The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum

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Stroll through more than a mile of lights and projections, including trees that respond to voice or touch

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for special event admission between 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm on date listed in option purchased. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at The Morton Arboretum. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Voucher is only valid for the date of the special event admission. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $7 for one child ticket to Illumination ($11 value)
  • $13 for one adult ticket to Illumination (up to $17 value)
  • Select a date between Friday, November 20, and Thursday, December 17, at checkout. The special event begins at 5 p.m. and last admission is at 8:30 p.m.

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum combines innovative technology with the wooded landscapes of the Arboretum. The interactive light experience engages senses through vivid projections, color displays, and trees that respond to touch and sound. Visitors walk along a mile-long, paved walking trail that winds around the Arboretum’s Meadow Lake and along its Conifer Walk, interacting with surrounding trees along the way. Using LED lighting technology, visitors can hug or sing to a tree to watch it change color.

The Morton Arboretum

With plants originating from 40 countries in the northern hemisphere, a trip through the 1,700 acres of The Morton Arboretum is like a trip across America, China, and Europe. More than 222,000 plants are protected and showcased on the grounds—an internationally renowned outdoor tree museum located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois. Throughout the year, scores of nature-focused events, activities, and educational offerings for adults, children, and professionals keep nature enthusiasts engaged and educated. In addition to 16 miles of walking trails and nine miles of roads, guests can also rent bicycles, skis, and snowshoes or grab a bite to eat at the Ginkgo Restaurant and Café. Additionally, guests can also bring children to the award-winning four-acre Children’s Garden, get lost in the one-acre hedge maze, or hike 16 miles of trails through woods and around lakes.

Customer Reviews

Most wonderful place all year round
Michele W. · August 13, 2017
Illumination was a fantastic display. Highly recommended. They should continue the display beyond the holidays so that everyone has a chance to see it.
James K. · December 21, 2015
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Thanks for visiting Illumination. We are glad you enjoyed it! Happy holidays from The Morton Arboretum.
Merchant replied · December 22, 2015
Dress warm!
Julie C. · December 18, 2015

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