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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 a 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! Electric Illumination guests will also have exclusive access to a special color-changing cup with a drink purchase at the concession stands.

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.

New this year: The Morton Arboretum is offering a $1 discount Uber voucher to all Electric Illumination ticket holders. For December 23, use code: rs2mmg1k0Js.

About Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

Join in celebrating the tenth annual Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum during the Arboretum’s 100th anniversary year. 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 Illumination display in The Gerard T. Donnelly Grand Garden, leading to a spectacular laser-light finale.


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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 November 1-January 7)

Adult – $22

Guest Tickets (Prices valid October 1-January 7)

Adult – $27

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.

New Ticket Rebooking Tool Available

The Morton Arboretum is now offering a way for members and guests to make changes to their existing ticket reservations for Illumination and Electric Illumination ticket holders. You can use this rebooking tool if you are changing your tickets from one date to another.

To look up an existing order, enter your order ID and last name in the field below. You can find your order ID listed on the “Order Summary” email that was sent to you from tickets@mortonarb.org.

Please note that there will be a $1 charge per ticket for any changes made to Illumination tickets, plus any changes in the price of the tickets.

If you have questions, you can contact the ticket line by email at tickets@mortonarb.org or by phone at 630-725-2066, Monday–Sunday (excluding holidays), 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Please note that this tool is currently only available for use when rebooking Illumination or Electric Illumination tickets.


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