Thursday, January 3, 2013
The lights display ends Sunday.
You can still enjoy the lights at Brookside Gardens, even though the holidays are behind us. But not for much longer! The Garden of Lights display is open Thursday, Jan. 3, from 5:30-9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, and Saturday, Jan. 5, from 5:30-10 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 6, from 5:30-9 p.m. See the event posting on Patch for more information about tickets.
Monday, December 17, 2012
You voted and this house was the top local vote-getter in our Deck the House contest.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Who has the best “decked” house in Wheaton? According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House contest, this home has the best holiday lights in Wheaton. We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest. We will choose 24 finalists from all our entries across the country. From Dec. 18- Dec. 27, vote for your …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Capturing Christmas lights on your camera can be a challenge. Get some tips. Photograph your lights. You could win $100,000 for Montgomery County Public Schools.
We put up holiday lights to see how pretty they look when it gets dark. You want to capture those lights on your camera, but getting those lights to look right in your pictures can be more of a challenge than you bargained for. Professional photographers have lot of experience and cameras with all sorts of settings that most of us wouldn’t know what to do with. Here are three tips for the amateur photographers out there. Use these tips to take a picture of your holiday lights. Post the picture to Wheaton Patch’s Deck the Halls contest page and you could win $100,000 for your school district. Want to get more technical than that? Here are some other resources for taking holiday photographs.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The holiday lights display in Wheaton is in its sixteenth season.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Check out these great holiday events in and around the region.
Garden of Lights Zoo Lights Mormon Temple Festival of Lights "Season's Greenings" at the United States Botanic Garden Cathedral Creche Exhibition at Washington National Cathedral National Hanukkah Menorah Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National Resort Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland Winter’s Eve and Silent Art Auction Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park National Harbor Holiday Festival Glen Echo Holiday Arts Show and Sale Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park Evangel Christmas Celebration WQMZ’s Christmas Show at The Fillmore, Silver Spring
Monday, November 12, 2012
No electricity required.
As you hang the Christmas decorations and light the Hanukah candles this year, cast your eyes upon the universe's natural lights display as well. Astronomers anticipate three meteor showers this November and December. Nov. 12: Taurid Meteor Shower Nov. 17: Leonid Meteor Shower Dec. 13: Geminid Meteor Shower Be sure to schedule a night this season to bundle up, lay out some blankets and enjoy the light show in the sky. Share your tips for photographing the showers. Tell us your favorite places to sneak off to view the skies.