Out and About with Compass: Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 11/29/16 9:30 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

Each fall, hundreds of Chicagoans flock to the Morton Arboretum to enjoy the season and see the beautiful trees change their colors. But the colorful spectacle doesn't end once the last leaf has dropped! In the winter, the Arboretum strings thousands of colorful lights for a one-of-a-kind Holiday experience you shouldn't miss!


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Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum is open to visitors from mid-November to January 2, so there is plenty of time to plan your visit. While you will certainly find exciting light displays that will stir your imagination, there are also interactive elements, many set to classic Christmas music, which make this experience truly unique. The Arboretum even encourages visitors to sing and speak the the trees so they respond to you! Adults and children alike will love to stroll the mile-long pathway through the winter woods to explore all that awaits! It's truly unique!


In the months when it often feels like you are cooped up inside, get back outside and celebrate nature and the holidays in one feld swoop. This is also the perfect activity for out-of-town guests! Plan your visit today, and tell us about it using the hashtag #outandaboutwithcompass on Instagram.  Happy Holidays!  

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