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Holiday Light Show at Rotary Botanical Gardens
While the plants are settling down for a long winter's nap, garden volunteers and horticulture staff are hard at work transforming the 20 acre botanical showcase into a magical seasonal escape of twinkling lights and family-friendly fun, unparalleled in the region. The show will offer more attractions than ever, as the wintery garden paths are brought to life with: 355,000 lights (25,000 more than last year), 100 beautifully decorated trees, new animated displays, over 2,000 luminaries and more. Children’s laughter and the sweet smell of hot chocolate will beckon visitors inside to find an impressive 200’ electric model train display, hand-sewn quilts, our jolly Santa, festive local musicians and holiday shopping in the unique Cottage Garden Gallery. Other enhancements include the all-new Selfie Stops & Photo Opps. Fun props and amazing backdrops will offer visitors new opportunities to take holiday photos both indoors and out. When they share their photos on the RBG Facebook or Instagram pages between December 12 and 28 they will be entered in a drawing to win $50. The winner will be announced on Facebook, December 29. And, kids of all ages will enjoy peeking in the windows of the all-new life-size Elf House and Santa House located in the Gardens amongst the light show. Attendees are also encouraged to join us in celebration of National Ugly Sweater Day on December 12, by wearing their ugliest sweater to the show. Tickets are available now online, at the Gardens’ Cottage Garden Gallery Gift Shop and at all Blackhawk Community Credit Union Janesville locations. Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for youth (ages 3-15).
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