Light stroll

Maryland. This Calvert County sculpture garden and arts center offers a walk-through light show on a protected path. One-of-a-kind light sculptures, entertainment. Annmarie Garden in Lights, Solomons, through Jan. 2. www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/content/garden-lights-magical-light-show

Browser heaven

Pennsylvania. Flea market with collectibles, antiques, and vintage items in downstairs area of old silk mill. Upstairs are more than 50 shops; flea market only on fourth Sunday of month. Antique and Vintage Flea Market, Punxsutawney, Dec. 27. www.nomadictradingcompany.net/antique-and-vintage-fleamarket.html

Illuminating animals

Delaware. Walk though lighted woodlands at the 3 Palms Zoo and Education Center, a rescue organization for domestic, exotic, and non-releasable wild animals. See nocturnal creatures, roast marshmallows, enjoy hot chocolate, sing carols. 6 to 8 p.m. Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights, Clayton, through Dec. 26. www.3palmszoo.org/christmas/

Titanic relics

New Jersey. See artifacts from the shipwreck that still captures imaginations, set within replicas of cabins and other vessel areas, at Liberty Science Center. Visitors experience life on board and can even touch an iceberg. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Jersey City, through May 30. www.lsc.org/see-whats-happening/current-exhibitions-and-experiences/titanic-the-artifact-exhibition/

Pre-Raphaelite works

Delaware. One of the few female professional artists working in the 19th century, Marie Spartali Stillman trained in the British Pre-Raphaelite style and was important in Victorian art circles. Delaware Art Museum is the only U.S. venue showing this significant collection. Poetry in Beauty, Wilmington, through Jan. 31. www.delart.org/exhibits/poetry-in-beauty-the-pre-raphaelite-art-of-marie-spartali-stillman/

After the ball drops

New Jersey. There's first-day fun for everyone at the Tuckerton Seaport. Choose specialties from food trucks and enjoy them by the bonfire (s'mores, too). Live music, craft beer, tour the Captain's House, see ice cream made. Fireworks at 6 p.m. Food Trucks & Fireworks, Tuckerton, Jan. 1. www.tuckertonseaport.org/event/food-trucks-and-fireworks/

Inside Ike's home

Pennsylvania. Visit the home of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, decorated for the holidays and filled with mementos including prints of the president's paintings. Access only by shuttle bus from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center; reservations advised. An Eisenhower Christmas, Gettysburg, through Dec. 31. www.nps.gov/eise/learn/news/ikexmas2105.htm

Samurai show

Connecticut. Exhibit of 150-plus artifacts uncovers the real story of the samurai, beyond the legends. At the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Samurai and the Culture of Japan's Great Peace, New Haven, through Jan. 3. www.peabody.yale.edu/exhibits/samurai-and-culture-japans-great-peace

The way they were

Maryland. At the Baltimore Museum of Industry, find a mid-19th-century oyster cannery, an early-20th-century pharmacy, and a historic print shop with vintage presses. Museum shop has locally made items for the holidays. Made in Baltimore, Baltimore, through Dec. 31. www.thebmi.org/calendar-events/