When the air turns cold and the day turns dark, Christmas light displays are always a good way to get into the holiday spirit! Lucky for Rockford residents, light displays are abundant in and around the city. Check out a few of our go-to Christmas displays we make sure to hit every holiday season:

All Aglow – Nicholas Conservatory

Situated along the Rock River, the Nicholas Conservatory’s All Aglow light display is one you won’t want to miss! Every inch of the conservatory is covered in lights, including trees, bushes, walkthrough tunnels and various Christmas décor. But wait, we haven’t even gotten to the best part… the inside is lit up as well! That’s right – you can enjoy holiday lights while staying warm and toasty in the tropical environment of the conservatory.

All Aglow runs November 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Regular admission applies to the indoor conservatory, but the outdoor trail is free to the public.

Festival of Lights – Sinnissippi Park

For the last 30 years, the Festival of Lights has been illuminating Sinnissippi Park with over 50 Christmas light displays! Displays are created and sponsored by local families, non-profits and businesses, adding new and exciting displays to look forward to each year. Pile in your family vehicle, wrap up in cozy blankets and sip on some hot cocoa as you drive through this one-of-a-kind experience. Make sure you drop off your letters to Santa and a special delivery courier will deliver them to the North Pole – no postage needed!

Festival of Lights begins November 29 and runs through December 31, 2019 from 5:00-11:00 p.m. The displays will remain lit for 24 hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and until midnight on December 31!