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A group of people who gather monthly to enjoy a range of outdoor and cultural activities. Outings range from nature hikes, kayaking, and cross-country skiing to architectural tours and summer concerts. We always welcome friends and family members. Join for one or all activities listed on our calendar.

Tickets for Lightscape are now sold out so we consider our group full at this time. If you would like to be put on a waitlist to join our group in case someone needs to cancel, please go to the RSVP sheet and add your name and indicate that you would like to be waitlisted. You are also always able to buy tickets for a later time and enjoy the display on your own.  

Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden

Please Join us Sunday, December 15 at 4:30 p.m. to enjoy Lightscape, “an enchanting, after-dark, illuminated trail,” direct from London! This is a festive holiday activity for all ages. You will have an opportunity to walk through a choir of singing trees and roast marshmallows! After our walk, you are invited to join us for a casual dinner at Fred’s Garage in Winnetka.

Read below for the event description, how to purchase tickets, and how to RSVP. Purchase your tickets early and choose the 4:30 p.m. timed entry. Each timed entry has limited capacity and this event is expected to sell out!

Spectacular New Magic for the Holidays!

You’ll wander into a festive world of wonder and light. Along a mile-long path around the main island, the night comes alive with color, imagination, and sound from a playful choir of singing trees to a spectacular waterfall of light. At times you’ll find yourself in the center of it all—stepping inside a cathedral of golden light, walking down an avenue of luminous linden trees, and moving through colorful ribbons of light.

DETAILS
Event: Lightscape
Address: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
Date & Time: Sunday, December 15. Ticket Entry Time: 4:45 p.m.
Meeting Location: Visitor’s Center at 4:20 p.m.
Tickets: Click here to purchase your tickets in advance. Choose the 4:45 p.m. ticket time and purchase early. This event time will sell out!

  • Adults: $21/$23 members/non-members (no senior discount).
  • Children (3-12) $10/$12 members/non-members. Children under 3 are free.

Parking: Garden members park free. Non-members click here to purchase parking in advance and save 50%. ($10 in advance. $20 upon arrival)
Carpool: Meet at Kenilworth Union at 3:50 p.m. On the RSVP sheet, indicate whether you are a member of the Garden so that we can distribute one member per car for free parking.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m. at Fred’s Garage, 574 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka. Reservations are required. Click here for the menu.
RSVP: Click here to RSVP. If using an iPhone to RSVP, install the Google docs app first or you will be unable to write on the RSVP sheet.

For other questions please contact Gail Pascus or Joan O’Neill.