Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum

November 20, 2020

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Morton Arboretum 4100 IL-53, Lisle

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See trees in a different light at a re-imagined Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum from Nov. 20 to Jan. 3, 2021. Designed with your safety in mind, this year’s new driving experience (30–40 minutes long) features an unparalleled spectacle of color, light and music you won’t experience anywhere else. Visit, for more information.
There will be five newly designed sights displayed along a two-mile paved road among the Arboretum’s magnificent trees. Immerse yourself in a captivating tunnel of lights, a magical woodland filled with dazzling color and star like light, and a landscape filled with thousands of lights dancing to a customized musical soundtrack via the radio, all from the warmth of your car.
Also new this year, the exhibition will stay open later, until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and it will be open holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas, in addition to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, as in previous years.
You will be delighted to see returning favorites re-envisioned, including Symphony Woods, Woodland Wonder and Crystal Promenade.
Ticket prices are per car. Ticket sales for all guests begin Oct. 8. Popular dates will sell out fast!
Members-Only Pre-sale – Oct. 1-7:
-$37 peak night, $27 standard night
Starting Oct. 8 (for all guests):
– Members: $39 peak night, $29 standard night
– Guests: $49 peak night, $39 standard night
To ensure a contactless entry process, tickets must be purchased in advance of arrival at the Arboretum. Tickets will not be available for purchase on-site during the exhibition. (AnyDay tickets for members will not be available for purchase this year.)
Given the uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic heading into the fall and winter seasons, a driving experience was determined to be the safest option for guests and to assure the exhibition could be held in alignment with various stages of the Restore Illinois plan.

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