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Adults clustered together enjoying winter woods brought to life with innovative lights and projections.

Schedule and Location

Friday, November 22, 2019
5:30 pm to 10:00 pm*
*Visitors will need to select an entry time when purchasing a ticket.

Be among the first to see Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum while you sample seasonal beers, ciders and meads from popular Chicagoland breweries stationed along the Illumination trail. 

Ages 21+ only


For Your Enjoyment

Warming areas
Enjoy a cozy fire at one of the warming areas along the Illumination path. Purchase a smore's pack at a concession tent and roast a marshmallow over the fire. 

Food and beverage
Snacks and hot beverages are available for purchase in concession tents along the Illumination trail. Savor a full dinner available for purchase at the Ginkgo Restaurant in the Visitor Center.

Live Music
Take a break from the trail and enjoy live music in the Gingko Room from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Participating Breweries
View our participating breweries list to see who will be pouring at IllumiBrew. The final list will be updated the week of the event.


Fees and Admission

IllumiBrew Admission
$55.00 member; $60.00 nonmember*
Tickets Include:
  • 12 - 3 oz beer tastings
  • Plastic, light-up tasting glass
  • Entrance into the Arboretum and Illumination
Designated Driver Admission
$25.00 member; $30 nonmember*
Tickets Include: 
  • One complimentary hot beverage (cider or cocoa)
  • Unlimited water and soda
  • Entrance into the Arboretum and Illumination
*Owing to the higher ticket price for this event, AnyDay Illumination tickets, or complimentary tickets for the 2019-2020 Illumination season cannot be used for this event. 
**Due to the popularity of this event, a $10 fee will be added to any day-of-event ticket price, including Designated Driver Pricing. Please note, that day-of pricing will begin online at midnight, November 21.

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-725-2066, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours


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