SOLOMONS, Md. – Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Solomons, Maryland, will host Annmarie Garden in Lights, from November 27, 2020, to January 1, 2021, 5-9pm nightly (closed Nov. 30, Dec.1, 7, 8, 24, 25). In response to COVID-19, the light show has been modified to ensure the health and safety of guests, staff and volunteers. This year, the event has moved to an all-outdoor set-up, including admissions, the Holiday Market, charming photo opps, food and drink service, and of course, the light show! Put on your mask and bundle up for a magical holiday experience. Advance tickets required; attendance will be limited each night, with timed-entry admissions, to ensure social distancing.
This outdoor family-friendly light show is a joyful outing for all ages. The 30-acre sculpture garden is transformed into an outdoor twinkling wonderland that will transport your family to an enchanted world where they will discover glowing “light sculptures” and wondrous light installations. Discover wild animals, wintery wonderlands, musical holiday scenes, deep sea treasures, magical creatures, glowing trees, and so much more! Put on your mask and bundle up to enjoy the outdoor Holiday Market with shopping, music, fun holiday photos opps, and food and drink. Hardesty Haven Holiday Café will be open nightly.
This is a MASK On event – all guests over the age of 2 must wear a mask at all times, unless seated and eating. Guests are asked to review the Event & Safety Information prior to purchasing tickets: https://www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/event-safety-information.
“We are pleased to bring this much-needed, safe and joyful experience to the community,” says Stacey Hann-Ruff, director of Annmarie Garden. “We have been working closely with local health officials adapting strict safety guidelines and following protocols mandated by the Governor’s office. Our goal is to create a safe place to celebrate the holiday with your family.”
Advance timed-entry tickets are required. Admission is $10/12 (depending on the date); free for Annmarie members. Visit www.annmariegarden.org to purchase tickets and review complete safety information.
Annmarie Garden in Lights is made possible by these generous sponsors: GH Clark Contractors, Inc.; Jane and Walter Grove; ACE Consulting Group; Asbury Solomons; Calvert Health; Community Bank of the Chesapeake; Freedom Hearing Center; Just Tech; PNC Bank; SMECO; Beechtree Apartments; ServPro; Team Hyundai, Toyota of Southern Maryland; Jan Kleponis, O’Brien Realty; Roy Rogers; Whiteford Systems, Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill; Sneade’s Ace Home Center; J. Calvin Wood Jr., Inc.; Marco’s Quality Built Sheds & Garages; Walmart of LaPlata
About Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (AMG) is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on St. John’s Creek. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest, past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 35 works of art on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. AMG presents a variety of award-winning special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs. AMG’s Studio School offers creative classes for all ages and abilities taught by a talented faculty. Annmarie Garden is conveniently located just off Route 2/4, on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland. The Sculpture Garden, Murray Arts Building, and Annmarie Gift Shop are open daily. To learn more, visit www.annmariegarden.org.
Directions to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
From Washington DC (about a 60-minute drive): take Route 4 South to Capital Beltway Exit 11 (to Prince Frederick). Continue on 4 South, following signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left. From Baltimore (Beltway I-695): take I-97 (Annapolis) to Route 301 South (Bowie). Continue on 301 to Route 4 and follow signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left. From Annapolis: follow Route 2 South towards Prince Frederick/Solomons. Left (South) onto Route 2/4 at Sunderland light. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left. If using GPS, address is 13470 Dowell Road, Dowell, MD, 20629.