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.