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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:01

Jolly Jingle festival rings in holiday fun

Written by  Staff Writer
Old-time carolers provide a holiday tune as they ride in last year’s Jolly Jingle parade in downtown Janesville. The lighted parade, which steps off at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, is a highlight of the three-day holiday festival. Old-time carolers provide a holiday tune as they ride in last year’s Jolly Jingle parade in downtown Janesville. The lighted parade, which steps off at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, is a highlight of the three-day holiday festival. File photo

JANESVILLE — Jolly Jingle brings holiday family fun to downtown Janesville for three days from Friday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 3. Activities include live reindeer, snow tubing, concerts, ice skating, a parade, fireworks and more.

The schedule is packed with activities; see some free events highlighted below, Check out the entire lineup online at
janesvillejollyjingle.com.

  • Friday, Dec. 1
    4 p.m. to 9 p.m., holiday art show and reception, Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St. Free
    4:45 p.m., Rock County Handbell Choir concert, Voigt Music Center, 34 S. Main St. Free
    6 p.m., tree lighting, Lower Courthouse Park, 51 S. Main St. Free
  • Saturday, Dec. 2
    10 a.m., Spice on Ice Skate Show, Janesville Ice Arena, 821 Beloit Ave. Bring a nonperishable food donation.
    10 a.m., Stories with Santa, Hedberg Public Library, 316 S. Main St. Free
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m., snow tubing (weather permitting), Lower Courthouse Park. Tubes provided. Free
    1 p.m. to 3 p.m., holiday family movies, Hedberg Public Library. Free
    2:30 p.m. to 4p.m., Craig High School jazz bands perform, Voigt Music Center, 34 S. Main St. Free
    3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., children’s holiday crafts, games and cookie decorating, Janesville Senior Center, 69 S. Water St. Free
    3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., live reindeer, Lower Courthouse Park. Free
    3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., puppet show and holiday storytelling, Janesville Senior Center. Free
    4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., holiday caroling and music, Voigt Music Center. Free
    4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., holiday sing-along and games, Janesville Senior Center. Free
    6 p.m., lighted parade, downtown. Fireworks follow 10 minutes after conclusion of parade.
  • Sunday, Dec. 3
    1 a.m. to 4 p.m., snow tubing (weather permitting), Lower Courthouse Park. Tubes provided. Free
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m., gift making, Hedberg Public Library. Free
    4 p.m., Lights of Love ceremony, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, 3400 E. Racine St.

For more information about Jolly Jingle, call the city’s recreation division at 608-755-3030.

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