With dazzling holiday lights and vibrant colors, the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens is a great place to celebrate the holiday season. The Garden of Lights is an annual holiday light show at Wheaton, where people walk around the garden and look at holiday lights. It has an entry fee of twenty five to thirty dollars and operates from November 25 to January 1.
Once entering the park, people park their cars in a parking lot filled with dozens of lighted trees. Then they walk past the Visitor Center to enter the garden. People can stop by the Visitor Center and buy a cup of hot chocolate to take along with them to the Garden of Lights.
Many people at the Garden of Lights seemed to enjoy the festive lights. “The lights are really colorful and it reminds me of my childhood,” said Katy, a visitor at the garden.
The light show is for everyone. Throughout the garden, there are adults walking around with hot chocolate cups and sounds of children laughing. There are light structures ranging from a giant dragon to tiny flowers. There is even a giant caterpillar light structure that people can walk through.
While walking through the garden, people can also see dragonflies hanging from the trees above and a spiderweb dangling in midair. There are also many tree lights, ranging from the monster tree to the caterpillar tree.
Another visitor to the garden said, “The light show warms up the Christmas spirit.” Around the park, there are many Christmas trees and winter animals that create a holiday atmosphere.
Overall, the Garden of Lights is a great place to take your kids or to go with your friends to get into the holiday spirit.
Article by MoCo Student staff writer Justin Zhang of Richard Montgomery High School