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All Aglow Exhibit at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens


The community is invited to celebrate the holidays at the annual All Aglow lights exhibit that begins November 25, 2018 at dusk at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, IL. The display runs through January 6, 2019.

All Aglow features sparkling holiday lights throughout the outdoor gardens, and floral displays inside the tropical Conservatory. More than 160,000 LED lights will illuminate the outdoor gardens surrounding the Conservatory this holiday season, extending from Ethel Avenue into the Eclipse Lagoon area and the tea house gardens.

There is no admission fee to view the outdoor displays; regular fees apply for admission to the indoor Conservatory, and vary according to age and residency; discounted fees are available for youth, children, seniors, and veterans. Complete listings of fees and facility/display operating hours are posted at All Aglow is co-sponsored by Rasmussen College.

Nicholas Conservatory will be open regular hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018, and will have extended hours December 1-30, 2018. The Conservatory’s holiday hours and closure dates are listed on the website. The Conservatory is closed on Mondays for plant care and maintenance.

Sounds of the Season holiday music - Take time during this busy season to relax while enjoying live holiday performances by local musicians and choral groups in the indoor gardens on December 1, 8, 9, 15, and 16 from 6:00 until 8:15 p.m. (see website for performers).

For more information about Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens and its programs, classes, memberships, events, facility rentals, group activities, and school field trips, visit, or call 815-987-8858, where information on accessibility for visitors with disabilities and special needs is also available.

Mike Costello