The Quad City Botanical Center is proud to announce MidAmerican Energy Company as the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights.

The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, showcasing our largest light display yet. Explore the Sun Garden, Children’s Garden, lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit as you experience our largest fundraiser of the year.

Quad City Botanical Center Opening Winter Nights Winter LightsBundle up, stroll the gardens at night and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot cocoa and treats for purchase by Taste Buds, a Downtown Rock Island business we are proud to partner with.

Bring the kids for free crafts to make and take or plan your visit on one of our special event nights.

New this year, Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will enjoy free admission Wednesday nights during the exhibit. Memberships can be purchased on qcgardens.com.

EXHIBIT DATES AND TIMES

Nov 17 – Dec 12, Wed – Sun, 5-9PM

Dec 15 – Jan 2, Daily*, 5-9PM

 

*HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

 

Open New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION

 

$8 Adults, $4 Youth 2-15, Under 2 Free

QC Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members

receive $2 off Admission

 

Quad City Botanical Center members and FunBundle members enjoy free admission Wednesday nights throughout the exhibit duration. Members must show membership card upon entry.

 

Tickets available on qcgardens.com.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

OPENING NIGHT LIGHTING OF THE EXHIBIT

11/17 WED, 5:30PM LIGHTING, 5-9PM

After a short introduction of our presenting sponsor, MidAmerican Energy Company, guests can gather around the pond as the lights are turned on then browse the displays. Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended.

Regular Admission

 

MEMBERS FREE ADMISSION NIGHTS

WEDNESDAYS, 11/17-1/2, 5-9PM

Members must show membership card upon entry. Advanced tickets not required. Free for Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members

 

DATE NIGHTS

12/2, 12/16, 12/30 THURS, 6-9PM

Enjoy live music by Roger Carlson and seasonal cocktails indoors at the cash bar. Snacks and hot cocoa provided.

$20 couple, $10 individual

 

SANTA AND THE MRS. VISIT

12/10 FRI, 12/11 SAT, 5-8PM

Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and take your own photos. Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended.

Regular Admission

 

IMPACTLIFE BLOOD DRIVE

11/24, 12/15, WED, 4-7:30PM

Donate blood at the donor bus in our parking lot on select dates to receive two free tickets to the light exhibit. Masks and appointments are required. Schedule an appointment at bloodcenter.org or call 800-747-5401. Hosted in collaboration with Visit Quad Cities.

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