Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum - 4100 IL Rt. 53, Lisle, IL 60521

Illumination at the Morton Arboretum
Illumination at the Morton Arboretum

Returning again in November, the one of-a-kind winter experience Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum will awe and delight visitors with all-new experiences and returning favorites.

See trees in a different light and the power of coming together to lift our spirits during the crisp, long nights of winter! Illumination is an award-winning, one-mile outdoor walking tour on a paved path that winds through 50 acres of The Morton Arboretum’s celebrated tree collections.

Start Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
End Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Time: 4:30 – 9:30pm (last admission at 8:30pm)
Location: The Morton Arboretum – 4100 IL Rt. 53, Lisle, IL 60521
Cost: Price varies based on date and member status.
More information available online.

Event Highlights:Illumination at Morton Arboretum

See trees in a different light at a reimagined Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Designed with your safety in mind, this year’s new driving experience (20–30 minutes long) features an unparalleled spectacle of color, light, and music you won’t experience anywhere else.

You will be delighted to see returning favorites reenvisioned, including Symphony Woods, Woodland Wonder, and Crystal Promenade, and five newly designed sights displayed along a two-mile road among the Arboretum’s magnificent trees. Immerse yourself in a captivating tunnel of lights, an awe-inspiring magical woodland filled with dazzling color and starlike light, and a landscape filled with thousands of lights dancing to a musical soundtrack, all from the warmth of your car.

Also new this year, the exhibition will stay open later, until 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and it will be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas, in addition to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, as in previous years.

Expressing the Arboretum’s mission and identity as The Champion of Trees, Illumination is a must-see exhibition and holiday tradition enjoyed by all.

Most of the Illumination path is accessible to people who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids. The exhibition is not accessible by car and cannot be experienced from the road.

The Morton Arboretum
4100 IL Rt. 53
Lisle, IL 60521
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