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Symphony of Lights: A Holiday Tradition Returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion

12 December, 2019 | Apartments

Every year, more than 100,000 guests flood Columbia for a chance to experience its now-iconic Symphony of Lights. The annual holiday tradition takes over the grounds of the Merriweather Post Pavilion every autumn, just as it has since the first show in 1994. That was when the Symphony of Lights debuted as a way to foster community engagement and raise money for a branch of Johns Hopkins Medicine, as it continues to do today.

Starting on Friday, November 22nd, the park will be decked out in more than 300,000 twinkling lights, spanning a mile of holiday cheer. They’re sprinkled in between moving and stationary holiday figures, from massive toy soldiers to North Pole Elves. Once you enter the park, tune your car radio to 105.5FM to enjoy music synchronized to the lights as you roll through the display. Then catch a laser light show at the pavilion, complete with holiday video, and grab some food or hit the ice-skating rink. Admission to the Symphony of Lights costs $25 per car, and you can buy tickets online before you arrive.

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