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Holiday Light Show

December 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until December 30, 2016


We encourage visitors to take advantage of our FREE* shuttle service, located at Dawson Field (address below) to avoid traffic congestion on Palmer Drive.

We’re thankful the frigid temps have gone away, however, we want to remind guests that after all of the snow, warmer temperatures and predicted rain may create some soft gravel paths. While the HLS is accessible, all visitors should be aware of variable path firmness and how it may affect strollers, wagons and wheel chairs. We thank you for understanding as our staff and volunteers do their best to keep paths clear!


Purchasing online? Please print your confirmation page and bring with you as your proof of purchase. Upon arrival at the Holiday Light Show, your confirmation will be exchanged for physical tickets, which include a promotion from one of our sponsors.

*The shuttle provides a safe, worry-free way to get to the HLS. The shuttle will pick visitors up from Dawson Field and drop off at Rotary Botanical Gardens. The shuttle will run throughout the duration of the HLS. Dawson Field is located minutes from Rotary Botanical Gardens, at 920 Beloit Ave, Janesville, Wisconsin, 53546.

The Holiday Light Show features:

  • “Festive Nights” where visitors are encouraged to wear themed outfits
  • Santa & Reindeer on select nights
  • “Celebrity” story time on select nights
  • The Polar Pit Stop, where you’ll find sweet treats, good eats, and warm drinks
  • Quilt exhibit, with raffle tickets available
  • Live music on select nights
  • Holiday shopping in the Cottage Garden Gallery
  • FREE parking at Dawson Field with a complimentary shuttle ride to the Gardens

Questions? View the Holiday Light Show FAQ, here.

For 2016, the show is bigger, better and more beautiful than ever, as the wintery garden paths are brought to life with just under a half million lights. This year’s Holiday Light Show includes 100 individual displays, 125 lit archways, 100 beautifully decorated Evergreen trees, and 60 decorated garden obelisks. You’ll also see 600 dangling icicle lights hung from the tallest trees in the Garden, over 2,000 luminaries, and more! In addition to being a beloved community and regional event, the Holiday Light Show serves as a major fundraiser for Rotary Botanical Gardens and creates significant economic impact to the Janesville area.

Thank you to our sponsors!



December 9, 2016
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Rotary Botanical Gardens
1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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