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Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden

Friday November 13, 2020 - Sunday January 3, 2021 at Select days

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL 60022
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Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden

Lightscape, the holiday event that sold out in its debut season, returns to the Chicago Botanic Garden this November. The enchanting, after-dark, illuminated trail created just for the Garden will include an all-new path filled with favorite artistic installations along with many new features to surprise and delight the senses created by local artists for a world-class event.


“In its U.S. debut, Lightscape far exceeded our expectations with how it captivated our visitors and provided a whole new way to celebrate the holiday season,” said Harriet Resnick, the Garden’s vice president of visitor experiences and business development. “As we looked to bring Lightscape back this year during these challenging times, we felt it was important to continue to offer this seasonal event that allows visitors to enjoy the beauty, and peace of mind, of being outdoors while gathering with friends and family.”


Attendees will bask in the glow of thousands of twinkling lights walking through the Cathedral of Light, listen to the playful choir of singing trees, and be delighted by new shining moments along the mile-long path. This year’s trail has also been designed with modifications to keep visitor safety in mind. New procedures include limited capacity per timeslot, a one-way trail with a separate entrance and exit, and keeping the entire event outdoors.


The Chicago Botanic Garden produces Lightscape in partnership with Sony Music, which amazes millions of people year after year with similar shows in multiple locations across the U.K. Additionally, Lightscape is creatively produced by Culture Creative and promoted in partnership with Arny Granat of WAD Entertainment. 


Lightscape opens on Friday, November 13, and runs during select dates through Sunday, January 3, 2021. Tickets are on sale now.

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For more information, call 847.835.5440

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