Illumination at the Morton Arboretum

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November 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

Chicago’s beloved spectacle Illumination at the Morton Arboretum is nothing short of magic. Wander through the Arboretum’s landscape adorned with colorful lights and effects, highlighting the gift and beauty of trees.

Towering trees and large-scale sculptures get the spotlight in this one-mile attraction. Expect returning favorites like Enchanted Hill and Ornament Hill, where you can marvel at 150 lanterns and thousands of lights. While you stroll through the 50 acres, rest by the fire with s’mores or drinks in hand.


Illumination at the Morton Arboretum starts in November 2022. The official dates will be announced soon.

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Tickets range for $7 - $19 for members and $13 - $24 for guests.

Covid-19 Information

Guests are encouraged to wear face coverings.

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Experience Illumination at the Morton Arboretum

Feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale at Illumination Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum. The tenth annual walking experience comes back with grander special effects, lights, and sounds. Be amazed at the majestic trees that come to life with rainbow-colored projections and designs.

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Hum along to seasonal tunes and take in the iconic sculptures that make the evening more enchanting.

Want to warm up and recharge while strolling through the show? There are concession tents for snacks and beverages along the route. Plus, you can roast marshmallows and sit by the fire.

This twinkling attraction is educational as it is entertaining. Throughout the event, you’ll learn more about the many gifts of trees and be grateful for their beauty.

Also, you can make a vacation out of your visit with a  Chicago Vacation Package.


The Morton Arboretum - Tripster Travel Guide
4100 IL-53
Lisle, Illinois 60532
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(630) 968-0074
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