Where Past Meets Present

Christmas Tours & More

Brighten your spirits this season at the Holiday Tree Show and more merry events!

Feeling festive? Fill your season with joy this Christmas by visiting the Holiday Tree Show, a Jolly Jingle Mingle, and more.

All events are fundraisers for the Rock County Historical Society. For questions or more information on any of these events, please call RCHS at 608-756-4509, Ext. 2.

Experience the Magic of the Lincoln-Tallman House Holiday Tree Show

Trees, garland, ribbon…and thousands of lights! Discover the magic as you stroll the beautiful Lincoln-Tallman House.

With more than 100 trees and decorations inside the historic mansion, each is uniquely bejeweled by a local business, nonprofit or family. From nostalgic to patriotic, opulent and handmade, each tree has been decorated with loving imagination at this year’s show – larger and more joyous than ever before! Open-house-style tours are ideal for adults and children alike.

Stroll around the grounds to see more than 75 additional live lighted evergreens, each creatively decorated.

Purchase a ticket and use it on any tour day inside historic home. Take your time and enjoy the warm glow of more than 50,000 lights. Tours run from November 25 through December 30. Tickets available online at the link below, or at the door.

Tour Dates, Hours, and Tickets

  • Dates & Times: November 25 – December 30 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
    • Beginning November 25, tours are open Thursdays through Sundays
    • Regular Hours: Thursdays and Fridays 3 – 7 p.m.*; Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 4 p.m
    • Also open Dec. 26 – 30, 3 – 7 p.m.
      * On Thursdays and Fridays from 5 – 7 p.m., continue the festive fun and stop in for a cup of cheer in the LTH servants’ quarters! Cash bar.
  • Tickets (available online at the link below, or at the door):
    • Adults: $10
    • Children ages 5-10: $5
    • Children 4 & under: Free
Two young girls hold a sign that says Holiday Tree Show while sitting in a sleigh in a room decorated for the holidays

Thanks to our sponsor

Blackhawk Community Credit Union

2022 Jolly Janesville Mingle

Janesville Jolly Jingle MIngle

Date: Saturday, Dec. 3
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Cost: No charge

Fun for the grown-ups! Experience holiday cheer in good company and let Santa introduce you to some new people!

Take a break from the family events on this Janesville Jolly Jingle weekend and enjoy live music at this free Jingle Mingle at the Tallman Carriage House. Cash bar.

Party-goers may also purchase a ticket to the Holiday Tree Show for $10 (open until 7 p.m.).

RCHS Father Christmas

Photos With Father Christmas

Date: Sunday, Nov. 20
Time: 12 -4 p.m.
Cost: No charge. Donations appreciated.

Fun and festivity abound at the Father Christmas photo shoot! Bring your family – and the pets! – inside the Tallman Carriage House and snap a photo with Father Christmas in front of a beautifully decorated tree. Enjoy cider, holiday cookies, and the joyful warmth of the Carriage House.

Bring a cell phone or your favorite camera. Limited spots available. Reserve your time today! Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows.