Events

IllumiBrew

November 17 and 18

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Be among the first to see Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum while you sample seasonal beers, ciders, and meads from popular Chicagoland breweries stationed along the Illumination trail.

This event is for ages 21+ only.

Each tasting ticket includes:

  • 15 – 3 oz beer samples (Please view the IllumiBrew Program here)
  • Entrance to the Arboretum and Illumination on either Thursday, November 18, or Friday, November 19, 2021 (Friday is SOLD OUT)
  • Souvenir light up tasting glass

Please note that any ticket purchases made on-site during Illumination and Illumibrew will be credit card only.

About Illumination 

Be surrounded by color as you walk a one-mile paved path amid interactive lighting effects that highlight the beauty of trees in winter. You will be awed and delighted to see returning favorites and surprising new sights. Enjoy seasonal music, marvel at ever-changing, captivating lighting designs, and warm up by a crackling fire with a cozy drink or roast marshmallows for s’mores. Illumination will highlight the many gifts of trees: natural beauty, increased feelings of peace and calm, homes for wildlife, and the air we breathe.

For Your Enjoyment

Warming areas
Enjoy a cozy fire at one of the warming areas along the Illumination path.

Food and beverage
Snacks and hot beverages are available for purchase in concession tents along the Illumination trail.

Designated driver tickets are available and include admission into IllumiBrew and a complimentary hot chocolate or cider from the concessions stand or the Ginkgo Restaurant.

Tickets are $35 Members/$40 Guests.

Please note that any ticket purchases made on-site during Illumination and Illumibrew will be credit card only.

Indoor dining and to-go orders will be available in the Ginkgo Restaurant until 9:00 p.m.

Outdoor concessions will be available along the Illumination trail until 9:30 p.m.

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