Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum


  • Colors splashed across the hemlock trees - Treemagination
  • Trees glowing with dazzling LED lights
  • Orbs of light on frost hill - Ornament Hill
  • Ropes of light traversing across Meadow Lake - Meadow Lake Magic
  • Lit chandeliers hanging from pine trees - Crystal Promenade

Schedule and Location

November 16, 2018 - January 1, 2019

What Is Illumination?

See trees in a different light as we celebrate the power of coming together to lift our spirits during the crisp, long nights of winter! Illumination is an award-winning, one-mile outdoor walking tour on a paved path winding through 50 acres of The Morton Arboretum’s celebrated tree collections. Seating, warming/concession tents, and fire pits are available along the route. So are countless photo opportunities. It’s an ideal way to experience the winter woods brought to life with innovative lights, projections, and music.

Registration Information

Tickets on sale October 1, 2018

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