The holidays look a bit different this year, but the joy of the season is in full swing around Montgomery County, Maryland. With brightly lit downtown centers featuring a diverse array of restaurants and markets, we’ve found some great places to order takeout while enjoying beautiful holiday lights displays.
Downtown Silver Spring
With its brightly lit holiday lights display, fun ice-skating rink and an abundance of restaurants, Downtown Silver Spring is a go-to spot to celebrate the holidays. Looking for generous portions that the whole family will enjoy? Try the Ginormous Meatball and Pasta Bundle from Matchbox. Take it home cold and bake fresh in your oven! If brunch is your jam, Locavino is now serving tasty breakfast all day. We recommend the Huevos Rancheros or Belgian Waffles. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle or two from their Wine Spectator award-winning wine list.
Pike & Rose
The streets feel alive with holiday cheer at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. It’s the perfect time of the year to cozy up with your favorite cool weather flavors from Jinya Ramen Bar. If you’re looking for a little mealtime fun, pick up a Build-Your-Own-Pizza Kit from Summer House Santa Monica and Stella Barra. Some kits even include prime beef meatballs, Italian chopped salad and giant chocolate chip cookies!
Rockville Town Square
Rockville Town Square is known for having the largest outdoor ice-skating rink in the region. Reserve a spot on the ice, next to The Square’s beautiful blue tree. While you’re there, head to Dawson’s Market and explore their hot bar, featuring dishes that are prepared by Rockville chefs and restaurants.
There are wonderful moments of joy sprinkled throughout rio in Gaithersburg. Stroll along the lakefront for beautiful lights displays, Instagramable selfie spots, warm firepits and a bright blue tree floating on the water! Stop by the new window display at Rio Junction Station, featuring a village surrounded by running vintage tinplate trains. After working up an appetite walking through this winter wonderland, pick-up a delicious meal to go. We recommend ordering a Juicy Hickory Smoked BBQ Burger from Silver Diner, Eastern Shore Style Crab Cakes from Cooper Canyon Grill or sizzling fajitas with to-go margaritas from Uncle Julio’s.