From Stroll on State to fantastic light displays. See why Rockford is the perfect holiday destination!

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Illuminated is Anderson Gardens’ wintertime lights experience featuring dramatic up-lighting and thousands of white string lights woven throughout the landscape and canopy of the Garden. Made-to-order Woodfire Pizza and a rotating food truck onsite every night. Purchase hot chocolate inside the Visitor Center or under the Garden Pavilion from Rockford Roasting Company.

Carolers from regional public and private schools will perform Friday and Saturday nights in the Guest House Circle. 

Weekend offsite parking available at the UIC Rockford College of Medicine. Shuttle service provided between the College of Medicine & Visitor Center (Friday, Saturday & Sunday only).

  • November 30, 2023 - December 30, 2023
  • Anderson Japanese Gardens
  • $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for students and military, free for children five and under. $8 for Basic Members and free for Premium Members