A Little Time and a Keyboard: Lightscape Dazzles Once Again At Chicago Botanic Garden This Holiday Season

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Lightscape Dazzles Once Again At Chicago Botanic Garden This Holiday Season

 

Illuminated Trails and Brilliant Displays Delight During Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden

Lightscape will dazzle visitors once again at Chicago Botanic Garden this holiday season on select dates from November 12, 2021 - January 2, 2022. Thousands of lights will illuminate a 1.25-mile trail with amazing displays during this year's event. The displays will include a mosaic of old favorites and new arrangements. Visitors certainly will gaze in awe at incredible, radiant displays while ambling on a gentle walk.

A neon web beckons forward at Lightscape.
A neon web beckons forward.

Over 80 percent of the magical displays on Lightscape's trail will feature new designs created by local and international artists. Several past displays including the Fire Garden and Heritage Tree will have a reimagined presence. Favorites like Winter Cathedral and Singing Trees will be returning.

Visitors love walking through the glittering arches of the Winter Cathedral at Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden.
Visitors love walking through the glittering arches of the Winter Cathedral.

For the past two seasons, we have reveled during a meander through Lightscape's innovative light creations fusing together engaging, interactive elements, seasonal music features, and multimedia experiences. The one-way trail gracefully leads visitors through one awe-inspiring display to the next. We glowed with amazement as we explored design after design. The artists of Lightscape have truly blended elements into breathtaking experiences!

Floraison by Pitaya infuses the bold brilliance of poppies into Lightscape.
Floraison by Pitaya infuses the bold brilliance of poppies into Lightscape.
(Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden.)

New to Lightscape, Floraison or Flowering crafted by French artist Pitaya will feature poppies delicately dangling from above. I love, love, love seeing the brilliant poppy field at Chicago Botanic in the warmer months. So, I am pretty excited that this bold and beautiful display has been added for this season! 

Lasers dance over the water projecting images into the sky during Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden.
Lasers dance over the water projecting images into the sky during Lightscape at
 Chicago Botanic Garden. (Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden.)

Chicago Artists Christopher Wren and Fog-Man Enterprises have crafted the McGinley Laser Show in which lasers dance across the water along with music creating images in the sky. I am pretty interested in seeing the images are projected into the sky. Sounds entirely magical! New displays and returning favorites alike are sure to add a special joy and wonderment to the experience!

Lightscape treats visitors to an inventive, multi-sensory experience encouraging outdoor exploration during the holidays! Since its inception, Lightscape has quickly become a family tradition. We delight in the ability to immerse ourselves in an experience blending beautiful lights, sound, fresh air, fire, and more unique experiences.  Lightscape is sure to be a launching pad to many incredible family memories.

Ticketing Details:

Lightscape has quickly become a holiday staple here in the Chicago area! Tickets do go fast, so you will want to reserve your spot soon. Tickets range from $24-$28 per adult and $12-$15 per child (ages 3-12) depending on day and experience. Day off tickets are an extra $2 apiece but I don't recommend waiting for day of. Children under 3 are admitted free. Parking purchased the day of is $20 but is $10 if you reserve ahead online. 

Lightscape Dazzles Once Again At Chicago Botanic Garden  November 12, 2021 - January 2, 2022


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