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Morton Arboretum’s Laser Show Special “Illumination: Tree Lights” Is Now In Full Swing

By Elliot McGowan

Morton Arboretum’s Laser Show Special “Illumination: Tree Lights” Is Now In Full Swing

“Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum” features unique light displays and a customized soundtrack.

Winter is finally here and do you know what that means? So too is the start of the holiday season and the magic that comes with it. Colder weather may be settling in but so are pop-ups and the endless events that fill the festive calendar. Chicago has so many fantastic events this time of the year and some of the best light shows in the country. One of the most unique of these has kicked off at The Morton Arboretum in their magical public garden and outdoor museum! [Featured Image from The Morton Arboretum.]

Morton Arboretum Illuminations 2020- Drive Through

Missed out on Lightscape at the Botanic Gardens? Worry not, the nonprofit public garden and outdoor museum is now hosting its annual immersive tree lights display from November 20 until January 3. Instead of the usual mile-long walking path, the experience is now a drive-through event. Guests are invited to cruise through a two-mile stretch of lush landscape and take in the dazzling light spectacles all from the warmth and safety of their cars.

Morton Arboretum Illuminations 2020- Drive Through

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum is one of the unmissable events of the festive season and this year incorporates high output laser technology. Stunning trees and plants beam out unique light displays that combine the beauty of nature and the innovative imaginations of light art specialists.

Morton Arboretum Illuminations 2020- Drive Through

A musical soundtrack has been made by the Morton Arboretum so you can personalize the experience. Each and every guest can listen to it through their car radios as they cruise through Symphony Woods, Woodland Wonder, and the Crystal Promenade, choosing musical adventure or a peaceful pastoral experience. There are also five brand new light displays, all LED, eco-friendly, and harmless to the nature around which is essential to the Morton Arboretum’s and their mission.

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Morton Arboretum Illuminations 2020- Drive Through

The event this year will go on for longer than it has done ever before this time around lasting until January 3, 2021. Sundays through to Thursday the show will go on until 10 pm while on weekends the show will go on until 11 pm and will remain open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and even Christmas Day. Tickets for each car are on sale now for all now and must be bought in advance.

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