Holiday Light Show

We are happy to announce we welcomed over 26,000 visitors to the 2016 Holiday Light Show! In 2016, the show was bigger, better and more beautiful than ever, as the wintery garden paths were brought to life with over a quarter-million lights. This year’s show featured 100 beautifully decorated trees, over 2,500 luminaries, 500 dangling icicle lights hung from the tallest trees in the Garden and more. Find more “fun facts” below!

In addition to being a beloved community and regional event, the HLS serves as a major fundraiser for RBG and creates significant economic impact to the Janesville area.

In 2016, a shuttle was provided for guests which started at Dawson Field (920 Beloit Ave, Janesville, Wisconsin, 53546) and transported guests to Rotary Botanical Gardens. The shuttle ran each night of the HLS.

View the 2016 Holiday Light Show FAQ, here.

The 2016 HLS Flyer


Purchasing tickets online requires visitors to print their ticket confirmation page. Upon arrival at the Holiday Light Show, your confirmation will be exchanged for physical tickets, which include a promotion from one of our sponsors.

Should I purchase my ticket online? Yes! While guests are able to purchase tickets the night of the HLS, we encourage you to purchase online. Online ticket purchases are quick and easy. Simply print out the proof of purchase and bring with you to the HLS. There is a designated line for those with online tickets (which tends to move a little faster than the cash/credit line!)



The Magic of the Holiday Light Show

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!


Learn More About Our 2016 Sponsors:

Festival Foods

LP Tree Service


Rollin Pin Bakery

Big Radio