The 2015 HLS will be held December 11-13, 17-23 & 26 & 27, January 2 & 3, from 4 to 8 p.m.
This year the show will be bigger, better and more beautiful than ever, as the wintery garden paths are brought to life with: 370,000 lights (15,000 more than last year), 100 beautifully decorated trees, over 2,500 luminaries, 500 dangling icicle lights hung from the tallest trees in the Garden and more. Guests will also be treated to an expanded show this year with the addition of the first-ever route through the Woodland Walk Garden. We’ve also added free shuttle service on the busiest nights to make getting to and from the show easier. Visitors can park at Dawson Field, December 17-23, from 5 to 8 p.m., catch the shuttle and be delivered right to the front door of the Gardens. After they have enjoyed the show the shuttle will return them to Dawson Field.
Back by popular demand for 2015 will be the Selfie Stops & Photo Opps. The fun props and amazing backdrops offer visitors opportunities to take holiday photos both indoors and out. When they share their photos on the RBG Facebook or Instagram pages between December 11, 2015 and January 3, 2016, they will be entered in a drawing to win $50. The winner will be announced on the RBG Facebook page on January 5, 2016. And, kids of all ages will again enjoy peeking in the windows of the child-size Elf Workshop and Santa House located in the Gardens amongst the light show. Inside guests will enjoy the impressive 200’ electric model train display, hand-sewn quilts, our jolly Santa, festive local musicians and holiday shopping in the unique Cottage Garden Gallery.
Tickets are available for purchase online at <rotarybotanicalgardens.org>, at the RBG Cottage Garden Gallery Gift Shop, Culver’s of Janesville and Newville, Festival Foods of Janesville and at all Blackhawk Community Credit Union Janesville locations. Admission is $5 (age 3+), age 2 and under free. PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR EXPRESS ENTRANCE!
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