Last Chance for Lights on the Bay
Now in its 17th year, annual lights display always draws visitors.
If you haven't take the drive over to Sandy Point State Park to view the Lights on the Bay, there's still time. The annual holiday lights show sponsored by the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) continues through Sunday (Jan. 2).
About 70 animated and stationary displays illuminate the two-mile drive along the Chesapeake Bay and this year's show of lights drew many visitors to the park said Michelle Powell, spokesperson for AAMC.
"We have had a great turnout at this year's Lights on the Bay, benefiting Anne Arundel Medical Center. It's heartwarming to hear from so many families that told us the show has become one of their favorite holiday traditions! If you haven't had a chance to make it out to the show at Sandy Point State Park, there's still time to check it out before it ends on January 2!," Powell wrote in an email to Patch.
AAMC has been hosting Lights on the Bay for 17 years. In addition to the popular classic displays that visitors have enjoyed for years, including a colonial village inspired by historic Annapolis and one of the Naval Academy midshipmen tossing their hats in the air. Guests will also be treated to two new themes this year: Up North Village and Candy Cane Lane.
Lights on the Bay has something for everyone. Children can participate in a nightly scavenger hunt, challenging them to find items within the show, answer display-related questions and enter a drawing to win prizes. With special glasses purchased at the door, secret three-dimensional images will appear within the displays.
Sandy Point State Park is located off Route 50, at exit 32, near the Bay Bridge. The show is open to drivers each night, including holidays, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $14 per car. Large passenger vans, mini buses and trolleys are $28. Buses are $50. Discount coupons are available through local publications and at many retail locations.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 443-481-3161.