Illumination: Tree Lights at the Arboretum 2021

November 21, 2021

4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Morton Arboretum 4100 IL Rt. 53, Lisle

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The ninth annual Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns to a walking experience. For tickets, visit
From Nov. 20 through Jan. 2, 2022, guests can explore 50 acres of the Arboretum’s majestic trees during an one-of-a-kind spectacle of color, light and sound. The exhibition takes guests on a journey along a one-mile, paved path amid festive music and lighting effects that highlight the beauty of trees in winter. Along the route, guests can warm up by a crackling fire and roast marshmallows for s’mores, or stop in one of the concession tents for a snack and beverage.
This year’s exhibition returns to a walking experience, featuring five new exhibits, including a special Human+Nature display lit at night, an Arbor Court photo opportunity and festive music throughout the entire Illumination trail.
Illumination runs Nov. 20 through Jan. 2, 2022. The exhibition will open each evening at 4:30 p.m., with last entry at 8:30 p.m. Lights go out at 9:30 p.m.
*The exhibition is closed Nov. 22, 25 (Thanksgiving) and 29, and December 6, 13, 24 (Christmas Eve) and 25 (Christmas Day).
Tickets range between $7-$19 for members; $13-$24 for guests
*Advance purchase is recommended as many nights will sell out.
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