Electric Illumination

Electric Illumination is a brand-new way for guests to experience Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

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New This Year – Electric Illumination

Electric Illumination is a late-night experience for adults 18 and older with an eclectic, curated mix of Trance and Progressive House music, synchronized to the breathtaking light displays.

Be the first to be part of this exciting, limited run: 9:30-11:00 p.m., December 16, 23, and 30!

Tickets for Electric Illumination are now available. Join now to take advantage of member-only Early Bird discount pricing throughout October. Advance purchase is recommended, as many nights will sell out. Please note that any ticket purchases made on-site during Illumination will be credit card only.

About Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

Explore 50 acres of the Arboretum’s majestic trees during this one-of-a-kind spectacle of color, light, and sound featuring six dazzling new displays as well as returning favorites. You will be awed and delighted by the first-ever Illumination display in the Arboretum’s new Gerard T. Donnelly Grand Garden, leading to a spectacular laser-light finale. Warm up by a crackling fire and roast marshmallows for s’mores, or stop in one of the concession tents for a snack and beverage.


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Electric Illumination Tickets

This limited-run event is available on the following Fridays (9:30-11:00 p.m.): December 16, 23, and 30.

Member Tickets (Prices valid October 1-October 31)

Adult – $20, Child (2-17) – $13

Member Tickets (Prices valid November 1-January 7)

Adult – $22, Child (2-17) – $14

Guest Tickets (Prices valid October 1-January 7)

Adult – $27, Child (2-17) – $19

Standard nights:
November 19-20, 25-27
December 2-4, 9-11, 16-23, 26-31
January 1, 6-7

Closed: Event is closed November 21, 24 (Thanksgiving), 28; December 5, 12, 24 (Christmas Eve), and 25 (Christmas Day)

Members have the exclusive opportunity to purchase AnyDay tickets for $35 during the October 1-31 early-bird member discount period. These special single-use tickets can be used once by either an adult or a child, at any entry time, on any day of Illumination.

A limited number of tickets are available. Members may purchase up to 10 AnyDay tickets per membership. PLEASE NOTE: AnyDay tickets will have one date indicated, but they are valid for any Illumination date.


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