Seasonal Activities

Breakfast With Santa

Dates: December 2, 9, 16, 2017
Times: 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.

Join us for a unique and intimate breakfast experience with the Santa at Nicholas Conservatory. Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast, meet our lovely Winter Fairy, and enjoy fun holiday activities and a craft. Your morning will end with a trip through our All Aglow Exhibit, complete with a garden train, and visit with Santa. This hands-on breakfast experience will be a morning you won't forget! Register today - this program will fill quickly!

All Aglow Express

Dates: November 25-26, December 1-3, December 8-9, 2017
Ride Times: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Well, are you comin’? Join us on the south end of the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens grounds, when Trolley Car 36 transforms into the All Aglow Express. Reserve your golden ticket beginning October 28, 2017 by calling 815.987.8858.

Ticket Prices

  • Adults (18+): $16 resident/ $18 non-resident
  • Youth (2-17)$14 resident/ $16 non-resident
  • Lap Child (Under age 2): FREE

Regular Activities


Strengthen, stretch, and gently tone your way to a healthy mind, body, and soul with gentle flow yoga. This class is open for all levels of experience. Bring a yoga mat and water, and wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement.

Kids Yoga

In a world of video games, iPads, computers, and smart phones, children are losing the art of
healthy play. With yoga as the foundation, these classes explore story-telling, theme activities, and
will engage the natural energy of your young yogi. Classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises,
self-expression, positive thinking, and environmental awareness.