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Lights on the Bay!

Dec 27, 2012 10:59PM ● By Anonymous

End the year by visiting the Winter Penguin Village at Lights on the Bay! This is the last week to see the spectacular Lights on the Bay displays. Taking place at Sandy Point State Park, the event features a two-mile scenic drive along the Chesapeake Bay with approximately 70 animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway.

In addition to popular classic displays that visitors have enjoyed for years, including a colonial village inspired by historic Annapolis and one of the United States Naval Academy midshipmen tossing their hats in the air, guests are treated to two new themes this year: Toy Land and Winter Penguin Village. Lights on the Bay has something for everyone in the family. Children can participate in a nightly scavenger hunt challenging them to find items within the show, answer display-related questions and enter a drawing to win prizes. With special glasses purchased at the door, secret three-dimensional images will appear within the displays.

Sandy Point State Park is located off Route 50 at exit 32, near the Bay Bridge. The show is open to drivers each night including holidays from 5pm to 10pm. Admission is $14 per car. Large passenger vans, mini buses and trolleys are $28. Buses are $50. Discount coupons are available through local publications and at many retail locations.

Proceeds from Lights on the Bay enable not-for-profit Anne Arundel Medical Center to continue providing acute inpatient and outpatient care to more than a million people in the area.