How long is Morton Arboretum illumination?

The Illumination trail is a one-mile paved walking path that includes one large incline (Frost Hill) approximately halfway through the exhibition, and several smaller inclines and declines. We advise guests to keep the length and hilly nature of the trail in mind.

Is Morton Arboretum illumination sold out?

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum is SOLD OUT tonight; no tickets will be available for purchase on-site. If you purchased your tickets ahead of time, we hope to see you there. As a reminder, Illumination is open through January 4, and tickets are available for future dates.

How do I get tickets to The Morton Arboretum illumination?

Timed tickets may be purchased online beginning Oct. 1 at, in person at the Arboretum Visitor Center during operating hours or on-site each night of Illumination, as tickets remain available. The Arboretum recommends purchasing tickets in advance, in the event an evening may be sold out.

Is parking free at Morton Arboretum?

Parking is free at the Arboretum. Visitors will find 33 parking lots along the roads winding through the Arboretum, all indicated on the maps. Parking Lot 1 (P1) and Parking Lot 21 (P21) are used the most.

Where is the troll hunt?

Welcome to the land of the trolls! Yes, those spiky-haired little creatures really do originate in Denmark (and not in Norway as you might have heard). The Good Luck Troll was created by Thomas Dam in the 1930s and has been a symbol of happiness in the country ever since.

Can you smoke at the Morton Arboretum?

Do not smoke. The Morton Arboretum is a tobacco-free environment. Smoking and tobacco use (including smokeless cigarettes) is not allowed indoors or outdoors within the Arboretum.

Does Arboretum require masks?

We rely on you to help the Arboretum remain a safe place for all to enjoy. If you are not feeling well, please refrain from visiting until you are fully recovered. In accordance with State of Illinois COVID-19 guidelines, face masks are optional in all Arboretum buildings.

What is the Morton Arboretum Illuminations?

The Morton Arboretum Illuminations is a much-loved holiday program. The Morton Arboretum is once again hosting its annual holiday program Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Located in Lisle, Illinois—just outside Chicago—the annual holiday tradition is now in its ninth year.

What’s new at the Morton Arboretum in 2021?

LISLE, Ill. (Sept. 15, 2021) — The ninth annual Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum will return to a walking experience with five new lighting features, including a special Human+Nature display. Last year’s Illumination was adapted to a driving experience due to the coronavirus pandemic.

What time does the arboretum open and close during illumination?

During Illumination, the East side of the Arboretum will close at 3:00 p.m. to prepare for Illumination opening each evening at 4:30 p.m. Rentals must be returned by 3:00 p.m. However, those with their own snowshoes or skis may enjoy the many trails on the West side of the Arboretum until sunset.

What is the illumination festival of trees?

“Illumination is an unparalleled lighting experience, immersing guests in nature and highlighting the many ways trees are a gift to people and communities.” Illumination tickets go on sale Oct. 1. Members receive early-bird pricing through Oct. 31.