Luminaria Celebration

Luminary Celebration
On the nights of Thursday, December 11, through Saturday, December 13, our Tribute Garden and Walkway will glow with a special circle of light: a display of tribute luminarias. 

Personalized luminarias are snowy-white lanterns with a warm radiance. These exclusive Arboretum luminaria let you celebrate, honor, and remember a special person or occasion with a souvenir you can keep or give as a gift. Your dedication of a luminaria also supports the Arboretum’s important work.

Millions of lights dance among the trees during our concurrent event, Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum, but none hold as much meaning as those dedicated for the Luminaria Celebration.

Purchase Your Luminaria, Now Through December 31

Through year's end (while supplies last), you may order luminaria on site, by phone, or online. Only those purchased before December 8 will be included in the Luminaria Celebration on December 11, 12, and 13.

To dedicate yours, call 630-719-2453 or visit the Member Services Desk in the Visitor Center.

Each luminaria is $20 and will be personalized with the name of the person or occasion being honored or remembered.

 Dedicate Online Now      

View Your Luminaria

On the evenings of December 11, 12, and 13 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., luminaria dedicated before December 8 will be on display throughout the Tribute Garden and Walkway.

Please leave ample time for parking. There is no general admission fee these nights to view your luminaria. However, if you would also like to attend Illumination, we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance. learn more about Illumination

Luminaria Pickup

Come to the Arboretum’s Visitor’s Center on Sunday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to retreive your personalized luminaria. Members always receive free general admission. Nonmembers must bring their dedication card on December 14 to enter for pick up. Luminarias dedicated after December 8 may be picked up at the Member Services Desk in the Visitor Center during regular business hours in December. All luminarias must be picked up on or before December 31.