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All Aglow Exhibit - Sounds of the Season - All Aglow Express - Breakfast with Santa


Celebrate the holidays at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens! Come see sparkling holiday lights and beautiful floral displays inside the warm tropical conservatory. Outdoor grounds are also decorated for the season.

Regular admission
Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-8:30pm
- Christmas Eve - 10:00am-2:00pm
- December 26-29 - 9:00am-8:30pm
- December 30 - 10:00am-8:30pm
- New Year's Eve - 10:00am-2:00pm

Holiday music performances in the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens lobby

Regular admission
December 16, 6:00-8:30 p.m.: Harvard High School Madrigal Singers

December 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Jodi Beach
December 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: DJ Briggs

Well, are you comin’? Join us on the south end of the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens grounds, when Trolley Car 36 transforms into the All Aglow Express.

Adults (18+) - $16 resident/$18 non-resident
Youth (2-17) - $14 resident/$16 non-resident
Lap Child (under age 2) - FREE
November 25-26, December 1-3, December 8-9, 2017
Ride Times: 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 p.m.

Tickets - on sale Saturday, November 4 - available for purchase by calling the All Aglow Express Ticket Hotline 815.987.8863, or in-person at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens starting at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for a unique and intimate breakfast experience with the Santa at Nicholas Conservatory. Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast, meet our lovely Winter Fairy, and enjoy fun holiday activities and a craft. Your morning will end with a trip through our All Aglow Exhibit, complete with a garden train, and visit with Santa. This hands-on breakfast experience will be a morning you won't forget! Register today - this program will fill quickly!

December 2, 9, 16, 2017
8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.

Photo credits -
All Aglow - ©Rockford Park District - Photo by Curt Johnsen (Edited by Jesse Fox)
All Aglow Express - @Rockford Park District – Photo by Jesse


All Aglow Exhibit - Sounds of the Season - All Aglow Express - Breakfast with Santa
  • November 25 - January 7, 2018
  • Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
  • See description for costs
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday