News from the DNR Office of Communications

Sandy Point State Park’s Lights on the Bay Now Open

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 23, 2009) — Sandy Point State Park will once again be the host site for Lights on the Bay, a holiday light show presented by Anne Arundel Medical Center. The show will be held November 21 through January 3, 2010 and features 60 animated and stationary holiday displays located throughout the park.

Lights on the Bay is open each evening from 5:00 until 10:00 p.m. and costs $14.00 per vehicle. Several area businesses and publications offer coupons for a $2.00 discount valid on weekdays, excluding holidays.

All proceeds from Lights on the Bay will benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center. For additional program details, call 410-481-3161.

Sandy Point State Park is located just off Route 50, exit 32 next to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

   November 23, 20099

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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