Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

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See trees in a different light at a reimagined Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Designed with your safety in mind, this year’s new driving experience (30–40 minutes long) features an unparalleled spectacle of color, light, and music you won’t experience anywhere else.

You will be delighted to see returning favorites reenvisioned, including Symphony Woods, Woodland Wonder, and Crystal Promenade, and five newly designed sights displayed along a two-mile road among the Arboretum's magnificent trees. Immerse yourself in a captivating tunnel of lights, an awe-inspiring magical woodland filled with dazzling color and starlike light, and a landscape filled with thousands of lights dancing to a musical soundtrack, all from the warmth of your car.

Also new this year, the exhibition will stay open later, until 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and it will be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas, in addition to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, as in previous years.

Expressing the Arboretum’s mission and identity as The Champion of Trees, Illumination is a must-see exhibition and holiday tradition enjoyed by all.

Ticket Prices
Ticket prices are per car.

Members: $39 peak night, $29 standard night
Guests: $49 peak night, $39 standard night
15 Person Passenger Van: $64 peak night, $54 standard night

Please note: Date-specific tickets must be purchased online in advance. (AnyDay tickets for members will not be available for purchase this year.)

Timed Tickets
To ensure a contactless entry process, tickets must be purchased in advance of arrival at the Arboretum. Tickets will not be available for purchase on-site during the exhibition.

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November 20, 2020–January 3, 2021
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; last entry at 9:15 p.m.; lights out at 10:00 p.m.
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday; last entry at 10:15 p.m.; lights out at 11:00 p.m.

Event is closed on the following Mondays: November 23, November 30, December 7, and December 14

Tags: arts and entertainment

Event Details

Date: November 25, 2020

This event also occurs on 11/26/2020, 11/27/2020, 11/28/2020, 11/29/2020 and 35 more dates. [see all dates]

Morton Arboretum
Lisle IL 60532

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