Winter Nights Winter Lights continues through the holiday season, and on through Dec. 11!

WINTER NIGHTS WINTER LIGHTS POWERED BY MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY
through December 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
Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will enjoy free admission Wednesday nights during the exhibit. Memberships can be purchased on qcgardens.com.
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.
Rock Island Lights Up With Winter Nights Winter Lights
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 https://www.qcgardens.com/winter-nights-winter-lights.html#/.
Rock Island Lights Up With Winter Nights Winter Lights
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
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