Tickets for Morton Arboretum’s Illumination Go On Sale October 1!


After pivoting to a drive-thru experience, Illuminations is back! Drive through was fine, but this is meant to be a walking tour. That’s when it is at its best and most enjoyable!

If you have never been, make this the year you start!

Be surrounded by color as you walk a one-mile paved path amid interactive lighting effects that highlight the beauty of trees in winter. You will be awed and delighted to see returning favorites and surprising new sights. Enjoy seasonal music, marvel at ever-changing, captivating lighting designs, and warm up by a crackling fire with a cozy drink or roast marshmallows for s’mores. Illumination will highlight the many gifts of trees: natural beauty, increased feelings of peace and calm, homes for wildlife, and the air we breathe.

This one-of-a-kind, interactive spectacle of color, light, and sound has been delighting audiences since 2013. Now in its ninth year, Illumination returns to a walking experience, allowing guests to enjoy the displays at their own pace around the roughly one-mile trail.

Tickets range between $7-$19 for members, $13-$24 for guests. The festival runs from November 20, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

Don’t wait until the holidays to visit though! They still have these amazing Human+Nature sculpture exhibits to take in!