Lights By The Lake

at Rocky Gap State Park


Synchronized Music & Lights

"Lights By The Lake" is a synchronized music and light show at Rocky Gap State Park at Exit 50 along Interstate 68, in Allegany County, MD.  


Enjoy the show for as long as you please, from the comfort of your own vehicle while the music plays through your radio and the lights dance before your eyes.  An indoor snack bar inspired by "Whoville" is available for your enjoyment with refreshments and special events.  Proceeds from the event benefit the non-profit Volunteer Team at Rocky Gap State Park and are used to improve park amenities and provide support to on-site "residents" of the State Park Aviary.  The event is operated by volunteers.  Admission is $5.00 per vehicle.

Open During the Holiday Season

"Lights By The Lake" opens on November 25 and is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 23.  The light show is open from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Featuring Special Events

ln"Lights By The Lake" hosts Saturday night events that are included in the show admission.  Events include a live Nativity, photos with Santa, Build-An-Ornament, and a Meet & Greet with the Grinch.  Additional live entertainment is also available on select nights.

Schedule of Events 2018

December 1

Photos with Santa

6 pm - 10 pm

Rocky Gap State Park, Exit 50 Off Interstate 68

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December 1

Photos with Santa

Children of all ages are invited to visit Santa inside the snack bar for photos by a professional photographer.  Families are also permitted to take as many photos as they wish while children share their wishes with Santa.  Admission to participate in the event is included in the gate admission.

6 pm - 10 pm

Rocky Gap State Park, Exit 50 Off Interstate 68

December 8

Live Nativity

6 pm - 10 pm

Rocky Gap State Park, Exit 50 Off Interstate 68

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December 8

Live Nativity

In coordination with Christ Lutheran Church of LaVale, a Live Nativity will be available on site for you to visit as you drive by or stop and visit on foot.  Housed under a large pavilion, the Live Nativity will be a reenactment of the birthplace of Jesus.

6 pm - 10 pm

Rocky Gap State Park, Exit 50 Off Interstate 68

December 15

Build-An-Ornament

6 pm - 10 pm

Rocky Gap State Park, Exit 50 Off Interstate 68

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December 15

Build-An-Ornament

Sponsored by Living Waters Ministries, families are invited to visit the indoor snack bar to build ornaments to take home.  All supplies are provided on site and there is no additional cost to participate, once on site.

6 pm - 10 pm

Rocky Gap State Park, Exit 50 Off Interstate 68

December 22

Meet & Greet the Grinch

6 pm - 10 pm

Rocky Gap State Park, Exit 50 Off Interstate 68

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December 22

Meet & Greet the Grinch

The Grinch will be on site to meet visitors in the snack bar and pose for photos.  While there is no chance that he will steal Christmas, he will certainly entertain and steal your heart.  There is no additional cost to take photos, but bring your own camera!

6 pm - 10 pm

Rocky Gap State Park, Exit 50 Off Interstate 68

Contact Us

Share your thoughts or a question with us.

Do you have questions or comments about the event?  Do you need special accommodations?  Send us a message!

LightsByTheLake@gmail.com

Event Location: Rocky Gap State Park, 12500 Pleasant Valley Road, Flintstone, MD 21530