2021 Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show logo
Holiday scenery

Welcome to Rotary Botanical Gardens' Holiday Light Show!

We’re back for our 25th year, ending 2021 with brightness and cheer! This year’s dazzling after-dark walk on the Gardens’ paths features more than ONE MILLION lights, themed light displays and animations for a family-friendly outdoor activity that has historically exceeded attendance records.

Get your tickets today for a beautiful night stroll filled with the magic of the holidays! 

2021 Show Dates & Ticket Pricing

All tickets must be purchased online. No tickets will be sold at the gate.

Dates

Nov. 26-28
Dec. 2-5
Dec. 9-12
Dec. 16-23
Dec. 26-30

Times

4:30PM – 9PM

Last ticket sold at 8:30PM
Lights go dark at 9PM

Ticket Prices

Adult (ages 13+): $10

Child (ages 3-12): $5

Child (2 & under): Free

Location

The Holiday Light Show is held at Rotary Botanical Gardens, located at 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI 53545.

On-site parking is limited. To avoid peak crowds, plan to visit early in the season, on weeknights, and after 8PM.

NO DOGS ALLOWED! (Exceptions made for registered service animals.)

Schedule & Tickets

NOTE: Tickets must be purchased for use on a specific date. There will be NO REFUNDS given on any Holiday Light Show tickets. Tickets are valid ONLY for the date selected at time of purchase. Tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused. Refunds will not be given for dissatisfaction with the event. Refunds can be requested if Rotary Botanical Gardens cancels a show date because of inclement weather or other natural event.

Frequently Asked Questions

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It is about two-thirds of a mile (0.67 miles) walk through the gardens from the entrance to the exit. You are free to walk at your own pace and take as much time as you’d like to see the lights.

Yes, Rotary Botanical Gardens has four (4) wheelchairs available. There is no rental fee, but they are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. We also have several accessible parking spots in the center portion of our parking lot.

No, masks are not required for entry. We ask that anyone who is sick or feeling ill stay at home and attend the show when feeling healthy.

 

For everyone’s safety, we have made these accommodations:

  • The entire Holiday Light Show route is one-way only, including entrance and exit points.
  • Expanded hours and added show nights to spread out the attendance.
  • Attendance is capped each night to limit the number of people on site at one time.

We think a little snow adds to the beauty of the event, but of course, if the weather presents a hazard, the Gardens’ decision to cancel the event will be made at 2 p.m. on the day of the event. You will be notified via email of any cancellation and about the rescheduling process. Also, please check the RBG website and Facebook page for updates.

Buy your dated tickets well in advance of the show date, as we anticipate selling out on weekends and dates near the holidays. We also recommend coming later in the evening (7:30 p.m. and later) to avoid peak crowds and times. 

No, no pets are allowed. The gardens contain sensitive plants and landscapes, so please leave your four-legged friends at home. Exceptions are made for registered service animals.

Yes, both wagons and strollers are allowed at the Holiday Light Show.

We will have porta-potties available in the Wellness Garden (about halfway through the show) and in the main parking lot. No indoor facilities will be available.

We will have a limited number of items for sale, such as hot chocolate, coffee, bottled water, frosted sugar cookies, and 3-D glasses. These items will be sold from the Education Center’s entrance vestibule.

2021 Holiday Light Show Sponsors

Thanks to our generous sponsors who help us put on this spectacular light show every holiday season! We are especially gracious this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Contact Us

Please fill out the form if you have a question or a comment for Rotary Botanical Gardens’ staff. We receive a lot of inquiries this time of year, but we’ll do our best to respond in a timely manner.

You can also check the Rotary Botanical Gardens Facebook page for announcements, photos, and up-to-date information on the Holiday Light Show.

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