The Morton Arboretum’s boldest and brightest winter lights show ever will mark the 10th anniversary of Illumination: Tree Lights, through Jan. 7, 2023, at the arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, in Lisle.
Illumination guests will enjoy 18 different features created exclusively for the Arboretum along a tree-lined walking trail immersed in color, light and sound. Six never-before-seen spectacles were created in celebration of the Arboretum’s centennial year in 2022, as well as the Illumination 10-year milestone.
Among the new highlights is a color-filled tunnel leading into the Arboretum’s new Grand Garden where the grand finale will feature an array of shapes from the ground into the air, surrounded by lasers and lights set to music.
Guests will find a variety of new interactive features along the trail where they can play with color and light.
Returning favorites will have new, even more dynamic features including Treemagination, which uses actual drone images of trees made by Arboretum scientists to envelope a grove of conifers in shapes and movement. The popular Hug-A-Tree is returning to allow guests of all ages to truly connect with nature. This will be the final year to see two of the Human+Nature exhibition sculptures by Daniel Popper woven into the experience. The Human+Nature exhibition ends in March 2023.
Tickets range from $11 to $27 per person. Children under age 2 are free.
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