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Special Events

Variety of Special Events

Garden of Lights

This is an annual winter holiday light display held from late November to early January. The Gardens are transformed into a winter wonderland with more than one million twinkling lights. Visitors can walk through the gardens and enjoy the lights, visit the model train display, and warm up with hot cocoa and treats.

Garden Railway Exhibit

The Garden Railway is a favorite attraction at Brookside Gardens late fall and early winter. You can view the Garden Railway exhibit for free in our Conservatory which is located at 1500 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD.

Sponsored by The Friends of Brookside Gardens you can see the exhibit during the Conservatory’s daytime hours from 10 am to 3:45 pm, Saturday, November 25 – Sunday, December 31 (closed on December 25).

Garden Railway

Summer Concert Series

This free outdoor concert series is held in the summer and features a variety of musical genres, including jazz, blues, and classical music.