Grand Illumination Night

Trip Stop: 

Annual end-of-summer celebration held each August in Cottage City. Residents decorate their cottages with ornate Japanese and Chinese lanterns, which remain dark while people gather in the Tabernacle for a sing-along band concert. At the end of the concert, all the lights in the Tabernacle go out and then the lanterns on the cottages are dramatically “illuminated.” The Grand Illumination has been taking place for over a century.