Illumination at Morton Arboretum


Illumination at Morton Arboretum

Bring the nature lovers in your family to experience Illumination at beautiful Morton Arboretum, a holiday-themed light and sound show, November 17 through January 2, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

Morton Arboretum’s Illumination is a delightful light, sound and sights display. The illumination walk is a mile in length through fifty acres of trees bathed in theatrical LED lighting, with vivid colors of electric blue, hot pink and neon green!

Along your walk, you will delight in programmed sound and video, with the aim of making you think about trees in a new way. Hikers can interact with trees that respond to voice or touch! Enjoy the dazzling light effects on Meadow Lake and Ornament Hill, recordings from the world renown Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Woods! Or sing to the trees and watch LED lights cascade from the treetops to the forest floor.

Chrystal Promenade will feature twenty-four chandeliers of various sizes lighting the trees. Season’s Greetings affords hikers the opportunity to control; the movements of projected images with hemlock trees as “screens.”

Morton Arboretum is located at 4100 Illinois Route 53 in Lisle. For tickets and more information, call (630) 968-0074, or go online to Reservations are required and specific to particular nights and times. Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve and Day, and Thanksgiving.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from Fitzgerald’s Night Club, offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.