See Trees in a Different Light
Celebrate the holidays at the eleventh annual Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum, November 18, 2023 through January 6, 2024. Exciting new features and immersive installations will delight all ages along a new path that is fully ADA compliant and accessible to all.
Gather family and friends to explore 50 acres of the Arboretum’s majestic trees during this one-of-a-kind spectacle of color, light, and sound featuring dazzling new displays as well as returning favorites. You’ll journey along a one-mile paved walking path amid festive music and lighting effects that highlight the beauty of trees in winter. 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. Enjoy a delicious meal in the Ginkgo Restaurant in the Visitor Center overlooking the finale on Meadow Lake. The Arboretum Store will also be open for holiday shopping and seasonal decorating.
Craft beer lovers won’t want to miss IllumiBrew on Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17. This 21-and-over event provides a first look at the newest version of Illumination while sampling local brews along the trail.
Electric Illumination returns for the second year with more dates for this late-night experience. Adults 18 and older will enjoy a curated mix of trance and progressive house music, synchronized to the breathtaking light displays. The fun begins at 9:30 p.m., Fridays, December 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Tickets for Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum will be available for members starting on Monday, October 16. Become a member to get early access and best pricing for Illumination tickets.
Tickets for the general public will be available starting on Monday, October 23.