See trees in a different light as we celebrate the power of coming together to lift our spirits during the crisp, long nights of winter! Illumination is an award-winning, one-mile outdoor walking tour on a paved path winding through 50 acres of The Morton Arboretum’s celebrated tree collections. Seating, warming/concession tents, and fire pits are available along the route. So are countless photo opportunities. It’s an ideal way to experience the winter woods brought to life with innovative lights, projections, and music.
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This year, we’re introducing the Illu-medallion. Groundbreaking technology lets you be part of the interactive light display when you purchase a glowing, wearable Illu-medallion that reacts to the spectacular sights and sounds along your journey.
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Most of the Illumination path is accessible to people who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids. The exhibition is not accessible by car and cannot be experienced from the road.
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On select evenings, Illumination will feature live entertainment. Entertainment schedule: bit.ly/2zpB0MV
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION
Friday, November 17, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018.
NOTE: Illumination is closed on Mondays, except for January 1. It is also closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23), Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24), and Christmas Day (Monday, December 25).
Child (2 to 17 years old): $9
Child (2 to 17 years old): $7
Child (2 to 17 years old): $14
Child (2 to 17 years old): $12
Children under the age of two are admitted to Illumination for free. No ticket is necessary.
New this year: Tickets are for both a specific date and time, starting at 4:30 p.m. each evening. The time on your ticket is the start of your half-hour entry window. Admission ends at 8:30 p.m. Once admitted, you can stay as long as you like until the exhibition closes at 9:30 p.m.
Allow 10 to 15 minutes prior to your ticket time to park your car and make your way to the Illumination entrance outside the Visitor Center.