1. Soak in the Incredible Beauty of the Holiday Light Show
You’re sure to awaken your holiday spirit as you stroll through the majestic beauty of this awe-inspiring light show! When you visit the show you’ll find a seasonal escape into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and family-friendly fun, unparalleled in the region. The show features nearly a half-million dazzling lights, visits with Santa and other fun family activities. November 24 & 25 and December 8 – 10, 14 – 23, and 26 – 31 at Rotary Botanical Gardens. $5 ages 2 and older (Free Parking). More info
2. Discover Your Holiday Sparkle at Janesville’s Jolly Jingle
Ring in the holiday season with this fun family weekend, December 1 – 3, held in various locations in quaint downtown Janesville. This merry holiday festival features more than 30 events and activities over 3 days and includes dazzling fireworks, ice skating with Santa, live reindeer, a lighted parade, live theater, a holiday market, a tree lighting, family entertainment, kids activities and more. Many activities associated with the Jolly Jingle are free or budget friendly! More info
3. Renew Your Spirit at a Performance of A Christmas Carol
A holiday tradition! Enjoy a live performance of this classic holiday tale on the stage of the historic and lovely Janesville Performing Arts Center. During this tale Ebenezer Scrooge is taught the true meaning of giving when he is visited by three ghosts one Christmas Eve. Each spirit reveals to Scrooge the wrongdoings of his life and what will happen if he continues in his miserly ways. December 1-3 & 8 – 10 at the Janesville Performing Arts Center. $16 adults, $10 students (Free Parking).
4. Warm Your Heart and Spark Your Cheer With A Holiday Tour of the Lincoln-Tallman House
Bring the family to visit the historic Lincoln-Tallman House dressed in all its Christmas finery! During your tour you’ll see how local businesses and community members have used their talents to decorate trees on every level of the house and you’ll learn about Christmas traditions from years gone by. Don’t miss this festive experience while viewing decorations only in the house for the 2017 holiday season. It’s a holiday tradition for the entire family. Tours available November 20 through December 30, closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. $10 adults, $9 seniors & students, $6 children 6-17, veterans & members free (Free Parking). More info
5. Explore Our Downtown & Historic Districts
Whether you’re in search of unique shopping, exceptional dining or craft brewed beer, Janesville’s quaint downtown is a great place to visit. Enjoy the scenic view of the river and downtown as you sip espresso and savor a homemade cupcake, or splurge on deep fried Wisconsin cheese curds and a hearty stuffed burger. After dining, it’s time to shop! Vintage or new, the choice is yours. You may even go home with a work of art or a piece of handcrafted jewelry. If shopping is not your thing and you appreciate history and architecture, you’ll love our 13 historic districts and will want to take a self-guided tour. Just download the Clio app to your smartphone to guide you. More info
Questions? Give us a call at (800) 487-2757.