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November 17, 2018
One of-a-kind winter experience Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum awe and delight visitors with all-new experiences and returning favorites.
Fifty acres of the Arboretum’s majestic trees glow in electrifying hues of blue, green, purple, and magenta along the wooded one-mile path. Similarly, brought to life with LED lights, interactive elements and sound.
Furthermore, this year’s outdoor exhibit offers unique new features, the new IllumiBrew event, and added entertainment on weekdays.
Smithsonian-featured collaborative installation arts collective HYBYCOZO—
The five sculptures in the Crown of Light experience. Each of these giant sculptures—measuring between 9 and 12 feet tall—feature intricate, laser-cut patterns. Vivid light from within the pieces simultaneously beams skyward and spills through the patterns that adorn its sides. Created by artists Yelena Filipchuk, a native of Northbrook, Illinois, and Serge Beaulieau.
Woodland Wonder experience–step into grove of trees while enveloped by thousands of luminous, rotating points of light.
New IllumiBrew Event—On preview night, November 16, a new beer tasting along the Illumination trail. Guests 21 and older will be among the first to see the 2018 season of Illumination. As the experience opens exclusively to those with IllumiBrew tickets. Illumination opens November 17.
New Weekday Entertainment–Weekdays at Illumination offer full slate of entertainment options. In addition, lower pricing and lighter crowds. Those who visit Tuesday through Thursday enjoy live music from area’s top band. Also, visits with Santa, or tastings of beer, wine or spirits.
Concession tents along the trail feature snacks and hot beverages, including gourmet hot chocolate. So, stop in the Arboretum’s Ginkgo Restaurant, for a full dinner menu every night of Illumination. Take advantage of cozy fire pits along the Illumination path.
Tickets range from $18 to $23 for adults and $12 to $15 for children. While, members of The Morton Arboretum receive discounted ticket prices. Finally, purchase tickets visit mortonarb.org/illumination.