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Holiday Light Show

Janesville, WI, United States
12 Kudos
I had the opportunity to attend the Holiday Light Festival with my youngest son on a school trip in Janesville. While most of the time I chaperoned the 15+ high school students, I did get some free time to wander around the festival to look at some lovely lights. The kids told me about the lights that looked like a fireworks display so I had to check it out. The kids were all friendly and athletic and of course one had to show off by leading the way to the fireworks display. We stayed for about an hour, hiking off the beaten path on several different trails to look at the flowers hidden in the garden at the Rotary Gardens that night. I spent $5 for each ticket and we rode the free shuttle bus to and from the show. However we took the car around town to look at the decorated homes in the area and the car ride to and from the other homes was great for kids to relax for a few minutes and the hot air blowing out of the heater vent had a nice flow that made evening activity easier. We stopped at Panda Express on our way back home and the hot food surely hit the spot. Delicious!
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Rotary Botanical Gardens
Rotary Botanical Gardens
Great holiday of lights display. Amazing garden to wander on for kids of all ages and adults too. We had a wonderful tour of the gardens and the capability to see holiday lights and walking paths close up. Fun activity to do during the holiday season especially for a field trip.

Points of interest

Dawson Ball Field
Located close to the Rotary Gardens, this is a free shuttle bus. This bus picked us up and took us to the Rotary Gardens. It's a free service so I would recommend taking advantage of this service to avoid long traffic lines.
The Rotary Gardens is located by the Armery near the river in downtown Janesville. During the holiday season it has an amazing holiday light show. Tickets prices are only $5 per ticket to enter the event and parking is limited. If you want to get around the traffic congestion so you can find a place to park without walking a mile down the road, I suggest meeting at Dawson Field and catching the shuttle bus to and from activities. It's a free service and easy to use especially for a large group of people.


Panda Express
And if you're looking for some hot food on a cold day, Panda Express is a great place to go. They serve Chinese type food with your choice of sides. Prices are reasonable and not very expensive. Also the lines might be long. This place is popular. Highly recommend checking it out.

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