The Magical Illinois Garden That Comes Alive With Light Each Winter

There’s a magical garden in Illinois that is illuminated with light throughout the year but is most marvelous during the holidays. Enjoy a spectacular event that marries nature with light shows at this wonderful conservatory.

If you’re looking for something unique to do this year, try this fabulous showcase. Keep scrolling for more reasons why and when you should visit.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

The Nicholas Conservatory is located at 1354 N 2nd Street in Rockford, and you can get more information on its website or Facebook page.

For more holiday fun, check out Illinois’ best German Christmas market for gifts and festive cheer.

Have you ever visited this magical garden? Share your experiences and photos with us in the comments below!