The Morton Arboretum champions all trees, and this event celebrates a particularly beloved giving tree, the cacao tree, which offers us the many delights of chocolate. Sample an array of chocolates and unique items with a chocolate twist. Pick up a Valentine’s Day gift or simply treat yourself.
The Chocolate Weekend Member Preview event will take place on Friday, February 3, 2023. Be among the first to shop and sample chocolate goods from local vendors at this popular (and delicious) annual event.
The Chocolate Weekend Member Preview event will take place on Friday, February 3, 2023, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Be among the first to shop and sample chocolate goods from local vendors at this annual event.
Purchase of a member preview ticket includes a specialty hot chocolate with Baileys, hot white chocolate with Nocino, a glass of wine, or a beer. Purchase tickets for 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. entry on Friday, February 3. (Please note: this event is for adults 21 and older).
The Ginkgo Café will be open from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., serving light snacks, sandwiches, salads, and more. The Ginkgo Restaurant will not be open for dinner.
Admission to Chocolate Weekend on Saturday and Sunday (February 4-5) is included with timed-entry general admission tickets (which are free to members).
Blackout Baking Co. (gf)
The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor (gf, v)
Chocolate Inspirations (gf, v)
Flat Bottom Pretzels (gf)
Gindo’s Spice of Life (gf, v)
GrownUp KidStuff (gf, v, cf, sf, nf)
Katherine Anne Confections (gf, v)
Mamie’s Toffee & Treats (gf, sf)
Nature’s Island Wellness
North Central College Enactus
Nothing Bundt Cakes (gf)
PremOla Granola (gf, v)
Salty Provisions (gf, sf, v)
Soapy Roads of Lombard (v)
The Spice Merchant and Tea Shoppe (gf, sf)
Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery (gf)
Wild Blossom Meadery (gf)
(gf) gluten-free / (sf) sugar-free / (v) vegan / (cf) corn-free