Grab a cup of hot cocoa, load the kids in the car, and go check out these 2019 Christmas light displays in the Rockford area. Here are some Rockford area events, places, and neighborhood Christmas light displays you should check out!
Christmas Light Displays
All Aglow Exhibit at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens
1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, IL
November 26, 2019 – January 6, 20202
Hours: Outdoor lights are on every day from dusk until dawn.
Indoor Conservatory hours:
Outdoor gardens are free
Indoor Garden rates:
Tropical Tuesdays – $3/4 per person (resident/nonresident)
$6/$8 – Adults (resident/nonresident)
$4/$6 – Ages 5-17 (resident/nonresident)
$2 – Ages 3-4
Ages 2 and under are free
Walk through the Nicholas Conservatory to see holiday lights, decorations and model trains. Then head outside to see the free display of lights around the gardens, fountains, and lagoon.
Festival of Lights at Sinnissippi Park
1401 N. 2nd St., Rockford, IL
November 29 – December 31, 2019
November 29 – December 1 from 5 pm – 11 pm
December 6 – 8 from 5 pm – 11 pm
December 13 – 15 from 5 pm – 11 pm
December 20 – 23 from 5 pm – 11 pm
December 24 – 25 (24 hours)
December 27 – 29 from 5 pm – 11 pm
December 31 from 5 pm – 12 am
Donations accepted and encouraged to keep this 30-year tradition going!
Check out over 50 light displays including a 100 foot light tunnel throughout Sinnissippi Park. Santa will be there from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm every weekend before Christmas. There is a red mailbox to put your letters to Santa. Include your return address so Santa can write you back if you get your letter to him before December 20th. Donations are accepted at the end of the show. Donations go towards the light show and Fourth of July fireworks show. This is a drive-through display, you do not leave the car.
5001 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL
Hours: Lights turn on at dusk
Woodward Governor has a Christmas display of Nativity scenes and several lighted boxes with decorations inside as well as a large Christmas tree. This is a drive-through display, you do not leave the car.
Holiday Light Show at Rotary Gardens
1455 Palmer Dr., Janesville, WI
November 29 & 30, December 1, 5-6, 7-8, 12-15, 19-23, 26-30
Hours: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lights go dark at 9 pm
Rates: $10 per adult (13 and up), $5 per child (3-12 years old), children 2 and under are free
Come see over 500,000 lights decorating the trees, paths and gardens. There’s a free shuttle starting at 4:15 pm at Dawson Field (920 Beloit Ave). You can buy tickets in advance here.
Neighborhood Christmas Light Displays
There are some fantastic light displays in neighborhoods all over the Stateline area. Check out these great displays.
1655 Divine Drive, Rockford, IL
3337 Citadel Drive, Rockford, IL
5641 Tipple Rd., Rockford, IL
Daily from 5 pm – 11 pm until January 1st.
Synced music with talking Santa, reindeer, Mrs. Claus, dancing tees, and more in an hour-long show!
Hodges Run, located right off Main Street, Roscoe, IL
Glencree Lane in Kensington Neighborhood, Rockton, IL
Cutty Sark Road, Cherry Valley, IL
4519 West Noss Road, Beloit, WI
3767 Stone Ridge Dr., Janesville, WI
Squaw Prairie Rd near Beaver Valley Rd, Belvidere, IL
Lots of lights on Elm Avenue