More than a million and a half lights, eleven miles of extension cords, and the most beautiful reflection pond. Time to visit this popular Wisconsin holiday attraction.

Of all the large-scale holiday light displays I've visited in Wisconsin, this one in Janesville is by far my favorite. Every year, it gets bigger and brighter.

Rotary Gardens Holiday Light Show

Holiday Light Show at Janesville's Rotary Gardens is Bigger Than Ever
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The first time I wrote of the Rotary Gardens light show was in 2018, and that year, show organizers were excited to have grown from 300,000 lights to 500,000. Five years later the number of lights has tripled.

Rotary Botanical Gardens Executive Director Becky Kronberg told NBC 15 that the number of lights is up "a little bit" from 2022, to now feature 1.5 million lights. And, those additional lights are not the only improvements for this year's show.

There's also a new building on the garden grounds that provides a warm space to stop with bathrooms and concessions inside.

What makes the Rotary Botanical Gardens Holliday Light Show so beautiful to me are the reflections in the pond. It doesn't matter from what angle you the reflections, they're just stunning.

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2023 Rotary Gardens Holiday Light Show Details

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

The display is open from  4:30-9 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Nov. 24-26
  • Nov. 30-Dec. 3
  • Dec. 7-10
  • Dec. 14-23
  • Dec. 26-30

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Ticket prices:

  • Ages 13+ - $12
  • Ages 3-12 - $5
  • Children ages 2 and younger - Free

Tickets are also available to purchase ahead of time online. Visit

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

No dogs are allowed but exceptions are made for service animals.

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