WINTER NIGHTS WINTER LIGHTS POWERED BY MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY

11.18 – 12.11 WED – SUN | 5-9 PM
12.14 – 1.1 DAILY* | 5-9 PM

*Open: New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day
*Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

$10 Adults | $6 Youth 2-15 | Free Under 2
Members $8 Adults | $4 Youth 2-15 | Free Under 2

The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, featuring new, entertaining experiences. 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. New this year, visit the Conductors’ Garden for a dancing light show featuring a live recording from the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot cocoa for purchase by Rozz-Tox, a Downtown Rock Island business we’re 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.

Winter Nights Winter Lights Sparks to Life In Rock Island

SPECIAL EVENTS

OPENING NIGHT: EXHIBIT LIGHTING
11.18 FRIDAY | 5:30PM LIGHTING | 5-9PM EXHIBIT
Regular Admission
Tickets: bit.ly/3sY3APa

Be amongst the first to experience this year’s light display. Guests will gather around the pond for the first lighting of the season after a short introduction of our presenting sponsor, MidAmerican Energy Company. Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended.

Opening Night: Lights & Flights is a separate ticket that includes admission to the 5:30PM lighting

OPENING NIGHT: LIGHTS & FLIGHTS
11.18 FRIDAY | 5:30PM LIGHTING | 6-8:30PM EVENT
$20 per person | $12 designated driver
Tickets: bit.ly/3NxoWMw

NEW! Join us after the lighting for the first Lights & Flights of the season, featuring Wake Brewing, our Downtown Rock Island neighbors. Wake will be serving up sample flights of their riff infused, artistic brews. Each ticket includes one flight of beer, admission to the light display, and access to the Lights & Flights room. Enjoy live music by Roger Carlson & friends.

Must be 21+ to enter the Lights & Flights room. Must show valid ID. Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended. Designated driver ticket includes a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, admission to the light display, and access to the Lights & Flights room.

SENSORY FRIENDLY NIGHT
11.20 SUNDAY | 5-9PM | TIMED ENTRY EVERY 30 MIN
ADVANCED REGISTRATION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Regular Admission
Tickets: bit.ly/3sRdUs6

This night is designed for those who may benefit from a sensory-friendly experience, including a calmer, less crowded environment.

Limited tickets are available per each entry time, advanced registration is highly recommended, however walk ups will be accommodated but may experience a wait time.

Social stories describing what to expect during your visit will be available with ticket confirmation and upon arrival. For sensory related questions, please contact Brit Gray, events@qcgardens.com or call 309.794.0991 ext. 201.

MEMBERS FREE ADMISSION NIGHTS
11.18.22 – 1.1.23 WEDNESDAYS | 5-9PM
Members must show membership card upon entry. Advanced tickets not required.

Free for Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members

IMPACTLIFE BLOOD DRIVE
11.23 WEDNESDAY | 2PM-4:30PM

Donate blood at the donor bus in our parking lot on November 23 to receive two free tickets to the light exhibit plus a pair of light glasses. Schedule an appointment at bloodcenter.org or call 800-747-5401, group code 4072a. Hosted in collaboration with Visit Quad Cities.

SANTA AND THE MRS. VISIT
12.9 FRIDAY AND 12.10 SATURDAY | 5-8PM
Regular Admission
Tickets: bit.ly/3sY3APa

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

LIGHTS & FLIGHTS
12.15 AND 12.29 THURSDAYS | 6-8:30PM
$20 per person | $12 designated driver
Tickets: bit.ly/3NxoWMw

New this year, experience the light display and sample locally-crafted brews from Wake brewing, our Downtown Rock Island neighbors. Wake will be serving up sample flights of their riff infused, artistic brews. Each ticket includes one flight of beer, admission to the light display, and access to the Lights & Flights room. Enjoy live music by Roger Carlson & friends.

Must be 21+ to enter the Lights & Flights room. Must show valid ID. Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended. Designated driver ticket includes a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, admission to the light display, and access to the Lights & Flights room.

Thank you to our sponsors: MidAmerican Energy Company, Quad Cities Cultural Trust, Sunbelt Rentals, Dohrn Transfer Company, Heartland Central Railroad Club, Penske Truck Rental

YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
Purchase a membership for FREE ADMISSION for one year, including entrance to Winter Nights Winter Lights on Wednesdays. Or make gift-giving easy and surprise loved ones with a membership. Go to qcgardens.com/memberships to start your holiday shopping now.

For all light display information, visit: WINTER LIGHTS

Winter Nights Winter Lights Sparks to Life In Rock Island
Tristan Layne Tapscott has been dubbed the “Quad Cities’ P.T. Barnum” and although the person who initially said it meant it as an insult, he happily accepts the title.
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