Luminary Celebration

Luminary Celebration
There will be many lights dancing among the trees during Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum this holiday season. But on two nights, the Visitor Center will be aglow with a special circle of light: a display of tribute luminaries.

These luminaries are snowy-white lanterns with a warm radiance. They offer an opportunity to celebrate, honor, and remember someone special with a souvenir that will be yours to keep. Your dedication of a luminary helps us work toward a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world by conserving and caring for trees.

Purchase Your Luminary Today!

Luminary orders are only available November 1 - December 10, 2013. 
Each luminary is $TBD and will be personalized with the name of your honoree. 
To purchase, please call 630-725-2027 or visit the Member Services Desk in the Visitor Center.


View Your Luminary

  • Luminaries will be on display December 13 & 14, 2013 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. in front of the Visitor Center and along the Tribute Walkway.
  • There is no charge to view your luminary, but Arboretum attendance is expected to be high on these days because of Illumination, our first-ever winter lights event.
  • If you would like to also attend Illumination, we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance. learn more about Illumination
  • Please leave ample time for parking on these nights.

Luminary Pickup

  • Those who have had a luminary dedicated in their honor will receive notification of this tribute.
  • Honorees are able to pick up their luminaries on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Any luminaries not picked up on December 15 can be picked up at the Membership Services Desk inside the Visitor Center until 4:00 p.m. daily.