Annmarie Garden In Lights - Family holiday fun

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, unveils the walk-through event that will be held from December 5, 2014 through January 3, 2015, 6-9pm nightly. Garden In Lights will be closed on December 8, 9, 10, 24, and 25. The admission for ages 5 and older is $6.00, children younger than 5, as well as Annmarie Members are FREE. A dollar-off coupon is available online.

This year there are five new spectacular light shows you cannot miss! Enjoy the Glittering Gallery Gala and experience a jazzy night at the gallery. Come learn the ABSeas of life above, below, and around the water. Check out the Vanishing Treasures and visit some of the Earth’s most cherished animals in need of preservation. Follow the path into Mixed Up Make-Believe, the land where lines are blurred between heroes, villains, magic, and superpowers. Who do you think will win these epic encounters? Of course you must stroll through the Enchanted Garden that is full of magical surprises. Once inside the Murray Arts Building take in all the entertainment and grab a snack provided by Hardesty Haven Holiday Café. Then visit the photo booth that was inspired by the classic tune, “Let it Snow!” It will enchant and inspire you with a flurry of flakes and dazzle of glimmering lights.

A complete schedule of the nightly entertainment follows:

Nightly Entertainment Garden In Lights Schedule

Friday, December 5
Entertainment: Juday Performance Arts - featuring Anna Mandala twirling Poi and LED Hoop Dancers
The Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet Studio Company - dance performances

Saturday, December 6
Entertainment: Jim & Kathy - mix of country, blues, soft rock on guitar, flute, harmonica and saxophone

Sunday, December 7
Pajama Night – wear your PJs for $1 OFF admission
Entertainment: The Garett Music Academy (6-8pm) - student recital in piano, string, brass, woodwind and voice

Garden In Lights is CLOSED December 8, 9, 10

Thursday, December 11 
Entertainment: Daniel Warren Hill - vocalist and guitarist, performs songs designed to help people reflect on the world

Friday, December 12
Scout & ROTC Discount Night - $1.00 off by presenting a badge or pin
Entertainment: Scout Caroling Night! Caroling by various scout groups

Saturday, December 13
Entertainment: Linda Clark - inspirational gospel music and popular holiday tunes

Sunday, December 14
Visit with Santa Claus: visit with Santa and get a free Candy Cane!  

Monday, December 15
Golf Cart Tours for handicap guests
Entertainment: Eric Skow & Bob Pfeiffer - mix of folk & rock music
George Washington Carver Elementary School’s Primary Chorus – holiday carols

Tuesday, December 16
FREE Military Night!  FREE admission for military (and immediate family) with a valid ID. Military Night is proudly sponsored by College of Southern Maryland.
Entertainment: COSMIC Flute Choir - Christmas carols and holiday songs

Wednesday, December 17
Entertainment: Kristin Rebecca - original songs using her unique guitar rhythms, powerful angelic voice and captive harp. George Washington Carver Elementary School’s Primary Chorus – holiday carols

Thursday, December 18
FREE First Responders Night! FREE admission for police, EMS, Fire, & Hospital Staff (and immediate family) with valid ID. First Responders Night is proudly sponsored by Schneider Orthodontics.
Entertainment: Scarlet Notes - contemporary Christian music.

Friday, December 19
Entertainment: Sax Appeal - variety of Christmas music in jazz, swing, pop & sacred styles

Saturday, December 20
Entertainment: Chris Tenney & Riverside South - a dynamic bluegrass band formed out of friendship and the love of Bluegrass Music

Sunday, December 21
Entertainment: Steven Gellman - vocals and guitar, with a folk-style approach that presents the natural beauty of the melodies and lyrics for an intimate listening experience

Monday, December 22
Entertainment: Calvert Brass Consortium - brass ensemble from Calvert County performing jazz, show tunes, pop, holiday & sacred music

Tuesday, December 23
Holiday Sweater Night! $1.00 OFF admission for guests wearing a holiday sweater.
Entertainment: Bootleggers - a local group of women musicians who perform women-written music as well as some original music

Garden In Lights is CLOSED December 24 & 25

Friday, December 26
Entertainment: Some Assembly - a quintet of Southern Maryland musicians who perform folk, jazz, Celtic and classical music drawing from Ireland, Scotland, England, and Canada

Saturday, December 27
Entertainment: Southern Maryland Teen Piano Group - classical piano music

Sunday, December 28
Entertainment: Garret Music Academy – a variety of performances by Nancy Elliott’s students

Monday, December 29
Golf Cart Tours for handicap guests
Entertainment: Justin Crandall - solo guitar performance of easy listening tunes and original music

Tuesday, December 30
Discount Military Night!  $1.00 OFF admission for military (and immediate family) w/ valid ID.
Entertainment: Port Tobacco Pickers - bluegrass flute, harp, and recorder that breathe new life into age-old tunes

Wednesday, December 31
Entertainment to be announced

Thursday, January 1
Pet Night!  Bring your well-behaved pet on a short leash; $1 per pet

Friday, January 2
Entertainment: GrooveSpan Duo - jazz, blues, folk and holiday and seasonal tunes

Saturday, January 3 
Last night for Garden In Lights
Entertainment: Spencer Joyce - rock, blues, folk and country inspired by The Beatles, The Who, Neil Young, and more

About Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (AMG) is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 35 works of art on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. AMG also presents a variety of award-winning special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs. AMG’s Studio School offers creative classes for all ages and abilities taught by a talented faculty. Annmarie Garden is conveniently located just off Route 2/4, on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland; open 9am-5pm daily; the Murray Arts Building and Gift Shop are open 10am-5pm daily. To learn more, visit            

Directions to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
From Washington DC (about a 60 minute drive): take Route 4 South to Capital Beltway Exit 11 (to Prince Frederick). Continue on 4 South, following signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.  From Baltimore (Beltway I-695):  take I-97 (Annapolis) to Route 301 South (Bowie). Continue on 301 to Route 4 and follow signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.  From Annapolis: follow Route 2 South towards Prince Frederick/Solomons. Left (South) onto Route 2/4 at Sunderland light. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn. Annmarie is less than 1/4 mile on left.

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