Looking for a great way to celebrate the warmth of the holidays, rekindle your spirit and create special memories that last a lifetime? Visit Janesville, Wisconsin this holiday season!  Janesville is quickly becoming known for its array of festive holiday events and activities perfect for families, couples, friends or even a fun girlfriend getaway! Each year Janesville draws visitors from around the region to enjoy heart-warming holiday cheer at fun events like the Holiday Light Show, Janesville’s Jolly Jingle and more than 60 others. Janesville’s affordability and convenient  location make it simple for you to visit. We are less than 2 hours from Chicago and Milwaukee, and less than an hour from Rockford and Madison, with easy access off of I-39/90. We hope you’ll consider visiting during this special season.  Here are a few of our top holiday suggestions that are sure to delight you this holiday season!


Soak in the Incredible Beauty of Rotary Botanical Gardens 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 Holiday Light Show features more than a half-million dazzling lights, visits with Santa, entertainment and other fun activities. November 23 – 25 & 30 and December 6 – 9, 13 – 16, 20 – 23 and 27 – 30 at Rotary Botanical Gardens. $5 ages 2 and older (Free Parking & Shuttle). More info

Janesville's Jolly Jingle

Discover Your Holiday Sparkle at Janesville’s Jolly Jingle                                    Presented by SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital

Ring in the holiday season with this fun family weekend, November 30 and December 1 & 2, 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,  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!


Janesville Performing Arts Center

Renew Your Spirit During a Performance at the Janesville Performing Arts Center
Experience a live performance on the stage of the historic and lovely Janesville Performing Arts Center.  Performances of Annie will be November 30, December 7 & 8 at 7:30 PM, December 1, 2 & 9 at 2 PM. Make it a country Christmas when you attend Tinsel & Twang: A Merry-Cana Christmas, December 15 at 7:30 PM. Enjoy Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho Ho Holy Night! on December 21 at 7:30 PM and Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra Holiday Extravaganza on December 16 at 2 PM. (Free Parking). More info


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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 2018 tour you’ll explore a Christmas Around the World themed tour. Don’t miss this festive experience while viewing decorations only in the house for the 2018 holiday season. It’s a holiday tradition for the entire family. Tours available November 29 through December 29, closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. $20 per person. (Free Parking). More info

Enter Giveaway
Enter to win a Holiday Getaway for Two!
The Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away a Holiday Getaway Package for Two to Janesville, Wisconsin. Enter to win two-night’s lodging and $200 dollars in gift cards and attraction passes!
Check out our complete calendar of events to learn about the dozens of  festive holiday events held in the Janesville area during this merry season. To make the most of your visit consider staying overnight at one of our comfortable and welcoming lodging facitilities which includes options at two bed & breakfasts located in the heart of our historic districts. For more information, give us a call at (800) 487-2757. Our staff is happy to assist you!


Date Posted | November 01, 2018