Every evening through January 6, 2013, you and your family can experience the stunning Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna. My family and I would like to extend a huge thank you to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority for providing us with free tickets to review our area’s newest holiday tradition.
The displays are breathtaking, and pictures do not do it justice. My family enjoyed strolling through looking at the animated, musical Christmas tree light show, jumping fish, beautiful flowers, reindeer, gingerbread houses and more. The trails were a little over half a mile, and the whole experience took us about an hour. For added fun, there is a campfire where you can roast marshmallows or make s’mores for a small fee. We went on a mild night, but the Winter Walk of Lights is open rain or shine (check the website for information.) There are restrooms located about 3/4 of the way through the Walk of Lights as well as in the visitors’ center. All paths are paved and stroller friendly. We arrived at 5:30 when it opened, and I highly suggest going early or on a weeknight if possible. When we left around 6:45, it was significantly more crowded.
Check out our pictures. They don’t capture the same magical experience as visiting in person!
Basic information:Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court
Vienna, VA, 22182
Open through January 6, 2013 from 5:30 PM-10:00 PM
Tickets at: http://nvrpa.ticketfly.com/
Weekends, Adults $13, Kids (3-12) $8; Weekdays, Adults $12, Kids (3-12) $7
Please buy the tickets online before you arrive. Timed admission tickets are required and at the door tickets are limited. Get your Winter Walk Coupon Here: Just enter NVRPA12 after you select your date on the link above (Monday through Thursday only, non-holidays (including Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 and 25, and Dec. 31).
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