Last year, The Morton Arboretum launched Illumination bringing an innovative and interactive series of light displays to the trees! From November 21-January 3, 2015 50 acres of LED lights will transform The Morton Arboretum into a spectacular wonderland. We had such a great time at Illumination last year and are thrilled that it is back!
|Some of the light effects from last year!|
Key portions of the amazing display:
- Tree huggers: Hug trees and see their response!
- Sing to the trees: Sing to the trees and see them change colors!
- Symphony Woods: Lights dance in synchronized patterns to the sounds of the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
- Meadow Lake Magic: Light-patterned trees and a series of lit orbs dotting Meadow Lake create a visually entrancing experience.
- Tinsel Colonnade: Cascades of multi-colored lights draped from trees like tinsel.
- Fire Pits: Perfect places to warm up and even to make s'mores.
- Live Entertainment: Local bands will be playing on weekends.
- Children's activities: This year, Illumination will incorporate more children's activities like a scavenger hunt and interactive stations.
We visited Illumination and loved it! One of my favorite things about The Morton Arboretum is that it really is a destination for every season and I feel that Illumination really shows this off. Plus, there is really nothing like it so it such a special and unique way to celebrate winter and savor the holiday season.
Intrigued? Here are some more details for your visit:
- Illumination runs November 21-January 3, 2015. The fun starts at 5:00PM each night and ends at 9:30PM with last admission at 8:30PM.
- During this period, Illumination will be closed November 27, December 1, 8, 15, 24 & 25.
$12 member adult/ $6 member child (ages 2-17)
For Illumination dates November 21-26, December 2-19, and December 29-January 3:
$15 member adult/ $8 member child (ages 2-17)
$20 nonmember adult/ $13 nonmember child (ages 2-17)
The Morton Arboretum has generously supplied a family 4 pack of tickets to Illumination for us to give away to one lucky family! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win! Good luck!