The gardens will be in winter bloom again with 100,000 glowing lights during the third annual Winter Nights Winter Lights at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island).

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 for one of the special events.


Dates and Times

4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


First night for general admission – Wed, Dec 4

Members’ Only Night – Sun, Dec 1


Also open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day. Exhibit ends January 4.


General Admission

$8 Adults

$4 Youth 2-15

Under 2 Free

QC Botanical Center Members $2 off admission


Passes are not accepted during Winter Nights Winter Lights. Guests may pay at the door on general admission nights. No RSVP required, except for special events.

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