$20.00 - PER CAR | $5.00 - 3D Glasses
$50.00 - BUSES
Discount coupons are available through local publications and at many retail locations.
Please note that Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights tend to be our most popular nights, so please plan ahead or visit us Monday - Thursday. Don’t forget to purchase your 3D glasses upon admission to the park to make the already magical light show come alive.


Lights on the Bay Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours?
Lights on the Bay is open to drivers each night, including holidays, Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday-Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

When will Santa be at Lights on the Bay?
Santa will be at Lights on the Bay for our Lights and Leashes event on November 17th and 18th, 2023. He will also make an appearance on Thanksgiving.

How much is admission to Lights on the Bay?
Admission into Lights on the Bay is $20.00 per car. Large passenger vans, mini buses, and trolleys are $30.00. Buses are $50.00.

Who do I contact if I did not receive my online tickets?
Please check your spam or promotions folder in case your email provider has flagged your online ticket confirmation. Otherwise, all inquiries can be made to

When is the last day to experience Lights on the Bay?
Lights on the Bay will run from November 19, 2023, through January 1, 2024.

Where can I purchase 3D glasses?
Upon admission to the park, 3D glasses can be purchased to make the already magical light show come alive.

Does Lights on the Bay offer season passes?
Lights on the Bay does not offer season passes, but coupons can be found in local retailers and publications.

Where can I find coupons?
Lights on the Bay coupons can be found at various local retailers and in publications, including Paws at the Mall, Library at the Mall, Grauls, Cape ACE Hardware, Crofton ACE Hardware, Chesapeake Life Free Magazine, Crofton/Bowie Clipper, Severna Park Voice, What’s Up, Capital Gazette, MD Gazette and Baltimore Sun.

Is Lights on the Bay open on holidays?
Lights on the Bay is open during holidays and operates according to its usual hours: Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday-Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

What is Lights and Leashes?
Lights and Leashes is a two-night event that invites animal lovers to enjoy a unique experience by walking through the light show on foot. Lights and Leashes 2023 has passed, but stay tuned for information surrounding next year’s event.

Will there be a 5K this year?
There will not be a 5K this year, but if you’re interested in going through on foot, we have our Lights and Leashes event on November 17th and 18th, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. During this event, you can walk through the lights.

Who can I contact for media and production questions?
Please contact with any media or production inquiries.

What radio station should we tune into while driving through the display?
You can tune into 97.1 while driving through the display to listen to holiday music.

When and what are Sponsor Nights?
Sponsor Nights are put on by our sponsors and allow you to receive $5 off admission if you follow the sponsor’s theme. This year’s Sponsor Nights are:

Wadsworth Financial Consulting Night
Saturday, November 25, 2023
$5.00 off admission when you say, “I am enjoying a smooth sailing retirement” at the gate.

Graul’s Market Night Thursday
November 30, 2023
$5.00 off admission when you present a Graul’s Market receipt at the gate.

Annapolis Subaru Night
Friday, December 1, 2023
$5.00 off admission when you bring a donation for the shelter at the gate.

Liquified Agency Night 
Saturday, December 2, 2023
$5 off admission at Lights on the Bay for all military personnel and first responders with proof of ID.

Spoiled Rotten Dogs Night
Saturday, December 9, 2023
$5.00 off admission when you say, “My dog is spoiled rotten” at the gate.

BrightKey Night
Saturday, December 16, 2023
$5.00 off admission when you mention BrightKey at the gate.

How do I become a sponsor?
To learn more about becoming a sponsor, please visit the sponsorship tab on our website or call 410-268-4388 ext. 121.

  • Driving through “Lights on the Bay” at Sandy Point State Park has become a tradition for many families for the past decade. The Lights on the Bay display is a scenic drive along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with more than 70 spectacular animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway. Our holiday light show is sponsored by the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.
  • Open Monday - Thursday 6pm-10pm | Friday-Sunday 5pm-10pm
    Nov 19th-Jan 1st
    For more information on Lights on the Bay, call us at 410-268-4388.