 14 bonfire areas for getting cozy and enjoying s’mores by the


Winter City Lights is an eco-friendly event designed with high-quality, low energy

lighting and aluminum displays made from recycled materials. A portion of proceeds

from Winter City Lights benefit Olney Boys & Girls Clubs.

Check out the video below!

Winter City Lights, 4501 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney, MD, is open select weekdays and

information. Find Winter City Lights on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.



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