The Quad City Botanical Center gardens are once again in winter bloom!

The 2nd Annual Winter Nights Winter Lights kicks off at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Dec 1 and will continue through Sunday Jan 6.

Enjoy the beauty of the gardens in winter bloom in addition to thousands of glowing lights from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays throughout the month of December! Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night then warm up inside at the hot chocolate bar. Bring the kids for crafts or plan your visit on one of the special event nights.

 

Here is a run-down of the special events planning for the 2nd Annual Winter Nights Winter Lights:

 

Thursday Nov 29                                         6-9 p.m.

Opening Night- Winter Nights A’Light Cocktail Party and Winter Nights Garden Stroll ($35)

 

Sunday Dec 2                                               5-8 p.m.

Members Only- Winter Nights Garden Stroll and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus until 6:30 p.m. (free for members, no RSVP needed)

 

Sunday Dec 9                                               4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Cookie Walk (while supplies last) and Winter Nights Garden Stroll ($10 RSVP required)

 

Saturday Dec 5 and Sunday Dec 6           4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Santa Time Lights and Winter Nights Garden Stroll and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 4:30 – 8 p.m. ($10 RSVP required)

 

For more information, to purchase tickets or to RSVP visit http://www.qcgardens.com/winter-nights–winter-lights.html.

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for QuadCities.com.