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Posted on: November 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County Announces The 2020 Winter Festival of Light

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 13, 2020

Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311


M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Announces 

The 2020 Winter Festival of Lights


Riverdale, MD – Today the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County announced the 2020 Winter Festival of Lights. Now in its 34th year, the Festival of Lights is a staple in local families’ holiday traditions. The Winter Festival of Lights gets better every year, with more lights, displays, and entertainment.

“The socially distant nature of a drive-through Winter Festival of Lights, makes it possible for this family tradition to continue,” says Bill Tyler, Director, M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation. “With so much, that has changed, it’s nice that this beloved experience of the holidays is preserved.”


When:                  Friday, November 27, 2020 – Friday, Jan 1, 2021. 5:00-9:30 pm nightly.

Where:                 Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD  20774

Admission:          Fees based on vehicle type. FREE November 30 and December 25.


Advanced registration online is encouraged. We are following CDC guidelines. Please wear a face covering if interacting with personnel. Purchase tickets in advance online and pay only $8 for cars ($10 standard admission). Visit Parks Direct and search the keyword "Festival" under "Ticketing". Please check the ticket code and fees listed.

Bring a little twinkle to your holidays at this spectacular drive-through event. Come celebrate the season with the Department of Parks and Recreation. Tickets can be purchased in advance at

About the Department
The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. 




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