Lights on the Bay @ Sandy Point State Park

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The beach at Sandy Point State Park is a summer-must. But how about a winter visit? From November 19-January 1, 2024, see this unique destination in a whole new light!

You’re invited to Lights on the Bay — a scenic two-mile illuminated drive along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay. See more than 70 animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway!

❄️ Find even more holiday illuminations here!

There are plenty of chances to make your visit even more immersive. Some displays are 3D-enabled (3D glasses can be purchased at the park), and you can tune your radio to 97.1 FM for holiday music. There’s even a fun eye-spy scavenger hunt kids will love!

On select nights, more than seeing the sites, there will be special events; check out the full schedule. Plus, save on admission, too (scroll down to “Sponsor Nights”).

Even better? Proceeds from this special holiday light show support the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. This local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in Anne Arundel County.


Nov 19-Jan 1, 2024

Sandy Point State Park • Annapolis, MD (Map)

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Get to know this destination! Sandy Point, a 786-acre Maryland state park, is a natural treasure offering sandy beaches perfect for swimming, castle building, and picnics! If the beach isn’t your speed, there are also plenty of nature trails worth exploring, with many offering breathtaking vistas of the bay. Learn more.

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