From November 21, 2014 through January 3, 2015, The Morton Arboretum glows with dazzling LED lights and trees that respond to your touch and voice, as Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum return for a second year.
Buy tickets now! Online purchasing of same day tickets is available until 7 p.m. (if tickets remain to be sold).
See trees in a different light.
- Don’t miss the return of this groundbreaking, interactive spectacle.
- Stroll over a mile of innovative lights and projections.
- Experience trees that respond to your hug or voice.
- Enjoy the new Symphony Woods with music from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
- Share this one-of-a-kind family activity or romantic date.
November 21, 2014 through January 3, 2015*
*Illumination is closed Monday, December 15; Wednesday, December 24; and Thursday, December 25.
On select nights, you can enjoy music in the Visitor Center after you tour Illumination. See schedule
For Illumination dates December 2-19 and December 29-January 3:
$12 member adult/$6 member child (ages 2-17)
$17 nonmember adult/$11 nonmember child (ages 2-17)
For Illumination dates December 20-23 and December 26-28:
$15 member adult/$8 member child (ages 2-17)
$20 nonmember adult/$13 nonmember child (ages 2-17)
Tickets are limited. Advance purchase recommended. Please choose your date carefully as all Illumination tickets are date-specific and cannot be refunded. A $5 transaction fee will apply to any ticket exchanges, no exceptions.
ONLINE: BUY TICKETS NOW
You can purchase same-day tickets until 7:00 p.m. (or until sold out).
Phone orders take a minimum of 24 business hours for processing.
Same day phone orders cannot be accommodated.
Purchases or exchanges for weekend dates must be received by 3 p.m. the preceding Thursday.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily
Our members always save the most on Illumination tickets!
“Prepare to be dazzled…Illumination is something entirely new.” —Chicago Tribune
Thank you to our Illumination Presenting Sponsors: