Rotary Gardens Light Show

Yes, there is plenty to do in Chicago, but if you’re looking to stay around here for a light show, Janesville is the place to head to! It’s only a 25-minute drive which is not bad at all. In Janesville, they have a place for a light show to share with visitors how beautiful it is even in the winter time. The light show at Rotary Gardens will be starting on November 24th and 25th for their Grand Opening. The tickets are as low as $5 and the event will last till December 31st. They will open at 4:30 p.m. and lights go dark at 9 p.m. While visiting Rotary Gardens enjoying the lights, you can snag a hot cup off cocoa, coffee or cider served along with a cookie. Going to a light show is a great way to spend a date night because it’s calming and you can walk around the entire garden with mesmerizing lights all around you while enjoying a hot beverage. This is personally one of my favorite date ideas to do for a night out in Janesville during the holidays. After visiting the light show, you can head to a local restaurant in town for a late night dinner or snack. You won’t be burning too huge of a hole in your wallet with a date night like...

Christkindlmarket – Chicago

Winter is coming and that means that many dates ideas are going to be coming your way! The first of many I wanted to share that is related to the holidays is the Christkinlmarket that is held in Chicago from November 18-December 24 of this year at the Daley Plaza. Christkinlmarket is Chicago’s largest open-air market that is a favorite to the locals and to the visitors of the event. It is inspired by a Germany market and features iconic German merchandise you can purchase, such as nutcrackers, cukoo-clocks, beer steins, ornaments, wooden handcrafts and authentic food! This market is something that is very different than anything we would have in Whitewater, Milwaukee or Madison. Instead of making this an all-day event, it could be a pit stop for you and your significant other. Around the plaza, they have shops so you can do some holiday shopping done and maybe see a movie. Around the plaza, Chicago has a lot of fine dining and movies theaters, so maybe you guys could treat yourself after a long semester and a trip to Chicago could be holiday presents to each other. To get to Chicago from Whitewater isn’t going to be that tricky! You first must drive to Harvard, IL (46 min drive) and park your car in the train station parking lot. Inside of the building, you buy a two-way ticket for about $8 – make sure it’s two ways! You then wait for the train to come it’ll take you right to Chicago OTC. Here is a link to the bus route with schedules and where to get off