20th Annual Lights on the Bay


(November 4, 2014)—Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (AAMC) 20th annual holiday light show, Lights on the Bay, will open to the public on Saturday, November 22 and run through Thursday, January 1, 2015. 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 USNA midshipmen tossing their hats in the air, guests will also be treated to two new themes this year: North Pole Village & Enchanted Fairy Tales.

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. As always, Santa will make an appearance on Thanksgiving Day.

For both novice and experienced runners, AAMC and the Annapolis Striders will host its annual 5K fun run, “Dashing Through the Show.” The 3.1-mile race will be held Friday, November 21 at 6:15 pm. Runners should arrive at the gate one hour prior to the event to complete the registration/ waiver. Cost is $14 per runner.

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 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $14.00 per car. Large passenger vans, mini buses and trolleys are $28.00. Buses are $50.00. Discount coupons are available through local publications and at many retail locations. On Sunday, December 7, there will a special military discount admission $7.00 per car with a valid military ID.

For more information call 443-481-3161.