VISIT & explore

Illumination: The experience

“Prepare to be dazzled…Illumination is something entirely new.” —Chicago Tribune



Watch our Illumination video


Learn about the Illumination experience by dowmnloading Illumination Event Program



Illumination ConcessionsConcessions provide food, beverages, and glowing gifts.

Warming areas
Enjoy a cozy fire, s'mores, or rest at one of three warming areas along the Illumination path.

Food and beverages
Hot cocoa, coffee, s'more kits, and more are available for purchase at one of three concessions. 

Glowing gifts
Illuminating treasures can be purchased at concessions and within The Arboretum Store.   


In January

Enchanted Railroad

Check out toy trains on a giant track at the Enchanted Railroad January 17- February 22, 2015.


Illumination photos

Illumination in Arbor CourtIllumination snowflakes alight Arbor Court.

Illumination Tree HarmonyTree Harmony

Illumination Warming AreaWarming Area


Illumination Tinsel ColonnadeTinsel Colonnade

Thank you to our Illumination Presenting Sponsors:

Illumination at The Morton Arboretum sponsor logos