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Illumination: In the news

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum is an interactive light experience that engages your senses with dazzling projections, trees that respond to touch and sound, and vivid, electric colors throughout.   

In its first and second year, Chicagoland media was abuzz about this exciting new event, and this year will showcase new and exciting features and activities. Read our rave reviews then come experience it for yourself.



Our top 10 museum picks for fall

September 9, 2015

  Chicago Tribune


​12 Chicago museum events this fall 

September 10, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Art & Culture

November 2014
Modern Luxury Magazine


Season of Lights, Lights and More Lights 

November 20, 2014

Chicago Tribune


Lighting up the woods at Morton Arboretum

November 24, 2014 
Watch the WGN-TV video clip


WCIU: You & Me This Morning

December 2, 2014
Watch the WCIU-TV video clip




​ABC 7 Morning News includes Illumination in Festival Friday

November 22, 2013
Watch the ABC7-TV video clip

Illumination: Canopy of light at The Morton Arboretum

November 21, 2013
 Chicago Tribune

Morton Arboretum light show a dazzling display

November 20, 2013
The Doings Newspaper  


Illumination: Best Bets

November 19. 2013
 Daily Herald


WGN Morning News Offers a Sneak Peek of The Morton Arboretum's Illumination

November 15, 2013
Watch the WGN-TV video clip   

From sharks in Schaumburg to a light exhibit in Lisle, it's all...New in November

November 8, 2013
 Daily Herald

Arboretum to light winter night sky with new event

November 1, 2013
 Lisle Suburban Life

Can't see the forest for the trees? 

November 2013
 Chicago Parent Magazine

Celebrating the Season

November/December 2013
 West Suburban Living Magazine


The Arboretum thanks the following sponsors of the 2015 Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum



Illumination 2015 Presenting Sponsors--ComEd