December 22, 2013 • 08:57:06 a.m.

'Illumination' adds ephemeral beauty at Morton Arboretum


"Illumination: Tree Lights" offers wonders along a mile-long trail. (John Cox - For Shaw Media)

"Illumination: Tree Lights" transforms The Morton Arboretum with a one-of-a-kind artistic event, said Anamari Dorgan, director of education. While the Arboretum normally is not open after dark, this holiday season's visitors will find numerous special effects along a mile-long, walking trail.

The event is open most days from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Jan. 4 at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle.

Visitors can view over-sized projections of their own faces on a canvas of trees, create falling snowflakes, spot crystal chandeliers, and hug or sing to trees to watch them respond.

Tickets cost $15 for nonmembers, and $10 for ages 2 to 17, with advance ticket purchase recommended. Contact or 630-725-2066.

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