Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum will return for a seventh year this November to The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. This one of-a-kind interactive spectacle of color, light and sound will awe and delight visitors with all-new features and returning favorites.
From November 23, 2019, through January 5, 2020, 50 acres of the Arboretum’s majestic trees will be transformed with lights and music. Embracing the Arboretum’s tree-focused mission as the champion of trees, this exhibition will take visitors on a journey along a winding, paved path through light-filled experiences that highlight the many ways trees are a gift to people and communities.
Prior to the public opening, Illumination will kick off on Friday, November 22, with IllumiBrew, a ticketed, pre-opening event that allows guests 21 and older to be among the first to see the 2019 exhibition while enjoying beer tastings along the trail.
In addition to family favorite features such as Treemagination and Symphony Woods, this year’s exhibition will offer several new experiences such as Tree Fascination, a brilliant digital projection of immersive color and pattern on a grove of eastern white and scots pine trees. This year’s event will also debut a new route with a more spacious pathway.
"Whether you’re visiting for the first time or as part of an annual tradition, Illumination 2019 combines traditional guest favorites with new experiences and re-imagined installations that are sure to delight everyone,” said Sarah Sargent, Manager of Interpretation and Exhibits at The Morton Arboretum.
Tickets to Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum go on sale October 1, 2019. Ticket prices range from $13 to $23 for adults and $7 to $15 for children, with special early bird pricing available for members between October 1-31. To purchase tickets, visit mortonarb.org/illumination.
New features in 2019:
Entertainment and Special Events
Illumination is generously supported by Invesco QQQ and ComEd.
About Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton ArboretumIllumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum invites visitors to see trees in a different light on a path just over one mile, surrounded by 50 acres of the Arboretum’s trees and brought to life with LED lights, interactive elements and sound. With accolades from local and national media including Condé Nast Traveler and USA Today, Illumination has quickly become a winter tradition, welcoming visitors from around the world. The event is built in partnership with noted experiential lighting designers Lightswitch and production company Intelligent Lighting Creations (ILC), and features energy-efficient, eco-friendly LED lighting.
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