Chocolate Weekend


  • Chocolates wrapped in boxes and bags tied with bows
  • Assorted white, dark, and milk chocolate truffles

Schedule and Location

Saturday, February 10, and Sunday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate chocolate’s deeply rooted tree history at our chocolate weekend. Visit, taste, and buy specialty chocolates and treats!

The Morton Arboretum champions all trees, and this winter we're celebrating a giving tree, the cacao tree, which gives us the delight of chocolate. Sample an array of chocolates and unique items with a chocolate twist. Pick up a Valentine’s gift or simply treat yourself.

Please note:  Chocolate Weekend Member Night is canceled due to weather. Ticket-holders will be refunded next week. Please call our ticket line in order to receive your refund: 630-725-2066. Chocolate Weekend will be open to the all members and visitors on Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Participating Chocolate Vendors:


Chocolate Inspirations

Chocolate Twist

Flat Bottom Pretzels

Gourmet Goodies

GrownUp KidStuff

Katherine Anne Confections


Lucila's Homemade

Mamie's Toffee & Treats

Mother Wilma's Marshmallow Factory

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Puffs of Doom

Sweet Street Candies and Goodies

The Candle Kiln

The Spice Merchant and Tea Shoppe

Wild Blossom Meadery

*Additional vendors to be announced soon! 



On February 10 and 11, demonstrations will be held in the Cudahy room at 11:00 a.m., noon, and 1:00 p.m. The Arboretum will distribute one drawing ticket to each attendee who attends one of the demonstrations. The drawing is for the chance to win a basket full of chocolate treats.

11:00 a.m.: Creative Candy Bouquets
Presented by Mamie's Toffee and Treats

Noon: Do You Know Your Chocolate Bar?
Presented by KOKKU

1:00 p.m.: The History of Chocolate
Presented by Grown Up Kid Stuff

Learn even more about chocolate while sipping on hot cocoa and strolling through the conifer collection with an Arboretum expert. Cocoa in the Conifers is offered at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the Visitor Center Information Desk. Learn more>>

Food Options:

The Ginkgo Restaurant is currently under renovation. During the event the following food options are available.

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