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Illumination: Tree Lights Brings Holiday Cheer to The Morton Arboretum

December 10, 2020

If you’re seeking holiday cheer this season, look no further than Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. With music, color, and, of course, lights, you can’t help but smile as you and your family drive along the two-mile exhibition. With 30 to 40 minutes worth of beautiful winter trees to take in, you’ll experience the Arboretum grounds in a uniquely breathtaking way. 

With a focus on highlighting the winter beauty of the trees, The Morton Arboretum accompanies the light displays with curated radio channel playing contemporary and classical winter music. Thanks to this creative method, visitors can adjust the volume to their preferences or even listen to a different choice of soundtrack as they drive along the route. 

As you’ll expect from The Morton Arboretum, there’s a firm commitment to the natural features of the area alongside the lights. They take advantage of energy-efficient lights and plan each exhibition to avoid disrupting the trees and other plants. The Arboretum staff monitors wildlife through the season too, working to minimize the impact on the flora and fauna. 

Purchase some snacks and beverages as you begin the Illumination route, then take in the lights and sounds of the season.