Images: Morton Arboretum's Illumination is back for the holidays

 
 
Updated 11/19/2021 10:34 AM

This season, the holiday lights show at the Morton Arboretum returns in its usual format: a milelong trek, outdoors, through trees awash in color. The way it was meant to be, its designer says.

A cluster of large disco balls are the centerpiece of Woodland Wonder at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
A cluster of large disco balls are the centerpiece of Woodland Wonder at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Lights brighten the walkway at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Lights brighten the walkway at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Part of the Illumination holiday display can be seen from across the lake at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
Part of the Illumination holiday display can be seen from across the lake at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Snowflakes are projected on the ground near the visitors center at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Snowflakes are projected on the ground near the visitors center at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Woodland Wonder is the first stop at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Woodland Wonder is the first stop at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Woodland Wonder is the first stop at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Woodland Wonder is the first stop at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Woodland Wonder is the first stop at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Woodland Wonder is the first stop at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Lights brighten the walkway at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Lights brighten the walkway at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Symphony Forest has streaming lights on the ground at Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Symphony Forest has streaming lights on the ground at Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Families can use fire pits along the route at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Families can use fire pits along the route at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Ornament Hill at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Ornament Hill at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Overhead lighting starts the one-mile walk at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Overhead lighting starts the one-mile walk at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Ornament Hill can be seen through the huge Hallow sculpture at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Ornament Hill can be seen through the huge Hallow sculpture at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
People stroll under overhead ornaments at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
People stroll under overhead ornaments at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Golden Glade is a field of lights at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Golden Glade is a field of lights at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Treemagination has changing projections on large pine trees at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Treemagination has changing projections on large pine trees at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Treemagination has changing projections on large pine trees at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Treemagination has changing projections on large pine trees at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Treemagination has changing projections on large pine trees at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Treemagination has changing projections on large pine trees at the Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Winter Radiance at Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Winter Radiance at Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Winter Radiance at Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
Winter Radiance at Morton Arboretum Illumination holiday display in Lisle.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
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