Schedule and Location
Friday, November 16, 2018
Be among the first to see the new season of Illumination at our new IllumiBrew preview and beer tasting event, just for adults. See Illumination’s newest features while you sample seasonal and speciality beers from twenty of the area's best local breweries, stationed outdoors along the path. Afterwards, warm up and enjoy live music inside the Ginkgo Restaurant.
Ages 21+ only.
As you plan your visit, please note the Visitor Center Building, Ginkgo Restaurant, and Arboretum Store will be closed 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on this evening.
For Your Enjoyment
Enjoy a cozy fire, a snack, or a rest at one of the warming areas along the Illumination path.
Food and beverage
Snacks and hot beverages are available in concession tents along the Illumination trail. Savor a full dinner menu in the Visitor Center.
Take a break from the trail and enjoy live music by AD3 Acoustic Trio in the Gingko Room from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.
Fees and Admission
IllumiBrew admission includes entry to Illumination, 12-3 oz beer tastings, and live music in the Ginkgo Room.
Designated Driver admission includes entry to Illumination, one complimentary hot beverage (cider or cocoa), unlimited water and soda, and live music in the Ginkgo Room.
Owing to the higher ticket price for this event, AnyDay tickets, or complimentary tickets for the 2018-19 Illumination season cannot be used for this event.
Due to the popularity of this event, a $10 fee will be added to any day-of-event ticket price, including Designated Driver Pricing. Please note, that day-of pricing will begin online at midnight, November 16.
BY PHONE: 630-725-2066, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours
ONLINE: Buy Tickets Now