Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum on Wednesday, December 20th from 4:30 – 9:30pm
The Williams Bay Recreation Department is very excited to start offering trips to different venues around Wisconsin and Illinois! Our first trip will be held at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois for their Illumination Tree Lights Display.
Who: All ages
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 20th/ Depart Lions Field House at 4:30pm and arrive back in Williams Bay at 9:30pm
Cost: Adults $45, Kids ages 2-17 $39. Cost includes: transportation to and from the show, ticket for the show & boxed dinner to be eaten on the way to the show.
Registration Deadline: December 6th
Minimum/Maximum Participants: Min. 25/Max 45
Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum brings light and nature together
for a wintertime walk in the woods like no other. Illumination invites visitors to see trees in a different light on a one-mile walk surrounded by 50 acres of the Arboretum’s trees, brought to life with LED lights, interactive elements and sound. Live entertainment and warming stations add to the wintertime experience. With accolades from local and national media including Condé Nast Traveler and USA Today, Illumination has quickly become a winter tradition, welcoming more than a half-million visitors from throughout the United States as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany since its 2013 debut season. The event is built in partnership with noted experiential lighting designers Lightswitch and production company Intelligent Lighting Creations (ILC), and features energy-efficient, eco-friendly LED lighting.
New for 2017
This year’s event includes new features to wow event-goers, including a new way to experience Illumination! Become part of the Illumination experience by wearing programmed interactive pendants that light up in sync with the event.
Many returning fan favorites are back for the upcoming season, including:
• Treemagination – Guests will marvel at projections on the trees that make it seem as though the trees are “breathing” one moment, drenched with saturated and surreal fields of color the next, only to be transformed again with amazing geometric patterns.
• Fantasy Forest – Redesigned for 2017, this experience showcases grouped white columns rising up between manicured hedges. Representing groves of trees, these structures provide the setting for sweeping beams of light that extend across the landscape and skyward in time with spirited music.
• Ornament Hill – Visitors will encounter a breathtaking and glittering vista of hundreds of giant glowing orbs nestled in the landscape and surrounded by thousands of points of LED light.
• Symphony Woods – Updated for 2017, lights dance in the trees to classical music during this popular experience.
Crystal Promenade – 24 ethereal chandeliers adorn a forest of Douglas fir and spruce trees in this fairy tale-like spot.