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.
Each luminary is $20 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 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.
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, 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.